Visit Johnstown PA | Sports Planner

Sports Events

In recent years, Johnstown has become home to several major sports tournaments. The area boasts top-notch facilities and convenient lodging options. To learn more about hosting an event in Johnstown, contact our offices at 800-237-8590.

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National AAABA Baseball Tournament

Future pros showcase their talent at one of the best amateur baseball tournaments in the country. 16-team, double-elimination tournament with players from the eastern and mid-western United States. Teams from across the country are perennial contenders for the prestigious crown. Games played at area ball fields and Johnstown’s historic Point Stadium in early August.

Pennsylvania Junior Wrestling Junior High State Championships

One of the biggest PA junior wrestling tournaments happens right here in downtown Johnstown! Hundreds of the best male and female wrestlers in the state face off with the hope of winning the prestigious title. 

Keystone State Wrestling Championships Regional Qualifier

The qualifiers for the Central Region of the Keystone Wrestling Championships are held in downtown Johnstown!

Rock Run Summer Blast

Rock Run’s largest event which includes riding opportunities on 140+ miles of trails, skills competitions, concerts, camping, on-site manufacturers, vendors and more!

Rally at the Rock

Rally at the Rock offers riding, guided tours of the park, food, vendors and other entertainment. It’s a great way to spend weekend in the mountains of Central Pennsylvania and ride on 140+ miles of trails! Rally at the Rock is always held the last weekend of September.

Slapshot Cup Hockey Tournament

Two weekends of tournament action in Johnstown’s own 1st Summit Arena @ Cambria County War Memorial! The arena’s lure as the home to the film Slap Shot and is the 1st Kraft Hockeyville USA, attracts national and international competition. Three age divisions: 19 & over, A and B; 35 & over, A and B; 50 & over, A and B, and women’s divisions!

PA Interscholastic Cycling League – Johnstown Showdown

Join us at this hidden gem of mountain biking just outside of Johnstown, PA. Riders will be treated to some fun singletrack build and maintained by LHORBA and there will be plenty of spectating opportunities at this venue. Home to Johnstown BMX, this park has brought in two-wheeled competitors for many years. The weekend events include racing technical singletrack on the tights, twisties, rocks, roots, and logs of Highland Park. There will also be adventuring on-site or off, while exploring local history and plentiful bike-friendly opportunities in Johnstown and surrounding communities. With limited camping on-site and a host of hotels and campgrounds close by, make a weekend out of it and join us in Johnstown! 

Races & Runs
Path of the Flood Historic Races 5K, 12K & Half-Marathon

The Path of the Flood Historic Races allow runners to experience the historic 1889 Johnstown Flood in its entirety with the 14 Mile course, or in small sections of 5K or 8 Mile races. The course starts at the ruins of where the dam once stood, follows the Path of the Flood Trail, travels through Staple Bend Tunnel – the first railroad tunnel in the United States – and finishes at Peoples Natural Gas Park where runners can see the historic Stone Bridge, still standing after stopping the majority of the flood’s energy. 

Ghost Town Trail Challenge – 32 mi., 16 mi., & 7.5 mi. Run/Hike

The Challenge is a 32-mile long (50k), endurance hike/run along the entire length of the Ghost Town Trail, DCNR's 2020 Trail of the Year, from Blairsville, PA to Ebensburg, PA. Participants begin at sunrise and are challenged to complete the entire 32 miles by foot before sundown. This is not a race, but rather a challenge, which tests the runner's mental and physical ability to journey this distance. 

Jim Mayer Trail Family 5K Fun Run & Kids’ Trail Trot

The 5k course will be along the original section of the Jim Mayer Trail that extends from Riverside (on Michigan Ave) to Bridge Street in Johnstown. The out-and-back course will begin and end at the Riverside Trailhead. Participants will follow the scenic section of the trail along the Stonycreek River and will pass by the Trail Art Murals near the old trolley bridge in Moxham, with a turn around point shortly after the trolley bridge.

Chernisky Classic 5K, 10K and Children’s Race

A family-friendly event that includes an out-and-back 5K and 10K course on the nationally recognized Ghost Town Trail, named the 2020 DCNR Trail of the Year, as well as a free Firecracker Race for kids 8 and under.