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Bernie’s Run is a valued tradition celebrating our nation’s birthday since 1984. In 2021 they are excited to announce the return of their IN PERSON race coupled with their virtual race from 2020!
At the Wilkes-Barre Family YMCA, they believe strengthening people leads to a stronger, more caring community. They work with people who share their beliefs and mission and show their support by giving their time, talent, and financial support. By inspiring and involving people, they live their mission and put Christian principles into practice through programs that build a healthy spirit, mind and body for all.
The YMCA is a cause-driven organization focused on youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. Every day they nurture the potential of kids, help people live healthier lives, and support our neighbors in need–because they believe in strengthening their community. Together…they build strong communities!
IN PERSON RACE DETAILS:
Registration w/ T-shirt: Open until June 20 at 11:59PM.
Registration w/o T-shirt: Open until June 28 at 11:59PM
Race Options: Run, walk or kid’s fun run
Start Time Run/Walk: Sunday, July 4th – 8:30am
Start Location Run/Walk: Intersection of Market & River Street (near Market St. Bridge)
Start Time Kids Fun Run: Saturday, July 4th – 9:15am
Start Location Kids Fun Run: Intersection of South Main & Ross Street (Register at the YMCA)
ATTENTION: Pets are NOT allowed on race course.
PRE REGISTERED T-SHIRT & BIB PICK UP: July 1, 2 & 3rd – Wilkes-Barre YMCA Front Desk
Kid’s 1/2 Mile Fun Run:
Ages 2 to 10 years
T-shirts given to participants pre-registered before 6/20
Medals awarded to all finishers
Runners need to be at the starting line at 9am
WHEN: Thursday, July 4th
START: INTERSECTION OF W. ROSS & SOUTH MAIN ST.
FINISH LINE: PUBLIC SQUARE
*Pre-registration closes 6/20/2020
Participants are welcomed and encouraged to find new and exciting routes to challenge themselves when participating in Bernie’s Run virtually from 6am on July 1 through 12pm on July 3 AND arrive in person on July 4 to race with your friends and family on our traditional course.
Virtual Race Days: Thursday, July 1st at 12:00 AM to Saturday, July 3rd at 12:00 PM (noon) (Timestamps are based on email submission. Please complete your race with enough time to send in your results)
Virtual Registration: Open until July 3 at 6AM
Race Options: You can choose to enter the run, walk or kid’s fun run