Saturday, Jun 18, 2022 @ 9:00 AM

Damon S. Young Memorial Race

161 Pine Ridge Road

Tunkhannock, PA 10 K Run, 5 K Run, 5 K Walk, 2 Mile Fun Walk

This Event Took Place Sat. Jun 18, 2022

About the Race

This race was started in 2007 in memory of Damon Young. Damon passed away from kidney cancer in 2006 at 24 years old. He loved nature and spent countless hours exploring the land where he grew up. He hoped to have a yearly race in his memory to raise money for a scholarship fund that would benefit Tunkhannock High School graduating seniors. We're so excited to be hosting this race on the land Damon loved so much!

Course Description

Dirt Roads, Fields, and Trails! The start and finish will be at the Young Family property in Centermoreland. The goal is to have the race enjoy the trails on the Young's Property. The races will all begin with the same downhill start. After 1/4 mile make a right turn at the bottom of an old horse pasture. The course then travels along a mowed grass path through fields on the Young's property. After about a mile of grass fields the course enters back onto the dirt road for a half mile. The 5k course then explores roughly a mile of trails through the woods on the property before heading back to the finish line on the dirt road. The 10k splits from the 5k course, but it too continues to explore trails through the woods and fields. After around 4 miles in the trees its time to head back to the finish line on the dirt road. There are plenty of climbs and decents to have a fun time on this course. Be sure to enjoy the views as you pass by on race day!

The 1/2 Marathon will be 2 loops of the 10k course.
Depending on whose watch you believe, there's somewhere between 720-800 ft of climbing each 10k lap. The 1/2 Marathon will have anywhere from 1450-1600ft of climbing! Making it a fun race for beginner trail enthusiasts and seasoned trail runners as well!

New 1/2 Marathon!

We are excited to add a new distance this year! The 1/2 Marathon will be a 2 lap race, following the 10k course for 2 loops! There will be 2 water only stations as well as 3 fully stocked aid stations. The fully stocked aid stations will have various fruits, pretzels, chips, candies, water, soda and maybe a few other treats! Water stations will be at miles 1.5 and 8. The fully stocked aid stations will be at roughly miles 3.5, 6.5, and mile 10.

2 Mile Fun Walk

You will NOT get a bib number! The 2 mile fun walk will NOT be timed or have awards. The walk follows Pine Ridge Road to the walker's turnaround at the end of the road, which is about a mile. This is the perfect course if you plan on pushing your little ones in your stroller or aren't looking for a trail walk!

Registration

Pre-registration ends June 16, 2022. There will be race morning registration starting at 7:00am, but PLEASE do your best to PRE REGISTER! It helps the flow of race morning much more being pre registered. Day of Registration will be $30 for 5k/10k and $60 for the 1/2 Marathon.

Awards and After party!

Awards will be given to the overall Male/Female winners for the 5k, 10k, and 1/2 Marathon races! We hope to have Falcon Race Timing handling the timing again this year!

There will be food and beverages for all registered participants if you would like to stay for some fun after the race! We really look forward to race day each year and would love to get to hang out with you even longer! Bring your chair and favorite beverage to enjoy the afternoon at the Young's Family Property!

2023 Updates

The 5k will be run/walk this year. There is NO WALKING ONLY 5k. If you'd like walk, but still explore the trails, the 5k run/walk is for you.

The 1/2 Marathon will be 2 loops of the 10k course.

Don't forget the Food and Fun after the race!

Local time: 6:02 PM

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