April 16, 2016 Race Timing Results

Photos from the 2016 Race

A Charity Race for The Arc of Schuyler

The Arc Grand Prix Run at Watkins Glen International is a 3.4 mile footrace on the internationally acclaimed motor racing track in Watkins Glen, New York in the heart of the Finger Lakes region. The event includes a 1 mile "Pit Row Walk" for those who would prefer to walk a shorter distance. 

Watkins Glen International (WGI) is recognized as the home of the United States Grand Prix, hosting the event for 20 years between 1961 and 1980. Today, Watkins Glen International hosts road races in nearly every class, many exciting events, and on April 16, 2016 - The 3rd Annual Arc Grand Prix Run.

Registration Fees

Adult 3.4 MILE Closed

Ages 13+

Youth 3.4 MILE Closed

Ages 5-12

Adult Pit Row Walk (1 MILE Closed

Ages 13+

Youth Pit Row Walk (1 MILE) Closed

Ages 5-12

Event Day Details


The Arc Grand Prix Run at Watkins Glen International will be professionally chip timed by Auyer Racetiming. Only participants of the 3.4 mile course will be timed, whether running or walking. Participants of the "Pit Row Walk" will not be timed.


Please arrive early - participants must sign a facility waiver upon entry and this takes a few extra minutes.  Please report to Gate 2 at Watkins Glen International. Gates will be open as early as 6:30 AM. You will need to sign a facility waiver at the gate and complete a separate waiver for each youth aged 17 and under. Youth 17 and under who are not attending the event with a parent or legal guadian must provide a notarized facility waiver signed by the parent or legal guardian. Please call Director of Community Relations, Holly Baker at 607.535.6934 if you need a youth participant waiver.

Cool Things

  • It's a Leap Year! We're switching up the course direction! Read more under "The Courses"
  • Cool merchandise! If you didn't get a pair of those checkered socks last year, don't miss out this year! We have fleece headbands too - it might be chilly!
  • We're thrilled to welcome back Ally Payne as our event emcee!
  • Check out this year's race shirt design below! Now available in Mens, Ladies, and Youth sizes!
  • Compete for the prize for the Team with Most Members and prize for the Top Pledge Raiser - when you regsiter you'll get your own pledge page, so share with friends, family, co-workers, and Facebook friends. Those donations will support The Arc of Schuyler and people with developmental disabilities.
  • Can't make it? Be a virtual racer and you can still get the cool shirt!

Post Event

  • DRIVE THE GLEN PASSES Make a day of it at The Glen! Race Day is Saturday of Opening Weeknd at Watkins Glen International. After the race, our event participants and families are welcome to join in the fun. Three paced laps on the Grand Prix course in your personal vehicle for $25! You can even buy Drive The Glen Passes the morning of this race at our registration site and The Arc of Schuyler will receive $15 of ticket sale. Another great way to support The Arc!
  • Visit www.theglen.com for more information.
  • NEW! AFTER PARTY! This year, The Arc is partnering with the owners of Grist Iron Brewing, Co. in Burdett, NY to host a post-race gathering for race participants and the general public. The brewery, located on the east side of Seneca Lake, will open at 11:00 AM to serve food, wine, and beer available for purchase. As an additional fundraiser for The Arc, Grist Iron will make a generous donation of $1 for every beer ordered between 11:00 AM and 2:00 PM. Participants of the race who attend the post-race event will also be eligible to enter a raffle for The Arc Grand Prix Run at WGI prize package, which includes a one night stay at the Inn at Grist Iron, a $75 gift certificate to Grist Iron Brewing, and two entries into next year’s race. (Prize package is generously donated by Grist Iron Brewing and the Inn at Grist Iron. Must be at least 18 years of age - 1 Free Raffle Entry/Participant)

Packet Pickup Details

Packets will be available the morning of the race at the Registration Tent. Just look for the Packet Pickup Sign.

