Race Schedule

Below is the race schedule for Elite Runners Race Management. All events on this schedule are timed and/or managed by ERRM. Events are being added daily so be sure to check back often to see the newest events.

Click here to submit your race to our calendar and request timing services

March 28
8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Sean T. Smith Memorial - Just A Short Run
North Park Boathouse5K, 8.1 Mile, 1/2 Marathon, 30K

The 15th Annual Just A Short Run (JASR) is a benefit race for The Leukemia
& Lymphoma Society.

For our 15th Anniversary - Every 15th Finisher will receive a special gift from Elite Runners & Walkers- Stay tuned for more details

Event Start Location
8:30 am start for 30K in the Boathouse parking lot
8:35 start for 5K, 8.1 and Half Marathon at the Tennis Courts
Both Starts merge about .4 miles into the race.

North Park Boathouse
399 Pearce Mill Rd
Allison Park, PA

Course Description
All Courses take place entirely on gently rolling paved roads through scenic North Park.
Split times will be based on Chronotrack Live Timing for longer events at these intervals:
30K - 3.6 miles, 8.6, 13.6, 18.6
1/2 Marathon - 3.1, 8.1, 13.1.
8.1 Mile - 3.1, 8.1
USATF Certified

Use this link to view the 1/2 marathon course map.
5K course is the first 3.1 miles of the 1/2 marathon course.
30K adds .5 mile at the beginning and another 5 mile loop
8.1 Mile is 5K + one 5 mile loop..

All Finishers in the 1/2 Marathon and 30K will receive custom finishers medals.

Additional prizes will be awarded as follows:

Top 5 Overall & Masters
$1070.00 in prize monies will be divided by Top 5 Overall M & F in 1/2 Marathon and 30K.
$300.00 in prize monies to be divided by Top 5 overall M & F in 5K Race.
Top Master M & F in all races will receive Monetary awards as well.
Age group awards will be given out in each race.

Age Group Awards
Top 3 Male and Female in each age group as follows:
1/2 Marathon /30K Age Groups:
19 and under, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80+
5K & 8.1 Mile Age Groups:
14 and under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80+

Per current USATF guidelines, all money tray awards are based on gun time.
Age group awards will be based on chip time.

No awards will be mailed out post race. This is a charity event and it costs too much to mail out awards, so please stick around for the awards ceremonies. All unclaimed awards will be available at Elite Runners & Walkers in Robinson for 6 months post race. All unclaimed monetary awards will be donated to next year's total.

Packet Pickup / Expo
Packet Pickup will be held the 3 days prior to the event at
Elite Runners & Walkers
5992 Steubenville Pike
McKees Rocks, PA 15136


All runners picking up in the shop on Wed-Fri will be entered into a drawing for a New Balance Head to Toe Outfit

Wednesday March 25th 10 am - 7 pm
Thursday March 26th 11 am - 8 pm
Friday March 27th 10 am - 7pm

(It is actually in Robinson, but use McKees Rocks if using internet map services).

RACE DAY Registration/packet & packet pickup if needed
Location: North Park BOATHOUSE
Time: 6:30 am - 8:20 am

Timing / Results
We will once again use ChronoTrack Live electronic timing from Elite Runners Race Management. Finish times will be available online as soon as you finish at the finish kiosks and will be posted on www.eliterunnersracing.com

Post Race Activities
Stick around for the awards ceremonies as well as enjoy great music, camaraderie, and the great recovery buffet from our sponsors.

We will run in rain or shine so please come prepared. We will have a bag drop at the registration area.

79 north or South to Wexford Exit Rte 910.

Rte 910 East for 4 miles

Right on Pierce Mill Road into North Park

Follow signs for event parking and start location

Shuttles will once again be provided for parking in the main lots except the Rose Barn. Shuttles will start running at 6:15 am until 8:15am. They will begin again after the 5K at 9:00 am and run back to the parking areas continuously until 2pm.
- Rose Barn
- Spillway
- Ice Rink
- Pool
- Any other designated parking area around the Boathouse area.
NO PARKING in the Boathouse lots on race day.
There will be absolutely no parking along Pierce Mill Rd, except in the few designated parking spaces this year. Please CARPOOL & ARRIVE EARLY, that means at least 45 minutes prior or more, park in the outlying lots and take the shuttles to the Boathouse.

April 11
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Achilles Pittsburgh Hope & Possibility Race
North Park Boathouse5K, 10K, 1M Fun Walk, or Run both 5K & 10K

Race Details


  • 5k Race
  • 10k Race
  • 1 mile Family Fun Walk/Run

Handcycle Division for both race distances. Register for the 5k AND 10k to prepare for the Pittsburgh Marathon!

Both races and the walk will start and finish at the North Park Boathouse

5k Course Map

10k Course Map



** T-shirt guaranteed only if you’re registered by March 31, 2015**

Early Bird Registration Prices:

  • 5K – $25
  • 10K – $30
  • 5K AND 10K – $35
  • 1 mile Fun Walk – $15

Prices Increase After March 31, 2015

Register Online

Printable Registration Form

Raceday Schedule:

  • Race Day Registration/Packet Pickup: 7:30am – 8:45am
  • 9:00am – 5K / 1 Mile Family Fun Walk
  • 9:45am – 10K
  • Award Ceremonies after each race


  • Awards will be given to the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place overall male and female finishers in each race.
  • Medals will be given to the top three finishers in each age group for both races.
  • Age Groups: U19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+


Computerized timing will be provided by Elite Runners Race Management and Chrono Track Live.  There are no chips or tear away bibs!  We’ll be featuring photos and video of your finish as well as real-time computerized results, text messaging, Facebook and Twitter posts of your results!


