The Arc Grand Prix Run

Event Schedule

6:00 AM WGI Gates Open

7:00 AM Race Day Registration and Packet Pickup

7:50 AM Opening Ceremonies

8:00 AM Race Start

9:00 AM Awards

9:30 AM Race Ends

10:00 AM Opening Weekend Activities/Drive The Glen Laps Begin


Participants may choose to register for:

1) The Track: This 3.4-mile course is the full distance of the WGI race track and includes “the boot”. This is a timed course. Participants who place as a top 3 male or top 3 female finishers in his/her age bracket will receive an award medallion.

Note: There are 3 Mile Marker stations on the course with water available and a water station about half-way on the course.

2) The Pit Road – This is a 1-mile course intended for those who would prefer to walk a short distance, but still want an “up close and personal” view of a portion of the full track. The course includes a view of Victory Lane then loops back to the finish line via Pit Road. Participants will not cross the timing mat but will end at the finish line along with participants of The Track course. There is no timing for this course. Note: There is 1 water station halfway on the course. The registration price is the same for both courses and includes the 2018 race shirt.


Registration for The Arc Grand Prix Run at Watkins Glen International 2019 opens November 1, 2018.

Early registration ends March 11, 2019. For the best price and to guarantee your race shirt, be sure to register early. The price is $25 for adults (ages 13+) and $15 for youth (ages 5 – 12). Participants under 5 are permitted at no charge, but will not receive a race shirt unless registered and paid by March 11.

Late registration prices are $30 for adults (ages 13+) and $15 for youth (ages 5 – 12).

Race day registration is available starting at 6:30 am. The race starts at 8:00 am. Race day registration prices are $30 for adults (ages 13+) and $15 for youth (ages 5 – 12).

Mail-In Registration

If you wish to register by submitting a hard copy registration form with a check payment, please print, complete, and mail to: The Arc of Schuyler, 203 12th Street, Watkins Glen, NY 14891. You will receive an email confirmation to the email address you provide on the form when your registration form has been received and processed.



The Arc Grand Prix Run is professionally chip timed by Auyer Race Timing, the official race timing provider of the nationally renowned Wineglass Marathon in Corning, New York.

Only participants of the 3.4-mile course will be timed, whether running or walking. Participants of the “Pit Road Walk” will not be timed.

Entrance to Watkins Glen International

The facility waiver that must be signed in order to enter Watkins Glen International is incorporated into the race event waiver you agree to when you register online or by mail-in form. This means you will not have to sign a WGI facility waiver at the entrance.

Bib Pickup

Race Week

If you are pre-registered, you can pick up your bib and race shirt in advance:

DATES: April 3 – 5

TIMES: 10 AM – 7 PM

LOCATION: Arnot Mall, Center Court | 3300 Chambers Road, Horseheads, NY 14845

Our volunteers will be available to answer your questions about the race. You can also purchase merchandise such as socks, decals, or Drive the Glen passes.

You can also pick up your bib and race shirt on Race Day.

Bibs and race shirts are available for pick up the morning of the race beginning at 6:30 AMIf you are not registered by the April 4 deadline, you may register and pick up your bib and race shirt (if available) on race day. 


This is an inclusive and fun race, so whether you’re a novice or expert runner, a walker, or something in between, we’re thrilled to welcome you! When you sign up for The Track (3.4 mile) course, you are eligible to win an AWESOME award medallion. Our 2019 award medal features an engraved natural stone slate medallion attached to a dye sublimated purple/lime checkerboard ribbon. Features logos of our Title Sponsor, Watkins Glen International and Champion Sponsor, Grist Iron Brewing. Click image to enlarge.


Age Groups

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

5 – 9, 10 – 14, 15 – 19, 20 – 29, 30 – 39, 40 – 49, 50 – 59, 60 – 69, 70+.

Overall Winners

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

Youth Prizes

All youth participants will receive a shoelace charm to commemorate their achievement with The Arc Grand Prix Run!

Pledge Champion

The participant who raises the most in pledges/donations takes home a medallion and an awesome prize! Pledges can be collected in-person by the participant and/or raised through the participant’s personal pledge raising site generated by Race Roster upon registration. Deadline is April 11 at midnight.

Build Your Team – Get a Discount!

If you plan to build a team representing your business, school, club, or you just have a big group of friends who love to run – contact us for details on a team discount. 

