Panther Prowl 5K

Join us on 08/06/2022

(race date estimated)

Panther Prowl 5K Race Description


Race starts at: 8:30 a.m. on August 6, 2022 

Welcome to the Panther Prowl 5K 

The Panther Prowl 5K is a charity run/walk event whose purpose is to raise scholarship funds for students in the Spencer Van Etten Central School District. Thanks to the tremendous generosity and continued support from our runners, sponsors and donors, we have raised over $50,000 in scholarship funds.  To date, we have proudly awarded scholarships to 22 seniors pursuing college, university, and technical school education. 

Each Year, the Panther Prowl 5K is run on the 1st Saturday in August.  The race starts at Vergason Technology, Inc in Van Etten. 

Trophies are given to the top three overall finishers. Certificates will also be given to the three finishers of each age group.  This run is open to the public for individual and team runners.

Distance: 5K

Type: LIVE and Virtual

Start Line:

166 State Route 224
Van Etten, NY 14889

Van Etten is a small town nestled in beautiful upstate NY in the Finger Lakes region home to water falls and gorges. The course is flat and fast.

Packet Pick Up: At Registration

Timing:  Professional Timing

Charity Information
Proceeds will go into our scholarship fund to benefit Spencer Van Etten graduation seniors headed to college or the skilled trades. 3 to 4 scholarships are awarded each year.


  • Commemorative Shirt
  • Awards
  • Remote Runners Option

How to: Transfer, Edit Registration, Change Categories, Manage Teams

  • Click on "Manage My Registration" tab at above
  • Select desired tab to change
  • All of your options will be listed in the menu.
  • Deferrals must be completed 7 days prior to event

Remote Runners - virtual 5k 10k


  • Register for the race and print your bib (Click on "Manage my Registration" tab Above to view all race tools)
  • Complete a 5k, run/walk at your convenience, any time, anywhere within 7 days after the event date.
  • Submit your time (optional) to see how you placed overall and receive your finisher certificate. Click on "Manage my Registration" tab Above to view all race tools)
  • Celebrate your accomplishment by sharing on social media! #RemoteRunners #5Kevents 
  • Feel free to join the Remote Runners Group to share and celebrate with other participants. Don't forget to follow our Facebook page too!  

 Zero to 5K 

New to running? DOWNLOAD our ZERO to 5K program - Many newcomers to running become discouraged by the difficulty associated with the activity because they start too fast and push too hard. Their bodies rebel and they wind up miserable, wondering why anyone would possibly want to run in the first place. The Zero to 5K program has been specifically designed to instill a love of running and ends with participating in your first timed 5K. 

We’re here to help you achieve your goal(s), be it your first 5K, improving your run, or simply offering a resource where you can run with a group that is designed to help each other stay motivated. You should ease into your 5K training plan gradually. In fact, the program we provide is less of a running regimen than a walking and jogging program. The idea is to transform you from a non-runner, getting you to begin running a 5K ( or 3.1 miles) and on a regular basis in just 4 weeks.  

It’s easy to get impatient, and you may feel tempted to skip ahead in the program, but hold yourself back. Don’t try to do more, even if you feel you can. If, on the other hand, you find the program too strenuous, just stretch it out. Don’t feel pressured to continue faster than you’re able. Repeat weeks if needed and move ahead only when you feel you’re ready.  



Refunds are not permitted for any reason including, but not limited to blizzard, tsunami, hurricane, typhoon, earthquake, tornado, derecho storm, hail, lightening, thunder, apocalypse, locust attack, oversleeping, birth, death, taxes, IRS audit, engagements, marriage, divorce, jail, war, peace, nuclear explosion, Bear's win the division (we might if they go to the Superbowl),  you signed up for the wrong event, not training enough, training too much, poor prior planning or our favorite, "I forgot". Have an “excuse” you would like to add to the list? Let us know.

While there are no refunds, you can get referrals, transfer your bib, change your shirt size, defer your registration to another event or change your distance. .

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  • Location: Van Etten, NY 14889
  • Race Date: 2022/08/06 08:30:00 AM (Saturday)
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