YRRC Winter Series

DATES FOR JOHN RUDY 5 MILER AND INDIAN ROCK 10K HAVE BEEN UPDATED BELOW.

***NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION FOR THE LIVE EVENT!!***
All registration is online only. Online registration is open and is the ONLY way to register this year. – LINK TO REGISTER

PREVIOUSLY SCHEDULED JANUARY RACES HAVE BEEN MOVED TO MARCH

Spring Valley 4 Miler – November 29, 2020 – 1:00PM
Jacobus 5 Miler – February 6, 2021 – 9:00AM
Springettsbury 10k – February 20, 2021 – 9:00AM
John Rudy 5 Miler – March 6, 2021 – 9:00AM
Indian Rock 10k – March 20, 2021 – 9:00AM


ONE MILE RACES START 30 MINUTES PRIOR TO THE MAIN EVENT

How does the LIVE Winter Series work?
– Participants are assigned a race bib and are responsible for bringing their bib and wearing it for every race they attend.
– Runners will receive a YRRC Winter Series logoed blanket with their entry fee this year.
– 5 races and 5 one mile runs for one low registration fee.
– No series points will be awarded this year.
– No end of series awards ceremony this year.
– The York Road Runners Club Winter Series is sanctioned by USA Track & Field.
– US Road Running chip timing for quicker and more accurate results!
– Those opting to run the 1 mile AND the main event will be issued 2 bibs. You must wear the correct bib for the each event in order for your time to be recorded for the event.
– There is a $5 replacement fee for each forgotten/lost bib.

– FLEECE BLANKET (for LIVE event only)
This year we are offering a roll-up fleece blanket with the YRRC Winter Series logo to all those who register.  One blanket per person (you will NOT receive 2 blankets if you register for both the 1 mile and the main event)

 
 – THERE IS A $5 FEE FOR ALL LOST/FORGOTTEN BIBS

Cost:

$35.00 — Main Series (plus 1 Miler) Individual YRRC Member
$40.00 — Main Series (plus 1 Miler) Individual Regular
$70.00 — Main Series (plus 1 Miler) Family YRRC Member
$80.00 — Main Series (plus 1 Miler) Family Regular
$12.00 — 1 Miler Series YRRC Member
$15.00 — 1 Miler Series Regular

Directions
Spring Valley 4 Miler: (9777 Crest Rd. Glen Rock, PA 17327) I-83 S to Exit 8 (Glen Rock); Left (east) on 216. Travel less than ¼ mile; right on Potosi Rd.; Follow Potosi Rd about 2 miles to Spring Valley Park; Left on Crest Rd to Equestrian Center on right. PARKING ON CREST RD. IS DISCOURAGED. PARK IN THE MAIN PARKING AREA.
John Rudy Rail Trail 5 Miler: (400 Mundis Race Rd. York 17406) Heading north on Route 24 turn left on to Mundis Race Rd (approx. 2.8 miles north of Rte. 30). Turn right into the first park entrance. Eastern Hemlock Pavilion.
Indian Rock 10K: (1000 Golf Club Dr. York 17403)Heading south on George Street to York Hospital; Turn right on Country Club Road. Right on Richland; Left on Indian Rock Dam Road. Golf Club Drive is directly across the street from Indian Rock Dam Elementary School.  The school will ONLY be used for overflow parking this year.
Jacobus 5 Miler: (200 N. Main St. Jacobus 17407) I-83 south to exit 14 (Leader Heights); Right (west) on Leader Heights Rd. Left (south) on George Street. Follow into Jacobus turning right onto Church St or other parking in the area.
Springettsbury 10K: (1409 Williams Road 17402) Route 30 east to Mt Zion Rd exit. Left at light. Right on Whiteford Rd. Springettsbury Park on left at 1401 Williams Rd, York 17402.

WINTER SERIES VIRTUAL CHALLENGE


What is the WINTER SERIES VIRTUAL CHALLENGE?

