Schedule of Events

Schedule of Events

Re-Live History and Explore the Trails

In preparation for Race Day, read up on the history of the historic 1889 Johnstown Flood, and learn more about the Path of the Flood Trail and other local trails.

Runners are asked to wear BLUE or GREEN for race day to simulate water.

Race Week Schedule

Packet Pick-Up

Runners will pick up their packets at Peoples Natural Gas Park, inside the Community Foundation Oilhouse (90 Johns St./Johnstown, PA 15901)

  • Thursday, May 24, 12 pm – 7:00 pm
  • Friday, May 25, 12 pm – 8:00 pm

*If you need to pick up your packet on race day morning, you can pick up at the same location from 5:30-7:00 am. on May 26.

Shuttle Buses

Shuttle buses will begin leaving Peoples Natural Gas Park for the Half Marathon and 12K start at 6:00 a.m. Buses will begin leaving People’s Natural Gas Park for the 5K start at 6:45 a.m. See Race Day Information tab for further details.

Race Start

All races begin at 8 a.m. See Race Day Information tab for further details.

Cheer Party

Thursday, May 24, 5 – 7 pm
Friends and family of runners: Join us at the cheer party to make posters for Race Day! On Race Day, rally-ers are welcome to stand wherever they’d like along the course holding signs, cheering on runners, and giving out high-fives.

Post-Race Festival

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 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 from the Center for Metal Arts in Johnstown 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+.

The schedule is as follows:

8:30 – 9:00 – The Ne’er Do Wells
9:00 -9:15 – 5K awards announced
9:15-10:00 – The Ne’er Do Wells
10:10-10:15 – 12K awards announced
10:15-11:00 – The Ne’er Do Wells
11:00-11:15 – Half Marathon awards announced
11:15 – 11:45 – The Ne’er Do Wells

Post-Race Activities

  • Taste and Tour: On Saturday, May 26th, the Discover Downtown Johnstown will be holding their 5th Annual Taste and Tour from 4:00-7:00 pm.
  • Guided Tours of the South Fork Clubhouse: Details TBA closer to race day.
  • Walking Tours of Cottage Row: Details TBA closer to race day.
  • Explore the Trails
  • Flood Museum and Discovery Network Museums: Visit all the attractions in the Johnstown Discovery Network!

Lodging Options

Holiday Inn Johnstown-Downtown
250 Market St, Johnstown, 15901
(1/2 mile from shuttle-pickup/finish)

Hampton Inn
129 Commerce Court, Johnstown 15904
(10 minute drive from shuttle-pickup/finish)

Holiday Inn Express
1440 Scalp Ave, Johnstown, 15904
(15 minute drive from shuttle-pickup/finish)

Quality Inn & Suites
455 Theatre Dr, Johnstown, 15904
(15 minute drive from shuttle-pickup/finish)