Online registration is open (with discounted entry fees through Oct. 2) for the annual and wildly popular Fall Fest 5K run and 1-Mile walk during Ellicottville’s liveliest festival weekend of the year.

The races start and end near the Holiday Valley Lodge on Saturday, Oct. 10 at 10 a.m.

The 5K is a USA Track & Field sanctioned run that features awards to the top three finishers in five-year age groups (U14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-28, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70+).

Walkers of all ages are invited to enjoy the 1-mile race along or on the sidewalks.

All pre-registrants receive a free tee shirt. There’s also a post-race party and amazing door prizes at the Holiday Valley Mountain Sports Center.

Pre-registration for each race is $25 through Oct. 2. After that, the fee is $30.

Online registration ends on Oct. 8 at 5 p.m. After that, please register onsite at the Holiday Valley Lodge beginning at 8 a.m.

There is a maximum of 500 registrants for the 5K; 200 for the 1-Mile.

Register now for this challenging race that takes you on a course amidst spectacular fall foliage and gorgeous vistas, then plan to stick around for all the great food, rides, shopping, music, entertainment and more in the village all weekend long.

For more details and to register, visit and click on Fall Festival 5K.


Attention Mountain Bikers

Online registration is also open for the Sunday, Oct. 11, Fall Fest MTB Race. The event starts at the Holiday Valley Mountain Sports Center. Competitors in several classes compete around a challenging 4-mile lap for awards and prizes.

The online registration fee is discounted until September 14. After that, the rate goes up by $5 per class. Onsite registration will be available. Visit and click on Fall Fest MTB Race for details and prices.