WVS Winter's End 4.5 Mile Run

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Wyoming Valley Striders 42nd Annual Winter's End 4.5 Mile Run

$25 11:00AM EDT - 1:00PM EDT
205 spots left. Registration ends March 17, 2023 at 12:00pm EDT
Description

2023 Registration Now Live! 


Registration

  • Pre-entry fee: WVS members $20, non-members $25
    • WVS members were emailed the discount code on 1/22/23.
      (Our race discount codes are for current members of the WVS and should not be shared.)  
    • Non-members can purchase for $12 a membership in the store and we will send you within 36 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, March 17, 2023 at noon or earlier if race cap is reached.
  • Entry fee is not refundable or transferable.

Race Day

  • Pre-entry packet pick-up will begin at 9:30 am in the Commons on campus.
  • All entrants will receive a commemorative swag item.

Start

  • Race start is at 11:00 am.
  • Race will be chip timed.

Course

  • Our race features a scenic rolling hills 4.5 mile course in the Lehman area near Penn State, Wilkes-Barre.

Note

  • If the race is cancelled due to any directives by the PA Governor, the hosted facility, or the WVS, 2023 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 $12 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 $12 a membership in the store and we will send you within 36 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 2023 races for our Winter’s End 4.5 Mile Run (March 19), Cherry Blossom 5 Mile Run (May 7), and the 20K Run (November 12). 

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

Place
Race starts and finishes at the Penn State University Wilkes-Barre Campus in Dallas, PA.
Safety

Runners are not allowed to be accompanied by animals.

Baby strollers of any type are not permitted.

Alcoholic beverages are not permitted on campus.

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

Records

Standing records at Pennsylvania State University, Wilkes-Barre Campus location: 

Randy Haas 22:44 1987
Marina Martino 25:43 2016

SPECTATOR INFORMATION

Roads are narrow. No spectator vehicles are allowed on the course during the race. Spectators may view the race from the start/finish area, the parking lot areas, and also from the turnaround point near the intersection next to Lake Lehman High School.

Thanks

The Wyoming Valley Striders extends its gratitude to the Pennsylvania State University, Wilkes-Barre Campus, Dallas, for their assistance in this race. Appreciation is also extended to the Supervisors and Police of Lehman Township for their cooperation.

Results

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

Race Contact Info

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

Race Website

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

How to get there

Directions to the Penn State Wilkes-Barre Campus at Lehman: from the Wilkes-Barre area, take the North Cross-Valley Expressway (Route 309) and proceed north towards Dallas. At the end of the divided highway, turn left at the first traffic light (Hillside Road) and follow the signs to the campus (approx. 5 1/2 miles); from Berwick, follow Route 11 to West Nanticoke and take Route 29 to Route 118. Turn right on Route 118 and follow it until you see the sign for the Penn State University Campus.

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

Directions

Race starts and finishes at the Penn State University Wilkes-Barre Campus in Dallas, PA.

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