Cant' wait for Race Day? Race packets will be available early - get your race shirt, bib, and all the information you'll need! You can pick up your race packet:

Location: The Arc of Schuyler, 203 12th Street, Watkins Glen, NY 14891

Dates: April 12 - April 15

Time: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Or you can come to our Packet Pickup Party:

If you regsiter by March 19, we'll definitely have your packet ready. We try to get packets completed and make them available at The Arc and the packet pickup party for all registrations up to April 8. Questions? Call 607.535.6934 or email hbaker@arcofschuyler.org 

A Fun Weekend for the Family!

This is a great time of year to enjoy the Watkins Glen area! If you're travelling a distance for The Arc Grand Prix Run, consider making this a weekend trip. There's great places to stay, great places to eat, and lots to do!

Where to Stay

It's an early morning for The Arc Grand Prix Run. If you're joining us from outside the area, you may be thinking about staying Friday night someplace close to WGI. Great idea! Check out the accommodations in our area here as well as our Sponsor: Radisson Hotel Corning.

Where to Eat 

There's plenty of great restaurants and ice cream parlors too! Find a list of restaurants here.

What to Do 

WGI, waterfalls, wineries, and more! Here's just some of the things to think about visiting while you're here for The Arc Grand Prix Run at WGI:

Race Shirt and Merchandise

2016 Race T-Shirt - FREE with registration

Dri-fit fabric, available in Men's and Ladies sizes (S - 2X) and Youth Sizes (S - L). Please specify size when ordering. Additional Shirts: $12 each.


Sporty Checkerboard Patterned Acrylic Athletic Socks: $8 EACH PAIR

These awesome socks sold out fast in 2015! Don't miss out! Fits Ladies Shoe Size 5 - 10 and Men's Shoe Size 5 - 9. Material is 75% acrylic, 4% Spandex. Cushioned acrylic foot. Approximate knee length.



Prizes will be awarded to overall male and female finishers of the 3.4 Mile Run.

Age Groups

Medals will be awarded to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place male and female finishers of the 3.4 Mile Run in the following age brackets:

5 - 8; 9 - 12; 13 - 15; 16 - 19; 20 - 24; 25 - 29; 30 - 34; 35 - 39; 40 - 44; 45 - 49; 50 - 54; 55 - 59; 60 - 64; 65 - 69; 70 - 74; 75+

The Courses

The Arc Grand Prix Run 3.4 Mile Run/Walk
NEW in 2016! We're changing direction of the course this year! If you've ran/walked in 2014 or 2015, now experience the twists, turns, and inclines of the track going the opposite direction. Run, jog, or walk the full length of the Watkins Glen International motor racing course, including the “Boot”. The full course is 3.4 miles, slightly longer than a 5 kilometer race. We’ll be timing you, but please keep the additional distance in mind when pacing yourself. You may run or walk the course, but all participants must be off the track by 9:30 AM.

Pit Row Walk - 1 Mile
NEW in 2016! The Pit Row Walk is a 1-mile route that will allow for easy crossing of the finish line!  Participants of the 1-mile loop are not timed, but still receive a race shirt. Perfect for little ones and strollers too.


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Title Sponsor

Champion Sponsor 

Medallion Sponsor

Race Timing Sponsor

Mile Marker Sponsor

T-Shirt Sponsor


We are seeking returning and new sponsors.

2016 Sponsor Form

Please call 607.535.6934 if you are interested in supporting this awesome event!

Looking for 2015 Results?

Top Donors

# Name Amount
1 Dan Kress and Barbara Seals $300.00
2 Betsy Clark $250.00
3 Lynda Mason $250.00

Event Schedule

  • April 16 6:30 AM EDT - Gates Open

  • April 16 7:00 AM EDT - Late Registration and Packet Pickup

  • April 16 7:50 AM EDT - Opening Ceremonies

  • April 16 8:00 AM EDT - 3.4 Mile Run and 1 Mile Walk Start

  • April 16 9:30 AM EDT - Last Race/Walk Participants Finish

  • April 16 9:30 AM EDT - Awards

  • April 16 10:00 AM EDT - Opening Weekend - Pace Car Laps Begin

  • April 16 11:00 AM EDT - Join us at Grist Iron Brewing Co.

Contact Information

Event Location

Watkins Glen, New York, United States

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