Packet Pick Up

  • Thursday April 9, 2015 10:00am – 7:oopm
  • Friday April 10, 2015 10:00am – 5:00pm

Elite Runners and Walkers (Chiodo’s Plaza; 5992 Steubenville Pike Robinson Township, 15136)

  • Race day packet pick up also available, but you can save time by picking up at Elite Runners and Walkers in Robinson Township.


Race Director

Jeff Smith | jeffasmith0203@gmail.com

May 9
8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
No Rest for MS 5K
North Strabane Twp. Park5K


May 16
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Team Alex 5K/5M Run/Walk
North Park Boathouse5K/5M

Saturday 5/16/15, 9AM
North Park Boathouse
339 Pearce Mill Road
Allison Park, PA 15101

Race will take place on Saturday, May 16th. Packet pickup will be available at St. Ferdinand Parish Friday, May 15th from 5-8 PM and at North Park Boathouse on race day beginning at 7:30 AM. Race begins at 9:00 AM. Please plan to arrive by 8:30 AM. Pre-register by April 16th to takeadvantage of a reduced fee. Registration after April 16th is $27. T-shirt guaranteed to all participants pre-registered by April 16th (shirts will be first come first served for late and race-day sign ups). USATF Sanctioned race will include certified course measurement and chip timing provided by Elite Runners and Walkers. We will also have separate divisions for handcycle participants.

Pre-Race Info

Registration pickup: Friday 5/15, 5-8PM Oldenski Hall at St. Ferdinand Parish 2535 Rochester Road Cranberry Township, PA 16066 At the hall there will be spaghetti dinner sponsored by Friends of Team Alex and the Pine Richland High School National Honor Society. The cost is just a good will offering. The Chinese auction items will be on display at the dinner and tickets for the auction will be available for purchase.

Post-Race Info

Post-race festivities will include food/beverages for participants, a DJ for entertainment, an awards ceremony, and a huge Chinese auction with prizes ranging from gift certificates to signed sports items.


Medals for top 3 in each age group in each race and trophy and gift certificates for first place overall male, female, male masters and female masters in each race, along with medals and gift certificates to the overall second and third place male, female, male masters, and female masters in each race.

50 Yard Dash

There will also be a 50 yard dash for kids 6 and under. The dash will be held following the 5K/5 mile races and prior to the awards. All kids participating will receive an award. Please enter the number of kids who will be in the dash on the registration page. There is no charge for the 50 yard dash. Team Challenge There will also be an adult team award. This award will go to the team that raises the most money. Each team will need to nominate a captain for the fundraising contest to consolidate all the money raised and turn that in on race day. Please list your team name on the following page to qualify for the award.

May 23
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Dormont Dash
Dormont, PA5K

More details to come soon.

May 23
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Mars Band on the Run
Mars Area High School5K, 10K

Register Today!

Fees shown below do not include additional fees charged by Race360.com for their registration services.

Registration also available at the following official Mars Band on the Run registration sites. 

Up n Running Specialty Running and Walking Center
1905 Pittsburgh Rd
Valencia, PA 16059
Phone: 724-898-8585


Elite Runners and Walkers
Chiodo's Plaza
5992 Steubenville Pike, Suite E
McKees Rocks, PA 15136
(Store is in Robinson Twp.)

667 Castle Creek Drive, Seven Fields, PA 16046 
724-772-2808 (phone) 724-772-2894 (fax) 

Individual registration form also available for mail-in registration: Click here to download and print.

Medals awarded in the following age groups

5K Awards

  • Top 3 M & F overall
  • Top 3 M & F Masters (40 & above)
  • Top 3 M & F in the following age groups: 9 and under, 10-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70+
  • Finisher ribbons for all 5K participants 14 and under

5KTeam Challenge
Top Corporate and Open Team Challenge: Teams of 3-5 runners. The fastest 3 times are used to calculate the winners. Each team member should enter the "team name" in the information section during online registration.

10K Awards

  •  Top 3 M & F overall
  • Top 1 M & F Masters (40 & above)
  • Top 3 M & F in the following age groups: 19 and under, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65 +
No refunds.  All fees non-refundable. The event will take place rain or shine.  Registration fees shall be treated as a
donation to Mars Area Band Boosters Inc in the event the registrant cannot or does not participate for any reason.


Registration Type

Dates available

Benefits and Additional Information

$20.00 5k/10k Early Registration Online or postmarked by 4/30/2014 Free high-quality Tech T-shirt and a deeply discounted registration fee
$23.00 5k/10k Late Registration Postmarked 5/1/2014 through 5/20/2014 and received no later than 5/18/2014 (paper registration) or 5/1/2014 through 5/20/2014 @ Midnight for online registration Free high-quality Tech T-shirt not guaranteed. Discounted registration fee applies
$25.00 5k/10k Race Day Registration In-person on race day Free Tech T-shirt not guaranteed. No registration fee discount. 5/23 registration will take place at the Up-n-Running store on Route 8 in Middlesex Twp, 11am until 7:00pm.
$20.00 or $23.00 per person depending on the date of fee submission 5k Team Registration (available for 3 to 5 people per team). Early or Late Registration fee applies as indicated by the date the entry is postmarked No additional discounts available other than as specified above (ie 3 people registering early as a team would be required to submit $60.00; 3 people registering late as a team would be required to submit $69.00).  No team registration on race day.  Tech T-shirts available as specified above for early or late registration.

Entrants must submit an individual application for each team member along with the team registration form.  All forms and checks must be sent together in the same envelope. (ie if 3 people are on your team, 3 individual applications, the team registration form and payment for all 3 team members must be mailed in the same envelope).  We can accept individual checks from each team member, but all checks plus the enrollment forms MUST be included in a single envelope and mailed together.

