Runners competing in one of three different competative runs.Family and friends enjoying a beautiful country walk.Walkers experiencing one of four different walking courses.Runner preparing to cross a stream bed.Links to various pages.

In 1993 a group of local trail runners were approached to help create an event that would weave together nature, fitness, and fun. In the twenty four years since its inception RidgeWalk & Run has moved from humble beginnings to an event that hosts up to 1100 participants who select from a varied pallet of running/walking challenges.

In 2014, RidgeWalk & Run experienced significant transformation. After twenty-one years of stewardship by an all-volunteer committee and the Wellsville Area Chamber of Commerce, RidgeWalk & Run passed into the capable hands of UR/Jones Memorial Hospital. The hospital was in search of a signature event that could, in tight money times, create a funding source dedicated to health and wellness programming throughout the UR/Jones service area. UR/Jones has a long history of commitment to our area and a solid plan for enhanced community wellness initiatives has been made possible by proceeds garnered from RidgeWalk & Run as well as the “Glow Run 5K” held each May.

2017 marks our 25th year. We look forward to the weekend of October 14th-15th and another successful event. You have our promise that UR/Jones will re-invest 100% of the profits realized from RidgeWalk & Run back into our community, exclusively earmarked for health and wellness activities.

Walkers enjoying the scenic beauty of RidgeWalk.


Link to the RidgeWalk & Run Facebook page.

Jim Helms

Event Director

Jones Memorial Hospital


Jodi Pearson

Fund Development Coordinator

Jones Memorial Hospital


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Our History

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.

25th Annual — October 15, 2017