WVS Cherry Blossom 5 Mile Run/Tim Thomas Memorial

Sun May 1, 2022 Wilkes Barre, PA 18704 US Directions
Description

Let's celebrate spring in NEPA!  Come join us for the Wyoming Valley Striders 47th Annual Cherry Blossom 5 Mile Run / 18th Annual Tim Thomas Memorial!

This event will be held at Kirby Park when the stunning cherry trees are in full bloom. (Tim Thomas was a local standout runner and ran for Bloomsburg University. He died at age 31.)

Registration

  • Pre-entry fee: WVS members $20, non-members $25
    • WVS members were emailed on 1/22/22 the discount code. (Email WyomingValleyStriders@gmail.com if you need the discount code again.)  
    • Non-members can purchase for $7 a membership in the store and we will send you within 24 hours the race discount code to use during registration.
  • Runners must pre-register online. Race day entries will not be accepted.
  • Pre-registration will be capped at the first 225 entries. (subject to change) 
  • Online registration will close Friday, April 29, 2022 at 11:59 am or earlier if race cap is reached.
  • Entry fee is not refundable or transferable.

Race Day

  • Pre-entry packet pick-up will begin at 8:30 am at the pavilion inside Kirby Park.
  • All entrants will receive a swag item. While supplies last / first come first serve on available items. 

Start

  • Race start is at 10:00 am.
  • This race will be chip timed.

Course

  • Updated: Throwback to the old course this year due to the race now occurring on the same day as the Cherry Blossom Festival. The start and finish of the run will still be in the meadow area in Kirby Park then fast and flat, out and back over a macadam pavement on the dike.

Note

  • If the race is cancelled due to any directives by the PA Governor, the hosted location, or the WVS, 2022 pre-entries will be deferred to next year. No refunds will be given. 

  • This race is open to anyone. You do not need to be a WVS member to run. You can however become a member or renew your membership during the checkout process. Online memberships are $7 per year. Membership cards are sent within a week of receipt or given race day if received 14 days prior to event or not yet expired.

  • Non-members can purchase for $7 a membership in the store and we will send you within 24 hours the race discount code to use during registration.

  • The race directors reserve the right to accept or reject any entry.
Vince Wojnar Triple Crown

Consists of in-person 2022 races for our Winter’s End 4.5 Mile Run (March 20), Cherry Blossom 5 Mile Run (May 1), and the 20K Run (November 13). 

Cash and participation prizes to be awarded! Every runner who runs in all three races qualifies for a commemorative pullover. See series website and current standings.

Place
Kirby Park
Wilkes Barre, PA US 18704
Safety

Runners are not allowed to be accompanied by animals.

Baby strollers of any type are not permitted.

Alcoholic beverages are not permitted in Kirby Park. 

Awards

Trophies to the top male and female. Medals to top 3 males and top 3 females in each age group.

AGE GROUP AWARD CATEGORIES

Male

  • 19 & under
  • 20 - 24
  • 25 - 29
  • 30 - 34
  • 35 - 39
  • 40 - 44
  • 45 - 49
  • 50 - 54
  • 55 - 59
  • 60 - 64
  • 65 - 69
  • 70 & over

Female

  • 19 & under
  • 20 - 24
  • 25 - 29
  • 30 - 34
  • 35 - 39
  • 40 - 44
  • 45 - 49
  • 50 - 54
  • 55 - 59
  • 60 & over

Results

Complete results will be posted here on RunSignup.com, on the WVS website, WVS Facebook and on NEPARunner.com.

Race Contact Info

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Race Website

Additional race information can be found at http://home.ptd.net/~rrrawls/wyoval.htm.

WVS Club Races

For a complete list of our races for the year, click here

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