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Marauder Trotter 5K Run

When: July 2, 2021
Where: Dunkirk, NY
Race type(s): 5K

Marauder Trotter Update:

The Dunkirk High School Class of 1989 is hosting the 7th annual Marauder Trotter 5K Run/Walk as a VIRTUAL EVENT this year. Participants will be able run or walk a 5k between the 2 dates of July 4 (12 midnight) to July 5 (11:59 p.m.), 2020.

There are three ways to participate in the fundraising event:
(1) Register for race at and then download the RaceJoy app and complete the normal Marauder Trotter lakefront route in Dunkirk.
(2) If you cannot run with a cell phone or not interested in RaceJoy App, register for race at link above, run/walk the race with your timing device, and then email your first and last name, bib number and finishing time to after completing race that day.
(3) If you are not in town July 4-5 and cannot run the Marauder Trotter race route, you can complete your personal run/walk with your own 5k race anywhere and then email your first and last name, bib number and finishing time to after completing race that day.

Our timing company, Trackqua with owner/running guru David Reinhardt will offer Virtual Race Management through’s RaceJoy application. RaceJoy is a phone app (iPhone & Android) designed to maximize the experience for both participant and their supporters. For Virtual Races, the runners will be assigned a number and time period (24-48 hours) to run the RJ certified course.

All participants will receive a virtual bib number too. At the starting line runners will simply open Race Joy App find their race. When ready to run, participants will press start button. GPS technology will give runners directions, mile splits, projected finish time and encouragement. Supports can track runners progress and send messages. At finish runners will receive their time and place on live leader board. Runners are also able to submit time via text message or through their RunSignUp profile.

RaceJoy Tutorial

David Reinhardt, Chief Operation Officer
Trackqua – "its about time"

All proceeds will support the DHS Class of 1989 memorial scholarship fund (managed by NCCF) in honor of their deceased 20 classmates.
IN MEMORIAM – Paula Kuschel, Jennifer Styborski, Jody Wdowiasz, Mike Koch, Robert Pierce, James Kulpa, Susan Butts, Elizabeth Barnes, Tony Quiles, Susan Stoyle (Gorka), Scott Roesler, Todd Iskra, Paul Szach, Joe Pieszak, John Gizowski, Tammy Crawford, Corey Marshall, Jodie Wickham (Santiago), David Lukasik and Tom Wickham.

Start/End: Wright Park, 1 Wright Park Dr., Dunkirk, NY 14048
5K Course: The Course will cover the Dunkirk Lakefront between Wright Park and Memorial Park
Categories/Age: Male and Female
14 & under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64,
65-69, & 70 & Older

Race Management
D.J. Wilson, Race Director (716) 785-1537, Scott Mekus, Event Manager (716) 720-0564

This year, everyone signed up will receive a participation metal


T-shirts or Tanks:
We will be offering t-shirts/tanks this year for $12.00 each. If interested, please select your type and size from registration site.

Registration closes July 2, 2020

Online Entry:

Race Mailing Address:
Any donation checks payable to DHS Class of 1989:
Marauder Trotter
c/o: Jennifer Ellman
3705 New Road
Dunkirk, New York 14048

Additional Info:
Facebook: Marauder Trotter 5K Run & Walk

Race Route Description
(Click Here to view it on Map My Run)
It begins at Wright Park
You follow Lake Front BLVD
At the end of Lake Front BLVD you will enter a path that goes by the water front
At the end of the path you will make a right and go around the pier
Once you go around the pier you will make a right onto a path that will go around Memorial Park
You will loop around Memorial Park, make a right back onto the path.
You will go straight across the pier to the original path you were on.
Take that path back to Lake Front BLVD
Take Lake Front BLVD back to Wright Park for the finish!