Links to various pages.RidgeWalk logo, indicating a tradition promoting wellness for the body and soul. RidgeWalk is now an event supporting community wellness programs sponsored by Jones Memorial Hospital.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

22nd Annual

Walkers enjoying the scenic beauty of RidgeWalk.Runners competing in one of three different competative runs.

As footsteps traverse the forest floor, brightly colored leaves trickle from the hardwoods, swirling deep down into the secluded hollows. A gentle thermal slides up the slope, the soft touch elevates the soul. Once atop Western New York’s highest point, temporary trail signs loom ahead explaining the history of the massive rock formations, noting flora and fauna specimens, and historical artifacts. RidgeWalk & Run is one of the area’s largest and certainly one of the most totally unique fall active lifestyle events.

In 1993 a group of trail runners were approached to help create an event that would weave together nature, fitness, and fun. In the years since its inception RidgeWalk & Run has moved from humble beginnings to an event hosting up to 1100 participants in a variety of running/walking events.

In 2014, RidgeWalk & Run experienced its greatest transformation. After twenty-one years of stewardship by an all-volunteer committee and the Wellsville Area Chamber of Commerce, RidgeWalk & Run passed from the Chamber into the capable hands of Jones Memorial Hospital.

“The Jones” has a long history of commitment to our area and significant plans for enhanced community wellness initiatives made possible by RidgeWalk & Run.

A couple experiencing nature's beauty.Family and friends enjoying a beautiful country walk.Walkers enjoying the scenic beauty of RidgeWalk.Runners competing in one of three different competative runs.Runner crossing a wooden traverse along the course.Walkers experiencing one of four different walking courses.Runner preparing to cross a stream bed.


Link to the RidgeWalk & Run Facebook page.
Text Box: Our RidgeWalk & Run Summit Corporate Partners

Jim Helms

Event Director

Jones Memorial Hospital


Jodi Pearson

Fund Development Coordinator

Jones Memorial Hospital


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Jones Memorial Hospital and the RidgeWalk & Run Committee are pleased to preview the 2014 RidgeWalk & Run poster, featuring original artwork painted by renowned local artist Tom O’Grady.

We thank Tom for his continuing support of this event and we proudly share his creation with our RW&R friends.

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• 7/1/14 Follow Ridgewalk 2014 on Twitter @ridgewalkandrun

8/15/14 RW&R 2014 Poster unveiled

8/21/14 Finish Line entertainment announced

• 8/25/14 Corporate Partner list updated!

8/27/14 Initial participant door prizes announced