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Wyoming Valley Striders 20K Run


Sun November 11, 2018
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Wyoming Valley Striders 5th Annual 20K Run
Time
9:00AM EST - 12:00PM EST
Price
$30
Registration ends November 10, 2018 at 11:59am EST
Place
Once you arrive at the White Haven Market, proceed to 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.
Description

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 5th 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.

Online registration pricing (with no processing fees!) right here on RunSignup.com, goes like this:

Early Bird Rate: Sign up by July 31st and the race registration fee is a very cool $25
Procrastinator: Sign up after July 31st and you'll have to shell out a still very light $30 to run the race (WVS members receive $5 discount)
Super Procrastinators: Race day registrants at the Lehigh Gorge State Park White Haven Access Area parking lot in White Haven pay $35

There are no refunds of race registration fees. To celebrate our 5th year, the first 120 entrants who pre-register will receive a commemorative throw on race day, all others, including Super Procrastinators a 20K pint glass.

Wyoming Valley Striders running club members who pre-register after July 31st will receive a $5 discount when using the coupon code: 201820KWVS1 
If you're not currently a member, you can sign up during online race registration and use the coupon code during checkout!

This year we're trying a different giveaway. Since cold weather is just around the corner, what could be nicer than a warm, custom-designed, commemorative throw? The first 120 entrants who pre-register will receive one when they check-in at the race venue on race day. All others, including Super Procrastinators, (participants who register on race day), will receive a 20K pint glass. So register early! If you've registered and unable to come to the race venue on race-day, you can make other arrangements to have someone pick up your throw.

Post-race refreshments will be provided to the runners at the finish area.

The Wyoming Valley Striders wish to acknowledge the cooperation of the Lehigh Gorge State Park and the White Haven Borough for their valuable assistance.

Race Contact: Tony Pszeniczny (570)262-9133 tony.pszeniczny@gmail.com 

 

Awards and Award Categories

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

Men

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

Women

  • 19 & under
  • 20 - 29
  • 30 - 34
  • 35 - 39
  • 40 - 44
  • 45 - 49
  • 50 - 54
  • 55 - 59
  • 60 & over
Race Day Registration and Packet Pickup

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.

Safety

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.

Inclement Weather

The race will be postponed until Sunday November 18 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 18, 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 2018 Wyoming Valley Striders End of Year Social or the Wyoming Valley Striders Winters End Run in 2019.

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.

Race Website

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

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Directions

Once you arrive at the White Haven Market, proceed to 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.

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