OHIO RIVER TRAIL COUNCIL

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USA Track & Field Sanctioned & Certified 5/10K "River Run" Road Races

 

 
Ohio River Trail Council "River Run" Road Race Series

Event: 5 & 10K ● Race ● Run ● Walk ● Wheelchair

Top Race in Pennsylvania

 

 

Venue Change for the October 4, 2020 Event

The Lodge at Bradys Run Park
526 Bradys Run Rd, Beaver Falls, PA 15010
40.731368, -80.351874

 

 

Primary Location: Rochester Riverfront Park

 
100 Water Street, Rochester, Pa.
GPS: 40.698335, -80.284757
 

Alternate Location: Bradys Run Park

The Lodge at Bradys Run Park
526 Bradys Run Rd, Beaver Falls, PA 15010
GPS: 40.731368, -80.351874

 

Dates: Spring, Summer, and Fall 

  1. May 17, 2020; Time: 9:00 a.m.

  2. July 19, 2020; Time: 8:00 a.m.

  3. October 4, 2020; Time: 9:00 a.m.

  4. May 16, 2021; Time: 9:00 a.m.

  5. July 18, 2021; Time: 8:00 a.m.

  6. October 3, 2021; Time: 9:00 a.m.

* The scheduled races are subject to COVID-19 cancellation or postponement by the Govenor of Pennsylvania.

 

Online registration: Available for the series and each race on Run Sign Up.

  1. Spring

  2. Summer

  3. Fall

 

 

Click here for Paper Registration .

 
 
Race Day Registration & Packet Pickup begins at Rochester Riverfront Park Shelter on Water Street at 7:00 a.m.
 
 
 
Dick's Coupon courtesy of the Ohio River Trail!
 
 
 

Ohio River Greenway Trail "River Run" Road Race Series

Ohio River Trail Council River Run 5K & 10 K Road Race Series - Spring, Summer, & Fall. Three Seasons, three classic river run races along the flat and level Water Street portion of the Ohio River Trail in Rochester, Pa. The course and event are certified and sanctioned by the USA Track & Field. 10K, 5K, and Family Fun Run-Walk for all three events. All proceeds are used for the development and maintenance of our National Recreation Trails: Ohio River Water & Greenway Trails. 

10K, 5K, and Family Fun Run-Walk for all three races.

  • Spring 5 or 10K, May 
  • Summer 5 or 10K, July 
  • Fall 5 or 10K, October 

Event: 5 & 10K - Race/Run/Walk//Wheelchair

All events benefit the development and maintenance of the Ohio River Trails.

 

Coronavirus Precautions 

 

 

The Ohio River Trail “River Run” Road Race Series still has the green light and we are doing our best to provide an experience as normal as possible for our entrants. The Ohio River Trail Council (ORTC) is following the guidance of local, state, and federal authorities, including the Center for Disease Control (CDC) to implement any necessary plans and protocols to assure the race has the lowest risk feasible. Your safety is paramount and will continue to be our top priority. We are here for you through this challenging situation facing our community. 

In addition, before attending the Ohio River Trail “River Run” we ask that you please confirm that you have not traveled to a country designated by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) as Level 2 or higher, been on a cruise ship, or spent significant time in any other area identified as a containment zone or which travel restrictions have been implemented, during the 14-days prior to the event date, and that you have not been in contact with anyone who has been diagnosed with coronavirus. Of course, if you are feeling sick, please stay home and transfer your registration free of charge to our next event.

The ORTC is taking the following precautionary measures. The 5K and 10K have separate starting lines. All participants, volunteers, and spectators will have their temperature measured with a non-contact infrared thermometer. We are promoting a healthy social distance of 6-8 feet. In addition, it is recommended to avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth, to wash or disinfect your hands frequently, and to not hug or shake hands with other competitors or spectators.

All participants are required to wear a mask at the starting line and during the first one-half mile until reaching the minimum six-foot social distance. Masks are required to be worn before, after the race, and especially at the registration desk and awards ceremony. Purell or Germ-X hand disinfection stations are available at registration and the finish line festival. Staff who are in close contact with the athletes will be wearing gloves. In addition, the staff is designated to wipe down surfaces throughout the event while donning gloves.

The risks of virus transmissibility in the air outdoors are likely quite low. There is no evidence that you can contract COVID-19 from a perspiring runner, as sweat does not transmit the coronavirus. Even though the increased airflow outside reduces the risk of one person transmitting the virus to another through airborne particles, we do recommend that you run your free lane and maintain social distance to minimize exposure to any respiratory droplets. Allow for greater spacing if traveling right in front of or right behind another person.

 
 
USA Track & Field Sanctioned & Certified Road Races 
The Ohio River Trail River Run 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. However, the event brings runners from the tri-state area - Ohio, Pennsylvania, and 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 5/10K road races annually.
 
