iRun WNY New Year's Eve 5K

Youngstown, NY

Let's start off the new year on the right foot!
2020 New Year's Eve 5K
2021 New Year's Day 5K
Or better yet...Run Both Races!

iRun Western New York
proudly presents the 5th 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 (12-31-20), New Year's Day (1-1-21), or both! We are planning to use USATF Course #NY11071JG and runner/staff safety will be our number one priority. CLICK HERE to view iRunWNY safety protocols implimented during the pandemic.

2019 Start Line at Old Fort Niagara

Official Start 12:00 Noon
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 two water stops on the course and bottled water 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

Online registration will remain open right up until the start of each race or until sold out. Race day registration and race bib pickup will take place using our touch-free, drive thru service that will be setup in the main parking lot located at the north end of the park along Lake Ontario from 10:30am right up until the start of the race at noon. Registration will be limited to waves of 50 runners with individual start times assigned to each participant to ensure social distancing on the course. 

Registration Fee: $25
Note: $30 on race day or 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 the race waiver and appropriate USATF liability waiver below and mail 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 (18 and over)
>USATF Waiver (17 and under)

During Covid we are not allowed to host any type of post race celebration. We will provide all participants with bottled water along with grab & go food (to be determined). Participants are invited to bring refreshments of their choice as the park is open to the general public. No persons under the age of 21 are permitted to drink alcoholic beverages.

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. There will be no formal awards ceremony during Covid, however all participants can download custom finisher certificates from the event page and view/share finish line photos 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 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

Individual chip 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 (not during Covid)
  • Scrolling Results TV Monitor (not during Covid)

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, 2020


12:00 PM

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