Can you Beat Beethoven?

Find out this August 26 in Perry Square!

9am Street Fair opens - 10am race start

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.  

All racers who finish the 5K/1M Walk before the conclusion of the symphony will receive a free Erie Philharmonic concert voucher!

Following the race be sure to stick around for a free concert from the Philharmonic!

$20 early bird registration ($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!

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