Path of the Flood Historic Races


May 28, 2022 at 7:00 AM

Path of the Flood Historic Races

90 Johns St

Johnstown PA, 15901


Entry Fee $25
(Lowest or Early Registration)

Entry Fee 2 $65
(Highest or Late Registration)

Prize Money: no


  • 12K
  • 13.1M
  • 5K

Series: Cambria County Trails Series

Type: Trail

Starting Elevation: 1480

High Point: 1550

Percent of the course on un-paved trails: 50%

First Year of the Event: 2014


The Path of the Flood Historic Races allow runners to experience the historic 1889 Johnstown Flood in its entirety with the half marathon, or in small droplets through the 5K or 12K races. The course follows the Path of the Flood Trail and goes through Staple Bend Tunnel, the first railroad tunnel in the U.S. The finish is at Peoples Natural Gas Park where you can see the historic 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 once again! This event is hosted by the Johnstown Area Heritage Association and the Cambria County Conservation & Recreation Authority – all proceeds benefit the Cambria County Trails and the heritage of the Johnstown region.

Registration is free for youth 17 years of age & under for the 12K and 5K, thanks to 1889 Foundation. For 2018, due to increased participation, there will be a cap of 500 runners for the Half Marathon and a cap of 500 for the 5K. Register early to avoid missing the race!


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Past Event Dates

Held on May 28, 2022

Held on May 29, 2021

Held on May 23, 2020

Held on May 25, 2019

Event Results