" Great Allegany Run

Great Allegany Run

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Location: Cumberland, MD

Start Time: 8:00 a.m.


Run the 35th Annual GAR

Come run your fastest 15K ever. And quite possibly a 10K PR as well, on the way, in this Western Maryland tradition now in its 35th year. Runners are bused from downtown Cumberland to the start in Mount Savage. Run will be conducted in partnership between the Queen City Striders and RacePacket. This includes all scoring and race management services. You will find that the GAR remains as it has since it started, a low-key but well-run event, worth the trip whether you are coming from throughout the Mid-Atlantic or from right around the corner. Finish of both races is on the Downtown Mall, with bountiful post-race refreshments. Whatever event, entry includes GAR apparel to all entrants. Race is also run in conjunction with downtown festivities and bountiful refreshments.

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Packet Pick-Up and Late Registration

Ramada Inn in Cumberland 5-9 p.m. Friday evening, and 6-7 a.m. on Saturday (5K will extend to 7:30 a.m. on Saturday).
No registration or packet pick-up at start lines.

Transportation to the 15K Starting Line will be provided from the Ramada Inn. Last bus departs at approx. 7:15 a.m.
USATF 15K Championship.



Course is point-to-point with a nearly uniform elevation drop of 475 feet in the first 10K. The leaves are changing as you run a gradual downhill, through the Narrows, and into historic Cumberland. USATF Certificate MD11011JS.


5K is flat & fast! The 5K is an out-and-back course in Cumberland. USATF Certificate MD11012JS.

Finish of both races is on the Downtown Mall, with bountiful post-race refreshments.

Awards: Top three overall receive plaques.

Top three in ten year age groups receive custom ceramic mugs.

Entry Fee:

  • $40 15K
  • $30 5K
  • $30 5K Students 19 & younger
  • 1mi Little Allegany Run (free)

Fees On or After Wednesday, September 21, 2016:

  • $45 15K
  • $35 5K
Make check payable to: RacePacket, Inc
Mail to:
Great Allegany Run c/o RacePacket
P.O. Box 25094
Arlington, VA 22202

For further information contact: Bob Platt 703-486-1466 bob@racepacket.com

Race Web Site: http://GreatAlleganyRun.itsyourrace.com/

Other Information: The GAR is the Queen City Striders Signature event every year. The day's events also include a 5K. Runners are bused from the Ramada Inn in downtown Cumberland, to the start in Mount Savage.

On-Line Registration        Mail-in Registration