PWP 2021

PWP 2021 Race Procedures and Important Information

The PWP race committee is thrilled to bring you an in-person event on May 16, 2021. This event will not include our typical slate of events, and will follow CDC, NYS and Onondaga County covid safety guidelines. Our goal is to invite the community to participate in the safest manner possible, and we need your cooperation to make that happen.


Date: Sunday May 16, 2021 – Starting time 10am

Course: We have modified the course for simplicity, but it’s still a good run!

Starts at Cherry Rd Bus loop, moves to Parsons Drive, where runners will loop the boulevard and return to Cherry Road.


  • Scheduled groups of 30 will run the course at staggered 15 minute intervals. 
  • We encourage you to sign up with your family and friends and you will be able to choose your starting time. Once a starting time reaches capacity, it will close automatically. 
  • The event will not be chip timed, but there will be a clock at the finish line.
  • There will be NO race day registration.

Registration: $20 – all runners will receive PWP buff. T-shirts will be for sale online during the registration process.

  • Registration will open first to runners who deferred their 2020 registration and our 2020 essay contest winners, then to everyone else who registered last year. Then to the general public.
  • We will let you know when registration is officially open.

Registration options:

  • Runners and walkers will have two options. Sign up for the in-person event on May 16, or sign up for our virtual event, which will run from May 9 to May 23.
  • Cost for either event is $20 and runners of either race will receive a buff. Buffs will be mailed to virtual runners, picked up in-person for in-person runners. Same for those who purchase t-shirts.
  • The run will not be timed but participants will be able to enter their times into runsignup if they wish.
  • If you sign up for the in-person event but are sick or not comfortable attending, you can switch to the virtual event and we will mail you your buff. Please just email the race director at in advance.

Charity: We hope to continue our tradition of giving, and plan to donate any proceeds we can to the St. Charles Food Pantry. We will also collect canned/boxed food at the event. More details will follow.

Race Day: 

  • Please do not arrive more than 15 minutes in advance of your starting time.
  • After check in you will be sent to a socially-distanced staging area.
  • Runners will be lined up in a socially-distanced manner at the starting line, in two lines of 15, with six feet of distance in between each line, and in between each runner/group of family members running together. *Race volunteers will be available for guidance. 
  • Hand sanitizer will be available in the start/finish area.
  • Two water stops, one on the course and one in the finish area, will be self-serve and will contain small, sealed bottles of water. 

Post Run: 

  • No post-race food, No indoor access and no congregating before or after the race. 
  • There will be no bathrooms or portapotties available.
  • There will be a backdrop in the registration area for you to take finisher photos and then we ask that you leave immediately.
  • There will be no timing and no age group winners.
  • Gift cards will be raffled off to participants and mailed. 

Additional Covid Procedures:

  • Volunteers will wear masks.
  • Participants must wear masks pre-race, at the start and finish. When you are running on the course you may remove your mask as long as you are distanced from others not in your household.
  • Athletes and volunteers will be asked to sign a health form attesting to their current health.
  • Athletes and volunteers will be required to have an infrared thermometer check as well as affirmation of being symptom free. Temperature must be 100.2F or lower per CDC guidelines.

Important Information:


If you are quarantining due to COVID-19 or as a “contact” of someone who has COVID-19, we expect you to STAY HOME!

We ask that if you change your mind, you email us ASAP in case we can fill your spot. 

If local cases spike, the committee, school, and town reserve the right to cancel the in-person event.