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2018 Cambria County Trails Series

The Cambria County Trails Series features an event on each of the Cambria County Trails. Proceeds from the Cambria County Trails Series benefit the enhancement and expansion of the Cambria County Trails.

Become a 2018 Friend of the Trails member and receive a $5 discount off all 2018 Trails Series events.

A Flood of Runners is returning to Johnstown, PA for the 5th year of the Path of the Flood Historic Races! Experience the Path of the Johnstown 1889 Flood in its entirety with the half marathon or in small droplets through the 5K or 12K races. See the resiliency of the communities of South Fork, Mineral Point, the boroughs and the City of Johnstown. Run through Staple Bend Tunnel, the first railroad tunnel in the United States. Finish at the Old Stone Bridge, which still stands after stopping the majority of the flood’s energy. Our hybrid road/rail trail course beckons you to be a part of history.

All proceeds from the 2018 Path of The Flood Historic Races will benefit the Johnstown Area Heritage Association and the Cambria County Conservation & Recreation Authority Friends of the Trails program, which exists to enhance the Cambria County trails.

Visit the official website of the Races for more details.

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The 3rd Annual Ghost Town Trail Challenge, hosted by the Cambria County Conservation & Recreation Authority, will be on June 16, 2018, the Saturday before the summer solstice, which is the longest day of the year. The Challenge is a 32-mile long (50k), one-day, sunrise to sunset endurance hike (or run) on nearly the entire Ghost Town Trail from Blairsville, PA to Ebensburg, PA. Unlike a footrace, the “challenge” is not to come in first or win, but to endure, to finish the hike in one day.

Full Challenge (32 Miles – 50k) – It begins at 7:00 a.m. at Saylor Park in Blairsville and ends at the YPCC in Ebensburg.
Half Challenge (16 Miles – 25k) – It begins at 7:00 a.m. near the Wehrum Trailhead and ends at the YPCC in Ebensburg.
Friends/Family Challenge (7.5 Miles – 12k) – It begins at 7:00 a.m. at the Nanty Glo Trailhead and ends at the YPCC.

All proceeds from the Ghost Town Trail Challenge will benefit the Friends of the Trails program, which exists to enhance and expand the Cambria County Trails.

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The 5k out-and-back course will be along the original section of the Jim Mayer Riverswalk Trail in Johnstown that extends from Riverside to Moxham. Participants will follow the scenic section of the trail along the Stonycreek River and will pass by the Trail Art Murals near the old trolley bridge in Moxham.

Kids under the age of 8 years old can participate in the free ‘Kids’ Trail Trot at 8:45 a.m. at the 5k start/finish line.

All proceeds from the Jim Mayer Trail Family Fun Run will benefit the Friends of the Trails program, which exists to enhance and expand the Cambria County Trails. Registration is now open!

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