Kinzua Half Marathon & 5k

July 24th & 25th Mount Jewett, PA 16740 US Directions
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Kinzua Half Marathon

$115 $95 07/25 8:00AM EDT - 12:00PM EDT Registration Includes: Performance Shirt, Drawstring Bag, Finisher Medal, Finisher Certificate, and Individual Refreshment Package.
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Kinzua 5K

$45 $40 07/24 7:00PM EDT - 9:00PM EDT Registration Includes: Performance Shirt, Drawstring Bag, Finisher Certificate, and Individual Refreshment Package.
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Tornado Double (Both Events)

$136 $115 07/24 - 07/25 7:00PM EDT - 12:00PM EDT Registration Includes: Special Tornado Double Medal, Performance Shirt, Drawstring Bag, Finisher Medal, Finisher Certificates, and Individual Refreshment Packages.
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Half Marathon Pacers

$0 07/25 8:00AM EDT - 12:00PM EDT Pacers must be able to run 15 minutes faster than pace they are assigned. Event staff will email pacers who are selected.
Kinzua Half Marathon & 5k
Description

The Kinzua Viaduct, built in 1882, was the world's longest and tallest railroad viaduct, measuring 2,053 feet long and 301 feet high. In 2003, a tornado partially destroyed the structure. In 2011, the viaduct was reinvented and transformed into the now 624ft long Kinzua Skywalk at Kinzua Bridge State Park. On the skywalk, visitors can take in breathtaking views of the Kinzua Gorge and gaze down at the incredible destruction from the tornado. In addition, the Kinzua Bridge State Park Visitor Center offers historical information and stunning views. 

“One of the World’s Top 10 Most Beautiful Skywalks and Viewpoints”  -Culture Trip, U.K.

Window Start:

All half marathon participants will have the option to start their race at any point from 8:00 am to 8:30 am and all 5k participants will have from 7:00 pm to 7:05 pm in order to aid social distancing. The start will be chip timed so there is no penalty to starting later. All results will be based on net (chip) time.

"25 Must-See Pennsylvania State Parks" - DCNR

Restrooms, Aid Stations, & Parking:

  • Portable restrooms will be placed in the overflow parking lot and along the course.
  • Aid Stations with refreshments and first aid kits will be available along the course. 
  • Race Parking will be available at the Kinzua Bridge State Park overflow lot and in the designated trail parking.

"The Kinzua Bridge Skywalk is an engineering masterpiece with a rich history and one of the most stunning views you’ll see in the Pennsylvania Wilds." - PA Wilds

Half Marathon Race Information: 

Experience this one-of-a-kind, destination half marathon at Kinzua Bridge State Park. The course is an out and back on the scenic Knox Kane Rail Trail. The race starts & finishes steps from the spectacular Kinzua Skywalk. All participants receive a performance shirt, finisher medal, and drawstring bag! In addition, medals will be given to the Top 3 overall male and female finishers plus the top 3 finishers in each of the following categories: 19 & Under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60 & Over. This race will be disposable bib chip timed by Wolf Creek Race Management with live online results. Event parking will be available in the Kinzua Bridge State Park overflow lots. Water stations at ~ miles 2, 4, 6.5, 9, 11. Refreshments provided at the finish. Portable restrooms will be available in the parking lot area and on the trail. Additional restrooms will be available at the Visitor Center once it opens at 8:00 am. The course time limit is 3.5 hours (16 min per mile). 10% of all race registration fees support the Mt. Jewett to Kinzua Bridge Trail Club (MJ2KB) to help support further development of the trail. 

5K Race Information: 

Saturday evening 5K race starting at 7:00. The course is an out and back on the scenic Knox Kane Rail Trail. The race starts & finishes steps from the spectacular Kinzua Skywalk. All participants receive a performance shirt and drawstring bag! Medals will be given to the Top 3 overall male and female finishers, plus the top 3 finishers in each of the following categories: 12 & Under, 13-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60 & Over. Event parking will be available in the Kinzua Bridge State Park overflow lots. Water station prior to the turnaround. Refreshments provided at the finish. Portable restrooms will be available in the parking lot area and on the trail. The Visitor Center closes at 6:00 pm. The course time limit is 1.5 hours (approx. 14:30/mile). 10% of all race registration fees support the Mt. Jewett to Kinzua Bridge Trail Club (MJ2KB) to help support further development of the trail. 

