French Creek Half Marathon & 5k

5K, Half Marathon

Event Date

Sun, Sep 13, 2015


Meadville, PA


Activity Today Later

Running-5K - Individual Age group/open

$15 $15 Closed

Running-Half marathon - Individual Age group/open

$35 $40 Closed

About This Activity

Presented by the Crawford Area Youth Chamber of Commerce and organized by the Meadville Family YMCA, the French Creek Half Marathon and 5k offers a flat, fast and scenic run on Ernst Trail alongside French Creek and on country roads.

Event details and schedule

Race timing by Smiley Miles.

All participants will receivey custom swag.  Race shirts are $10 extra.

Packet Pickup is 5-7pm on Friday, September 12th at Meadville Family YMCA (356 Chestnut St, Meadville, PA).  Race day pickup is at 5:30am at race site.

Race day starts in the Meadville Plaza (near Dunhams/Peebles) with check in and packet pickup.  Half Marathon participants will start in the plaza and proceed West on Rt 322, which will be closed, to Ernst trail.  The course is an out and back on the trail with approximately 4.5 miles on a back country road during the return portion of the race.  Ernst trail is a paved, flat course. The portion on the road has some minor rolling hills.  The race finishes in front of the bowling alley at the beginning of Ernst Trail.

5k Particpants will be bussed from the plaza/staging area to the start on Ernst Trail, where they will then begin and have a 1 way return run on the trail to the same finish line as the Half Marathon.

The half marathon will be sent off in waves according to number of participants and estimated finish time to relieve congestion on the trail.

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