Please see the calendar below for the current operating schedules of the Johnstown Flood Museum, Heritage Discovery Center/Johnstown Children’s Museum. The Heritage Discovery Center/Johnstown Children’s Museum is open on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday only; the Johnstown Flood Museum is open Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Visitors to the Johnstown Children’s Museum (which is located on the third floor of the Heritage Discovery Center) are encouraged to RSVP 539-1889 before your visit, as we are limiting the number of families in the museum at any given time — see the children’s museum COVID information page for details on our scheduling and safety protocol. RSVPs are not needed to visit the Johnstown Flood Museum or the other attractions in the Heritage Discovery Center.

In accordance with PA guidelines, visitors and employees must wear masks, and are asked to observe social distancing while in our facilities. We are taking additional steps to ensure safety, such as sanitizing surfaces frequently. Welcome!


Race Day Information

What you need to know on race day: May 23, 2020


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 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. (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!

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

Post-Race Festival and Awards

After finishing the race, relax and enjoy live music and food during the post-race festival and awards under the open-air pavilion at the beautiful Peoples Natural Gas Park.

  • 8:30 am – 11:30 am Live Music on stage/BBQ Food Truck/Free pizza and drink available for runners
  • 9 am – 5K Awards Ceremony (Stage)
  • 10 am – 8 Miler Awards Ceremony (Stage)
  • 11 am – 14 miler Awards Ceremony (Stage)

Complete details on the festivities can be found here.