YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – The Youngstown Peace Race attracts runners not only from the Valley, but from across the nation.
This year’s race is the 42nd year runners have came out for a great cause.
Mark Sorrentino, one of the directors in charge of putting the race together, said the main goal is to generate money that will be donated to local charities in the Mahoning Valley.
He also said the Youngstown Peace Race has the longest history of a race than any other races in the Valley.
One runner came all the way from Phoenix, Arizona. He came to run because he has studied the history of the race and looks forward to making a bit of history for himself.
There was also a family in from Maryland — originally from Youngstown — that had 13 members participate. They travel back home every year for the race.
“We as a family have been running for years now,” Gregory Miller said. “We run races all over — from where we live to places down in Florida — and this is by far the best course anywhere.”
All this morning, there was a 10K run, a two-mile run and a 400 meter kid’s run.
The 10K run started on the corner of Kirk Road and Schenley Avenue, ran through Mill Creek Park and finished on the corner of Market and Federal Streets.