Warren County YMCA

Marathons and Races


Tango Adventure Race - 2024

August 3, 2024


BE THE ADVENTURE! The Tango is back for its 18th year on Saturday, August 3, 2024!
As in prior years, this adventure race starts at 7:00 am with the 1st leg of the event - the 13.1 mile run. Participants will leave from the YMCA in Warren, Pennsylvania and run along the scenic Allegheny River toward Kinzua Beach within the Allegheny National Forest. Visit our Kinzua Tango Website for more information.

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Race Details:

Distance Running - The 13.1-mile course starts at the YMCA in Warren, Pennsylvania and leads 
you along the scenic Allegheny River.

Biking - This 10.6 mile ride consists of paved roads and mid-level technical mountain biking. Approximately 80% of the ride is trail. Plan to use mountain bikes/gravel bikes. Road bikes are NOT recommended. Look
out for wild turkeys and whitetail deer. 

Swimming - The next leg will give you a chance to cool off during the 2.2-mile swim. Swim fins and resting will be permitted. All teams must have a safety canoe or kayak accompanying them.

Orienteering - Time for a trek on foot through Cornplanter Country. Well-marked points will be located over a rugged 6+ mile course.

Speed Running - Running 4 miles from Kinzua Beach to the Kinzua Dam. Finishes at the tailwaters.

Canoeing  - 8-mile paddle from the tailwaters to Point Park in Warren. Must supply own canoe

NOTE:  **All race teams are responsible for the delivery of their equipment to the Kinzua Beach Transition Point and canoes to the Kinzua Dam tailwaters.

The pre-race events will be held at the Warren YMCA, 212 Lexington Avenue, Warren, Pa. on Friday, August 2ND. The pre-race team check-in & expo will begin at 6:00 pm and the informational meeting at 7:00 pm.
Festivities and awards ceremony will be held at the finish area at Point Park in Warren where there will be food, music, and fun for the entire family! 

Solo: One person, completing every event!
Two-Person Complete: Two-person Tango where each person competes in all events together.
Relay: Up to 2-6 people may compete (pairs are required for canoe and orienteering legs of the Tango)
Special Team Divisions:
Corporate: All members must be actively employed by the same company with the exception of one (1) team member.
Corporate Community: Sponsorship by corporate without employee requirements.
Women's Relay: All team members must be women.
Open: Any combination of participants who do not qualify in the other team categories will be in the open relay division.

*Parental or guardian release signature required along with CEO approval for any participant under 16 years of age.


Click here to Register Online 

2022 Tango Results
2023 Tango Results

Team Finder: If you want to be part of a team and need help, contact Chris Dolan at (814) 726-0110 x1121 or email chris@warrenymca.org or call Thad at (814) 726-0110 x1110

Kinzua Country Tango Waiver


Basic Orienteering Class - Get Ready to TANGO!

Register for a FREE orienteering class and learn how to use a topographic map and compass.  Participants will meet at Rimrock Trail (parking lot) in the Allegheny National Forest.  Must bring a compass and a pencil.
Call the Y at 814-726-0110 to confirm class is being held prior to driving to Rimrock. No cost but must pre-register to reserve a spot. Two (2) classes to choose from. Open to everyone...Tango or not!

Thursday, July 18th from 4:00-6:00 pm
Wednesday, July 24th from 6:00-9:00 pm
Register: Call the YMCA, stop-in, or online: FREE Orienteering Class Online Registration Click Here
Instructor: Toby Angove


YMCA Jake's Trails Race

Challenge your mental and physical toughness and be the last runner standing! Pre-registration is required! Each racer registered before Sept. 10th will receive a t-shirt. Please contact Jena Swanson at jenafox@warrenymca.org or Chris Dolan at chris@warrenymca.org for additional information or race details. Camping/lodging information is also available by contacting Jena.

Last Man Standing - Saturday, September 14, 2024

There can be only one winner. Everyone will start at the same time, every hour. The goal is to make it all the way around the 4.1-mile Tuttletown-Coal Knob Loop within the hour. You only need to hold an average of a 14:38 minute mile to make it back in time. If you complete the loop before the hour is up you can use the remaining time to rest and fuel up for the next loop. Fail to make it back to the starting line in under an hour and you will be eliminated from the race. This will continue until there is only 1 racer left, who will be crowned the WINNER and will receive a cash prize based on the number of registered runners! The Tuttletown-Coal Knob Loop is a mild trail with rolling hills and a few rocky areas. It is very well maintained and is a fast course. Snacks and hydration available at the trailhead. Runners are able to have a race crew standing by for assistance if needed. 

Start: 7:00 am and every hour until a winner is declared
Location: Jakes Rocks Trail, Allegheny Reservoir, Rt. 59, Longhouse Drive, Forest Road 492, Warren
Now Open! Click here for online registration.
Registration Form to Print and Submit with Payment:
 Click Here
Register before September 10, 2024 to receive a t-shirt!
Packet Pick-up:
Friday, Sept. 13th at the Warren YMCA between 4:00-6:00 pm OR
Race Day at the starting line between 6:00-6:45 am
Contact: Jena Swanson at 814-779-2871 or jenafox@warrenymca.org



Superkwik Half-Marathon Challenge - Saturday, October 12, 2024

Race Date: Saturday, October 12, 2024
Time: Race begins at 9:00 am at Kinzua Beach, Allegheny Reservoir, Rt. 59, Warren
Registration: 2024 Superkwik Race Registration Form
Online Registration:Click Here

Day of Race Registration: 
8:00-8:45 am at Kinzua Beach starting area.
$35.00 Early-bird registration thru October 1st
$40.00 October 2nd thru Race Day.

T-Shirts: Long Sleeve T-shirts guaranteed to runners pre-registered before October 1st. 

TRANSPORTATION:  Runners are asked to be dropped off at the start at Kinzua Beach. Please do not leave a vehicle at the starting line. If absolutely necessary, limited bus transportation will be provided from the Warren YMCA to the Kinzua Beach start line. This bus will leave the YMCA promptly at 8:00 am.  Runners needing this service must reserve a seat by October 1st, as indicated on the race application. 
*3-hour cap on finishing the race.


Course Description: 
One of the most beautiful, scenic races in Northwest Pennsylvania! Located within the Allegheny National Forest, this half marathon race will begin at 9:00 am at Kinzua Beach and proceed east on Route 59 approximately 4 miles toward the Kinzua Dam. Runners will enjoy the scenic view as they run across the dam and then turn left down a steep decline toward Hemlock Avenue. The rolling hills of Hemlock Avenue will take runners approximately 6 miles into the city of Warren, along Pennsylvania Avenue, where they will continue to a left on Irvine Street and then a right on Lexington Avenue. A final left turn onto Carver Street and a right turn to the finish line behind War Memorial Field/YMCA.
Note: Five water stations will be located approximately every 2 - 2 1/2 miles throughout the course with the final station at mile eleven. (The 3rd station will provide Gatorade.)

SuperKwik Results 2023

SuperKwik Results 2022

SuperKwik Results 2021