Race Day Information

What you need to know on the big day!


All participants will park in the Conemaugh 1 Lot across the street from the Johnstown Amtrak Station on Walnut Street. This will be one half block from the finish line at Peoples Natural Gas Park. There is no parking available at the starting areas for the Half Marathon or 5K. Limited parking (less than two dozens spots) is available at Staple Bend Tunnel but runners would have to coordinate their own transportation to recover their vehicles at Staple Bend. (See map at bottom of page).

Gear Drop-Off

There will be a designated indoor area at Peoples Natural Gas Park (race finish area) for participants to leave gear they would like to have following their event. There will also be gear drop off boxes at each race start area. Any items not picked up 1 week after the event will be donated. The POTF Historic Races is not responsible for any lost/stolen items.

Shuttle Buses

All buses leave from Peoples Natural Gas Park. Runners who arrange a ride and can be dropped off without parking a car at any start area are free to do so. Make sure you have all your gear and are there in time for your race start time!

Half marathon. Participants will be bused to the starting area through continuous shuttling provided by three buses. The first bus will leave at 6:00 a.m. It is roughly a 20 minute ride to the start area. Buses will depart when they are full. The last bus will leave at 7:20 a.m. Runners are asked to take the earliest bus available to make an on-time 8:00 am start.

12K. Participants will be bused to the starting area, and the first bus will leave at 6:00 am. The last bus will leave at 7:20 a.m. Drop-off will be at the parking area for Staple Bend Tunnel off Beech Hill Road.

5K. Participants will be bused to the starting area, commencing at 6:45 am. There will be two school buses continuously shuttling runners to the start. Runners are asked to keep things moving for an on-time start, and buses will depart as soon as they are full. The last bus will leave at 7:30 a.m.

Post-Race Festival and Awards

After finishing the race, relax and enjoy live music and food during the post-race festival under the open-air pavilion at the beautiful Peoples Natural Gas Park. Complimentary pizza and one complimentary beverage will be available to participants. Participants 21 years of age and older can choose between a complimentary alcoholic or non-alcoholic beverage. Participants under the age of 21 will receive one complimentary soft drink. Additional drinks will be available to purchase.

There will be an awards ceremony, featuring locally hand-crafted awards from Koch’s Ceramics, at 9 a.m. for the 5K, 10 a.m. for the 12K, and 11 a.m. for the Half Marathon at Peoples Natural Gas Park. Locally crafted awards will be presented for the top three male and female runners in each race. Age group awards will be given to the top three male and female finishers for each race in each of the following divisions: 17 and under; 18-24; 25-34; 35-44; 45-54; 55-64; 65-74; and 75+.