1891 Run

A 5K Run/Walk for the 1891 Fredonia Opera House Performing Arts Center

Rescheduled due to Covid-19 restrictions on public gatherings to Sunday, July 19, 2020, at 9am

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

5K race starts at 9am; Walk starts immediately following.  This year's race will utilize CHIP TIMING!

Pre-registered packet pick-up is Sat., July 18, 12-5pm. Same day registration and packet pick-up begins at 7:30am.


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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 pre-register for the run now HERE .  The cost of pre-registration is $25 for adults, $15 for students (age 21 and under).  T-shirts are guaranteed to those who register before July 7.

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 on Saturday, July 18 between 12 and 5pm as well as on 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. 


The 2020 Run is one of the races included in the Chautauqua Striders Athletic Club Runner of the Year Series. 

Be a Virtual Runner

Not a runner?  Cannot attend the 1891 Run on July 19?  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 (Virtual Runners are not eligible for t-shirts.)

THANK YOU to our Generous Sponsors:










                                              ArtDen Designs

                                   Basil Chevrolet Buick Cadillac

                                           Courier Capital, LLC  

                                   Dunkirk-Fredonia Rotary Club

                                         HBKS Wealth Advisors

                                     Larson-Timko Funeral Home

                          Law Offices of Sheila Starkey Hahn, PC 

                                  Bahgat & Laurito-Bahgat, CPAs
                                      Central Station Restaurant
                                  Feather Your Nest Interior Design
                               Foley, Foley & Passafaro Law Offices
                                         Fredonia Beaver Club
                                   Fredonia Heating & Plumbing
                                               Kirk's Jewelers
                                     Lawley Tradition Insurance
                                      North Chautauqua Dental
                                          TOPS Friendly Market