 

 

Race Perks

  • Convenient free parking adjacent to the riverfront race course
  • Scenic Ohio and Beaver River vistas
  • Short or long-sleeve performance t-shirt  
  • Goodie bag plus exclusive coupons, deals, and promotions 
  • Awards ceremony with beautifully designed finisher medal and prizes
  • USATF-certified and sanctioned course
  • Chip-timing with results posted online 
  • Post-race River Fest Finish Line Party with food and entertainment

Cash Prizes & Free Race Registrations

OHIO RIVER TRAIL "RIVER RUN" ROAD RACE SERIES CASH PRIZES 

TWELVE CASH PRIZES FOR THE COMPLETE RACE SERIES - $3600
 
  1. 10K First Place Overall - $500 cash

  2. 10K Second Place Overall - $300 cash

  3. 10K Third Place Overall - $100 cash

 

  1. 5K First Place Overall - $500 cash

  2. 5K Second Place Overall - $300 cash

  3. 5K Third Place Overall - $100 cash 

CASH PRIZE RULES: ONE HUNDRED RUNNERS MINIMUM FOR EACH SPRING, SUMMER, AND FALL 5K AND 10K RACE EVENT. THREE HUNDRED RUNNERS MINIMUM FOR THE RACE SERIES PER YEAR IN ORDER FOR CASH PRIZES TO BE AWARDED.  PRIZE MONEY FOR THE TOP THREE MALE AND FEMALE OVERALL COMBINED IN THE ANNUAL 10K AND 5K RACE SERIES. MUST PARTICIPATE IN ALL THREE 5K'S OR 10K'S PER YEAR T0 BE ELIGIBLE.

 

TWELVE PRIZES (FREE RACE REGISTRATIONS) FOR THE 1ST, 2ND, & 3RD PLACE MALE & FEMALE WINNERS OVERALL FOR THE 5K & 10K

 
10K MALE
  1. 10K FIRST PLACE MALE OVERALL - ONE FREE NEXT RACE DAY REGISTRATION 
  2. 10K SECOND PLACE MALE OVERALL - ONE FREE NEXT RACE DAY REGISTRATION 
  3. 10K THIRD PLACE MALE OVERALL - ONE FREE NEXT RACE DAY REGISTRATION 
10K FEMALE
  1. 10K FIRST PLACE FEMALE OVERALL - ONE FREE NEXT RACE DAY REGISTRATION 
  2. 10K SECOND PLACE FEMALE OVERALL - ONE FREE NEXT RACE DAY REGISTRATION 
  3. 10K THIRD PLACE FEMALE OVERALL - ONE FREE NEXT RACE DAY REGISTRATION 
5K MALE
  1. 5K FIRST PLACE MALE OVERALL - ONE FREE NEXT RACE DAY REGISTRATION 
  2. 5K SECOND PLACE MALE OVERALL - ONE FREE NEXT RACE DAY REGISTRATION 
  3. 5K THIRD PLACE MALE OVERALL - ONE FREE NEXT RACE DAY REGISTRATION 
5K FEMALE
  1. 5K FIRST PLACE FEMALE OVERALL - ONE FREE NEXT RACE DAY REGISTRATION 
  2. 5K SECOND PLACE FEMALE OVERALL - ONE FREE NEXT RACE DAY REGISTRATION 
  3. 5K THIRD PLACE FEMALE OVERALL - ONE FREE NEXT RACE DAY REGISTRATION 

 

ENTER YOUR FREE NEXT RACE DAY REGISTRATION COUPON CODE IN THE REGISTRATION CART

 

 

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Sponsorship Registration Forms

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Men & Women Awards 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. 

 

Race Results

2020 Race results and timing provided by Miles of Smiles Timing Services

Click the logo above for the race results.

 

Previous race results and timing provided by the Wolf Creek Track Club.

Click the logo above for the race results.

 

Course Photos

 

Course Specifications

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

ApproximATE 5K Start: GPS 40.698080, -80.285965; FOUR FEET EAST OF UTILITY POLE

APPROXIMATE 10K START: GPS 40.698430, -80.283677; SIX AND ONE-HALF FEET WEST OF UTILITY POLE

APPROXIMATE 5/10K FINISH: GPS 40.698308, -80.287976; uNDER RAILROAD BRIDGE

 

 

Maps

OHIO RIVER TRAIL COUNCIL RIVER RUN  CERTIFIED 10K ROAD RACE MAP 

OHIO RIVER TRAIL COUNCIL RIVER RUN  CERTIFIED 5K ROAD RACE MAP 

 

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.

 

50/50 Raffle

 

Finish Line River Fest

 

 

 

 

Pet Policy

Pets are not permitted to participate during the River Run.

River Run Finish Line Festival Professional Services Vendor Opportunity

Please click here to learn more about the River Run Finish Line Festival Professional Services Vendor Opportunity.

 

Vendors & Exhibitors

 

River Run Parking

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. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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