1891 Fredonia Opera House Run

Live Race: Sun September 19, 2021 Fredonia, NY 14063 US Directions RaceJoy Ready

1891 Run

A 5K Run/Walk for the 1891 Fredonia Opera House Performing Arts Center


Hybrid In-person race and virtual run


Date/Time of In-Person Race … Sunday, Sept. 19, 9am

Dates during which Virtual Race can be run … Sept. 6 – Sept. 18 at 11:59pm



1891 Run Map

Race starts and finishes at the Fredonia Village Hall and Opera House


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. 

Registration and Packet Pickup

Pre-Registration ONLY, no race day registration:

The cost of pre-registration is $25 for adults, $15 for students (age 21 and under).
T-shirts are guaranteed to those who register before September 6.
All registrants' names will be entered into a random drawing for a variety of prizes.  Winners' names will be drawn on Sept. 19. Winners will be contacted directly for prize pick-up.  


Packet Pickup

Saturday, Sept. 18, 9am –noon, at the Fredonia Opera House for in-person and virtual participants.


Live Race awards medals will be awarded to:

  • the First, Second and Third Place male and female finishers overall
  • the First, Second and Third Place male and female finishers in age groups:
    • 14 & under
    • 15-19
    • 20-29
    • 30-39
    • 40-49
    • 50-59
    • 60-69
    • 70-75
    • 76 & over
Virtual Run

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

Race Website

Additional race information can be found at https://fredopera.org/home/1891_run_for_the_fredonia_opera_house.

Race Contact Info

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

Timing, Scoring, and Results by:

WNY Finish Line and Timing Service and Score This!!! using bib tag "chip" timing.

Fredonia Opera House
9 Church St
Fredonia, NY US 14063

Available for Apple and Android devices.

Interactive Race Day Experience with RaceJoy

Live Phone Tracking, GPS Progress Alerts and Cheers!

We are providing you with RaceJoy as part of the official race experience for the 1891 Fredonia Opera House Run.

Download the RaceJoy mobile app in advance to ensure proper phone setup. Invite your friends and family to track you and send you cheers!

Some key RaceJoy features include:

GPS Progress Alerts

  • Receive continual progress updates as you complete your goal.

Live GPS Tracking

  • Remote spectators can track your progress live in a map view. You can also track others.


  • Receive supportive audio cheers from remote friends & family.

Virtual Results (virtual events only)

  • Enter your race-assigned bib number to automatically submit your finish data for real-time scored results.
To use RaceJoy, you must carry your phone and activate tracking on the day you complete your race.
View RaceJoy How-To

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