Can you Beat Beethoven?

Find out this August 26 in Perry Square!

The Erie Philharmonic brings Beethoven back to downtown Erie to compete in their 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.

Race course is same as 2016-17 and will start and end at Perry Square.  

Part of our Beethoven 4/4 Festival.


$20 early bird registration ($25 after August 17)


2017-18 Sponsors


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!