Race Info

September 27, 2014, 8:30am
Hosted at White Rose Bar & Grill


York’s Oldest Running Event!

The first York White Rose Run was held in 1977 and has been run on the streets of York City for 36 consecutive years. The race has drawn as many as 600+ runners and has been known to attract a field of elite runners from the local and regional areas including Philadelphia, Baltimore, and New York. The five-mile course starts
on Beaver Street in front of the York Central Market House, meanders throughout York City, climbs the hills to Farquhar Park and finishes straight and fast at the White Rose Bar & Grill. The York White Rose Run is proud to be affiliated with the WellSpan Health Running Series and is the last of seven series events.


Benefiting Big Brothers Big Sisters

The York White Rose Run is proud to support Big Brothers Big Sisters of York & Adams Counties – an organization committed to helping empower at-risk youth to make responsible life choices through professionally supervised mentoring relationships with adult and student volunteer role models.

Our goal is to donate the funds required to establish and support a SMART program.

SMART stands for Students and Mentors Achieving Results Together. The high school or college mentors in the program help their Littles by being a positive role-model and friend. The elementary students and mentors are paired one-on-one to get to know each other and to build a positive relationship.


Run to Party, Party to Run!

Race activities commence at White Rose Bar & Grill. Immediately following the race White Rose Bar & Grill is taking the POST RACE PARTY up a notch! We have a BRAND NEW COURSE and have brought the finish to Beaver Street which means finishers will race right into York’s best post race party. Groove to live music with food and drink specials for race participants and supporters!


The Wellspan Health Sports Medicine Running Series

The York White Rose Run is proud to be a sponsored participant of the WellSpan Sports Medicine Running Series. The Series provides a great opportunity for both new and experienced runners to participate in a multi-race program that promotes physical exercise through spirited competition.


Lots of Prizes! Big Money!

Prize Money: Top five male and female finishers will receive $250, $200, $150, $100, & $50, respectively.

Age Group Awards will be given to the top finishers in each age group.

Team Challenge: Top teams claim the traveling trophy for a year.

Masters Awards: Top two male and female finishers forty and over.

Costume Awards: Prizes for the three best costumed participants

Stroller Division: Two prizes! First male & female runner/rider/stroller takes home THE MUG.


Race Amenities

Chip Timing: Precise and immediate timing results provided by the York Road Runners Club.

Stroller Division: Running specific strollers encouraged! Bring the kids! Two prizes! First male & female runner/stroller takes home THE MUG.

Team Challenge: Compete as a team of five or more. Win a travelling trophy and free entry into next year’s race for the five scoring runners of the winning team.


Pre-Race Pasta & Post Race Party!

PACKET PICKUP and REGISTRATION will be hosted at the White Rose Bar & Grill from 5:00pm to 8:00pm , a short walk from the race start and finish. Special pasta menu selections will be available for race participants who choose to pick up their packet and do some pre-race carbo loading!

There will also be a POST RACE PARTY at the White Rose Bar & Grill starting at 10:30am! Local Liquid Hero Brewing Company will be on site giving free samples of their latest brews. Groove to live music while enjoying drink and food specials for race participants!


Visiting York, PA

York is one of Pennsylvania’s fastest growing areas and a popular tourist destination. With compelling history, exhilarating outdoor adventure, fantastic factory tours and one of Pennsylvania’s premier wine trails, York County offers exciting experiences sure to satisfy your adventurous, romantic or carefree nature. Visit www.yorkpa.org for a variety of fun agenda items!

Where to stay: The Yorktowne Hotel features 121 luxury guest rooms within walking distance of Sovereign Bank Stadium and the York White Rose Run start/finish area. Ask for the York White Rose Run rate! Located at 48 E. Market Street, (717) 848-1111.