Running and walking are healthy forms of exercise available to nearly everyone, and it can also be motivating and inspiring to train for a race. 1889 Foundation supports opportunities for all ages to build healthy exercise habits! Click “more” for more details about each event.

Healthy Kids Running Series: This five-week running program takes place each spring and fall for kids in pre-kindergarten through 8th grade. The kids meet once weekly for age-appropriate running events, including a 50- and 75-yard dash, and quarter-, half- and mile runs. 1889 Foundation has supported this program for five years. The next available session begins on October 2, 2022.

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Path of the Flood Historic Races: 1889 Foundation has sponsored this annual event for the past six years by providing funding for free registration for kids 17 and under. The races, which are presented on the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend, are presented by and benefit the Johnstown Area Heritage Association and the Cambria County Conservation & Recreation Authority. The course for the 14-miler, 8-miler, and 5K runs along the path of the 1889 flood, concluding at Peoples Natural Gas Park in Johnstown. (The photo above is of this year’s races, which were run on May 28.)

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Second Chance Fundraising 5K Run/Walk: Second Chance is a Johnstown-based nonprofit that promotes and supports organ, tissue, and cornea donation awareness. The 2022 edition of the run/walk will be held on Saturday, August 13 at the Berwind-Wayside Festival Grounds in St. Michael, and 1889 Foundation is providing funding for free registrations for participants aged 17 and under.

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Jim Mayer Family Fun Run: This 5K and 10K will be held on September 3 on the Jim Mayer Riverswalk Trail in Johnstown, which extends from Riverside to Sandyvale, on September 3. It’s presented by the Cambria County Conservation & Recreation Authority, benefiting the Friends of the Trails program, and 1889 Foundation is providing funding for free registrations for participants aged 17 and under.

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Chernisky Ghost Town Trail-A-Thon: This two-day event includes a full marathon, 15-miler, or 5K on Sat., Oct. 1, and an unsupported leisurely bike ride on Oct. 2. 1889 Foundation is providing funding for free registrations for participants aged 17 and under. Proceeds benefit Cambria County Conservation & Recreation Authority’s Friends of the Trails Program and the Cambria County Regional Firefighters Association’s Fire Training Facility.

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1889 Foundation encourages you and your family to take part in these fantastic events, or to go for a walk or run on your own!