FRENCH CREEK HALF MARATHON
Saturday, September 4 | Ernst Trail
The 2021 French Creek 5K, 10K & Half Marathon will once again be winding through picturesque Ernst Trail over Labor Day weekend! With multiple lengths available, simply pick the best course for you! Awards are given to the top male and female athletes plus the cost of registration even includes a specially designed t-shirt!
This event typically sees over 150 participants and all the proceeds benefit the Meadville Family YMCA’s Annual Campaign!
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ERNST TRAIL - BEAN'S TRAILHEAD
Traversing terrain with imprints of ice-age glaciation, the trail passes through the lush bottom lands of French Creek Valley. With 66 species of fish and 27 species of mollusks, French Creek is Pennsylvania’s most biologically diverse body of water. From the creek to the end of the trail’s completed portion, the landscape is pastoral with varied environments of meadow and marsh, hardwood stands and hemlock thickets.
The proposed segment from Route 19 to Conneaut Lake parallels Conneaut Marsh, an ancient river valley infield with glacial debris, and home to nesting bald eagles and migrating waterfowl. The paved trail is five miles long, located from the Park Avenue Plaza in Meadville to Route 19, a distance of five miles.