Saturday, October 14, 2017 • Warren, PA • Course Map
Set for its 19th annual running, the SuperKwik Challenge Half Marathon is part of the Warren County YMCA’s series of programs to promote better health and fitness throughout the year in this small city that lies along the Allegheny River in northwestern Pennsylvania, along the northern edge of the Allegheny National Forest.
Runners follow a point-to-point course for the half marathon, which starts east of the city in nearby Mead at Kinzua Beach, near Kinzua Bay on the Allegheny Reservoir. From there, runners head west along Kinzua Road (Highway 59) for most of the race, which roughly parallels the river as it heads toward Warren.
The race keeps runners along the river nearly all the way until they pass the mile 12 marker, where they head into the city and pass both St. Josephs and Oakland Cemetery.
Prizes will be awarded for the first runner to reach Kinzua Dam (which occurs shortly after the mile 3 marker), for the first male and female finishers, and for the top three overall finishers in each division. A smaller race as far as the number of participants go, the SuperKwik Challenge guarantees race t-shirts for the first 75 runners who pre-register.
The scheduled starting time for the race is 9:00 AM, and runners will need to arrive at the Warren County YMCA to board the shuttle bus to the starting line at 8:15 AM.
Race Weather & Climate
Located in northwestern Pennsylvania, about 10 miles south of the border with New York state and roughly 140 miles northeast of Pittsburgh, Warren typically sees October temperatures that average between 60°F and 41°F, while precipitation amounts average just over 3.4 inches for the month. On the day of the race (Oct. 13), the average high is 62°F and the average low is 41°F.
On race day (Oct. 14), the average low is 41ºF and the average high is 61ºF.
- 2016 Warren YMCA Half Marathon Results
- 2015 Warren YMCA Half Marathon Results
- 2014 Warren YMCA Half Marathon Results
- 2013 Warren YMCA Half Marathon Results
- 2012 Warren YMCA Half Marathon Results
- 9:00 AM
- $20 for the half marathon, if registered before October 9, 2017
- $25 after Oct. 9
To reserve your spot in the 2017 running of the Warren YMCA SuperKwik Challenge Half Marathon Challenge race, register online at warrenymca.org here.
Official Race Website
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