RACES

 
2023 OUTDOOR RACES

 

**NEW FOR 2023 - YMCA JAKE'S TRAILS TRIPLE RACE SERIES


Three crazy races to challenge your mental and physical toughness! Register for 1 or all three races! Pre-registration is required! Each racer will receive a t-shirt (different shirt for each race) and finisher medal. 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.

1. King of the Hills - Saturday, May 20, 2023

To all the trail runners out there with a few screws loose, we have a race for you! The distance is short but the intensity is through the roof! Three hills totaling 2.8 miles will challenge your physical and mental toughness. You must climb all three hills in any order, so it's up to you to decide how to attack this challenge. Blast up the steepest hill, Blacksnake (0.6 miles), catch your breath on the long gradual climb of Deerfoot (1.3 miles), then finish off the day with Devil's Drop (0.9 miles), or pick a different order...you choose! But once you start, the clock runs until you have finished the third hill. You must check in at the top and bottom of each climb. Waves of runners will be taking off starting at 7:00 am and going every half hour. Since parking is limited, there will be a shuttle providing transport from the Kinzua Beach to Devil's Elbow starting area.

Start: 7:00 am and every half hour until all registered racers start
Location: Devil's Elbow, Kinzua Recreation Area
Parking: Kinzua Beach
Cost: $60.00
Registration: Online: Registration is available online from our Home page at www.warrenymca.org 

2. Sasquatch Shenanigans - Saturday, July 15, 2023

Shout out to all the racers out there who want to experience a little something on the wild side! This race will be winding through some of the rugged ups and downs of the beautiful Allegheny National Forest Jake's Rocks trails for a total of 26.2 miles...starting at the stroke of MIDNIGHT! Not only will you have to keep your eyes peeled for trail signs to make the right navigation choices, but you will also have to be on high alert for some Allegheny Forest dwellers such as Sasquatch and friends. Each selfie you capture with these majestic creatures will allow you to have the advantage of shaving time off of your total time! Parking is limited at the start/finish line so it's first come, first parked. When the lot is full, parking is available at the Kinzua Beach. A shuttle will be available for transport. Camping options are also available on FR160, close to the race. The course will be clearly marked and there will be manned aid stations. Staff will be biking the course to ensure safety.

Start: Midnight (11:59 pm)
Location: Jake's Rocks Trail, Allegheny Reservoir, Rt. 59, Longhouse Drive, Forest Road 492, Warren
Parking: At race start. Limited spots available. Additional at Kinzua Beach.
Cost: $60.00
Registration: Online: Registration is available online from our Home page at www.warrenymca.org 


3. Last Man Standing - Saturday, September 16, 2023

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. After the first 5 loops there is a TWIST...starting with the 12:00pm loop, the last person back will be eliminated, even if it is within the hour. This will continue until there is only 1 racer left, who will be crowned the WINNER! 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
Registration: Online: Registration is available online from our Home page at www.warrenymca.org.
Cost: $60.00 
  

LAST MAN STANDING 2022 RESULTS

 

SUPERKWIK HALF-MARATHON CHALLENGE - SATURDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2023

Race Date: Saturday, October 14, 2023
Time: Race begins at 9:00 am at the Kinzua Beach, Allegheny Reservoir, Rt. 59, Warren
Registration: Superkwik Registration Form: Coming Soon
Day of Race Registration: 
8:00-8:45 am at Kinzua Beach starting area.

Cost: 
$25.00 Early-bird registration thru October 1st
$30.00 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 the 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 seat by October 1st, as indicated on race application. 
*3 hour cap on finishing 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 the 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 2022

SuperKwik Results 2021

 

 

TANGO ADVENTURE RACE - SATURDAY, AUGUST 5, 2023
CELEBRATING 17 YEARS OF KINZUA COUNTRY TANGO!

BE THE ADVENTURE! The Tango will be back for its 17th year on Saturday, August 5, 2023!
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. 

 

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 20-mile ride consists of non-technical mountain biking and National Forest roads. Look
out for wild turkeys and white tail 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-Back on foot for a 4.5 mile run from Kinzua Beach back 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 TRANSITIONS AFTER THE START ARE AT KINZUA BEACH.  **All race teams are responsible for the delivery of their bikes, gear, and canoes to the Kinzua Beach Transition Point.

*Pre-race: 
The pre-race events will be held tba at the Warren YMCA, 212 Lexington Avenue, Warren, Pa. on Friday, August 4th. The pre-race team check-in & expo will begin at 6:00 pm and the informational meeting at 7:00 pm.
*Post-race:
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! 

Divisions:
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.

REGISTRATION

***New for 2023: Earlier registration opportunities at reduced costs!
Register online: Click here for registration link.
Register before March 31st and save:
Solo: $100.00 until 3/31/23
Complete: $125.00 until 3/31/23
Relay: $175.00 until 3/31/23

 

2022 Tango Results

Check us out and find a registration form at www.kinzuacountrytango.com

Team Finder: If you want to be part of a team and need help, contact Chris Dolan at (814) 726-0110 x121 or email chris@warrenymca.org or call Thad at (814) 726-0110 x110

 

Kinzua Country Tango Waiver