Check out the Participant Guide.
Have questions about the race, parking, where to show up, or the course? We have the answers right here: Great Train Race Participant Guide. We will update this guide as needed prior to the race.
2021 will mark the 27th annual Great Train Race
We were deeply disappointed to cancel the event in 2020 and are happy to say we are a go for the 2021 event. With the recent changes in the state’s guidance and the need to make some modifications to the event we needed to slide the date to June 6th. Our first event will start at 7:30am. A detailed schedule will be sent to all participants prior to race day.
The race format:
The race consists of 3 events for kids under 18.
- The 1-mile Express for ages 6 to 17
- The 1/2-mile George Dashington for ages 12 and under
- The 1/4-mile Caboose Run for ages 5 and under
This year’s race will be a bit different in order to conduct a safe event. The following options are available for runners to participate in the race:
- Run in a wave of 25 runners
- If you prefer you may participate virtually
The Great Train Race benefits Loisann’s Hope House and their efforts to help homeless children and their families.
Since opening their doors in 1987 Loisann’s Hope House has striven to improve the quality of life for families by helping them move from homelessness to permanent housing.
Courses will run down Sophia Street
Race Day Schedule
Packet Pick-up and other Information