USA Track & Field Sanctioned & Certified Road Races
The Ohio River Trail Race is sanctioned event that is being run according to applicable competition rules. The race is part of the USATF Three Rivers Territory located in the State of Pennsylvania west of Potter, Clinton, Centre, Huntingdon, and shared jurisdiction of the counties of Marshall, Brooke, Ohio, and Hancock in the state of West Virginia. The Ohio River Trail Race route is a USATF-certified course, which is a road race course whose distance has been certified for accuracy. Courses must be certified for any road running performance to be accepted as a record or to be nationally ranked. Furthermore, running a race on a certified course allows you to accurately compare your time to performances run on other certified courses because you can be sure the distances were the same. No one can truly establish a personal best if the course distance is not accurate. In addition, a sanction is required for a record to be set. There are some exceptions to this rule, however.
The Ohio River Trail Council will be hosting a series of USATF certified and sanctioned races in 2017 and beyond.
Ohio River Trail Council "River Run" Road Race Series
Event: 5 & 10K ● Race ● Run ● Walk ● Wheelchair
Prizes for the complete spring, summer, and fall race series (must participate in all three 5K's or 10K's):
10K First Place Overall Men & Women - $50 cash
10K Second Place Overall Men & Women - $20 cash
10K Third Place Overall Men & Women - $10 cash
5K First Place Overall Men & Women - $50 cash
5K Second Place Overall Men & Women - $20 cash
5K Third Place Overall Men & Women - $10 cash
Prizes for each race date:
10K First Place Overall Men & Women - Dick's $50 gift certificate
10K Second Place Overall Men & Women - Dick's $20 gift certificate
10K Third Place Overall Men & Women - Dick's $10 gift certificate
5K First Place Overall Men & Women - Dick's $50 gift certificate
5K Second Place Overall Men & Women - Dick's $20 gift certificate
5K Third Place Overall Men & Women - Dick's $10 gift certificate
Time: 8:30 a.m.
Location: 100 Water Street, Rochester Riverfront Park, Rochester, Pa.
Dates: Spring, Summer, and Fall
April 9, 2017
July 9, 2017
October 8, 2017
Online registration is available for the series and each race on Run Sign Up.
Men & Women Age Groups
14 and under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-24, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80-84, 85-89, and 90 and over.
Timing Services provided by the Wolf Creek Track Club.
Click the logo above for the race results.
Name of USATF Course: Ohio River Trail 5K & 10k
USATF Certification Code for the Ohio River Trail 5K: PA17009NP
USATF CERTIFICATION CODE FOR THE OHIO RIVER TRAIL 10K: PA17010NP
Elevation (meters above sea level): Start 209m ● Finish 209m ● HIGHEST 213M ● LOWEST 208M ● SEPARATION 3.48%
recognized by the road runners club of america
Rochester Riverfront Park Unofficial Route Map - Google Earth
Rochester Riverfront Park Unofficial Route Map - Google Maps
Rochester Riverfront Park Unofficial Route Map - Map My Run
The Ohio River Trail Council Road Race is is a 3.10 mi out and back route. The route has a total ascent of 7.59 ft and has a maximum elevation of 698.82 ft. Click here to visit Map My Run.
USATF/RRTC Position on GPS used by runners
Effective June 6, 2014
GPS devices work by receiving signals from satellites. The quality of different GPS units can vary, but all of them can be affected by conditions such as buildings in urban environments or heavy overhead tree cover that interfere with reception of the satellite signals and can cause them to be inaccurate.
Race courses Certified by USATF are measured by a proven method that incorporates the calibration of measuring devices against a steel tape and are verified by multiple measurements.
Race courses are measured along a well-defined path called the “SPR”—the Shortest Possible Route that a runner can possibly run. Most runners don’t actually run the SPR, so the distance recorded by their GPS device will usually be longer than the certified length of the course, even though the course was properly measured along the SPR according to USATF rules.
Be Sun Smart
Top Ten sun safety tips to help keep you safe in the sun:
1. Protect your scalp by wearing a hat. Your hair does not protect your scalp and incidence of melanoma of the head and neck is increasing.
2. Wear sunscreen with a sun protective factor (SPF) of 30 or higher.
3. Wear a sunscreen that protects your skin from both UVA and UVB rays.
4. Remember to reapply your sunscreen every two hours (more if you are swimming or sweating.)
5. Check the expiration date of your sunscreen. If it is expired, its active ingredients are not active!
6. Wear sunglasses that protect against UVA and UVB rays and the risk for ocular melanoma.
7. Stay out of direct sun when the rays are the strongest: between 10 am and 4 pm.
8. Don’t use tanning beds: their ultraviolet rays can increase a person’s risk for melanoma by 75%.
9. Wear protective clothing with a built-in UPF factor in the fabric.
10. Remember that a white cotton T-shirt has a UPF factor of only 5 to 7. Wear clothing that is tightly woven and darker in color so less UV radiation reaches your skin.
When it comes to skin cancer, prention is key. Whether you are a track and field athlete, an official or a spectator, you spend countless hours in the sun. Be sun safe and smart!