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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
The race directors reserve the right to accept or reject any entry.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
-2ND RACE: May 3 (Sun): 46th Annual Cherry Blossom 5 Mile Run/17th Annual Tim Thomas Memorial, 10am, Kirby Park, Wilkes-Barre
-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.
Additional race information can be found at http://home.ptd.net/~rrrawls/wyoval.htm.
If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.Questions?
The Wyoming Valley Striders wish to acknowledge the cooperation of the Lehigh Gorge State Park and the White Haven Borough for their valuable assistance.
This race will be a USATF sanctioned event.
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.Open in External Application