Wyoming Valley Striders 20K Run

Sun October 24, 2021 White Haven, PA 18661 US Directions
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Wyoming Valley Striders 8th Annual 20K Run

$33 9:00AM EDT - 12:00PM EDT
238 spots left. Price increases after July 31, 2021 at 11:59pm EDT
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 an 8th 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. 

Registration

  • To limit in-person contact, runners must pre-register online. Race day entries will not be accepted.

- NOW until July 31, 2021: 
WVS members $27, non-members $33
- August 1, 2021 to October 22: 
WVS members $32, non-members $38

  • Race fee includes a new color commemorative hoodie (NAVY BLUE) for entrants who register by end of day on October 5, 2021 and a 20K swag item to later entrants.
  • Club pays processing fee and members were emailed on 4/24/21 the race discount code.
  • Pre-registration will be capped at the first 250 entries. 
  • Online registration will close Friday, October 22, 2021 at 11:59 am or earlier if race cap is reached. 
  • Entry fee is not refundable or transferable.

Race Day

  • Face masks must be worn by all participants, spectators, and volunteers while not in the act of running. 
  • Pre-entry packet pick-up will begin at 7:00 am at Lehigh Gorge State Park in White Haven Directions
  • Pick-up will be organized by A-L and M-Z lines.

Staggered Start

  • Race start is at 9:00 am.
  • This race will be chip timed.
  • Runners will be staggered at the starting line.

Course

  • 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.

Hydration

  • Individual water bottles will be available at the finish.
  • Bring your own water if needed while running.

Post Race

  • COVID restrictions permitting, there will be food and an awards ceremony following the race.

Note

  • If the race is cancelled due to any directives by the PA Governor, the hosted location, or the WVS, 2021 pre-entries will be deferred to next year. No refunds will be given. 

Vince Wojnar Triple Crown

  • Consists of in-person races for Winter’s End, Cherry Blossom, and the 20K Run.

  • 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.  

  • If you purchase a membership in the store, 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.
Hoodie

Race fee includes a new color commemorative hoodie (NAVY BLUE) for entrants who register by end of day on October 5, 2021 and a 20K swag item to later entrants.

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

Men

  • 19 & 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

Safety

We do not recommend the wearing of headphones.

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.

Alcoholic beverages are not permitted in Lehigh Gorge State Park.

Results

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

Race Contact Info

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

2020 Photos
Past Winners

2019 
Robert Moulton - Overall winner
Marina Martino - Top female

Race Website

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

Place
Lehigh Gorge State Park
White Haven, PA US 18661
White Haven, PA Location

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.

Overflow parking may be implemented.

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