$8.00 Children's Fun Run pre-registration postmarked by May 15th or online thru May 20th Free cotton T-shirt's (Youth sizes X-small, small, medium, large, Xtra Large).  Discounted registration fee applies.
$10.00 Children's Fun Run Standard Registration In-person on race day Free cotton T-shirt not guaranteed. Standard registration fee applies.
Packet pickup and alternate registration location

May 24 from 11am until 7pm at Up-N-Running Specialty Running and Walking Center on Route 8 in Middlesex Twp. (1095 Pittsburgh Rd, 16059). Registration is $23 at the store. 

Participants picking up their packets at Up-N-Running will receive a 15% in-store merchandise discount (valid 5/24/2014 only).
Race Day 7:30 am - 8:45 am at Mars High School

Participants picking up their packets at Up-N-Running will receive a 15% in-store merchandise discount (valid 5/17/2014 only).

Timing Chips issued on Race Day.

The Mars Area Band Boosters, Inc, has teamed up with "Races for Kids", a non-profit organization that sponsors students to run in select 5K and other races in the greater Pittsburgh area.  Since participation in the Mars Band on the Run 5K & Children's Fun Run directly benefits activities of students, Races for Kids has selected Mars Area Band Boosters Inc's "Mars Band On the Run" for sponsorship eligibility.

You may send an email to racedirector@marsband5k.com to verify receipt of your entry form if desired.  If you have problems downloading these forms, please send us an email (bandinfo@marsband.com) and we can send the files to you as an email attachment.

May 30
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
7th Annual Miles of Smiles 5K and 1 Mile Fun Walk
Boyce Park Ski Lodge5K, 1M

Serving Other Souls (S.O.S.), a non-profit organization comprised of students from Franklin Regional Middle School, presents the 7th Annual "Miles of Smiles" 5K and 1 Mile Fun Walk
on Saturday, May 30th with the 5K starting at 9 a.m. and the 1 Mile Fun Walk starting at 9:05 a.m.

Over the last six races, the Miles of Smiles 5K, aka the "Miles of Smiles for Sunny" events have raised over $75,000 for its race namesake, Sunny Carney, and others fighting terminal
or life-altering, degenerate diseases. Sunny's legacy of fighting an incurable disease with grace, dignity, and courage is what made her a living legend in this and other communities.
Over the last six years, the Miles of Smiles 5K net proceed's have benefited families of Sunny Carney, Lorri Nixon, and Kristin Croyle, Bruce Linhart, and Susan Pinal.

To honor the memory of Sunny, Kristin, and Susan, and the fight that Lorri endures, SOS has found an old friend and a non-profit that continue to witness courage in the face of terrible hardships. The net proceeds of the 7th Annual Miles of Smiles 5K will be split (50/50) to benefit the famiy of Lorri Nixon and the Miracle League of Western PA.

Lorri Nixon and her family were recipients of one-third of the net proceeds from the 2012 Miles of Smiles for the Gals 5K. Lorri's family respectfully declined a portion of the net proceeds in 2013 since they felt Plum families has been so good to them during her continuing struggle through leukemia. Lorri was the person who suggested that SOS reach out to the family of Susan Pinal (see above) to determine if the Pinal family would consider a portion of the net proceeds. This is just one of countless example of love for others that Lorri and her family has witnessed to her friends, family, and the Serving Other Souls organization. We are in awe of her courage and SOS believes that Lorri Nixon is a true American hero.

Lorri Nixon is a mom of three who is battling Leukemia. She and her husband Tom reside in Plum Borough with their son and two daughters. Lorri suffered a cerebral aneursym in 1996
and developed hard to control seizures after the surgery. In 2007, Lorri had a mini-stroke and they discovered she had a serious blood disorder called Aplastic Anemia. She then developed Leukemia. She has undergone many blood transfusions, rounds of chemotherapy and clinical trials and they have not been able to get her into remission. Lorri has also endured a great amount of bone pain, physical exhaustion, and long periods of isolation due to a compromised immune system. She was an elementary teacher and reading specialist before she became ill and has tutored many children in our community. Lorri has a strong faith in God and cherishes each day she has with her family.

The Miracle League of Western PA has an amazing website that will answer any questions you have about this non-profit and why SOS has decided to offer 50% of our net race proceeds to this organization. You can view their site at:

You can view more of the stories or pictures of each family that SOS has donated to or is donating towards at our race website:

Our 5K and 1 Mile Walk is more than a sporting event, it is more like a carnival atmosphere. We will have a Chinese auction with tons of themed basket that in past years have included Samsung smart phones and tablets. SOS will be selling donated baked goods at our bake sale that includes coffee from Dunkin Donuts. We look forward to spending time
with you on May 30 to share in the joy of witnessing to each other that we can make a difference in the lives of others if we offer our time, talent, or treasure.

Event Start Location
Boyce Park Ski Lodge (inside Boyce Park) off of Center Road (front entrance) or Peirson Run Road (rear entrance). Day of Race Registration and Day of Race packet pick-up start on
5/30/15 at 7:30 AM until 8:45. Opening ceremonies will be from 8:50 - 8:55, with an 9:00 start that will be prompt. The 1-mile walk will start at same point at 9:05.

Course Description
Miles of Smiles 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run will start near the Boyce Park Ski Lodge. SOS runs the same course that the Stampede 5K runs in Boyce Park annually each July. We will start within the parking lot loop of the ski lodge, and the first portion of the race is a loop and a half around the parking lot of the lodge. At that point, the race turns into the heart of the park. The race proceeds past the entrance of the park off of Center Road to the turn around point in the race near the back entrance of the park off of Pierson Run Road. Once the turn around is reached, the race really ramps up with multiple down hill stretches that really allow a runner to go for a PR if they wish!

