Amish Country Running Festival

Amish Country Running Festival
Date & Time
September 24, 2022 | 8:00 am
Location
122 Church Street, Randolph, NY, 14772

About this Event

Marathon, Half Marathon,10K, 5K, and 1 mile races set in the peaceful, rolling hills of Amish County in Randolph, NY on September 24, 2022.

ACRF Athlete Guide 2021 – for reference only

Enjoy this course as it rolls thru the largest Old Order Amish Community in the US. You will have breathtaking views from vistas that you won’t get anywhere else.  You will see working Amish farms, clothes lines full of crisp, clean laundry, the colors of autumn and be greeted by waving Amish families as you run past their homes.  AND, NO cut off times!

Finisher medals, long sleeved race t-shirts, catered food, fully stocked aid stations at each mile,  STBC Beer Zone, fire pit, music, massage therapists on site, and more, believe it or not.   2018 was the inaugural year for this event with over 150 participants from more than 10 different states and two countries.  

LOCATION:

Race start and finish on Church Street, East Randolph, NY 14772

PARKING:

FREE parking will be available in a parking lot 1 1/2 miles from the race site with a shuttle bus transporting continuously throughout the day.

The LAST bus on race morning will leave the lot at 7:30am to get you to the race.  Please plan accordingly.  All athletes must be checked in and at the pre-race meeting at 7:45am for ALL DISTANCES.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:

Friday – 12p – 8pm – Packet Pick Up at race site (not mandatory)

Saturday – 6:15am-7:40am — Check-in and packet pick up open for all distances

      7:45am –   Athlete meeting for all distances at the Start/Finish Line

              8:00am RACE START

CHANGING YOUR DISTANCE:  You are permitted to change the race distance that you have signed up for PRIOR to race day ONLY!

MARATHON SPECIAL NEEDS BAG: If you are racing the Marathon – you are invited to bring  a bag that will be available to you at the 13.1 mile turn-around tent.   

ON COURSE SUPPORT:

Fully stocked aid stations at each mile marker.  Hammer Nutrition products, water, candy, fruit, pickles and more.  

Portable restrooms will be available at the Start/Finish Line as well on the course at Mile 2,4,5,8,10,&13.1.

                

DIVISIONS & AWARDS:

Top 3 Overall Male & Female for each distance

Top 3 M/F Age group winners, 5 year age groups, for each distance.

Individualized certificates will be emailed to each winner in each category above.

POST RACE:

Finisher medals & Race T-shirts

Beer Zone supplied by Southern Tier Brewing Company (must be 21 years of age)

Fire Pit

Food – provided by A-Z Catering.  Just the yummy items you will want after a gorgeous run in the country air.

RULES:

A full listing of rules and regulations will be emailed to all participants.

Only registered athletes on the course.  No dogs permitted.

Races held rain or shine. There is NO refund for this event or bib transfers. However, with ADVANCE notice, you may defer to another Wilson Endurance Sports event or next years race. You must speak with Tonia Wilson directly via email at tonia@coachmarkwilson.com or 716-353-1288.

Any questions on the course or race please contact Race Director, Mark H. Wilson, via email CoachMarkWilson@gmail.com or 914-466-9214.

COURSE:

Amish Country Running Festival (Marathon…out-n-back, turn-by-turn)

Start/Finish on Cemetery St. (telephone pole at end of parking lot)

Right onto Cemetery Hill Rd.

Cemetery Hill Rd. becomes Walker Rd.

At triangle go LEFT continuing on Walker Rd. (Billion Dollar Rd. goes right)

Right onto Van Slyke Rd.

Continue straight onto Harris Rd. (crossing over Pope Rd.)

Left onto County Highway 40/Seager Hill Rd.

Right onto North East Rd.

Right onto County Highway 40/Seager Hill Rd. 

Turn around at 13.1 miles and return on same route to Finish

**All other distances begin and end at the same location with appropriate turn around locations.

LODGING:

Randolph is a quiet little town in rural NY.  Lodging is not something you will find close by. Below are the largest accommodations you would find nearby.

HOST HOTEL:

Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino – Salamanca, NY

Mention that you are racing the Amish Country Running Festival for your event discount when you call the hotel directly.

64 miles from the Buffalo Niagara International Airport, 21 miles from the race site

Wingate by Wyndham – Ellicottville, NY

53 miles from the airport, 20 miles from the race site

Chautauqua Harbor Hotel – Celoron, NY

78 miles from the airport, 18 miles from the race site

Hampton Inn & Suites, Jamestown, NY

75 miles for the airport, 15 miles from the race site

Wilson Endurance Sports strives to bring you a fun, challenging event in beautiful settings all around New York State and one in Connecticut.  We host a full calendar that can be viewed on the Races & Events page of our website at www.CoachMarkWilson.com.  Athlete centered, grass-roots racing is what we are all about.

Did we mention that this course is hilly??  Train for the hills and challenge yourself on one of the toughest yet gorgeous marathon and half marathon races there is.   The course is on paved roads the entire way.  No cut off times!  

Course maps on Strava.
For more information for things to do in the area, please visit the following:
Thank you to our event sponsors!

 

 

 

 

 

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