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By | March 7, 2014 1:48 am | 0 Comments


St. Pat’s Packet Pickup If you’re registered for the St. Patrick’s Day distance festival race on March 15 and you want to pick up your packet and timing chip early, you can do so on Friday, March 14 at the Beach No. 1 pavilion from 1 to 7 p.m. Note, though, that the race is… View Article

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Enjoy a winter trail run from your couch

By | February 18, 2014 6:16 am | 0 Comments


I work at Penn State Behrend, which offers myriad running options from rugged trails to paved paths to cleared streets (our M&O folks kick butt at clearing the roads/paths here). I mostly stick to streets or paved paths (here are a few of my favorite routes), but last summer I was feeling adventurous, so I… View Article

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Let’s get dirty: Area trails to try

By | November 6, 2013 1:10 am | 0 Comments


Question: Let’s get off road — what (and where) are your favorite trails to run (with in a 1-hour drive of Erie)? Asbury woods… Hills, stream crossing… Just did Erie Bluffs and they have developed a lot more also. — Jan Comi Asbury Woods and Oil Creek State Park — Karen Manganaro Pleasant Ridge Park…. View Article

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News & notes: Bull Dam run, Erie Marathon, TNRL and more

By | August 28, 2013 1:53 am | 0 Comments


A few random running news & notes: Bull Dam run is Sunday Sunday morning (9 a.m.) is the 2nd annual Hitting the Trails run at Eaton Reservoir (Bulls Dam), 10021 Ashton Rd, North East, PA 16428. The race director is offering both a 5K course and a 10K (more challenging, more trail) course. Here are… View Article

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Lower price on the Eaton Reservoir trail run (and a team category added)

By | August 6, 2013 5:53 am | 0 Comments


Oh…now this is good news — the organizers of the Eaton Reservoir Trail run (also known as the Bull’s Dam run) — a 5K run or a 10K single-track trail run — have lowered the price to $20 AND…that includes post-race pancake breakfast! Woot! Woot! This race is a fundraiser for the Boy Scouts (Troop… View Article

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Hit the trails at Eaton Reservoir

By | July 31, 2013 3:07 am | 0 Comments


Tired of racing around the same concrete circle at Presque Isle State Park? Get off the beaten track and head east to the Eaton Reservoir (also known as “Bulls Dam” in North East for the 2nd annual “Hitting the Trails” run. Date: Saturday, Sept. 1 Time: 9 a.m. Location: Eaton Reservoir (Bulls Dam), 10021 Ashton… View Article

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Weekend Race Results (Congrats to Pat)

By | July 1, 2013 1:09 am | 0 Comments


The rain stopped just in time for the Fahey/Ferko races in Harbocreek on Saturday morning. Results here. Also Saturday morning — the Kids for Saint Nick’s 5K. Results here. And, on Sunday, The Bemus Point Summer 10K was held  in nearby Bemus Point, N.Y. Results here. There were several Erie area runners doing ultra distance… View Article

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Guest Post: Oil Creek 100 Trail Runs R.D. inspires newbies to go the distance

By | June 11, 2013 1:51 am | 0 Comments


Tom Jennings, ultra marathoner, race director of the Oil Creek 100 Trail Runs Guest post  by Christine Vassen Trail Runner magazine asked readers:  Tell us someone awesome you’ve met through trail running. I paused when I saw this and thought immediately of Tom Jennings, race director for Oil Creek 100 (and an amazing trail runner… View Article

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I tested the Beast, and it’s going to be bad@#$

By | April 21, 2013 3:37 pm | 0 Comments


OK, I’ll admit, I scoffed when I first heard about the Barber Beast on the Bay adventure race, primarily because I’m tighter than two coats of paint and was annoyed that the race had a $100 registration fee. But, after participating in a 3-mile Beast on the Bay trial run on Sunday, I can say… View Article

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Save the (Bull) Dam date

By | April 17, 2013 1:17 am | 0 Comments


The Bull Dam Trail Run  (at Eaton Reservoir in North East) is back again this year and race director Stephen Haeseler is, once again, offering two distances — a nice, flat, grassy 5K and a more challenging 10K that weaves through the woods. From the Bull Dam Trail Run website: This is the Second Annual… View Article

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