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Coa Cracker 10k 2020-POSTPONED

New Date: TBD

Dear runners,

The CC10K committee has decided that it is in the best interest of our participants that we postpone this year's Coal Cracker 10K. We value the health and safety of our runners, volunteers, and community supporters above all else. We recognize that the Coal Cracker would not be possible without the help and support of our small businesses. These business need our support during this trying time more than we do. We do not feel it is ethically or morally right to ask these businesses for monetary sponsorships when their financial future is up in the air due to COVID-19.  

Runners will have the choice of having their money refunded or their entry automatically deferred to the postponement date. As of now, we do not have a date rescheduled. We will send out more information as we get it. Information will also be posted to our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/coalcracker10k. We appreciate your understanding. Please stay safe and stay healthy.


The Coal Cracker Committee


Here Are Your Options:

We will transfer your registration to the new event date once it is set, and look forward to having you join us. Thanks for your patience!

You understand that events are expensive, even when cancelled, and you want us to keep your registration fees to help cover our costs. We deeply appreciate your generosity and look forward to seeing you at an event soon.

We understand. We hope you can join us next time.

115 W Centre St
Shenandoah, PA US 17976

Join us for the 40th running of the Shenandoah Coal Cracker 10K!

The Coal Cracker 10k is an iconic running event nestled in the heart of the Coal Region. Beginning in the center of Shenandoah (PA), runners take off through downtown Shenandoah before being met with the first of many challenging hills. The course then takes the runners through the twists, turns, and gently rolling hills of the Coal Region before taking a left turn up the infamous St. Nick's breaker. Runners will test their grit and endurance as they face this steep, seemingly endless hill. Once at the top, runners will have a 1 mile cruise downhill back into town where the finish line waits atop a short but nasty incline! The Coal Cracker 10k is a challenging race that will leave runners feeling breathless and accomplished. All participants are invited to attend the awards ceremony and after party hosted by the Polish American Fire Company featuring the world famous Mrs. T's Pierogies and cold Yuengling beer. The Coal Cracker offers 50+ unique awards, each hand crafted from the finest coal in Schuylkill County.


  • Updated age categories
  • 1.5 mile run/walk option (with or without a shirt)
2019 Coal Cracker 10k Results


Age group, Athena, and Clydesdale awards are now up! Overall results soon to come!

Click the icon below to download the attached PDF.

2020 Coal Cracker Entry Form


Can't register online? Send us your registration! Registrations and payment can be sent to:

Coal Cracker 10k

c/o Renee Buchanan

101 East Washington Street

Shenandoah, PA 17976


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