The Johnstown Flood Museum and Heritage Discovery Center/Johnstown Children’s Museum are now open summer visiting hours of 10:00 am-5:00 pm weekdays and Saturday; and noon-5:00 pm Sunday. Welcome!

The Path of the Flood Historic Races

The 2022 races are set for May 28!

Online registration deadline is 11:59 pm on May 8 — day of race registration will be available for the 5K only.

The 1889 Johnstown Flood brought on change and 2021 brought the same for the Path of the Flood Historic Races course!

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For those who choose the 14 Mile distance, you will have the opportunity to “be the water” as you face the new trail and it’s steep initial eighty foot ascent – forcing your way up and over the top, breaching the “dam” and allowing your potential to shift into kinetic energy where you will roil and foam along this new 1.75 mile stretch. You will be able to see the town of South Fork from a whole new perspective before rejoining our previous course and continuing towards the finish.

All runners will have the opportunity to experience the new Trolley Line Extension from East Conemaugh to Woodvale Heights. This new trail allows us to get you off that long, exposed, mean stretch of road that ran from miles 10.5 to 12.0, but running in the shade doesn’t come without a price! This Trolley Line gives everyone an opportunity to take in a view of Johnstown that few ever see with a little climb before descending into The Heights of Woodvale and the continuing shade of Plum Street, passing through the Hope Tunnel and back onto the course for a strong push to the finish at Peoples Natural Gas Park, where you can see the historic Stone Bridge, still standing after stopping the majority of the flood’s energy.

As we are always looking to improve upon your experience each year, all three distances will have timing mats with chip timing. This event is hosted by the Johnstown Area Heritage Association and the Cambria County Conservation & Recreation Authority – all proceeds benefit the Cambria County Trails and the heritage of the Johnstown region.
Registration is free for youth 17 years of age & under for all three races, thanks to 1889 Foundation.

BLACK FRIDAY SALE: Midnight, November 26, 2021 through November 29 at 11:59 pm
Includes high-quality shirt, commemorative pint glass logo, and finisher’s medal.
$55 – 14 Miler (Free to youth 17 & under)
$35 – 8 Miler (Free to youth 17 & under)
$25 – 5K (Free to youth 17 & under)

December 1, 2021 through March 31, 2022 at 11:59 pm
Includes high-quality shirt, commemorative pint glass, and finisher’s medal .
$60 – 14 Miler (Free to youth 17 & under)
$40 – 8 Miler (Free to youth 17 & under)
$30 – 5K (Free to youth 17 & under)

April 1 through May 8 at 11:59 pm
Includes high-quality shirt, commemorative pint glass, and finisher’s medal.
$65 – 14 Miler (Free to youth 17 & under)
$45 – 8 Miler (Free to youth 17 & under)
$35 – 5K (Free to youth 17 & under)
There will be no online registrations accepted after May 8. Day-of registration will be available for $40 for the 5K only.

PLEASE NOTE THAT WE DO NOT ISSUE REFUNDS. if you are no longer able to attend and have already registered, your registration fee will be donated to the beneficiaries of this race. Thank you!

Interactive Course Map

If you are a JAHA member, you get a $5 discount off your race registration fee. Contact Deb Winterscheidt at 814.539.1889 ext 315 for more information.

If you are a Cambria County Friend of the Trails member, you get a $5 discount off your race registration fee. Contact Caytlin Lusk at clusk@co.cambria.pa.us for more information.

2021 sponsors: thank you for your support!

Path of the Flood Historic Races Photos