This year’s Winter Series VIRTUAL CHALLENGE is to complete and submit your results for 125 miles by the last day of winter, March 19, 2021.

What course should I run or walk?

You can run/walk any time, any place!

But **imagine** you are doing the 2020-21 WINTER SERIES – virtually!  In your **imaginary course,** you start at Spring Valley County Park in southern York County and run the 4-mile Winter Series LIVE course.  That park is hilly, so you take a bit of a rest. 

From there you run to John C. Rudy County Park, and because you are on foot, your course takes you on safe, back roads, including the Northern Extension of the Heritage Rail Trail, a total of 17 miles.  While there, you run the John Rudy 5-mile Winter Series LIVE course.  Since that course is moderately hilly, but not like Spring Valley, you take only a short rest.

You leave John Rudy and head to Regents Glen Country Club Golf Course.  In fact, you take the Heritage Rail Trail the whole way, eight more miles. While there, you run the Winter Series LIVE Indian Rock 10K.

Leaving Indian Rock, you head to the location of the Jacobus 5 Miler near Lake Williams, another seven miles.  You can go south on the Rail Trail, leaving the trail just before Howard Tunnel and use the extended Jacobus course to the start line.  Add another five miles for the Winter Series LIVE Jacobus 5 Miler.

Now you head to Springettsbury 10K.  Your **imaginary** run takes you on George St, to Market, to Mt Zion, to Williams Rd, adding another 11 miles.  Your total is now 70 miles!

But, you don’t think that’s enough, so you decide to add the Winter Series LIVE races that **didn’t happen** this year.  This gets you only to 89 miles, but – you had to travel to each location.

From Springettsbury you go to Northeastern 5K (an 8-mile trip) plus run the 5K.  From there you head to North Salem Elementary School (11 miles) to do the Dover 10 Miler.  You leave Dover to go to your final destination (17 miles), and do the Dallastown 10K. 

Your total mileage is 124.7 – and you call it a winter.  We’re rounding up to 125 miles!

Your VIRTUAL CHALLENGE, should you accept it, is to run/walk 125 miles between December 1, 2020 through the last day of winter, March 19, 2021.  You can run any amount at a time, and submit your results as you go.  

Will I get some cool swag?

Participants of the VIRTUAL event will get specially-designed swag: a winter pom-pom hat, a neck gaiter, and a medal that doubles as a holiday ornament.  Check it out below!  (Sorry, swag cannot be mailed outside of the United States.)

What about a digital bib and a finisher certificate?

Yep, you’ll get that, too!

What about a map of my progress as I gradually submit my results?

We’re working on that.  Hopefully, we can figure out how – haha!

How do I submit my results?

Here’s a link in which runsignup explains how to do this.  Submit my Virtual Results

Can I upload my own photos?

Yes, here’s how to do that.  SWAG FOR THE VIRTUAL CHALLENGE

Photos of our Winter Pom-Pom Hat; our neck gaiter; and our VIRTUAL Event medal, which doubles as a holiday ornament.

SPECIAL SOCIAL DISTANCING GUIDELINES FOR 2020 LIVE RACE

** Our goal is the health and safety of all runners, volunteers, and the community. **

During all packet pickup, follow social distancing rules. Stay six feet from people outside of your own household. Wear a mask. Please do not congregate.

Race Start: Do not congregate in the venue prior to the race.
Proceed to the race start area 10 minutes prior to race start time.
Use all of the space in the race start area to allow for social distancing.

Water Stations:  We will have unopened, 8 oz water bottles set on the tables and this will be self-serve, with volunteers (wearing masks and gloves) refilling the tables as needed. ** Please hold the bottles until you can toss into a recycling receptacle at the water station or at the post-race venue. Please do not litter.**

Hand sanitizer will be set up around the venue. Please use it.
Wear a mask except when you are eating or drinking.
Follow social distancing rules. Stay six feet away from people outside of your own household. Wear a mask.Race Contact InfoIf you have any questions about this race, please contact the race director at yrrcwinterseries@gmail.com