PO Box 176, Ellwood City, PA 16117

10K Race

The 37th Annual 10K Race will be held on July 1, 2017

2016 10K Race Winner Doug Petrik


View and Print A Copy Of the 10K Application CLICK HERE for a printable application.
36th Annual 10K RACE on July 1, 2017 Start Time 9:00 A.M

7:00 am- 10K Registration at the Veterans Memorial Swimming Pool
9:00 am- 10K Run. “They’re Off”

Contact Ed Leymarie, Race Director (724) 752-1583 or lemrun@zoominternet.net

2016 Male OVERALL Winners

Name City Bib# Age Overall Time Pace
Doug Petrik Ellwood City PA 18 34 1 35:00.6 5:39/M
Scooby Dooby Austintown OH 129 34 2 37:24.1 6:02/M
Matt Montellanico Freedom PA 101 28 3 38:00.8 6:08/M


2016 Female OVERALL Winners

Name City Bib# Age Overall Time Pace
Mary Beth Acke New Wilmington PA 63 36 8 41:13.5 6:39/M
Bonnie Smerk Ellwood City PA 72 29 13 43:42.1 7:03/M
Jodi Commiso Edinburg PA 62 36 30 47:32.9 7:40/M


Last year’s 2016 Fourth of July Weekend event attracted over 200 plus runners in conjunction with the 36th annual Ellwood City Arts, Crafts, and Food Festival. This year’s race will happen on July 1, 2017, starting at 9:00 A.M. Ed Leymarie, the race’s organizer for 35 years, said planning starts with seeking sponsors in early January — and the love and support of Ellwood City residents help keep the 10K going. “Generations have now run this,” said Leymarie. “I think it will keep going for years to come.”

The 2015 and 2016 reigning champion and overall winner was Doug Petrik, 34, of Ellwood City with a
time of 35:00. Petrik, who has been running the race for eight years, said he
would not miss the event for anything. He said he started practicing on the 2016
race route in December. “It’s the highlight of the summer,” said Petrik. Petrik states he will be back to defend his back to back 1st place finishes.

The 10K race, approximately 6.2 miles returned to its original route in 2016. A detour route was needed in 2015 due to construction on the Second Street overpass. Racers will again started and finish at the Veterans Memorial Swimming Pool in Ewing Park. From the pool, runners crossed the Ewing Park
Bridge and went around Pittsburgh Circle to Second Street over the Second Street overpass. Runners will then proceeded to Crescent Avenue, Lawrence Avenue and Fifth Street. From there, they made their way down Orchard, Hazel, and Wampum avenues before hitting Jefferson Avenue on their way to the finish

Volunteers needed for water stop locations.

There are hundreds of people along the course and at the finish to cheer on the runners.

Presented in conjunction with: Ellwood City Arts, Crafts,Foods and Entertainment Festival

Saturday, July 1, 2016

Starting Time: 9:00 a.m.

Entry Fee-$9 if received by June 30 (with T-Shirt – $18)

$10 if received after June 30; registration accepted up to 8:30 am the day of the race.

Annual 10k Race t-shirts for sale, only $9 each!

Start/Finish: Veterans Memorial Swimming Pool parking lot in Ewing Park

Registration Check-In: 7:00 to 8:30 a.m. Day of race, at the Veterans Memorial Swimming Pool parking lot.

Water stops: Four, approximately every mile.

Split time: At miles 1 and 3

Awards:Trophies to the first three finishers of each sex. Trophies to the first three finishers of each age group. Trophies to the oldest, youngest and top local runners.

Electronic Timing:

Age Groups:

Men and Women

13 and under
Over 60
Over 70
Over 80

Parking, restrooms, showers and changing facilities are available.
The results will be posted and announced immediately following the race.