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About The Peace Race
Fall-lake viewThe Peace Race is not your ordinary Midwest road race. The Peace Race has attracted runners from all corners of the globe since its inception in 1975. The Peace Race is a USATF certified course — click here for certification details.
The Location
Youngstown is centrally located about an hour away from Cleveland and Pittsburgh. There are plenty of things to do in Youngstown, including enjoying the fabulous fall scenery at the setting of the Peace Race’s course in Mill Creek Park. Check out the Mahoning County Convention and Visitor’s Bureau.

In addition, nearby Trumbull County also offers an array of attractions and is only a short drive away. Check out Trumbull County’s Tourism Bureau.

Benefiting Charities
For more information on the charities the Peace Race benefits, please see the Charities page.
Need some help training for the race?
Check out our 10K training plan!
I’ll need to stay in the Youngstown area overnight. Where should I stay, and what are some other area attractions?
The host hotel is The Hampton Inn-Youngstown West, which has locations in nearby Boardman and Austintown. The Hampton Inn-Youngstown West can be reached at (330) 544-0660.
The Austintown Fairfield can be reached at (330) 505-2173.
Youngstown is centrally located about an hour away from Cleveland and Pittsburgh. There are plenty of things to do in Youngstown, including enjoying the fabulous fall scenery at the setting of the Peace Race’s course in Mill Creek Park. Check out the Mahoning County Convention and Visitor’s Bureau. In addition, nearby Trumbull County also offers an array of attractions and is only a short drive away. Check out Trumbull County’s Tourism Bureau.
The Location
Youngstown is centrally located about an hour away from Cleveland and Pittsburgh. There are plenty of things to do in Youngstown, including enjoying the fabulous fall scenery at the setting of the Peace Race’s course in Mill Creek Park. Check out the Mahoning County Convention and Visitor’s Bureau.
In addition, nearby Trumbull County also offers an array of attractions and is only a short drive away. Check out Trumbull County’s Tourism Bureau.
Peace Race History
The Youngstown Peace Race was founded in 1975 in an effort to bring together athletes from around the world for a day of competition, friendship and understanding. At the time, the country was still reeling from the effects of Viet Nam, but Jack Cessna – a Youngstown runner and activist – took the first step to unite people peacefully through running by initiating the race.1979 Peace Race Entry FormFour decades later, the Youngstown Peace Race remains as an annual running event that celebrates Youngstown, running and beauty of Mill Creek Park. This race has hosted many of the world’s most celebrated runners and has fulfilled the vision of its founder. That first year, the race was a 25k run though Mill Creek Park. In 1978 an additional race – the 10k – was added. The 25k was eliminated in 1989, and today this world-class event remains a 10k with an additional 2 mile fun run/walk.
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