Kinzua Half Marathon & 5k @ Kinzua Bridge State Park, Mount Jewett, PA, United States on 24 July 2022

Race Info & Description

Race Information:

  • Event Name: Kinzua Half Marathon & 5k
  • Date: 24 July 2022
  • Start Time: 08:00 am
  • Venue: Kinzua Bridge State Park
  • Organised By: Wolf Creek Race Management
  • Race Website: Click Here.

Race Facilities

  • Has Toilets? Yes
  • Has Changing Facilities? No
  • Has Water Stations? Yes - Multiple Water Stations
  • Has Prizes / Awards? No

Race Description

The Kinzua Viaduct, built in 1882, was the world’s longest and tallest railroad viaduct, measuring 2,053 feet long and 301 feet high. In 2003, a tornado partially destroyed the structure. In 2011, the viaduct was reinvented and transformed into the now 624ft long Kinzua Skywalk at Kinzua Bridge State Park. On the skywalk, visitors can take in breathtaking views of the Kinzua Gorge and gaze down at the incredible destruction from the tornado. In addition, the Kinzua Bridge State Park Visitor Center offers historical information and stunning views.

“One of the World’s Top 10 Most Beautiful Skywalks and Viewpoints” -Culture Trip, U.K.

Half Marathon Race Information
Experience this one-of-a-kind, destination half marathon at Kinzua Bridge State Park. The course is an out and back on the scenic Knox Kane Rail Trail. The race starts & finishes steps from the spectacular Kinzua Skywalk. All participants receive a performance shirt, finisher medal, and drawstring bag, custom bib, and free race photos! Water stations at ~ miles 2, 4, 6.5, 9, 11. Refreshments provided at the finish.

This race will be disposable bib chip timed with live online results. The course time limit is 4 hours (18 min per mile). Registration fees and donations support the Mt. Jewett to Kinzua Bridge Trail Club (MJ2KB) to help support further development of the trail.

Half Marathon Awards
Awards will be given to the Top 3 overall male and female finishers in Open & Masters plus the top 3 finishers in each of the following categories: 19 & Under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60 & Over.

“25 Must-See Pennsylvania State Parks” – DCNR

5K Race Information
Saturday evening 5K race starting at 7:00. The course is an out and back on the scenic Knox Kane Rail Trail. The race starts & finishes steps from the spectacular Kinzua Skywalk. All participants receive a performance shirt, drawstring bag, custom bib, and free race photos! Water station prior to the turnaround. Refreshments provided at the finish. Stick around after you finish to catch the sunset at the skywalk!

This race will be disposable bib chip timed with live online results. The course time limit is 1.5 hours (approx. 14:30/mile). Race registration fees and donations support the Mt. Jewett to Kinzua Bridge Trail Club (MJ2KB) to help support further development of the trail.

5k Awards
Awards will be given to the Top 3 overall male and female finishers in Open & Masters, plus the top 3 finishers in each of the following categories: 12 & Under, 13-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60 & Over.

“The Kinzua Bridge Skywalk is an engineering masterpiece with a rich history and one of the most stunning views you’ll see in the Pennsylvania Wilds.” – PA Wilds

Restrooms, Aid Stations, & Parking
Portable restrooms will be available in the parking lot area and on the trail. Additional restrooms will be available at the Visitor Center once it opens at 8:00 am. Aid Stations with refreshments and first aid kits will be available along the course. Race Parking will be available at the Kinzua Bridge State Park overflow lot and in the designated trail parking.
Window Start
All half marathon participants will have the option to start their race at any point from 8:00 am to 8:30 am and all 5k participants will have from 7:00 pm to 7:05 pm. The start will be chip timed so there is no penalty to starting later. All results will be based on net (chip) time.

For more race information, please visit https://wolfcreektrackclub.com/kinzua-half-marathon-5k/

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