1891 Run

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

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, the 1891 Run is now a Virtual Race for 2020

Participants will be able to walk or run a 5k between July 19 and July 31, 2020.

 

Registration

There are three ways to participate in this virtual event:

(1) Register for the race HERE, then download the RaceJoy app and complete the normal 1891 Run course, which is outlined below.  (RaceJoy is a free phone app for iPhones & Android devices.); or

(2) Register for the race HERE.  If you do not live in the Fredonia area and cannot complete the normal 1891 Run course, download the free RaceJoy app and complete a 5k run/walk using your own 5k course anywhere; or

(3) Register for the race HERE.  If you cannot run with a cell phone or are not interested in using the RaceJoy app, complete a 5k run/walk using your own timing device on the normal 1891 Run course or your own course anywhere.  Then follow instructions you will be provided to report your time. 

All registrants will receive an email on July 19 that the race period has begun and with instructions on how to provide results using the RaceJoy app or manually.  A second email on July 30 will remind registrants that the race period closes on July 31.

Using the RaceJoy App

RaceJoy is a free phone app for iPhone & Android devices designed to maximize the experience for both participants and their supporters. Runners will be assigned a number and time period (July 19-31) to run the course.

At the starting line, runners simply open the RaceJoy app and find their race.  When ready to run, participants press the start button.  At the finish, runners receive their time and place on the live leader board.  Runners also are able to submit time via text message or through their online registration profile.  (Please note: runners NOT using the RaceJoy app can report their times for results posting, but are not eligible for medal consideration.)

RaceJoy app tutorial:  https://youtu.be/cUUqXeKOom0

 

1891 Run Course Description
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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.

Swag Bags & Prizes

The Opera House will provide Swag Bags for all participants in a drive-thru pick-up format on Sun., Aug. 2, 1-3pm.  Swag Bags will include various items that would have been included had the 1891 Run been held live.  For those who register prior to July 19, t-shirts will be included.  Medal recipients also will be given their medals at this drive-thru pick-up.

All registrants' names will between entered into a random drawing for a variety of prizes.  Winners' names will be drawn on July 31.  Winners will be given their prizes at the Aug. 2 drive-thru pick-up as well.  (Please note: no medals, t-shirts or swag will be mailed.)

Medals

Medals will be awarded to the First, Second and Third Place male and female finishers overall and to the First, Second and Third Place male and female finishers in the Masters category (age 40 and older).  Medals will be distributed to recipients during the Swag bag drive-thru pick-up on Sun., Aug. 2.  (Please note:  runners NOT using the RaceJoy app can report their times for results posting, but are not eligible for medal consideration.) 

 

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
                   Melissa Sorci Taft, Interior Designer at The Barn 3521
                               Foley, Foley & Passafaro Law Offices
                                         Fredonia Beaver Club
                                   Fredonia Heating & Plumbing
                                               Kirk's Jewelers
                                     Lawley Tradition Insurance
                                      North Chautauqua Dental
                                          TOPS Friendly Market