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By Doris MacFarquhar

Ridgewalk 2023 registration is now open!!


Sign up now for this epic Western New York event

WELLSVILLE, NY (June 22, 2023) – For over 30 years, the RidgeWalk & Run has brought hundreds of people to Wellsville for this premier fitness event.  Set for Sunday, October 15, you can register today for this family, fitness event.

By registering for the RidgeWalk, walkers and runners of all ages and fitness levels have the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful fall foliage on the hills and trails in Alma, New York. Some of the trails are on private property and only open to the public during the RidgeWalk. From the 2-mile relaxing walk through the woods to the competitive 25K run, the RidgeWalk has something for everyone.

For more information can be found at From now until September 17th, discounted registration fees are available on all of the walking and running events. To register on-line, please use this link:

As always, the options include 5K, 10k, and 25K competitive trail runs as well as a two-mile country road walk and 2-mile, 6-mile, 9-mile, and 25K trail walks. All events conclude on a gorgeous horse farm with festivities including music, food, and kids’ activities.  

 The proceeds from the RidgeWalk & Run are used to support and provide a variety of initiatives that encourage community health and wellness in a number of ways. In addition to providing free wellness screenings at events throughout the community, RidgeWalk monies have been used to purchase blood pressure machines and hydration stations at both JMH and the Wellsville YMCA. The most recently completed project was the extension of the River Walk Trail under the bridge on Route 417 so that it resumes on the other side of the highway. This improves the safety for those using the trail and expands our walkable community.

“The success of the RidgeWalk – and the reason we are still here to celebrate 30 years – is because of our volunteers, our participants, and our sponsors,” said Jim Helms, CEO at Jones and co-chairman of the event.

Find more information and registration links at

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