iRun WNY New Year's Eve 5K

Youngstown, NY

Let's start off the new year on the right foot!
2021 New Year's Eve 5K
2022 New Year's Day 5K
Or better yet...Run Both Races!

iRun Western New York
proudly presents the 6th 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 (12-31-21), New Year's Day (1-1-22), or both! We are planning to use USATF Course #NY11071JG and runner/staff safety will be our number one priority as we continually monitor the Covid pandemic. The first 125 registered participants will receive a cool custom finisher medal being specially designed just for this race!

2019 Start Line at Old Fort Niagara

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 one water stop on the course that runners will pass by twice. Bottled water and grab & go snacks 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

PACKET PICKUP (10:30am until 12:00pm)
Online registration will remain open right up until the start of each race or until sold out. Packet pickup will take place in the main parking lot for your convenience.

Registration Fee: $25/$30* on race day
*Includes custom finisher medal for the first 125 participants!
Run both for only $45 (mail-in only)

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

Mail-in Registration Option
If you prefer to mail in your registration, please download both liability waivers below and mail them 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 Eve 5K Application & Waiver
>USATF Waiver (required)

All participants will be provided with bottled water and grab & go food/snacks at the finish line following the race. The park is open to the general public on both days and you are welcome to stay with family and friends for as long as you wish. Adult beverages are allowed inside the park (must be 21 and older).

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.

Hand crafted trophies will be presented to the 1st place overall male and female finishers. The awards ceremony will take place in the main parking lot where you checked in for the race. We will present custom trophies to the top male and female runners and announce age group winners. The first 125 registered participants will receive a cool custom finisher madel and everyone can download photos and custom finisher certificates from the event page and view/share them following the race!

14 and under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69. 70-74, 75-79, 80-84, 85 and older.

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

Beautiful & Scenic Course

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

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

Dec 31, 2021


12:00 PM

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Custom finisher medals for the first 150 participants!

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