First Race of 2024!
Let's start off the new year on the right foot!
2023 New Year's Eve 5K
2024 New Year's Day 5K
Or better yet...Run Both Races!
iRun Western New York proudly presents the 8th Annual 5K New Year's Classic. Two races will be held (one on New Year's Eve and another on New Year's Day) at beautiful Fort Niagara State Park in Youngstown, New York! Runners can sign up to run on New Year's Eve (12-31-23), New Year's Day (1-1-24), or both! We are planning to run USATF Course #NY11071JG. All participants will receive an amazing custom finisher medal specially designed for this race!
2022 Start Line at Old Fort Niagara
Both 5K races will start and finish near the historic lighthouse at Old Fort Niagara. The New Year's Eve 5K will take place on December 31st and will feature a clockwise course. The New Year's Day 5K will take place on January 1st and will feature a counter-clockwise course. There will be one water stop on the course that runners will pass by twice and bottled water will be provided to all runners at the finish line. The post race celebration will take place inside our large heated tent located across from the Officer's Club.
What is your New Year's resolution! Enter your New Year's resolution online during the registration process (20 characters or less) and we will announce it when you cross the finish line!
Fort Niagara State ParkYoungstown, New York 14174
Fort Niagara Officer's Club
PACKET PICKUP (10:30am until 12:00pm)Online registration will remain open right up until the start of each race or until sold out. Packet pickup will take place inside our large heated tent.Registration Fee: $30/$35 after 12/15/23
SPECIAL DISCOUNT OFFER! Run both races for only $55/60 after 12/15/23*
Visit the New Year's Eve event page (LINK BELOW) for COMBO registration with discount pricingClick here to visit our New Year's Eve 5K Event PageMail-in Registration OptionIf you prefer to mail in your registration, please download both liability waivers below and mail them to the address shown. You must complete and mail both waivers to the address shown on the waiver along with your check payable to iRunWNY.>iRun WNY New Year's Eve 5K Application & Waiver>USATF Waiver (required)
POST RACE CELEBRATION
We are excited to announce that we are bringing back the large heated tent (like we did in the past before Covid) for our post race celebration and awards ceremony. There will be music and light food/snacks provided. The tent will be located right on the course in the small lot across from the Officer's Club. The park will be open to the public and participants are welcome to stay and enjoy the afternoon together with friends. For those 21 and older who wish to bring their own adult beverages, they are allowed inside the park.
Fort Niagara State Park
Youngstown, NY 14174
There will be plenty of free parking in the main parking lot near the pool/beach a short 3-4 minute walk to the start/finish area. Since this is one of the few days of the year that Old Fort Niagara is closed, you are also welcome to park at the start/finish line.
AGE GROUPS & AWARDS
The awards ceremony will take place at the post race party inside our heated tent. Custom trophies will be presented to the 1st place overall male and female finishers. Since all participants will receive custom finisher medals, we will provide age group award decals to go on the back of your medal at the awards ceremony. Custom finisher certificates showing race stats and age group rank can be downloaded and printed after the race via the RESULTS button at the top of this page.
14 and under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80-84, 85 and older.
CONTACT / INFORMATION
For additional information on the race or sponsorship opportunities available, please contact iRunWNY, Paul Beatty at 716-998-5777.
There will be no refunds. In the event of foul weather, public safety concerns, or for any other reason deemed necessary by race organizers (ex: state of emergency, etc), we reserve the right to postpone/reschedule the event at our discretion or offer a virtual alternative if necessary.
Beautiful & Scenic Course
TIMING & FINISH LINE SERVICES
Gun start/chip finish timing services using industry leading Jaguar Electronic RFID timing will be provided by Race Management Solutions. Results are updated throughout the race in real time and can be accessed at any time after crossing the finish line using any one of the following options:
- FREE ITSYourRace Mobile App
- RMS Race Results Kiosk/Printer
- Scrolling Results TV Monitor
Race participants can also use the ITSYourRace platform to view and share finish line photos with family and friends for free on Facebook along with free custom finisher certificates!
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