Wyoming Valley Striders 20K Run

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Wyoming Valley Striders 7th Annual 20K Run

$25 9:00AM EST - 12:00PM EST Price increases after July 31, 2020 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 a 7th 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. (NOTE: Race location may change if trail is under construction.)

Cost: (we pay processing fee)

$25 - Now through July 31
$30 - August 1 until online registration closes on November 6 
(WVS members receive $5 discount with code 20K202012-42)
Only the members of the WVS can use the discount code and save $5 off of the $30 pre-entry fee or see * below.
$35 - Race day entry fee for everyone

  • A new color commemorative hoodie will be given to each participant who registers by October 18, 2020 and a different 20K swag item to later entrants.
  • Entry fee is not refundable or transferable.
  • 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 up until 14 days prior to race day. 
  • Race day entry fee is $35 for everyone.
  • Post-race refreshments will be provided to the runners at the finish area.

The race directors reserve the right to accept or reject any entry.

This race is the third and final leg of the 2nd Annual Vince Wojnar Triple Crown. Register for the race series and save! Bundle rate expires March 20th!

ONLINE REGISTRATION WILL CLOSE AT 11:59AM ON FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2020! PRE/POST REGISTRATION BEGINS AT 7:15AM ON SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 8. RACE DAY ENTRY FEE IS $35 FOR EVERYONE.

Place
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.
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 pickup their race packet at the venue on race day.

Entry fee is $35 at the venue on race day.

Awards

Trophies to the top male and female. Medals to top 3 males and top 3 females in each age group. Awards will be presented at 11:30AM. If you feel that you have earned an award and we didn't reward you, please bring it up with one of the race directors and he'll make it right.

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.

Inclement Weather

The race will be postponed until Sunday November 15 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 15, 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 2020 Wyoming Valley Striders End of Year Social or the Wyoming Valley Striders Winters End Run in 2021.

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 22 (Sun): 40th Annual Winter's End 4.5 Mile Run, 11am, PSU, Wilkes-Barre Campus, Lehman
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-2ND RACE: May 3 (Sun): 46th Annual Cherry Blossom 5 Mile Run/17th Annual Tim Thomas Memorial, 10am, Kirby Park, Wilkes-Barre
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-3RD RACE: THIS RACE

Every runner who participates in all three races will receive a commemorative ½ zip tech pullover. Participation means you must at least start the race.

Race Website

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

Race Contact Info

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

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Thanks

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

USATF Sanctioning

This race will be a USATF sanctioned event.

Results

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

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

Directions

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.

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