The Miles of Smiles 5K will recognize the top 2 overall male and female runners of the race. In addition, we will award Masters winners for the fastest male and female 40 years or older. SOS will also award first and second place in the following classes for both males and females: 14 & under; 15-19; 20-29; 30-39; 40-49; 50-59; 60 & over

Packet Pickup / Expo
Packet pickup will be on May 29,2015 at Elite Runners and Walkers store (they share the building is ProBikes, to the left of the AT&T building) from 11 AM to 7 PM..

June 6
8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Roller Coaster Race Kennywood 5K/10K
Kennywood Park5K, 10K, Coaster Ride

Sat, June 6, 2015

8:30 AM
10K Race & 5K Run/Walk - Run USATF-sanctioned races on a scenic course through Kennywood and around and under some of their world famous coasters. Post-race refreshments and award ceremony follow the races.

11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Roller Coaster Ride - Even if you do not run, you can ride a distance of 5K on roller coasters and win a medal. You’ll get a wristband to track your coaster rides throughout the day, and anyone riding a total distance of 5K wins a Roller Coaster Ride custom medal! See rules for more details.


Feb 28 Get a Free Ride Deal ends!

Mar 31 - Early bird pricing ends

May 6 - Last day for guaranteed t-shirt size


Event Thru Feb 28 Thru Mar 31 Thru Apr 30 Thru Jun 2 On site*
10K Race $50 $50 $55 $60 $65
10K + Roller Coaster Ride $50 (includes free Ride!) $70 $75 $80 $85
5K Run/Walk $45 $45 $50 $55 $60
5K + Roller Coaster Ride $45 (includes free Ride!) $65 $70 $75 $80
Ride $35 $40 $45 $50 $55
Extra park tickets for non-registering friends and family. $35

*After online registration closes, registrations will be taken at race packet pickup and on race day if space allows.


The following groups get a discount that will be applied during the registration process (valid ID required when picking up race packet).

  • Active duty, retired military, and veterans ($10 off)
  • Season pass holders & Kennywood employees ($20 off, park ticket not included)

During the race registration process you will be asked if you qualify for a discount and will be given a code to use at checkout that will give you the discounted rate. Remember that if you use this code, you will need to show appropriate identification when picking up your race packet to confirm you qualify for the discount.

Host Hotel

Experience our Run or Ride VillageGet a special rate to stay with other runners and coaster enthusiasts at our host hotel (TBD). Book a room now by contacting our travel partner GET Sports.

Park Tickets for Kennywood

1-day park ticket is included with your race registration to Kennywood. Use park ticket either Saturday, June 6th or Sunday, June 7th. Roller Coaster Riders must use ticket on day of event.

How to Buy Additional Tickets for Friends & Family

Purchase discounted Kennywood park tickets for family and friends who are not signing up for the 10K, 5K run/walk, or Roller Coaster Ride℠ . You can purchase additional tickets at:

  • Online when you register
  • Race packet pick-up
  • Merchandise table day of race

Charity Fundraising

When you fundraise on behalf of one of our charities, we create a personalized fundraising page for you to get you started. Direct your friends and family to this page so they can donate to the cause!  If you don’t plan to fundraise, you can still make a donation along with your registration.


What is the Roller Coaster Ride℠?

Ride any combination of Kennywood’s world-class roller coasters to complete a total of 5K—that’s 16,405 feet, or about seven rides depending on which ones you do! Have your wristband stamped as you exit each ride, and we will tally your total distance when you check in at the scoring table at the end of the day.


The following rules apply to the Roller Coaster Ride:

  • Ride a total distance of 5K (16,405 feet)
  • Complete all rides by scheduled end time of event (may differ from park hours)
  • Use park ticket included with registration the day of the event during normal hours of operation

The Roller Coaster Ride℠ is subject to a number of unpredictable conditions, including weather, ride closures, and Kennywood park crowds on the day of the event. In other words, we do not give refunds if your favorite roller coaster is closed, if it’s raining, or if there are long ride lines!

Review the height restrictions below before signing up children to make sure there are enough coasters they can ride.

Roller Coasters

Here are the Kennywood roller coasters, including total ride distance and height restrictions:

Roller Coaster
Distance (ft) Minimum Height (in)
Jack Rabbit 2,132 46 (36 w/ adult)
Phantom’s Revenge 3,365 48
Racer 2,400 46
Sky Rocket 2,100  52
The Exterminator 1,400 46
Thunderbolt 3,250 52
Lil’ Phantom 308 36 (none w/ adult)

Find out more about the roller coasters at Kennywood thrill rides.

Packet Pickup

Bring the following:

  • Confirmation email
  • Photo ID
  • Military ID (If you received a military discount)
  • Valid season pass (If you signed up as a Six Flags season pass holder)

Pick up your packet for all eventsIf you can’t make it, you may have someone you know pick up your race packet if they bring a copy of your confirmation email and a copy of a photo ID.

Friday, June 5, 2015
Time and Location TBD

Saturday, June 6, 2015
10K, 5K participants:

- 6:30 – 7:30 AM, limited check-in
Kennywood 4800 Kennywood Boulevard, West Mifflin, PA 15122
- If you are also doing the Roller Coaster Ride, you will receive your shirt and wristband for that event as well

Roller Coaster Ride participants:
10:30 AM – 4:00 PM
Check-in at the Roller Coaster Race tent at the park


Custom trophies will be give to the top 3 overall male and female finishers as well as the top 3 male and female finishers in the following Age categories: 14 & under, 15 – 19, 20 – 24, 25 – 29, 30 – 34, 35 – 39, 40 – 44, 45 – 49, 50 – 59, 60 – 69, 70 & over. (Note: fewer awards may be given in some age categories if fewer than ten runners are registered in those categories one month before the race.)

