ERC New Year's Day 5 Mile race

Sun January 1, 2023 Erie, PA 16505 US Directions


5-Mile Race

10:00AM EST - 12:00PM EST

5 Mile Walk

10:00AM EST - 12:00PM EST


1 Peninsula Dr
Erie, PA US 16505


We have some unfortunate news to pass along. I have been notified that there is a supply chain problem with the calendars and drawstring tote bags that are the premium all runners are to receive for the New Year’s Day 5-Miler. 

The company closed their doors for the holidays a week earlier than we were told when the order was placed, and they will not re-open until January 2nd. We are unlikely to receive anything until late that first week of January or into the second week. 

The umbrellas that are the menu item are still on schedule. 

As of right now, without knowing when exactly we will receive the merchandise, I can’t make any definite announcement on how we will distribute the items once we have them.  You will be notified once those plans are firmed up.

Thanks for your patience and understanding.

Sponsored by the Erie Runners Club and Silkscreen Unlimited 

REGISTRATION: Day-of-race signup and packet pickup for pre-registered runners will begin at 8:45 a.m. in the Rotary Pavilion near the Waterworks area (Beach #7) at Presque Isle. The course starts and ends in front of the Rotary Pavilion. The race will be run entirely on the roadways of the park. The exact course layout will be posted on race day.

RACE PREMIUM: All pre-registered participants will receive an ERC 2023 desk calendar and a drawstring tote bag. You may also choose to order the special menu item – a 58” Vented Auto-open Folding Golf Umbrella. Umbrellas will be guaranteed on race day to the first 120 orders. If necessary, an additional order will be placed, but only the first 120 are guaranteed!

YOU ARE URGED to pre-register by Thursday, December 29, 2022 to assist us in having sufficient refreshments for all participants on race day. 

AWARDS: Overall awards in the 5-mile run to the top male and female, the first masters (age 40 & over) male and female, and to the top 3 male and female finishers in the following age groups: 12 & under, 13-15, 16-19, then in five-year increments from 20-24 to 80 & over. Walkers are welcome. Awards will be presented to the top male and female walkers overall and the top 3 males and females in these divisions: 19 & under, 20-49, and 50 & over.

NOTE: The race will take place as scheduled regardless of the weather, with one exception: the race may be postponed or cancelled altogether if Presque Isle State Park is closed by park authorities for any reason. Since this is always a possibility, call 814-460-9930 if you have any doubt about the race being held. 

POST-RACE REFRESHMENTS in the Rotary Pavilion following the race.

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