Race Info


Saturday, September 15th, 2018

8:30am 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 has been run on the streets of York City for 40 years. The race has drawn as many as 600+ runners and has been known to attract a field of elite runners from local and regional areas, including Philadelphia, Baltimore, and New York. The five-mile course starts on Beaver Street near the York Central Market House, meanders throughout York City, climbs the hills to Farquhar Park and finishes straight and fast down Beaver Street to the White Rose Bar & Grill.

Community Focused

The York White Rose Run is proud to support Big Brothers Big Sisters of York & Adams Counties – an organization committed to empowering local kids to make responsible life choices through professionally-supervised mentoring relationships between at-risk youths and volunteer mentors.

Our goal is to donate the funds required to support a mentoring program in a local school.

In the program, high school or college mentors help elementary school students with their relationships and academics by being positive role-models and friends in one-on-one mentoring relationships.

Run to Party, Party to Run!

Race activities commence at White Rose Bar & Grill. Immediately following the race 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 Awards will be given to the top finishers in each age group.

Team Challenge: Top teams claim the traveling trophy for a year.

Masters Awards: Top male and female finishers forty and over will receive $75, the second will receive $50. If that master is in the top 5 they get both awards.

Stroller Division: Two prizes! First male & female runner/rider/stroller takes home THE MUG.

Race Amenities

Chip Timing: Precise and immediate timing results

Stroller Division: Running specific strollers encouraged! Bring the kids! Two prizes! First male & female runner/stroller takes home THE MUG.

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

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 14th, a short walk from the race start and finish. Special pasta menu selections 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 9:00 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.