Berwick, Pennsylvania, is nationally known for our high school football program. Our beloved Berwick Bulldogs – or “Dawgs,” as they are better known – are Pennsylvania’s first six-time state champions and the first high school football team to be named three-time national champs by USA Today.
Run for The Diamonds is a nine-mile foot race starting and ending on Market Street in downtown Berwick, Pennsylvania. It has been held every year on Thanksgiving Day since 1908. For The Cause NEPA hosts the Berwick Speedo Run For The Cause, held every November to benefit Susan G Komen of Northeast PA and the Columbia County Volunteers in Medicine Clinic. The one-mile fun run begins on the corner of Front and Mulberry streets.
Football is just one of the sporting events that Berwick area residents have the opportunity to check out. When it comes to spectator sports, our region has many events to attend, including minor- and major-league games in baseball, hockey, football and basketball.
Experience the excitement of professional baseball at a Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Railriders game. The team is the Triple A minor league club of the New York Yankees and draws a crowd throughout the spring, summer and fall.
If hockey’s your sport, head to the ice at the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza to see the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, the AHL farm team of the Pittsburgh Penguins. The team made it to the Calder Cup finals in 2000-2001 – only their second year of existence – and is a perennial playoff qualifier.
For those who want a night at the races, there’s plenty of action at Mohegan Sun Pocono, which offers live-harness racing and year-round simulcast wagering.
And for more racing, check out the Pocono Raceway, which hosts NASCAR, XFINITY Series, Camping World Truck Series, ARCA, SCCA and IMSA races.
Those who would rather participate in sports can sign up for the national class Steamtown Marathon. The 26.2-mile marathon is certified by USA Track & Field and is held every October in Scranton. Or test your strength at the Wilkes-Barre Triathlon, which is held every August at Harvey’s Lake.
These sporting events join a variety of participant sports, from basketball to Little League, for people of all ages.