Race of Champions

Start Time: 8:00AM
Location: Blair Candy, Altoona
Races: 5k Run (map), 2M Run (map), 2M Walk

The 5th Annual Race of Champions, formerly known as the Ken Brumbaugh Memorial Run, is a celebration of all people who have overcome challenges in life. In keeping with the memory of Ken, a courageous cancer survivor and enthusiastic member of the local running community, we invite all people to participate and champion for themselves and loved ones to kick off the running season.


The first 350 participants are guaranteed a long sleeve t-shirt. Please register early to guarantee yourself a t-shirt as we cannot guarantee t-shirts the week of the race. Online registration closes at 11:00AM on March 27.

Racers must wear race number to show that you are a race participant. You will have a certain color bib pertaining to what race you are participating in.  If you want to change races, you may do so by calling the Blair Regional YMCA at 695-4467 before race day. NO CHANGES ON RACE DAY! If you lose your bib or need a new one issued, for any reason, there will be a $5 fee assessed. For safety reasons, headsets of any kind and pets are not permitted.

NO race registration reimbursements. Remember, if you cannot make it to the event, your registration fee is going towards a good cause. 



Before the race, packets will be available at the Blair Regional YMCA starting the Thursday before the race from 5:00am to 9:00pm.  Day of the race you may pick up your packet at Blair Candy from 6:30 to 7:40am.


5K ROUTE: Starting at Blair Candy Company, participants will proceed down a flat course on Beale Avenue past Cesare Battisti and will proceed through the rolling hills of Broad Avenue before heading back to the finish line at Blair Candy Company.

2MILE WALK/RUN: Our first 2 mile course of the year will start out at Blair Candy Company and we follow through the rolling hills of Altoona before looping back to Broad Avenue and finishing at Blair Candy Company.


Awards will be given out immediately following the race. We will be awarding medals for the following categories: 5k run top 3 overall finishers, 2M Run & 2M walk overall top female & male finishers. Awards will also be given out to the top three male and female finishers in the following age categories: 6-8, 9-11, 12-14, 15-18, 19-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70 & Over

Awards winners are asked to remain for the Awards Ceremony as no awards will be mailed.


We are looking for volunteers to help as road marshals along the race course. As a road marshal you will receive a race t-shirt and food after the race. Ask a friend, family member or co-worker to come along with you and enjoy all the excitement of helping out and cheering on the race participants!

If you are interested in volunteering for the race or have any questions, please contact Frank at 695-4467. We thank you in advance for your volunteered time!


Parking will be available at Blair Candy Company (3421 Beale Avenue, Altoona, PA 16601)


2019 Results


2018 Overall Finish List

2018 Results by Age Group
2017 Results

2016 Results: 5k Run, 2 Mile Run, 2 Mile Walk