Cash prizes will be awarded to the top 3 male and female finishers in the 10K race. Prizes:

  • $250 for 1st place,
  • $150 for 2nd place,
  • $100 for 3rd place.

Race results

Results for the 10K & 5K races will be posted at the finish line and on our web site as soon as they become available. The award ceremony for the 10K & 5K races will take place near the finish line immediately after the race. Results will also be emailed to all finishers.

Extra T-shirts & Merchandise

Extra race technical shirts, Roller Coaster Ride t-shirts, other Roller Coaster Race merchandise will be available for sale at the merchandise table at packet pickup and at the race.


We need volunteers to help with the 10K & 5K races. All race volunteers will receive:

  • free t-shirt
  • all-day pass to the park for the day of the event
  • stay after the race for our post-race refreshments
  • purchase additional tickets to the park at a discounted rate

Volunteer sign-up page will be available at least two months prior to the race. You must be 16 years old to be a volunteer, though you can bring children if your job assignment allows them to be appropriately supervised, and they don’t interfere with you carrying out your assigned role.


Minimum pace for 10K

15 minute per mile pace must be maintained by runners in the 10K race. Runners falling slower than that pace will be asked to exit the race course, as park will be preparing to open for business.


Race registration fees are not refundable or transferable to another runner. If you are registered but cannot participate in the race, you can still pick up your race t-shirt and ticket to amusement park at packet pickup.

Wheelchairs and Disabilities

Wheelchair athletes are permitted using push rim wheelchairs. Handcycles are not permitted. Other disability-related accommodations can be made if a request is submitted to the race director at least six weeks in advance of the race.

Age limit

The age limit for the 10K & 5K races is 6 years old, but participants under 13 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Dogs, Stollers, Headphones

Dogs are prohibited at all Roller Coaster Races.

Strollers are permitted, but anyone pushing a stroller must start in the back of the field. The race course has some sections that are roughly paved and may not be too friendly for a conventional stroller with small wheels.

Portable electronics with headphones are a safety hazard, and we recommend that you do not use them, but they are permitted in the race according to USA Track & Field guidelines. Runners with headphones are expected to use good judgment while on the course, and not wear them during the pre-race announcements at the start of the race.


The Roller Coaster Race will not share registrant data for any reason other than those required to conduct race operations (e.g., our timing company), and in those cases require that the data not be used for any other reason. However please be aware that the Roller Coaster Race is owned by a travel company, and you may be contacted about race-related travel opportunities.

June 6
9:00 AM - 11:30 PM
A Run Through the Woods
Hoover Elementary School5K

Hoover Elementary PTA 5K  run/walk “A Run Through the ‘Woods’” is being held on Saturday June 6, 2015 at 9 a.m. at Hoover Elementary School in Mt. Lebanon.  This event will raise money to support programs such as: cultural arts, parent education, health and safety, International night, monthly newsletter mailings, and many others!

June 13
9:00 AM - 11:30 PM
Miles Against Melanoma
South Park5K
June 14
8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
I've Got Your Six 6K
Collier Park6K

The I've Got Your Six 6k and Memorial Mile is open to runners and walkers of all ages and abilities.

Stay tuned to our website and facebook page for the unveiling of our 2015 plans, which will include one more race site (Jonas, PA; the site of VALOR's first Veterans Sanctuary, we will be hosting a race for their 1 year anniversary) among a few other changes that should continue to make our races an enjoyable experience for everyone. The dates to the left will update and registration will go live as soon as each township approves our events!

Once again, we couldn't do it without your support! Thank you so much!
"I've Got Your Six" is a military phrase that means "I've Got Your Back." This race was born out of a desire to remind Veterans of all generations that we on the home front have their backs both while they are serving abroad as well as when they come home. All proceeds of the event will go to support the VALOR Clinic Foundation, a veterans charity started in Pennsylvania focused on helping homeless veterans get back on their feet.

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Schedule of Events
What is a Ruck?
The Course
Packet Pickup / Race Day Registration
Timing / Results
Schedule of Events
7:00 AM Race Day Registration / Packet Pickup @ Collier Park
8:30 AM Race Start @ Collier Park
9:30 AM Awards @ Quarry Pond on Panhandle Trail
What is a Ruck?
Two members of Team Red White and Blue rucking during a local 5k.

To learn more, check out Ruck to Honor the Fallen.
While the term "ruck march" may be very familiar to our military and veteran runners, we realize that not everyone is familiar. A ruck march is simply moving from point A to point B with weight on your back.

We will be giving out awards to our fastest ruck marchers. To be eligible for the ruck march:

1) Sign up for the 6k.
2) Check in on race morning and identify yourself as a rucker

Our only requirements for the ruck march category will be that you have at least 35lbs in your backpack/rucksack. They will be weighed at check-in. There are no other requirements, so you are able to wear whatever you would like (civilian clothes/running shoes, full military uniform/boots, etc.). When you "pass weight" in the morning, you will be eligible for our ruck awards. Anyone can participate in this one!

Click Here for a link to the Walkers Mill Entrance
of the Panhandle Trail in Google Maps.

Click Here for a link to the Collier Community Park in Google Maps.

Start: 5 Pvt. Lobaugh Dr, Collier Township, PA 15071
Finish: Walkers Mill, Collier Township, PA 15142

If you are unfamiliar with the area, please email ivegotyour6k@gmail.com and we would be happy to help! I suggest making sure you are familiar with directions the night before!

There are two parking options: 1) Park at the finish and travel to the start or 2) Park at the start and travel back there after your race is finished.

