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Overall Rating (2 Reviews)
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(2 Ratings)(2 Reviews)
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Experience the Path of the historic 1889 Johnstown Flood in its entirety with the half marathon or in small droplets through the 5K or 12K races. Run the Path of the Flood Trail and go through Staple Bend Tunnel, the first railroad tunnel in the U.S. Finish at Peoples Natural … MORE
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    runningthekeystone REPEAT RUNNER '19

    This race is such a positive event in a city that has seen better days. It continues to grow. They have everything organized like it has been around for decades. … MORE

    This race is such a positive event in a city that has seen better days. It continues to grow. They have everything organized like it has been around for decades. I will keep coming back to support this event. It is great they have a distance for every level and for walkers and runners alike. The course is nice, even on a hot sunny day with its plentiful shade and soft surface.

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    This was my first time participating in this race. I signed up on the recommendation of 2 friends who ran it in 2017. It's a small town race, but offers … MORE

    This was my first time participating in this race. I signed up on the recommendation of 2 friends who ran it in 2017. It’s a small town race, but offers 3 distances to suit any runner. The race is in its 5th year and this was the biggest yet. The half marathon boasts a course that is almost entirely downhill. There are a few small climbs, but nothing major. About 8 miles of the race is on a gravel rail trail surface and offers excellent shade. Despite a hot day, it was less intense. The last 3 miles are unshaded city streets, so that was tough but you were almost done. A neat aspect of the course is the old rail tunnel you run through. They line it with paperbag lanterns and it creates a neat experience. The tunnel is also 20-30 degrees cooler than outside temperatures so it’s a nice break.

    The shuttle service was well-run before the race, parking is easy and the after party was nice with music and a free beer.

    It was also neat to learn a bit of history. The course follows the path from South Fork to Johnstown of the 1889 Flood that killed more than 2,200 people. There’s a national memorial in South Fork, I’d recommend visiting to learn more.

    With Johnstown being a city in poor a economic state, this was a feel good race in that you knew you were benefiting a community in need of economic activity. The race officials are very humble and thankful for the support of their race and community. I will definitely go back.

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    4
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