Pennsylvania > The Cinco Races Half Marathon & 22.7-Mile Come & Go Race
Warren, PA • Saturday, May 4, 2013 • Course Map
The hills of northwestern Pennsylvania along the Allegheny River and Conewango Creek are set to play host for the first time in 2013 to the Cinco Races Half Marathon, 5K, 5-Mile, 1.5-Mile and 22.7-Mile runs, all of which are open to runners as well as walkers -- with the exception of the longest race, which is open to runners only.
Set to take place on the day before Cinco de Mayo, the race follows an out-and-back course that starts in the parking lot of the Warren Mall, just off the Market Street Extension. From there, runners head east along Hatch Run Road over Conewango Creek and then north on Conewango Avenue Extension, followed by a left turn to head east on 4 Wheel Drive.
Once runners hit Big 4 Road, they make a right and head north, starting a long stretch of the race that unfolds alongside the creek for the next few miles. After runners pass the mile 2 marker, Big 4 Road turns from pavement to a combination of dirt and hard-packed gravel, running along the creek as it winds through the woods here along the edges of the Allegheny National Forest. Organizers note that this stretch will be closed to traffic during the race, to allow runners to use the entire width of the road.
The half marathon route brings runners north all the way to Akeley Hollow Road -- they're cautioned to be on the lookout for potholes along this stretch -- where they make a right and head east for another few miles until they reach the half-way turnaround point, just past the intersection with Cole Hill Road. After they make the turn, they retrace their steps along the route they've just run, all the way back to Warren Mall for the race finish.
The race's most unique feature is its 22.7-mile "Come & Go" Race (ever heard of a 22.7-mile distance, by the way?), in which runners will get to participate in every one of the day's races in order from start to finish. They'll start with the half marathon and next run the 5-mile race, the 5K and the 1.5-mile to finish it all off.
Scheduled starting times are: 7:15 AM for the half marathon, followed by 9:30 AM for the 5-mile race, 10:25 AM for the 5K and 11:00 AM for the 1.5-mile race.
Race Weather & Climate
Located along the Allegheny River in northwestern Pennsylvania, about 140 miles northeast of Pittsburgh and roughly 90 miles south of Buffalo, N.Y., Warren typically sees May temperatures that average between 69°F and 44°F, while rainfall totals average just over 3.9 inches for the month.
On the day of the race (May 4), the average high is 65°F and the average low is 41°F.
View the race route map for the Cinco Races Half Marathon
$55 for the half marathon, if registered by March 1, 2013
$60 between March 2 - April 5
$70 on May 4
To reserve your spot in the spring 2013 running of Warren's Cinco Races Half Marathon or 22.7-Mile Come & Go Race, register online at Active.com.
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