Option #1:

There is parking available at the trailhead at Walkers Mill, as well as the Collier Township Public Works Lot will be open for additional parking. There will be shuttles from the trailhead to the starting line starting at 7am.

Option #2:

There is also plenty of parking available at Collier Park, simply keep in mind that Nike Site Rd will be closing due to the race at approximately 8:15am. After the race, a shuttle will be available from the trailhead back to the starting line. Or, depending on the weather, it could be a very nice walk! There is also a great dirt trail that leads back up to Collier Park for those that are adventurous!

The Course

The course begins at the old C E Kelley Support Facility which is now the location of Collier Park.

From Collier Park, runners will run down Nike Site Road and across the bridge that spans over the Panhandle Trail (Check out the view!). They will turn and proceed back up Nike Site Road and down Gregg Station Rd and finally enter into the Panhandle Trail for the last two miles of the race.

The race ends at the Quarry Pond & Pavilion and will be marked with both mile markers (1m, 2m, 3m) and kilometer markers (1k, 2k, 3k, 4k, 5k). Overall, the race course drops about 700ft and gains approximately 400ft (most of which occurs in the first mile!), making it a net-downhill course.

Check out the route on MapMyRun.com:

6k Route

Packet Pickup / Race Day Registration
Elite Runners and Walkers will be hosting our packet pickup on Saturday, June 13th from 10am to 5pm. Stop in and save yourself some time on race morning!

Packet pickup will also begin on race morning at 7am in the parking lot in Collier Park.

Timing / Results
Race timing will be done by Elite Runners Race Management. We will be using a ChronoTrack Bib-chip timing system.

Results will be available on our results page the night of the race, but will also be available immediately post-race via ChronoTrack Live.

Race Awards
2012 Race Awards
Awards will be presented in the following categories:

6k Awards
Top 3 Overall Male / Female
Top Masters Finisher Male / Female
Top Military Finisher Male / Female
Top Veteran Finisher Male / Female
Top 3 Ruck March Male / Female
Top 3 Male / Female Finishers in the following Age Groups:
19 & Under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+

There will be no duplication of awards, and awards will be given in the order listed above (Example: Overall winners are not eligible for masters/military/veteran/age group awards)

June 27
6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Hell Hath no Hurry
Settlers Cabin Park10K, 30K, 50K, 50M

2015 Race - 10K, 30K, 50K, & 50 Miler

50 Miler - Start Time: 6:00 AM on Saturday, June 27, 2015
50K - Start Time: 10:00 AM on Saturday, June 27, 2015
30K - Start Time: 2:00 PM on Saturday, June 27, 2015
10K - Start Time: 8:00 AM on Saturday, June 27, 2015
Finish - All events end at 8:00 pm;  
All runners must begin last lap by 6:00 pm;


  • Awards will be given to the top Male and Female racer in each category, additional award categories may be added based upon number of participants;
  • All runners will receive hand crafted finisher award for completing the race they registered to run.  No switching of race distance during race, please don't ask to do it.
  • All events end at 8:00 PM, all participants must leave park by sunset.
  • No littering.
  • No whining.
  • All rules are subject to enforcement and subjective decision of Race Director.  
  • All races will start and finish at the Alonquin Groove at Settler's Cabin park.
  • The trail will be a 10K loop, runners must run direction specified by race director.  
    • The direction of travel may change during the course of the race. 
  • Terrain will primarily be single track trail with minimal road crossings.
  • There will be hills, mud, vegetation, and/or other obstacles. 
  • Trail will be well marked, but it is up to each racer to navigate his/her own way.  
  • Their will be one primary aid station at the Start/Finish line and one Fluid / Minimal aid station at the approximate halfway point of the loop.  
  • Below is a GPS Map with elevation of the tentative course for 2014.  
HHNH 2014 - 10K loop

Written Description of Trail

Starting at Algonquin groove run North, up the hill and cross over Papose drive towards the Gilbert Love shelter.   Continue to end of Gilbert Love shelter parking lot and continue north along edge of field and up the hill towards Bayer Road.  Trail makes slight right at top of road onto old park road and continue for 200-300 feet before turning left and descending onto fresh un-blazed trail.  Trail continues through gully and does multiple switch backs with very slight up and downs.  Trail eventually ends up on Greer Road and the start of the Red Trail at approximately 0.3 miles.

Cross over Greer Road and follow Red Blazes down the trail descending into the woods and away from Bayer Road.  Red trails descends sharply at first and then levels out and continues through wooded and open sections.  There is an old oil derelict approximately 1.3 mile.   Continue following the red blazes, continue straight over gas pipeline and then cross under high voltage power lines.  At the far end of the power line crossing follow trail making a sharp right into the woods.  This is the start of an un-blazed trail that winds through the far south west corner of the park.  After making the hard right, trail continues onto another gas pipeline and goes generally down hill, after approximately 0.25 miles the trail then makes a hard switch back left towards the far end of the park.  Continue following this trail down a steep incline and cross over the small stream below.  Continue following this trail along this lower ridge section.  Trail roller coasters up and down crossing small streams and running along the edge of the hill.   Eventually Pinkerton road can be seen from the trail and this indicates that the trail will start moving left/east back towards old Greer Road.   After initial climb the trail levels out and crosses an ATV trail.  Continue straight onto rolling trail that eventually goes down and crosses another stream before coming up to “Old Greer Road” and the aid station location for the course at about 2.8 miles of distance from the Start/Finish line.

Of note, Old Greer Road is an abandoned section of Greer Road that can be followed back up the hill and bring you out to the Park Office.  Some sections of asphalt can still be seen on the road, but much of it has returned back into nature.

