The 2013 Youngstown Peace Race
When is the race?
The 39th annual Peace Race will be Sunday, Oct. 13 and will feature a 10K, 2 mile run/walk and a free 400 meter kids run.
Packet Pickup – There will be three opportunities to pick up your packet prior to race morning:
- Thursday, October 10th, 4 – 8 pm - Eastwood Mall Main Concourse, Niles
- Friday, October 11th, 4 – 8 pm – Second Sole, Boardman
- Saturday, October 12th, 11 - 6 pm – Second Sole, Boardman
- Sunday, October 13th, 7:30 – 9:30 – Race Day Packet Pickup at YMCA, Champion Street, Youngstown
- NO shirts and/or awards will be mailed out after the event.
Race Day Schedule
9:00 a.m. A free 400 meter kids run for those 10 years old and younger. The kids run does not require registration. The start will be at the monument in the intersection of Federal and Market St. (the finish line for the other races). The kids will go west on Federal Plaza for 200 meters, utilize a cone turn and head back to the finish line. New 2013 Peace Race medals for every finisher!
9:30 a.m. NEW START to enable parents and fans observe and cheer their hearts out for the start/finish of the kids run! 2 mile run/walk starts on Market Street at the intersection with Boardman. This is JUST SOUTH OF THE FINISH LINE which is at the monument in the intersection of Federal and Market St.
11:00 a.m. The 10k run/walk is certified, beautiful point-to-point course starting just east of the intersection of Kirk Rd. & S. Schenley Ave. The race then winds through Mill Creek Park and finishes downtown Youngstown on Federal Plaza at the monument. The “home base” near the start line is at Kirkmere Elementary School. Restrooms, entertainment, and refreshments will be provided.
Busing will be provided for all 10k participants. The first bus leaves from the downtown YMCA on E. Commerce St. at 8:30 a.m. The last bus will depart at 10:15 a.m. There is parking at Kirkmere Elementary School. However, you will need to find your own transportation back to your car after the race. A clothing bus will take clothing back to the finish line for your convenience.
Will there be refreshments and water stops for runners?
Water stops will be available at the 5K and five mile stops for 10K participants. Refreshments and snacks will be available at the finish line for all participants.
Are there awards and/or prize money?
Yes! Please see the following list for the breakdown of awards and prize money.
Awards: Cash Purse of $10,000 *No double dipping*
- 10K Awards- Men’s & Women’s: Open (1st & 2nd); U.S. (Top 3); Ohioan (Top 4); Top 3 Masters (40 & over), Top 2 Grand Masters (50 & over), Top Senior Master (60 & over); Age Group Awards to Top 3 finishers in each age group: 15 & under,16-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80 & over
- 2 Mile Awards-Men’s & Women’s: Top 3 Overall; Age Group Awards to Top 3 finishers in each age group: 10 & under, 11-15, 16-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60 & over
- 400 Meter Kid’s Race: All kids completing the 400 meter course will receive a Peace Race medallion
Awards Ceremony: The awards ceremonies will be held as follows:
- Kids Race Awards – presented at the finish line, all kids receive medals
- 2 Mile Awards Ceremony – 10:30 in the plaza in front of Warehouse 50
- 10K Awards Ceremony – 12:30 in the plaza in front of Warehouse 50
- Must be present to receive award! No awards will be mailed!
Post Race Party – Warehouse 50 will host a post race party for race participants. A coupon for one complementary drink of your choice will be given in each race packet. Race day specials will also be offered at Warehouse 50. The restaurant will open at 11 am on Peace Race Sunday!
Need some help training for the race?
Check out our 10K training plan!
Where should I park?
Participants and spectators can park at the Downtown YMCA and nearby parking lots. Transportation via school buses will be provided for all 10K participants to the start of the course. Buses will leave the YMCA beginning at 8:30 a.m. The last bus to the 10k start will leave at 10:15 a.m. A clothing bus will take clothing back to the finish line.
How much does it cost to register? Can I register the day of the event?
Runners can register at the packet pick up sites (see below) for the $25 fee. Runners can register the day of the event beginning at 7:30 am at the Youngstown YMCA for $30.
Race packets for the 2013 Peace Race will be at locations to be announced by October 1st.
What do I get when I register?
All early registrants receive a Peace Race Dri-Fit Technical shirt and a goody bag. Additional t-shirts will be available as supplies last.
I would like to volunteer for the Peace Race. Who do I contact?
The Peace Race is always accepting volunteers to help on race day! Please contact Leslie Thornton at email@example.com for more information.
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.
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.
For more information on the charities the Peace Race benefits, please see the Charities page.