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 eight 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 spring.

Our 28th year has arrived so quickly, but COVID-19 has changed everything. We still look forward to the week of October 10-18 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.

Jim Helms

Event Director

Jones Memorial Hospital




Our History

28th Annual October 10-18, 2020


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