Saturday, Jul 6, 2019 @ 9:00 AM

Chernisky Classic

300 Prave St

Ebensburg, PA 10K, 5K

This Event Took Place Sat. Jul 6, 2019

2021 Chernisky Classic

The 7th Annual Chernisky Classic 5K Run/Walk & 10K Run is a family-friendly event that includes an out-and-back 5K and 10K course on the nationally recognized Ghost Town Trail, recently named the 2020 DCNR Trail of the Year, as well as a free Firecracker Race for kids 8 and under. The event always takes place the Saturday after the fourth of July, making this year's date July 10th. Firetrucks and firefighters will be at the event to greet and interact with kids. 100% of proceeds benefit the Training Facility of the Cambria County Regional Firefighters Association.

The Chernisky Classic welcomes all runners and walkers to an exciting, fun filled and COVID safe day. We are maintaining our safe practices and are asking our partners to do the same. Please note that information in BLUE is subject to change. Updates will be made on this page regularly, emailed to those that pre-register, and noted on the Facebook event for the 2021 Chernisky Classic.

During day-of registration and prior to starting the event, we are respectfully asking our volunteers and participants to wear protective face coverings. After starting on the trail, runners/walkers are permitted to remove face coverings. During the event, please maintain social distancing of six feet.

Rather than the standard group start time, you will basically pick up your packet, grab & go. More information below. Cold water will be available at the start/finish line and on the trail. The 5K and 10K course will be clearly marked for you to complete your distance. Upon finishing, we kindly ask participants to leave the finish area and not congregate.


Both the 5K and 10K out-and-back courses take place on the Ghost Town Trail, a nationally recognized rail-trail in Cambria County that has been named the 2020 Trail of the Year. 5K participants will pass by a water station at the turnaround point; 10K participants will pass by water station twice. Restrooms are located at the Start/Finish Line at the Young People's Community Center (300 Prave St., Ebensburg, PA 15931).


Early Packet Pick Up Friday, July 9th
5:45 pm - 7:00 pm at Up-N-Running Ebensburg

Up-N-Running Ebensburg
208 W. High Street
Ebensburg, PA 15931

Race Day Saturday, July 10th
6:45 am - 9:30 am at the Young People's Community Center (YPCC)
Same day packet pick-up and race day registration. Participants are invited to begin their respective distances upon receiving their packets.

Young People's Community Center (YPCC)
300 Prave Street
Ebensburg, PA 15931


100% of Chernisky Classic proceeds benefit the Training Facility of the Cambria County Regional Firefighters Association. Visit their website:

Registration Fees

*Includes American-Made T-shirt or tank top (women's sizes only). Please make appropriate choice during checkout. All finishers receive a voucher to a Johnstown Tomahawks game for the 2021-2022 season.

Online Registration*
Until January 9 - $16.00
Until June 1 - $22.00
Until July 5 - $28.00

Race Day Registration (shirt not guaranteed)

*Discount for groups of 10+ - $20 per participant (separate registration forms for each person placed into one envelope with check (mail-in registration only)

*Discount for Firefighters who run/walk in turnout gear - $20 per participant (mail-in registration only)

No refunds will be issued.

Timing & Results

Due to casual starting times for both events, official race timing will not be available. Two Strava segments have been created for both the 5K and 10K distance for users of that app to view their time and rank against others the day of the race. Strava is a free activity tracking app available on most Android and iOS phone app stores.

Page last updated: 12/11/2020

Local time: 12:36 AM


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