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The course begins on Day St. between Lambert and Church Streets adjacent to the Village Hall parking lot, and ends on Church St. directly in front of Village Hall. It includes portions of Temple St., Central Ave. and Brigham Rd., as well as a portion of Ring Road on the State University of New York at Fredonia campus. It is USATF-certified as Course #NY17080JG <-- Click for official USATF Map
There is a short, small incline at the start of the course; otherwise, this is a flat, fast course.
There are three ways to participate in this virtual event:
(1) Register for the race HERE then download the RaceJoy app and complete the normal 1891 Run course, which is outlined below. (RaceJoy is a free phone app for iPhone & Android devices.);
(2) If you do not live in Fredonia and cannot complete the normal 1891 Run course, register for the race HERE then download the RaceJoy app and complete your personal run/walk with your own 5k course anywhere. (RaceJoy is a free phone app for iPhone & Android devices.);
(3) If you cannot run with a cell phone or are not interested in RaceJoy App, register for race HERE, run/walk the race using the normal 1891 Run or your own course, using your own timing device. You will be sent an email September 6th with a link to manually enter your results through the website.
Using the RaceJoy App
RaceJoy is a free phone app for iPhone & Android devices designed to maximize the experience for both participant and their supporters. Runners will be assigned a number. The time period to run the course is September 6 - 18..
At the starting line runners simply open the RaceJoy App and find their race. When ready to run, participants press the start button. If running the normal 1891 Run course, GPS technology will give runners directions, mile splits, projected finish time and encouragement. Supporters can track runners progress and send messages. At the finish, runners receive their time and place on the live leader board. Runners also are able to submit time via text message or through their RunSignUp profile.
(Please note: runners not using the RaceJoy app can report their times for results posting, but are not eligible for medal consideration.)
RaceJoy Tutorial: https://youtu.be/cUUqXeKOom0
Additional race information can be found at https://fredopera.org/home/1891_run_for_the_fredonia_opera_house.
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