Drive The Glen

Drive The Glen: Make a day of it at The Glen! After The Arc Grand Prix Run, you and the family can enjoy Watkins Glen International Opening Weekend activities. Drive your personal vehicle on the Grand Prix course – $25 for 3 laps behind the WGI pace car. When you purchase your Drive The Glen pass through this website, $15 of your purchase will directly benefit the official charity of this race: The Arc of Schuyler. Tickets will be available at pre-race packet pickup or on race day at Will-Call table of our race tent. Please bring your registration/merchandise confirmation.

After Party

Following The Arc Grand Prix Run at Watkins Glen International, join us for the After Party at Grist Iron Brewing Co.! Grab a bite to eat and enjoy Grist Iron’s full line of craft beers. Listen to live music and enter to win our Grand Prize Package!

What’s Happening?

Party Time: 10:30 AM – 1:30 PM; A $1 per pint sold during Party Time will be donated to The Arc of Schuyler!

Food: BBQ Buffet! $15 pp (one trip); Buffet is available from 11 AM – 1 PM.

Music: Performing 12 PM – 3 PM – The Sweats Duo

Raffle: Your adult race registration gets you one free entry into our Grand Prize Package Raffle, which includes 2 free entries in our 2019 race, a one night stay at the Inn at Grist Iron, a $75 Gift Certificate to Grist Iron Brewing Co., and a few other surprises. The catch? You have to come to the After Party to submit your entry. But don’t worry, you don’t have to be present for the drawing at the end of the party to win.

Team Discount

Build Your Team – Get a Discount!

If you plan to build a team representing your business, school, club, or you just have a big group of friends who love to run – contact us for details on a team discount. 



We need lots of help before and on race day to make The Arc Grand Prix Run a success. We welcome individuals, families, corporate teams, adult and youth service clubs, anyone who wants to have fun and help create a great experience for our participants.

BONUS! Our volunteers get a FREE race shirt if signed up by March 10, 2019.

Volunteer Orientation will be held April 5, at 5:00 PM at Watkins Glen International. It’s highly suggested that you attend this meeting to best understand the race day schedule and your role and position as a volunteer. We will email you meeting reminders if you register to volunteer.

So, how can you help?

Course Marshall: There are 3-mile markers on The Track (3.4 mile). We’ll need small teams on each mile marker who can hand out water, shout out the time, pick up debris (water cups, etc.), and of course – clap loud and yell words of encouragement to our runners! Prior to the race start, volunteers will be transported by bus to their designated station and picked up as the last runners pass their station. There are 5 “stations” on The Pit Road (1 mile). Individuals or smaller teams will walk to their designated spots on the course and assist with course direction to participants.

Water Station: There is one water station on The Track and one water station on The Pit Road. Volunteers will fill water cups, hand them out to runners as they pass by, and pick up any debris. Clapping and cheering encouraged!

Parking Director: We expect a lot of cars on race morning and we need help directing people to a spot quickly. We’ll provide a safety vest and instructions on where and how to direct people to park.

Registration/Packet Pickup: Assist with race day registrations, hand out shirts, bibs, and pre-registered participant packets.

Runner’s Tent: Greet participants, provide direction, answer questions, and help with refreshments.

Ready to help? Click the link below to fill out our volunteer form and we’ll get in touch with you.

I want to Volunteer

Visiting Schuyler County

Enjoy an Exciting Weekend in Schuyler County!

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

April 5 is Friday on Franklin – A Watkins Glen Area Chamber of Commerce Event

Enjoy tastings of local products during this fun (and delicious) event series on the first Friday of every month from 5 – 8 pm in downtown Watkins Glen, sponsored by Chemung Canal Trust Company. Live music rounds out the experience. Join in the fun! The cost to participate is just $10 and includes a souvenir wine glass. To participate, simply stop by the Watkins Glen Visitor Center (214 North Franklin Street in Watkins Glen) at the start of the event to purchase an event ticket. This event takes place rain or shine. Don’t let a little rain or cold keep you away. All tastings take place inside our downtown shops and it’s important to get out and support them year-round!

Check this site for the list of April 5 participantsA great reason to stay the night in Watkins Glen the night before the race!

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 nearby Friday night. Great idea! Check out the accommodations in our area.

Where to Eat

There’s plenty of great places to visit for food, drinks, and ice cream! Find a list of restaurants here.

What to Do

Watkins Glen International, waterfalls, wineries, and more! Here’s just some of the places to think about visiting while you’re here for The Arc Grand Prix Run at Watkins Glen International.

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