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For 18 years the Wyoming Valley Striders 20K Classic held in Wilkes-Barre was considered the area’s premier long distance road race. In 1993, the Striders board was forced to cancel the race due to traffic control issues. On September 13, 2014, the Striders resurrected this historic race on the beautiful D&L Trail, located in Lehigh Gorge State Park, in White Haven PA.
The Wyoming Valley Striders 20K Run is back for a 6th year!
The course runs along the D&L Trail, is wheel measured and marked, has a rolled cinder surface, and is an out and back configuration with a slight decline on the way out and a slight incline on the way back. There will be water stops on the course.
Cost: (we pay processing fee)
$25 - Early Bird Rate: Now through July 31
$30 - Procrastinator Rate: August 1 until online registration closes on November 8
(WVS members receive $5 discount off the procrastinator rate with code 192020KWVS1)
$35 - Super Procrastinator Rate: Race day entry fee for everyone
The race directors reserve the right to accept or reject any entry.
This race is the third and final leg in the inaugural Wyoming Valley Striders Vince Wojnar Triple Crown.
Registration on race day is from 7:15 AM to 8:45 AM at the race venue; please register early on race day.
Online registrants can pick up their race packet on race day.
Entry fee is $35 at the venue on race day.
Special trophies will be presented to the top male and female finisher and medals will be awarded to at least the top 3 in each age group. Awards will be presented at 11:30. If you feel that you have earned an award and we didn't reward you, please bring it up with one of the race director and he'll make it right.
AGE-GROUP AWARD CATEGORIES
We do not recommend the wearing of headphones when participating in the race!
Alcoholic beverages are not permitted in Lehigh Gorge State Park.
Participants can run with an animal but must start at the back of the pack and the animal must be leashed at all times.
Baby strollers of any type are not permitted.
The race will be postponed until Sunday November 17 if either of the following conditions are present the day prior to the race:
1) If the National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for White Haven PA for the day and time of the race,
2) or if there is one or more inches of snow and/or ice on the course and no likelihood to thaw before the race start time.
If either of the two conditions are present on Sunday, November 17, the race is cancelled. There will be no refunds of entry fees, however, the registrant is entitled to their swag, but they need to make arrangements to pick it up at another WVS event, like the 2019 Wyoming Valley Striders End of Year Social or the Wyoming Valley Striders Winters End Run in 2020.
Check the WVS Facebook page or the Wyoming Valley Striders 20K Run RunSignup race page the day before the race to check if the race is postponed.
The race will take place if it rains.
*Vince Wojnar Triple Crown: Cash and participation prizes to be awarded! Series consists of the following WVS races:
-1ST RACE: March 17 (Sun): 39th Annual Winter's End 4.5 Mile Run, 11am, PSU, Wilkes-Barre Campus, Lehman
-2ND RACE: May 5 (Sun): 45th Annual Cherry Blossom 5 Mile Run/16th Annual Tim Thomas Memorial, 10am, Kirby Park, Wilkes-Barre
-3RD RACE: THIS RACE
Every runner who participates in all three races will receive commemorative Frank Shorter mid-weight track pants.
Additional race information can be found at http://home.ptd.net/~rrrawls/wyoval.htm.
If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.Questions?
The Wyoming Valley Striders wish to acknowledge the cooperation of the Lehigh Gorge State Park and the White Haven Borough for their valuable assistance.
This race is a USATF sanctioned event.
We prefer you to access the venue driving on Main Street instead of going through the White Haven Market parking lot. Main Street runs parallel to the market. Look for race signs we will have out. Once at the White Haven Market parking lot's southernmost end, continue onto the gravel road and go past the bike rental shop. Continue straight ahead into Lehigh Gorge State Park, go under the Interstate 80 overpass, and then into the parking lot of the race venue.Open in External Application