Published: Monday, 17 October 2016 20:24
Written by Vincent Troia (Webmaster)
USA Track & Field Sanctioned & Certified Road Races
The Ohio River Trail 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.
A USATF-certified course 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.
The Ohio River Trail Council will be hosting a series of USATF certified races in 2017 and beyond.
Ohio River Trail Council Road Race Series
5 & 10K River Run
Time: 8:30 a.m.
Location: Rochester Riverfront Park, Rochester, Pa.
Dates: Spring, Summer, and Fall
April 9, 2017
July 9, 2017
October 8, 2017
Online registration is available on Run Sign Up. Click the button below.
Timing Services provided by the Wolf Creek Track Club.
Click the logo above for the race results.
Rochester Riverfront Park Route Map - Google Earth
Rochester Riverfront Park Route Map - Google Maps
Rochester Riverfront Park 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.