Continue Straight/East over Old Greer Road onto trail heading uphill.  Trail comes to a T at top of hill and turn left to continue climbing up the trail.  This section of trail runs parallel to Old Greer Road and is not blazed.  Continue following this trail until it comes to a T at the start of the Purple Trail.  At this point make a hard right to follow the gently wide nicely groomed purple trail for nearly   0.9 miles.  At 0.9 miles the purple trail intersect with the green trail and makes a hard right turn downhill.  Continue down the green trail and descend the steep descent towards Baldwin Run.   Watch your footing as this section of trail is quite steep and can be slippery when wet.  After crossing over Baldwin Run, continue another 0.25 miles through the gully until the course begins its ascent out of the hollow.  Follow the green blazes up the hill and note the small waterfall to your left during the ascent.  However, the trail passes well above the waterfall and does not go directly over it.  Keep your eyes focused on the ascent to your right, with the trail eventually becoming very steep and deeply rutted.  Plod on for about 0.25 miles and you will soon be rewarded with the intersection of the blue trail and more nice wide flat runnable trail.

At the top of the green trail make a right on the blue trail and continue approximately 0.75 miles until the trail comes out into an open field and tennis courts.  Make a left BEFORE the tennis courts and continue up the hill in the field.  This section of trail in not blazed and not part of the blue loop.  Towards the top of the hill the trail snakes to the left to continue its ascent towards the parking lots of the Chipewa/Flint grooves.  Make a sharp right at the top of the hill and continue past the Mohawk shelter running through an open area along the tree line.  Eventually the field comes down to where the blue trail is again intersected by making a right back into the woods. Follow the blue trail another 0.3 miles until it makes a steep decent.  At  the bottom of the hill make a sharp left to continue up an un-blazed trail to arrive back at the Algonquin Shelter and one complete loop of the Hell Hath No Hurry 2014 Course.

July 4
8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Brentwood Firecracker 5K
Brentwood Town Square5K

About The Race

Race begins and ends at Brentwood Towne Square Area at 9AM.


  • Late February - May 31st - $18 EARLY BIRD RATE
  • June 1st - 26th - $20 
  • June 27th - July 4th  (Race Day)- $25
  • JUNIOR RACERS (11 & Under) $10 ($15 on Race Day)
  • Runners registering on Race Day must do so between 7:00am - 8:30am in Brentwood Towne Square

This event will be scored by Elite Runners Race Management using the B Tag Disposable Chip Timing System with Chronotrack Live.  In your race packet, runners will be issued a computer chip (integrated into your bib), to be worn throughout the race.  Special mats at the finish will record the time for each chip.  
Pre-Registered Packets include a T-Shirt and SOUVENIR (while available).  

Stay Tuned for New Location(s)/Dates/Times in 2015!

All registered runners are eligible for the drawing.  Over $2,000 in prizes to be raffled. Winners will be selected by a random drawing by bib number immediately after the race inside Brentwood Towne Square.  Winners must be present and sign for their prizes.

Trophy and cash award to Top 3 overall Male & Female finishers.  Trophy and cash award to Top Male and Female Master (age 40+).  Trophies to the first Brentwood Male and Female.  Trophies to the first 3 finishers in each age group.

11 and under        40-44
12-14                      45-49
15-19                      50-54
20-24                      55-59
25-29                      60-64
30-34                      65-69
35-39                      70 & over
Awards Ceremony immediately following the race in the Brentwood Towne Square Area.  Unclaimed Awards will be kept at Brentwood Library.  Winner is responsible to pick up Award.
Rolling out and back course along the famous Brentwood Fourth of July Parade route along Brownsville Road.  Check out a map of the course online.POST RACE ACTIVITIES:
Refreshments, popsicles, beer (it's our tradition), awards, door prizes, and music in Brentwood Towne Square.SPECIAL NOTES:
For your safety, as well as for other runners: NO PETS, BICYCLES, OR SKATES.  Baby strollers must begin in the back of the crowd.  Disability runners need to notify director before July 1.  Runners are encouraged to arrive early.  There will be limited parking. GIANT EAGLE WILL BE OPEN.
The Brentwood Firecracker 5k Run was the dream of the late Mayor Jim Joyce and Jim Rohm. The race kicked off the huge celebration and provided additional revenue for the parade/fireworks.When former Mayor Ron Arnoni and Race Director Janice Boyko assumed the leadership in 1998, the tradition continued. Each year the race donates a sizeable contribution to the 4th of July Committee and a rotating charity (Special Olympics, American Cancer Society, American Diabetes Association, MS, and the Salvation Army, to name a few).When Mayor Ken Lockhart came aboard, we continued to provide a first class event and distribute our proceeds. Our main benefactor remains the 4th of July Committee. Since 2007, the Disabled Veterans has become our designated charity. In addition, several local organizations and a Brentwood scholarship are awarded.In 2014, financial support was given to the Brentwood Food Bank, Disabled American Veterans, 4th of July Committee, & Brentwood Centennial.

2015 Registration Fees:

For the safety of our runners - this year's race will be capped at 2,500 entries.  Due to the Brentwood Centennial celebrations, and this year's race happening on a Saturday,
THIS RACE WILL SELL OUT - we encourage you to register online EARLY to avoid being turned away on race morning!

Dates  Registration Fee
OPEN - May 31st $18 Adult
$10 Junior*
June 1st - June 26th
(mail in entry deadline - all paper forms MUST be RECEIVED by June 26th)
$20 Adult
$10 Junior*
June 27th - July 4th 
(During Packet Pick Up & Race Day)
$25 Adult
$15 Junior*

* Junior Racers (11 & Under as of race day)

If you prefer to MAIL in your registration - download our Race Brochure (coming soon) and make sure it is RECEIVED by June 26th to qualify.
**Online Registration WILL be available through race morning and in Brentwood Towne Square starting at 7am. **credit cards WILL be accepted at packet pick up & race day.

