The Max Fine Memorial 5K Race begins at the intersection of South River St. and W. Northampton St. in Wilkes-Barre, PA. The Race is a 5K (3.1 mile) Run and 1 Mile Walk, out and back course, per race map above.

You have the option to register for the in-person Adult or Child Runner/Walker Registration, or Virtual Registration.

VIRTUAL 5K Race Instructions:

If you are choosing to register virtually, this means that you can complete the 1 mile walk or 3.1 Mile (5K) Run in the comfort of your home on a treadmill, in the neighborhood (on streets or sidewalks), on a park trail/path, or wherever else you may deem a safe location. You can complete your 1 mile walk or 5K Run at whatever time of day you would like on Sunday, September 19th.

Please post a picture of yourself before or after your virtual race on Max Fine Memorial 5K Race Facebook using the following hashtags (#): #10thMFM5KVirtual #Iflexedmymuscles4MDA

If you own a GPS Smart watch, then please include your 5K Run time on your Facebook post as well.

***** Please Register for Race by Monday, September 6th, to be guaranteed a Race T-shirt *****

Registration: Online Registration CLOSES on Friday, 9/17/21

Paper Race Registration Form due by Wednesday, 9/15/21

Adult: $25.00
Child (14 and Under): $15.00


Adult: $30.00
Child (14 and Under): $20.00

Race Day Packet Pick-up (8:30 am-10:00 AM) : Tables will be set up in front of Walker Bridge, directly across the street from Evans Hall dormitory of Wilkes University  (110 S. River St. Wilkes-Barre, PA  18702). See Google Earth view here:  evans hall wilkes university - Google Search


Race Day Schedule

10:00 AM: River/South St. & River/Market St. will be closed by police

10:30 AM: Runners Start

10:35 AM: Walkers Start

11:15 AM:   Award Ceremony/Prize Raffle

12:00 PM:   Closing Ceremony/Prize Raffle

Second Wind Timing will provide professional chip timing services for this event, and results will be posted shortly after crossing the finish line!

Awards to: 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place Male & Female Runner – Overall

                        1st and 2nd Place Male & Female Runner - Age Group


Age Ranges (Any Group Awards):  (Male/Female)

14 & Under    20-24         30-34         40-49         60-69

15-19                 25-29         35-39         50-59         70 & Over


Refreshments will be available immediately after race at Finish line.

All proceeds benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA)- 501-3C Non-Profit


Race participants and volunteers who are NOT fully vaccinated against COVID-19 must please wear a mask appropriately throughout duration of event. All race participants are kindly asked to maintain social distancing guidelines as much as possible.
Dogs are NOT permitted on race course
Baby Strollers are permitted on race course with caution