Half Marathon and 5K Race Information:
Start: Harbor-Topky Memorial Library
1633 Walnut Blvd., Ashtabula, Ohio 44004
Finish: Bridge Street in Ashtabula Harbor
Registration: All registration is on-line
5K Race Date and Time: 10-24-20, 8:00 a.m.
Half Marathon Date and Time: 10-25-20, 8:00 a.m.
Parking: Walnut Beach, West 1st, Street, Ashtabula, Ohio
Awards: CASH!: Half Marathon 1st, 2nd, and 3rd overall male & female receive $150, $100, and $50 respectively.
Chip times are used to determine overall and age group winners. Additional prize money awarded if Half Marathon winners set
event records male & female. Current event record finish times: Male 1:14.50 (2014), Female 1:30.02 (2018)
Finishers awards and age group awards for Half Marathon. Overall & age groups awards for 5K.
Shirts: Long Sleeve Tech Shirts - Male and Female fit— Shirts guaranteed for 1st 150 pre-registered through 10/15/20
The 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 goal of the race was 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.
This race has hosted many of the world’s most celebrated
runners and has fulfilled the vision of its founder. In it's
inaugural 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 and a 2 mile fun run/walk.
Four decades later, the Youngstown Peace Race remains an annual running event that celebrates Youngstown, running and beauty of Mill Creek Park.