July 4
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Hampton Rotary Firecracker
Hampton Community Park5K

Hampton Rotary Firecracker 5K

July 4, 2015


Register by mail, by internet, or on Race Day!!!

Registration on Race Day begins at 7:30 AM

Race begins at 9:00 AM



The Rotary Club of Hampton Township is pleased to present a fun event for the whole family. The Annual Independence Day run that we call the Firecracker 5K. This 5K run & walk is a traditional part of the Hampton Township’s Independence Day celebration and festivities. Funds raised by the event support the Hampton Rotary Club's various educational and charitable activities. Most of these programs and activities benefit the residents of Hampton, while others are accomplished on a national and international level.



Hampton Community Park in Allison Park, PA.  There is plenty of parking in the Community Center parking lot.  Additional parking is available at the Hampton High School and the Soccer fields.



There are four ways to register for the Hampton Rotary Firecracker 5K.



1. Register on-line using ChronoTrack. It's fast. It's easy. It is the low-cost registration option.  Only $15.00 for individual runners, $40 for families of 3 and $50 for families of 4, $55 for families of 5, $60 for families of 6, $65 for families of 7, $70 for families of 8.  The prices are good on-line only until June 20, 2014.


T-Shirts are only guaranteed if you register by June 20, 2014!!!!


All pre-registered runners get a t-shirt!


2. Register by mail.  (Printed Application)  The cost is the same until race day. Complete an application and return it with your check to: Hampton Rotary Club, PO Box 685, Allison Park PA 15101. (Be sure to allow sufficient time for us to receive your application.)

3. Register by getting the application from a Hampton Rotary Member. I bet you know one. Applications will also be available at the Community Center Fitness Desk.

4.  Show up on race day and register. The registration fee on race-day is more expensive and you are NOT guaranteed a t-shirt so you should pre-register. $20 per runner. Families of 3 are $50. Families of 4 are $60, Families of 5 are $65, Families of 6 are $70, Families of 7 are $75 and Families of 8 are $80. The registration tent will be near the swimming pool.  T-shirts are not guaranteed for race-day registrants.



Each pre-registered participant who registers by June 20, 2013, will receive a Firecracker 5K T-Shirt. T-shirts will be available on race-day at the registration tables only if available.



Awards ceremony will begin 15 minutes after the conclusion of the event. The 3 top male and 3 top female runners will each receive a commemorative award. First, second and third place medals will be awarded to the top male and female in each of the following age groups: Under 7, 8 & 9, 10 & 11, 12 -14, 15 – 19, 20 – 24, 25 – 29, 30 – 39, 40 – 49, 50 – 59, 60 - 69, 70 & older.


All finishers 10 and younger will receive a special finisher medal!



Prizes and Raffle:

Following the award ceremony there will be a drawing for the many prizes that have been donated by race sponsors. Gift certificates from local restaurants and other prizes will be given away in a random drawing. Each participant will receive a raffle ticket at registration. You must be present to win!!!


August 9
7:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Two Face 10K
North Park BoathouseRoad 10K, Trail 10K, or both races for 20K

2015 Two Face 10K Medal 90x90The same great races as 2014 with a little twist. To accommodate for growth in the race we are changing the trail course to run the same course in reverse. This will help to minimize any congestion when everyone makes it onto the trail.

Race- Two Face 10K
Time- Road 7:30 AM, Trail 9:00 AM
Cost- Road & Trail 10K $25 thru July 26th, 2015, After July 26th $30, Race Day $35
Both races $40 thru July 26th, After July 26th $50, Race Day $60

Course maps:
Trail 10K: http://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/340293243, note that the course will be in reverse I will update new map shortly!!!
Road 10K: http://www.mapmyrun.com/us/gibsonia-pa/north-park-road-10k-route-300308605

More details to come soon.

September 12
8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Run for Their Lives
North Park5K

More details to come soon

September 12
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Charleroi Little Great Race
Charleroi, PA5K Run/Walk
September 13
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Heitz of Heaven 5K Run/Walk
Neville Island, PA5K
September 20
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
The Determination Dash 5K Run/Walk
HealthSouth Harmarville5K Run/Walk

The Inaugural Determination Dash 5K Run/Walk at Healthsouth Harmarville is anticipated to become an annual event that celebrates runners and walkers of all abilities.

Your participation will help support our Patient Care Fund. Our Patient Care Fund allows us to help our patients with the purchase of equipment and other needs not covered by the patient's insurance. We established this fund because we believe our patients deserve the opportunity to regain independence regardless of their insurance provider and personal financial situations.

Event Start Location on the grounds of Healthsouth Harmarville
9:00 am Disabled body runners
9:05 am Able body runners

Healthsouth Harmarville Rehabilitation Hospital
320 Guys Run Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15238

Age group awards will be given out:
Top 3 male and female in each age group as follows: U19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80+
In addition the top 3 overall winners for both male and female will receive an award.

No awards will be mailed out post race. Please stick around for the awards ceremony. All unclaimed awards will be available at Healthsouth Harmarville for 3 months post race.

Post race activities
Please stick around for the awards, great music, food & fun!

Information will be provided in your bag during packet pick-up.

Packet Pick-up will be held at Healthsouth Harmarville
Packet pick up will be the 2 days prior to the event and the morning of the event
9/18 9am-6pm, 9/19 9am-1pm, morning of the event 7am-8:15am


For more information on how Elite Runners Race Management can help you host the most successful race or event possible call (412) 490-0881.