Volcano Run set for May 14

Line drawing of logo - Tiki head flanked by two palm treesThe CVA Geology Club will hold the Volcano Run 5K at 9 a.m. on Sunday, May 14 at Central Valley Academy. Kids Fun Runs for children age 8 and younger begin at 8:40 a.m.

The 5K course starts next to the CVA football field and ends in the back parking lot of the school, near the tennis courts. This is a road course except for a 200-meter section of paved path through South Fifth Park.

The Kids Fun Runs take place on the CVA Track for children ages 8 and younger. The 200-meter run will start promptly at 8:40 a.m. and the 400-meter run will start directly after.

To register

Stephen and Will Paddock, Race Directors
46 Newton St., Ilion, NY 13357

  • Or enter online:
  • Or register on race day 7:30–8:30 a.m. at Central Valley Academy


  • $15 for students
  • $25 for adults
  • Kids Runs are free

5K runners receive t-shirts with paid registration postmarked by April 30, 2016.

More information

Contact Race Director, Stephen Paddock at PaddockSteph@gmail.com or (315) 219- 3427.

The Volcano Run Course Description

The 5k course starts next to the CVA football field and ends in the back parking lot of the school, near the tennis courts. The course is primarily on road except for a short 200 meter section of paved path through South Fifth Park.

Course Records

  • Men: Zakaria Adam 16:13 2014
  • Women: Cathleen Willy 18:52 2014


There will be awards for the top male and female finishers as well as for age groups 14 and younger, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70 and above.

A Grand Prix Event

The Volcano Run is a 2017 Utica Roadrunner Grand Prix Event. For more information visit www.uticaroadrunners.org

CVA Geology Club

Central Valley Academy’s High School Geology Club participates in a field study trip to Hawaii every two years to learn about the environment and the culture of Hawaii. The students take a year long class to educate themselves about the ecosystem that exists in Hawaii and to prepare themselves for what the trip involves. In Hawaii, the members study the effects of volcanoes and other geological features on the environment. In addition, the members participate in community service in order to better the environment.

Due to increased travel expenses the cost for the Spring 2019 trip has risen to over $4,000 per student. Travel expenses for this field experience are not funded by the Central Valley School District and students rely heavily on fundraising activities.