ATTENTION: To ensure further safety on race day, please be advised of this necessary modification:

Day of Registration Changes

Day of registrations will be handled differently than in years past. The registration portal through this Pit Run website will remain open until race time. Race day sign-ups will be required to sign up through this website. We will no longer be taking paper applications or cash on Race Day. Please click on “Register” above to sign up. Thanks and see you in the Park!

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A special thanks to the Daily Star and Vibrant Brands


Come celebrate with us!!

October 3, 2021

Hello Pit Run Friends~

The finishing touches are in sight for the live event on October 3rd in Neahwa Park. The Pit Run Committee asks that all attendees respect the CDC and DOH outdoor social distancing guidelines. Masks will be available at day of registration table and hand sanitizer will be provided at all high contact area locations. While we encourage all to participate at the level they feel most comfortable, we respectfully ask all to be aware of their current health status: please do not put yourself or those around you at risk if you are not feeling well. Those who chose to register for the Virtual 100K are welcome to join us in Neahwa Park to be part of the day as well. A personal email will detail how to pick up your sweatshirt and receive a Brooks’ BBQ meal in replacement of the mailing fee that was included in your registration.
Hope you can join us! Online Registration is open until midnight Friday 10/1.

The annual Pit Run is an activity of “The Ricky J. Parisian Memorial Scholarship Foundation, Inc.”. The purpose of the foundation is to establish a scholarship fund intended to provide financial assistance to a graduating senior(s) from Oneonta High School who demonstrates the ability to enhance the local community. This $4,000 scholarship is provided annually in the memory of Ricky J. Parisian, a 1978 graduate of Oneonta High School. This financial support is renewed each year through completion of (at least) their initial degree. In addition, the foundation, when possible, will allocate funds to support educational opportunities/programs for surrounding area, including avenues of social enrichment.

Currently, there are five scholarship recipients pursuing their degrees (or advanced degrees). During the Spring and Fall 2021 semesters, $22,000 was distributed among our recipients. We anticipate distributing an additional $11,000 during the Spring 2022 semester.

In January 2021, an additional $14,225 of support was allocated to area children’s programs. As of September 2021, The Pit Run has enabled the Ricky J. Parisian Memorial Scholarship Foundation to distribute a total of $622,470 to the Oneonta area: $284,500 in college scholarships and $337,970 to youth programs.