Ice Cream Race - QUAD 4

Wednesday, August 14, 2024 in Grove City, PA at First Baptist Church

  • Ice Cream 5K

    » $20.00 registration (through 8/12 at 12:00 PM EDT)
    » $22.00 registration (8/12 at 12:00 PM EDT through 8/14 at 3:00 PM EDT)
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  • Ice Cream Kidís Race

    » $10.00 registration (through 8/14 at 3:00 PM EDT)
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Series Information

This year marks the 41st anniversary of the Mercer County Twilight QUAD. It's the oldest continuous running series in the region. Each event begins at 7:00 pm on Wednesday evenings in the summer months. Over 50,000 finishers have been recorded through the first 140 events of the QUAD.

Runners who complete all four events will receive a commemorative award. Each year, over 150 runners and walkers complete all four events of the series.

Specialty QUAD shirts will be available for purchase on site on a first come first serve basis.

The races include:
June 19 - Strawberry Days 5K - Grove City
July 10 - Dam Race - Sharpsville
July 24 - Fredonia 5K - Fredonia
Aug 14 - Ice Cream Race - Grove City, PA

Event Schedule

Strawberry Days 5K - Event #1
June 19, 2024

Utilizes the same bike trail as in prior years, but the start and finish will be at the soccer field parking area, off of North Liberty Rd. From I-79, follow Rt 208 East toward GC, but don't go all the way into town. Turn right onto North Liberty Rd at the fire hall., Follow one mile and look for signs at the entrance road to the soccer fields. (xxx North Liberty Rd on your GPS)

Starts on High Extension, crosses over the Shenango Dam, proceeds on a paved bike trail to a turnaround.

Dam Race - Event #2:
July 10, 2024

Thelma's Sports Nook, 255 East High Street, Sharpsville, PA 16150

Out and Back course crossing the Shenango Dam Causeway
Turnaround on paved rails to trails road

Fredonia 5K - Event #3:
July 24, 2024

Downtown Fredonia, PA

5,000 Meters (3.1 Miles)
Out-and-back rolling course with gradual half mile downhill finish

Courtney's Ice Cream Race - Event #4:
August 14, 2024

First Baptist Church parking lot across from Grove City Medical Center, Grove City, Pennsylvania (Mercer County) Follow blue "H" Hospital Signs from Grove City exits of I-79 and I-80.
Cranberry Road closes at 6:15pm, so come early.

71 Cranberry Rd, Grove City, PA 16127

5,000 Meters (3.1 Miles)
Out-and-back, rolling 5K course with gradual 1/2 mile downhill finish

5K Age Groups & Awards

11 & Under, 12-15, 16-19, 20-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70+

Top 5 male and top 5 female finishers; Top Masters male and female finishers

Top 3 in each age group; No duplications

All 5K events will be chip timed. Timing mats at miles 1, 2, and 3 to give split times. (A unique feature for Runner's High events).

Event is open to walkers and runners.
No specific awards for walking division.

Digital clock display & timing services by THE RUNNER'S HIGH

Kids Races

All events include a half mile children's run starting at 7:45 pm

Each participant will receive a finisher's ribbon. Entry fee is $10.00 per child.

Awards: Top 3 boy and girl finishers in the following age groups: 5 & Under, 6-7, 8-9, 10-11.

Youth QUAD is intended for kids 11 & under. No awards for runners over 11 years of age

Race Day Registration

Individual 5K base fee is $20.00 per person until 24 hours prior to race time (7:00 pm on Tues) ($25.00 on race day, shirts will be available first come first serve at $10.00 each)

Base entry includes refreshments, results and race entry. Race clothing sold separately in advance and on race day. (Limited sizes and quantities on race day.) Shirts not saved for no-shows after 8pm.


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