1891 Run

A 5K Run/Walk for the Fredonia Opera House


Congratulations to all our 2018 runners and walkers.  Here is the complete results list! 


Mark you calendars for our 2019 Run on: 

Sunday, April 28, 2019 at 9am

Race starts and finishes at the Fredonia Village Hall and Opera House 

Packet pick-up and same-day registration begins at 7:30am

5K race starts at 9am

Walk starts immediately following

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Course Description

The course begins on Day St. between Lambert and Church Streets adjacent to the Village Hall parking lot, and ends on Church St. directly in front of Village Hall.  It includes portions of Temple St., Central Ave. and Brigham Rd., as well as a portion of Ring Road on the State University of New York at Fredonia campus.  It is USATF-certified as Course #NY17080JG.

There is a short, small incline at the start of the course; otherwise, this is a flat, fast course. 

Runners will follow a lead car provided by the Village of Fredonia Police Department.  Walkers will be expected to complete the route on the sidewalk.


Pre-Registration: Runners can register in advance of race day HERE .  The cost of pre-registration is $25 for adults, $15 for students (age 21 and under).  T-shirts are guaranteed for the first 100 registrants.

Race-Day Registration: Race-day registration is available at the registration table inside the Opera House, beginning at 7:30am.  The cost of race-day registration is $30 for adults, $15 for students (age 21 and under). 

Packet Pick-up

Race packets can be picked up at the registration table inside the Opera House the day of the race between 7:30 and 8:45am.


Medals will be awarded to the First, Second and Third Place male and female finishers overall and in the age divisions listed below during an award ceremony following the race. 

Under 15 years old
15-19 years old
20-29 years old
30-39 years old
40-49 years old
50-59 years old
60-69 years old
70-75 years old 
76 years old and older

Award winners will be asked to remain for the Awards ceremony as no awards will be mailed. 

Be a Virtual Runner

Not a runner?  Or cannot attend the 1891 Run on Apr. 29?  You can still participate by being a "Virtual Runner" and making a donation to the Opera House.  Simply select the Virtual Runner registration option HERE


THANK YOU to our Generous Sponsors: 





Basil Chevrolet Buick of Fredonia
Dunkirk-Fredonia Rotary Club
Howard Hanna Holt Real Estate
Lake Shore Orthopedic Group GLPP
TOPS Friendly Market


Bahgat & Laurito-Bahgat, CPAs
Central Station Restaurant
Chautauqua Health & Fitness
Cool Little Music Shop
CrossFit Dunkirk
EBC West
Eileen Star Batrouny & George Batrouny
Feather Your Nest Interior Design
Foley, Foley & Passafaro
Fredonia Beaver Club
Fredonia Hardware, Inc.
Anne LaPaglia, Howard Hanna Holt Real Estate
Jamestown Community College, North Campus
Kirk's Jewelers
Lawley Tradition Insurance
Lisa Glasier, Life Coach
North Chautauqua Dental PLCC
Salon Belle Vie
Southern Tier Masonry & Concrete