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USA Track & Field Sanctioned & Certified 5/10K Road Races


USA Track & Field Sanctioned & Certified 5/10K Road Races

The Ohio River Trail River Run Race is sanctioned event that is being run according to applicable competition rules. The race is part of the USATF Three Rivers Territory located in the State of Pennsylvania west of Potter, Clinton, Centre, Huntingdon, and shared jurisdiction of the counties of Marshall, Brooke, Ohio, and Hancock in the state of West Virginia. However, the event brings runners from the tri-state area - Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia!
The Ohio River Trail Race route is a USATF-certified course, which is a road race course whose distance has been certified for accuracy. Courses must be certified for any road running performance to be accepted as a record or to be nationally ranked. Furthermore, running a race on a certified course allows you to accurately compare your time to performances run on other certified courses because you can be sure the distances were the same. No one can truly establish a personal best if the course distance is not accurate. In addition, a sanction is required for a record to be set. There are some exceptions to this rule, however.
The Ohio River Trail Council will be hosting a series of USATF certified and sanctioned 5/10K road races annually.
Ohio River Trail Council "River Run" Road Race Series

Event: 5 & 10K ● Race ● Run ● Walk ● Wheelchair




Six prizes for the complete spring, summer, and fall race series

(must participate in all three 5K's or 10K's):


  1. 10K First Place Overall - $100 cash

  2. 10K Second Place Overall - $75 cash

  3. 10K Third Place Overall - $50 cash

  4. 5K First Place Overall - $100 cash

  5. 5K Second Place Overall - $75 cash

  6. 5K Third Place Overall - $50 cash 

Rules: Fifty runners minimum PER RACE in order for CASH prizes to be awarded.  There is no separate men's and women's division for the cash PRIZE.




Time: 8:30 a.m.

Location: 100 Water Street, Rochester Riverfront Park, Rochester, Pa.

Dates: Spring, Summer, and Fall

  1. April 8, 2018

  2. July 8, 2018

  3. October 7, 2018

Online registration: Available for the series and each race on Run Sign Up.

  1. Spring

  2. Summer

  3. Fall



Paper Registration

Same Day Registration & Packet Pickup: Begins at Flag Park at 7:20 am
Men & Women Awards Age Groups

14 and under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-24, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80-84, 85-89, and 90 and over. 


Timing Services provided by the Wolf Creek Track Club.

Click the logo above for the race results.
Course Photos


Course Specifications

Name of USATF Course: Ohio River Trail 5K & 10k

USATF Certification Code for the Ohio River Trail 5K: PA17009NP 


Elevation (meters above sea level): Start 209m ● Finish 209m ● HIGHEST 213M ● LOWEST 208M ● SEPARATION 3.48%

recognized by the road runners club of america

ApproximATE 5K Start: GPS 40.698080, -80.285965; FOUR FEET EAST OF UTILITY POLE





Rochester Riverfront Park Unofficial Route Map - Google Earth


Rochester Riverfront Park Unofficial Route Map - Google Maps


Rochester Riverfront Park Unofficial Route Map - Map My Run

The Ohio River Trail Council Road Race is is a 3.10 mi out and back route. The route has a total ascent of 7.59 ft and has a maximum elevation of 698.82 ft. Click here to visit Map My Run.


Finish Line River Fest




River Run Finish Line Festival Professional Services Vendor Opportunity

Please click here to learn more about the River Run Finish Line Festival Professional Services Vendor Opportunity.


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USATF/RRTC Position on GPS used by runners

Effective June 6, 2014
GPS devices work by receiving signals from satellites. The quality of different GPS units can vary, but all of them can be affected by conditions such as buildings in urban environments or heavy overhead tree cover that interfere with reception of the satellite signals and can cause them to be inaccurate.
Race courses Certified by USATF are measured by a proven method that incorporates the calibration of measuring devices against a steel tape and are verified by multiple measurements.
Race courses are measured along a well-defined path called the “SPR”—the Shortest Possible Route that a runner can possibly run. Most runners don’t actually run the SPR, so the distance recorded by their GPS device will usually be longer than the certified length of the course, even though the course was properly measured along the SPR according to USATF rules. 



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