Winter opening hours have begun for the Johnstown Flood Museum and Heritage Discovery Center/Johnstown Children’s Museum: we are CLOSED Tuesdays and Wednesdays; OPEN Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays from 10:00 am-5:00 pm; and OPEN Sundays from noon-5:00 pm. The Wagner-Ritter House is closed for winter until April 19, 2023.

Race Day Information

What you need to know on race day: May 27, 2023


If you wish to be considered for an award, you must participate in the group start at 8:00 am.


Parking is available along Iron and Walnut Streets, and there is a limited amount of parking in the gravel lot near the train station. There is no parking available at the starting areas for the 14 miler or 5K. Limited parking (less than two dozen spots) is available at Staple Bend Tunnel but runners would have to coordinate their own transportation to recover their vehicles at Staple Bend.

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!

14 miler. 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.

8 miler. 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.

When and Where to Cheer on Runners

South Fork: 8:00-8:30 am

  • Lake Street
  • Railroad Street
  • Portage Street

Woodvale: 8:00-10:45 am

  • Maple Ave.

Franklin: 8:00-10:30 am

  • Main Street
  • Across the bridge and through Woodvale

Mineral Point: 8:30-9:30 am

  • Front St.
  • Beech Hill Rd.
  • Under the bridge
  • Staple Bend Tunnel

Downtown Johnstown: 8:00-11:30 am

  • Clinton Street
  • Washington Street
  • Walnut Street
  • Finish line at Peoples Natural Gas Park