Spring Valley 4 Miler

Spring Valley 4 Miler is today at 1:00 (1 mile begins at 12:30). Parking is limited so please be mindful of the runners and spacing of your vehicles.

*****no race day registration *****

Bib/blanket pick up begins at 11:00 – remain distanced and wear masks.

We are encouraging participants to bring their own water. Bottles will be available at the finish line.

Runners only at these events, no spectators this year – we will have photographers (thank you Clay and Karen) and you may share those photos with your family.

Runners, race directors, volunteers and timers are all very excited to have LIVE events……….I cannot stress this enough, safety at our events this year comes before setting a PR. Let’s all work together to kick off another amazing YRRC Winter Series!!!

Link to course – https://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/3656695642 – this is an out & back again this year.


Winter Series kick off

One more day until we kick off the 2020-2021 Winter Series.

Things will look different this year, but we are excited to host the series and to do so as safely as possible. Please check out some changes you can expect:

  • NO race day registration
    -MASKS must be worn unless you are on the race course
  • Spectators, we love you, but this year, for the sake of the runners and race volunteers, we are asking you to stay home.
  • Stay by your vehicle until a few minutes prior to race start.
  • Rolling race start times (50 per wave).
  • Do not congregate after the race – slowly and safely leave the race venue as quick as possible.

We would really appreciate everybody’s help and patience with these guidelines. Not only for the safety of those involved, but also as a way to make sure we can continue with the remaining races.


Winter Series Packet Pickup INFO…

Let’s all give a shout out to White Rose Bar and Grill!!
Early Bib Pickup for PRE-REGISTERED runners signed up for the LIVE RACES will take place at the following times:

Friday November 20th from 5:30pm – 7:30pm

Saturday November 21st from 10:00am – Noon

Pre-registered LIVE RACE runners may pick up their race bibs, pins and Winter Series blankets (single entry = 1 blanket; family entry = 2 blankets) during these times.

There will be NO race registration, simply pick-up for those who are already registered.

You will most likely be able to enter/exit the White Rose parking lot during both pick-up times ($1 per hour to exit the lot). If the lot is not open and/or you do not want to pay the $1, there is plenty of on-street parking nearby on Philadelphia Street (metered on Saturday).


YRRC Winter Series Information!

Thank you all for your patience.  Please read the entire post!

Winter Series will hold 5 LIVE events this year:

Spring Valley 4 miler 11/29/2020 @ 1:00pm (1 mile at 12:30)

John Rudy 5 mile 01/02/2021 @ 9:00am (1mile at 8:30)

Indian Rock 10k 01/16/2021 @ 9:00am (1 mile at 8:30)

Jacobus 5 mile 02/06/2021  @ 9:00am (1 mile at 8:30)

Springettsbury 10k 02/20/2021 @ 9:00am (1 mile at 8:30)


Winter Series will host a VIRTUAL challenge this year!

The YRRC Winter Series website information page is almost updated and will have all the details.  Until then, a few major changes:
• COVID safety measures will be in place at every event – gathering limits are changing and we will keep you updated as the information is made available to us
• There will be no series points and no final awards ceremony this year
• All registered participants will receive a YRRC Winter Series logoed item this year 
• Registration fee will remain the same as the previous few years
• NO DAY-OF REGISTRATION AT ANY OF THE EVENTS – ONLINE ONLY REGISTRATION THIS YEAR – please help relay the registration info to other runners.

Please remember the website is almost updated and will have more details and information.  By this time in 2020 we should all be aware that we are all doing the best that we can.  Please be understanding of the changes in place for this year AND of the race directors who are giving their time to make this happen.


YRRC Adult Beginners Running Program


York Road Runners Club’s FREE Beginners Running Program aims to introduce new individuals to the sport we love! Have you thought you might like to try running? Have you bought that pair of running shoes but don’t know how to get started? Have you been wishing you could find a group to start running with, because you need that accountability? This program is for you!

Each session will be lead by a YRRC experienced runner and each week will an include brief informational session on topics such as: selecting the proper running shoe, stretching and injury prevention, devising your own weekly running plan, nutrition and hydration, and more!

Program runs March 10 thru May 23, 2020

  • TUESDAYS 6-7pm – John Rudy Park
  • SATURDAYS 9-10am – Cousler Park

We hope that all participants will join us for a local 5K race (to be determined) at the end of the program!

SIGN UP AT: https://runsignup.com/Race/PA/York/YRRCBeginnersRunningProgram

Have questions about the program? Contact Bernice at becarr246@gmail.com.

We could also use some more experienced members to help as volunteers for the runs too! Interested volunteers can also contact Bernice at the email just above.


Springettsbury 10k Information

From our fabulous race director:

Hoping to see all of you Saturday at the Springettsbury 10k! Here are the course maps for reference, same as the last couple years.

If you’re looking for an excuse to sit this one out or if you’d just like to lend a helping hand I could still use some volunteers! Please let me know if you’re available. Message yrrcwinterseries@gmail.com if you are interested in helping.




Thank you to our Jacobus race director for working closely with the powers that be to get approval for the runners to cross the bridge on Water Street this year! The 1 mile course will remain the same as it has for the past few years. The 5 mile course will use the one mile course at the beginning before we send you down Water Street. Don’t worry, we were able to keep the hill at the finish!

Members of Christ United Methodist Church will again serve us hot breakfast and beverages afterwards. We appreciate their time and effort to make this happen each year. Please consider making a contribution towards their cause.

Three races remain in the series – online registration is available through February 6th at https://runsignup.com/Race/PA/York/YRRCWinterSeries