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Entertainment on Race Day

Everyone is welcome at Peoples Natural Gas Park to enjoy the post-race festivities!

In 2022 we are delighted to bring back the free post-race festival!

Race participants and your cheering section are encouraged to enjoy the free post-race festival under the open-air pavilion at the beautiful Peoples Natural Gas Park! The event will include:

Awards: there will be an awards ceremony, featuring locally hand-crafted awards from The Center for Metal Arts, at 9 a.m. for the 5K, 10 a.m. for the 8 miler, and 11 a.m. for the 14 miler 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: 12 and under; 13-17; 18-24; 25-34; 35-44; 45-54; 55-64; 65+.

Food and drink for race participants: Complimentary pizza and one complimentary beverage will be available to race 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.

Food and drink available for purchase: Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase.

Whiskey River Panhandlers will play from 8:30-11:30, with awards announced as follows:

9:00 – 5K awards announced
10:00 – 8 miler awards announced
11:00 – 14 miler awards announced

Whiskey River Panhandlers

It’s an impossible paradox of the best Americana music that every song sounds familiar yet new, but The Whiskey River Panhandlers pull it off. Although some carefully-chosen covers are included in the Panhandlers’ sets, most of what you’ll hear is original songs whose taproots run deep, evoking a simpler time when pretty much all music was acoustic and live. The band hails from Johnstown, Pennsylvania, a town best known for the 1889 flood but that sits perched on the northern end of the Appalachian Mountains, a fact that’s obvious when you listen to them.