Sat May 9, 2020 Newburgh, IN US 47630 Directions
10th Annual
Newburgh’s most scenic run/walk event and supports the Newburgh Rivertown Trail!
Events

5K run

8:00AM CDT

5K walk

8:00AM CDT

10K run

8:00AM CDT
IMPORTANT UPDATE FROM NEWBURGH RIVERTOWN TRAIL 5K & 10K IN RESPONSE TO THE COVID-19 OUTBREAK

March 19, 2020

Dear friends,

It is with a heavy heart that we need to announce the 2020 Newburgh Rivertown Trail 5K & 10K has been cancelled. Yesterday, March 18, 2020, the Newburgh Town Council with the support of essential town officials, voted to cancel the race. Both of these groups have been incredibly supportive over the years and essential to smooth operations and successful events. We know they didn’t take this decision lightly.

To our participants, we are bummed right along with you! We were on track for our biggest year ever, and we are so appreciative of those that already registered. In light of the situation, we are offering our paid participants the following options:

  1. You love the trail and want to make your paid registration a donation to all the great things happening along it. Trail fundraising is as important as ever, because in a time of social distancing, many are seeking time on the trail as a way to maintain normalcy and still practice safe public health awareness. Trail needs continue, despite the cancellation of this race.
  2. You are planning to join us in 2021 and want to defer your entry to next year. We’ll all be back together again sooner than we realize!
  3. You would like a refund on your paid registration, minus the online processing fees. One reason we are supportive of the early decision to cancel, is because it allows us to offer a full refund since the race hasn’t incurred many operational expenses yet. These are difficult times, and we recognize many are working less or working differently, so we understand the need for a refund even though we know you love the trail.

Please review these options and let us know how you would like to proceed. We are working with our online registration vendor, RunSignUp.com, on next steps. Refunds may take time as we navigate the situation but are working in good faith to satisfy our valued participants. Please send your preference to clairebosma@me.com so we can proceed. You can also send us a message on Facebook.

A few additional “thank you” notes to those that were working so hard on a great 2020 race:
So much love to those sponsors that were already committed to support. We’ll be in immediate contact with you to determine next steps.
A special thanks to the Newburgh Police Department for their guidance and course support.
Big shout out to To The Finish Timing and the Roman-Klotz family.
Our 2020 Race Committee and volunteers.
As always, the safety of our participants, staff, volunteers, sponsors and community neighbors is our top priority. We are so thankful to our trail community and look forward to seeing you again soon.

Sincerely,

Claire Bosma
Race Director
Newburgh Rivertown Trail 5K & 10K
clairebosma@me.com

Here Are Your Options:

You are planning to join us in 2021 and want to transfer your registration to next year. We’ll all be back together again sooner than we realize!

You love the trail and want to make your paid registration a donation to all the great things happening along it. Trail fundraising is as important as ever, because in a time of social distancing, many are seeking time on the trail as a way to maintain normalcy and still practice safe public health awareness. Trail needs continue, despite the cancellation of this race.

You would like a refund on your paid registration, minus the online processing fees. One reason we are supportive of the early decision to cancel, is because it allows us to offer a full refund since the race hasn’t incurred many operational expenses yet. These are difficult times, and we recognize many are working less or working differently, so we understand the need for a refund even though we know you love the trail.

Race Website

Additional race information can be found at http://www.newburghrivertowntrail.com/.

Place
23 W. Jennings Street
Newburgh, IN US 47630
Description

When: Saturday, May 9, 2020
Start Time: 8:00 AM CST

Celebrate our 10th year!   We have added a 10K to celebrate the 10th year of this race!

Join your fellow runners and walkers for the Newburgh Rivertown Trail 5K & 10K. Proceeds from the event will be used for the ongoing maintenance and upkeep for the Newburgh Rivertown Trail.

Race Day - Saturday, May 9, 2020 - 5K and 10K start together at 8:00 a.m. CT on Water Street
in front of Newburgh Town Hall (23 West Jennings Street).

Registration / Packet Pickup - Late registration and packet pickup will be available Friday,
May 8 from 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. CT at Newburgh Town Hall located at 23 West Jennings
Street. Race day packet pick-up will be from 6:00 a.m. through 7:30 a.m. CT. Late registration
ends at 6:30 a.m. on race day.

Parking - Parking for the event is available in downtown Newburgh and at Newburgh
Elementary School.

Timing and Scoring - Chip timing will be provided by To the Finish, LLC. The timing chip will
be on the bib and is disposable. It will not need to be returned after the race. The chips interact
with sensor mats at the start, finish and various locations along the course to provide an actual
time. Each participant must wear a race-issued chip in order to receive an official time. All
results will be posted at http://www.tothefinishtiming.com/results.html, on the event web page
and on our Facebook page.

The Course - The entirely paved course will start and finish on Water Street near Town Hall. 5K
and 10K participants will follow Water Street east towards French Island Trail. Both courses will
continue along the Ohio River and the Newburgh Rivertown Trail. The 5K course will turn
around just past Newburgh Presbyterian Church near Belle Rive Drive. The 8K participants will
continue along the trail past the entrance to Indian Hill Overlook Park and turn around on Old
SR 662. After the turn around, both courses will then follow French Island Trail west to E. Water
Street to W. Jennings Street through Historic Downtown Newburgh. All participants will enter
the Rivertown Trail at the Aurand Trailhead near Yorkshire Drive. The 10K will go down the new
trail to the right for 1K, then turnaround and rejoin at the Aurand Trailhead. The race will finish on Water
Street near Town Hall. The course will be closed to traffic.

Awards & Door Prizes - First place awards will be presented to overall top male and female
runners for each distance. Awards will also be presented to the first, second and third place
walkers for the 5K (male and female). Age group winner awards will be recognized as the first
and second place finishers in the following age divisions for 5K run, 5K walk, 10K run. Age
Groups (male and female) Under 10, 10-14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, Over 70.
The Finish Line drawing will take place immediately following the complete of both races.
Winners must be present to collect their prizes.

This event is a fundraiser for the Newburgh Rivertown Trail and does not offer refunds. 

However, if you're unable to attend the event, we can transfer your registration to another runner or defer to next year's event. 

Race Contact Info

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Course Maps

The Course - The entirely paved course will start and finish on Water Street near Town Hall. 5K
and 8K participants will follow Water Street east towards French Island Trail. Both courses will
continue along the Ohio River and the Newburgh Rivertown Trail. The 5K course will turn
around just past Newburgh Presbyterian Church near Belle Rive Drive. The 8K participants will
continue along the trail past the entrance to Indian Hill Overlook Park and turn around on Old
SR 662. After the turn around, both courses will then follow French Island Trail west to E. Water
Street to W. Jennings Street through Historic Downtown Newburgh. All participants will enter
the Rivertown Trail at the Aurand Trailhead near Yorkshire Drive. The race will finish on Water
Street near Town Hall. The course will be closed to traffic.

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8K MAP
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