iRun WNY New Year's Day 5K

Youngstown, NY

Let's start off the new year on the right foot!
2020 New Year's Eve 5K
2021 New Year's Day 5K
Or better yet...Run Both Races!

iRun Western New York proudly presents the 5th 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 (12-31-20), New Year's Day (1-1-21), or both! We are planning to use the USATF Course #NY11071JG and are having a large heated tent erected for race day registration, race bib pickup, and the post race party and awards ceremony after each race.

Historic Fort Niagara Lighthouse

Official Start 12:00 Noon
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 two water stops on the course and bottled water will be provided to all runners at the finish line. 

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 Park
Youngstown, New York 14174
Fort Niagara Officer's Club

Online registration will remain open right up until the start of the race. Race day registration and race bib pickup will take place inside our heated tent from 10:30am right up until the start of each race at noon. You also have the option to download and print a paper application. Registration will be capped at 300 participants so that we can accommodate everyone in our heated tent.

New Year's Day 5K
Registration Fee: 

Click here to visit our New Year's Eve 5K Event Page

Mail-in Registration Option
If you prefer to mail in your registration, please download both the race waiver and appropriate USATF liability waiver below and mail 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 Day 5K Application & Waiver
>USATF Waiver (18 and over)
>USATF Waiver (17 and under)

Join us after the race for a post race celebration that will include pizza from Main Street Pizzeria. Participants are invited to bring refreshments of your choice to the post race celebration and no person under the age of 21 is permitted to drink alcoholic beverages.

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. Please refrain from parking in the Historic Old Fort Niagara parking lot as they are open for business and have asked us to use the main lot on both days.

Trophies will be presented to both the 1st place overall male and 1st place overall female finisher. In addition, custom finisher medals will be presented to the top three male and female 5K runners in each of the following age groups: 

14 and under, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80 and older.

For additional information on the race or sponsorship opportunities available, please contact 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. 

Former Naval Barracks

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(s)

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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When & Where

Jan 1, 2021


12:00 PM

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