Free Concert, 5K/1M Walk & Street Fair
August 26 | Perry Square | 9am-12pm


9am - Street Fair opens

10am - race start/concert begins

11:05am - race awards

11:20am - Playhouse Showstoppers

11:45am - McDowell Marching Band

The Erie Philharmonic brings Beethoven back to downtown Erie to compete in their 8th annual
Beat Beethoven 5k and 1 Mile Walk on Saturday, August 26, 2017.

Join the Philharmonic musicians, Conductor Daniel Meyer, and eager Erie racers for a LIVE performance of Beethoven's 5th Symphony and concert in the park.  Enjoy additional music from the Philharmonic following the race!

Race course is same as 2016-17 and will start and end at Perry Square. All racers who finish the 5K/1M Walk before the conclusion of the symphony will receive a free Erie Philharmonic concert voucher! 

Enjoy local vendors, food trucks and additional performances from the Erie Playhouse Showstoppers
and the McDowell High School Marching Band as well!

Be sure to bring lawn chairs and blankets!


$20 early bird registration for 5K/1M Walk ($25 after August 17)

Proceeds benefit our educational outreach programs



Course Map


Sign up here to have booth space at the street fair!  Only $50!



2017-18 Sponsors

2017-18 Food Trucks


2016 Recap

Picture Gallery

Nearly 200 runners came out on Saturday, September 24 for our 7th annual Beat Beethoven 5K,  paired with a street fair and live concert.  The weather was perfect, and smiles can be seen on all participants. 

Thank you to our amazing sponsors and vendors!  This day would not have been possible without your support.

We'll see you on August 26, 2017 when Beethoven returns!