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The Westmoreland Yough Trail Chapter of the Regional Trail Corporation will hold its 9th Annual 5k/10k Run and 2 Mile Fun Walk on Saturday May 16th, 2019. The event will start at the Arthur H. King Access Area of the Great Allegheny Passage (GAP) in West Newton, PA. Proceeds from this fundraiser will be used by trail volunteers to maintain, preserve and enhance the Westmoreland County section of the Great Allegheny Passage.

The 5k/10k Run will begin at the King Trail Access Parking Lot and proceed south on the Trail out and back. The 10k Run will begin promptly at 9:00 am and the 5k Run at 9:05 am. The 2 Mile Fun Walk will begin at the King Trail Access Parking Lot at 9:00 am and proceed north on the Yough River Trail 1 Mile out and back.

Medals will be awarded to overall male and female runners in the 5k and 10k Run and to the top three male and female age group participants of those events. Medals will also be given to all Run and Walk participants age 10 and under.  Medals will be awarded to the oldest and youngest participants of the 2 Mile Fun Walk.

Many people are unaware that the trail is not maintained by county or state workers, but by volunteer effort. This event is a major fundraiser for the volunteer maintenance of the 10.5 miles of trail that runs through Westmoreland County. People come from all around the southwest Pennsylvania region to enjoy the scenery, smell the early morning air along the river, enjoy the camaraderie of the event and have a chance to win a medal.

Registration is through getmeregistered here.

The Event entry forms may also be picked up at the Regional Trail Corporation office in West Newton (located in West Newton Station), from the bulletin boards along the trail, from the many supporting businesses in the region, and on the WYTC website.  

Prices are as follows:

5K or 10K Run $20;  Fun Walk  $15.  Children age 10 and under $10.  On race day the 5k and 10k fees are $25, the Fun Walk $20. Children’s prices remain at $10.

Every participant receives a short sleeve T-shirt. The event is held rain or shine, no refunds.  Pre-registrations for this event must be received by APRIL 16TH, 2020 to ensure receipt of free event T-Shirt.

For additional information visit the event website. 


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