About the event
The primary purpose of this event is to promote cardiovascular fitness in a safe, relaxed and friendly environment. Many individuals will run/walk a distance beyond that they have previously achieved or set a personal goal that is meaningful to them. It is a personal thing and not a competition with other participants. There are no trophies or prize money to be handed out but we do offer the option to purchase a commemorative plaque that is personalized with your name and accomplishment (miles).
Local time: 7:33 AM
This event was started 30+ years ago by some of the founding fathers of the Erie Runners Club to test the endurance of some of the local runners. It still stands today as a personal test of ones endurance whether it be running or walking or any combination thereof because of the tireless efforts of Rick Ferko and his long time volunteers. Rick’s battle with cancer ended shortly after the 2006 Endurance Run.
Rick’s commitment to Social Work and the local community impacted many lives and charitable causes. He was a strong proponent of the Community Blood Bank (CBB) here in Erie and, in fact, Rick selected them as the annual beneficiary for several years many years ago. We are again designating CBB as this year’s charity for this event. The application includes a selection for an individual contribution that will go directly to CBB.