White Rose Run


Saturday, September 25th, 2021

**LIVE Race is on Saturday, September 25, 2021 at 8:00 am**
Pennsylvania state guidelines due to COVID-19, such as a cap on number of registrants, will be announced if necessary. 

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 43 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.

You can read The White Rose Run’s Colorful History here:  https://yorkroadrunners.com/the-white-rose-runs-colorful-history/

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.

Information for 2021, the 44th Running 

This year’s race includes both a LIVE and a VIRTUAL race. Runners around the world have embraced VIRTUAL racing, and we will include this option again in 2021! You can register for the LIVE, or the VIRTUAL, or register for each of the events (**you must register separately for each event if you wish to do both**).

The LIVE race runs through the city for more than three miles (including Farquhar Park), crosses George St onto the new section of the Heritage Rail Trail, runs less than a mile to the turnaround, and finishes at the usual spot on Beaver St.  The race start and venue will remain at the White Rose Bar and Grill.

Any COVID-19 precautions for our LIVE race and post-race events will be according to Pennsylvania state requirements. ** Click/tap on York 5 Mile LIVE Race for details. **

The VIRTUAL race is anywhere/anytime between September 1 and September 26, 2021.  You can run any version of the White Rose Run, or you can run anywhere/anytime.

You can be a VOLUNTEER.  With the race running through the city, we need many volunteers, who will receive a race t-shirt exactly like the runners’ shirts, along with a good feeling that you are helping a good cause.  Most positions allow for easy social distancing and all COVID-19 precautions.  All volunteers must register at runsignup.com/yorkwhiteroserun !

Community Focused

The York White Rose Run is proud to support the York Chapter of Not One More, Inc. – a nonprofit organization that was formed in 2015 for the purpose of providing awareness, education and support to those affected by drug abuse and addiction.

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

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Prizes and Cash Awards

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

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.

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

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(Awards are sponsored by OSS Health)

Team Challenge:  Compete as a team of five or more.

Be the *fastest team* and enjoy keeping our travel trophy for a year, at your team’s place of choice.  The trophy will be engraved with the race year and your team name.

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.

Packet Pickup will be hosted at the White Rose Bar and Grill, dates and times to be announced.  There will be a post-race awards ceremony and the White Rose Bar and Grill will provide sandwiches and a beer/drink to each participant.  If you win an age group award you may pick up your award cap at a designated table.  Masks must be worn at the venue, except briefly while you are eating or drinking.

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.