The Fools Run will require masks to be worn everywhere on the Fairgrounds before and after the Run. Grab N Go bags will be ready for all runners with snacks and fruit and after the Run. The Run will follow the guidelines of the CDC and the PA Dept. of Health for your safety. If you feel ill on the day of the Run PLEASE STAY HOME.
Only 225 Entries Per Distance
The Bob Focht Memorial 10 mile course is a scenic out and back road loop with time splits at the 5 mile mark. The course has varied elevations with uphill climbs at 1, 2, 8 and 9 miles and downhill at 3.3 miles.
The 10 mile course will close after 2 hours and 30 minutes.
This race starts at 9:00am
The Sally Miksiewicz 5k course is a mostly flat out and back course with an uphill climb at the beginning of the run heading toward the KU Campus.
This race starts at 9:10am
This is a leisurely course for participants of all ages and abilities.
This walk starts at 9:15am
We are once again looking for Berks/Lehigh County school district teams to compete in
our annual school competition!! The winning team will receive a traveling trophy
which they can proudly display until next year’s race and at least a $500 scholarship
check for the student of their choice.
co-ed. Districts may have more than one team
The races start and end on College Blvd in front of the Kutztown Fairgrounds and Kutztown University Lot 1 parking area
No Race Day Registration is available for 2021. Runner numbers and packets will be available for pickup the morning of the race at Beltzner Hall.
Races are run rain or shine with the race director having the right and responsibility to cancel the day's events due to extreme and dangerous conditions. In such instances, information will be displayed on media outlets such as this website and FaceBook.
There are no refunds in the event of cancellation.
For the safety of all runners no scooters, in-line skates or animals are permitted on the course. As an additional safety precaution jogging strollers and headphones are not recommended to be used for the 10 mile and 5k races.
Water stations will be set up on both the 10 mile and 5k courses.
10 mile course at the 1, 3, 5, 7 & 9 mile markers
5k course at the 1 & 2 mile makers
Post race amenities and awards ceremony at Beltzner Hall.
Gift Certificates to overall and master (over age 40) male and female winners of the 5K and 10 mile race
Medals will be awarded to the first, second, and third place finishers in the following age groups for both races: 17 & under, 18-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60 & over, oldest and youngest finisher
I78/U.S. 22 West to PA 737 South. Follow 737 five miles to first light. Right on Main Street. Right onto North Whiteoak Street.(2nd light). Proceed about 4 blocks. Left into Kutztown
Fairgrounds parking area and follow signs on foot to Beltzner Hall.
I-476 (NE Extension of PA Turnpike) to Lehigh Valley exit (exit 56). Follow directions from Allentown/NJ. above.
I-81 North to I-78 East. Exit at PA 737 South. Follow directions from Allentown/NJ above.
U.S.222 North to Kutztown Exit. Turn left on North Whiteoak Street (4th light) Proceed about 4 blocks. Left into Kutztown Fairgrounds. Follow parking signs.