Packet Pickup:
All race packets & shop purchases will be mailed to participants before the race. Participants can expect to receive their packets at least one week prior to the race.

Promo code: UNR5 can be used to receive $5 off race registration*** 

***DISCLAIMER: If you use promo code UNR5, you MUST pick up your race packet in-person at Up-N-Running (1177 Pittsburgh Road, Suite 103, Valencia, PA 16059). Please be aware that Up-N-Running is NOT near Kinzua Bridge State Park. Race Packets will be available for pick up at Up-N-Running during their standard business hours from Thursday, July 15th to Friday, July 23rd. 

For more race information, please visit https://wolfcreektrackclub.com/kinzua-half-marathon-5k/

Pricing

Half Marathon


Opening: $70 (February 17 – February 19)

Early: $80 (February 20 – March 24)

Regular: $95 (March 25 – June 24)

Late: $115 (June 25 – July 24)

 

5k


Opening: $30 (February 17 – February 19)

Early: $35 (February 20 – March 24)

Regular: $40 (March 25 – June 24)

Late: $45 (June 25 – July 23)

 

Tornado Double

 

Opening: $85 (February 17 - February 19)

Early: $102 (February 20 - March 24)

Regular: $115 (March 25 - June 24)

Late: $136 (June 25 - July 10)

 

Course Map

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Course Records

Male Overall Half Marathon: Shawn Wiler (Columbus, PA) 1:16:04.52 (2020)

Female Overall Half Marathon: Brooke Adams (East Aurora, NY) 1:34:30.85 (2020)

Male Masters Half Marathon: Scott Thompson 1:34:06.66 (2020)

Female Masters Half Marathon: Jen Esposito (Kutztown, PA) 1:41:54.14 (2020)

Travel

Lodging Options 


Flights


Check for flights into these local airports:

International

  • Greater Buffalo International Airport (BUF)
  • Erie International Airport (ERI)
  • Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT)


Regional/Domestic

  • Bradford Regional Airport (BFD)
  • Dubois Regional Airport (DUJ)
Local Attractions

Zippo/ Case Museum (20 miles)

Rimrock Overlook (31 miles)

Kinzua Beach (31 miles)

Kinzua Dam (34 miles)

Jakes Rocks (35 miles)

 

Destination Events
Virtual Adventures
Little Sister's Big Rig Food Truck

Little Sister's Big Rig will be on-site before, during, and after the 10k on Saturday and will be opening at 8:00 AM on Sunday. 

Place
296 Viaduct Road
Mount Jewett, PA US 16740
Race Contact Info

If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.

COVID-19 STATEMENT

At Wolf Creek Race Management, we take COVID-19 very seriously. We will do everything in our power to offer a safe and fun event for all participants. We have taken several steps to ensure the safety of all participants, staff members, volunteers, and spectators. These steps in accordance with PA-state government & CDC guidelines include: 

  • Limiting High Contact Points
  • Social Distance Start Window
  • Encouraging Social Distancing
  • Disinfecting Commonly Touched Surfaces
  • Providing Pre-Packaged Refreshments
  • Making Hand Sanitizer Readily Available
  • Participants will be Required to Wear Masks When Social Distancing is Impossible
  • Wolf Creek Staff will be Wearing Masks
  • CDC COVID-19 Signage Displayed at the Event

This event was approved during the pandemic and will occur as long as Pennsylvania remains in the green phase. If this event is no longer able to occur due to COVID-19 restrictions, all participants will receive a full refund. Refunds for any other reason will not be granted. 

FAQs

Is there a course time limit?

  • Yes, participants in the Half Marathon must run or walk under 4 hours. 5k participants must run or walk under 90 minutes.

Is there an awards ceremony?

  • Not this year. To lower the risk of COVID-19, we are eliminating the high contact aspects of the event. All medals will be mailed post-race and should arrive within 2-3 weeks depending on your location.

Can I walk?

  • Absolutely, as long as you can finish the race in the given course time limit.

Will there be race day registration?

  • No.

Are pets allowed?

  • No. 

Are strollers allowed?

  • No.

Does the race course include the Kinzua skywalk?

  • No. The state park does not permit running on the Kinzua skywalk. However, the course starts & finishes just steps from the skywalk!
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