Race Info


Saturday, September 28th, 2019

8:00 am at the White Rose Bar & Grill, York PA

The Region’s Oldest Running Event!

The first York White Rose Run was held in 1977 and it has been run on the streets of York City for 41 years. This family-friendly race has drawn as many as 800+ runners and has been known to attract a field of elite runners from local and regional areas, including Olympic Games participants from eleven different countries.  The five-mile course starts on Beaver Street near the York Central Market House, meanders throughout York City, climbs the hill to Farquhar Park and finishes straight and fast down Beaver Street to the White Rose Bar & Grill.

The York Road Runners Club, established in 1976, proudly manages, organizes, and directs the York White Rose Run. This race is put on by runners for runners and is geared to participants of all abilities and experience levels.  It has much to offer, from a special course that runs through York City, to a great tech shirt for those who choose to purchase it, to a post-race party complete with great food, beer, and a band.  This event is sanctioned by the USATF.

Community Focused

The York White Rose Run is proud to support Not One More, York PA Chapter – a nonprofit organization committed to providing awareness, education and support to those affected by drug abuse and addiction.

When you register for the race or to volunteer for the race, please consider supporting our race beneficiary.  Every penny you donate will go directly to Not One More, York.  Even if you won’t be running or volunteering for White Rose Run, you may donate on runsignup.

Run to Party, Party to Run!

Race activities commence at White Rose Bar & Grill.  Immediately following the race, the White Rose Bar & Grill will host a festival style POST-RACE PARTY!  Our race course finishes on Beaver Street, which means finishers will race right into York’s best post-race party.  Groove to live music with food and drink specials for race participants and supporters!

Lots of Prizes! Big Money!

Prize Money:  Top five male and female finishers will receive $250, $200, $150, $100, & $50, respectively.

Age Group Cap Awards will be given to the top three finishers in each age group.

Team Challenge:  Compete as a team of five or more.  Win a travelling trophy and a free entry into next year’s race for the five scoring runners of the winning team.

Masters Awards:   The top male and female finishers forty and over will receive $75; the second will receive $50.  If a master winner is in the top 5 overall, he/she wins both cash awards.

Stroller Division:  Two prizes! First male & female in the division takes home THE MUG.

Additional Race Amenities

Chip Timing by US Road Running:  Precise and immediate timing results

Extra Fun:

  • Race start by the York Revolution’s Cannonball Charlie.
  • York Revolution’s mascot, Downtown, will be there to greet you at the finish line.
  • Our favorite bagpiper, Rodney Yeaple, will be in his usual spot – at the top of Farquhar Park.
  • The YWCA’s Temple Guard drumline will entertain you on the course and at the finish line.

Pre-Race Pasta & Post Race Party!

PACKET PICKUP and REGISTRATION will be hosted at the White Rose Bar & Grill from 5:00pm to 8:00pm on Friday, September 27th, a short walk from the race start and finish.  Special pasta menu selections and a special drink will be available for race participants who choose to pick up their packet and do some pre-race carbo loading!

There will also be a POST RACE PARTY at the White Rose Bar & Grill starting at 8:30 am! Groove to live music while enjoying drink and food specials for race participants!

Visiting York, PA

York is one of Pennsylvania’s fastest growing areas and a popular tourist destination. With compelling history, exhilarating outdoor adventure, fantastic factory tours and one of Pennsylvania’s premier wine trails, York County offers exciting experiences sure to satisfy your adventurous, romantic or carefree nature. Visit www.yorkpa.org for a variety of fun agenda items!

Where to stay: The York Area features many fine hotels that are a short distance from the race.