Saturday, October 5, 2019
1:00 to 4:00pm
Alameda Park

Tuff Tornado Run

Be part of the second annual Tuff Tornado Run! Run or walk, climb, and balance through the terrain with eighteen amazing obstacles from last year and some newly added ones for this year. Prepare to get dirty as you make your way towards the finish line to our mud pit. We have Cross Fit Recreate representatives to help you stretch out to music from our DJ, Tom Menchyk. We have many food trucks which will be available with a variety of food.

All levels of runners, walkers and TEAMS are welcome to participate.  Come join us for an afternoon of fun and fitness and to support our causes. This event will take place rain or shine.

Anyone can help spread the word by distributing the Save-The-Date Flyer (PDF).

Sign me up!Check out photos from last year

Proceeds from Tuff Tornado help The Golden Tornado Scholastic Foundation, Inc., provide funding to a number of programs such as:

Pre-registration: Fee is $15 for ages 5-12, $20 for ages 13, and older and $50 for a family (up to six members of a single family). If you are signing up as a team, you will be able to this at the registration site.

Race Day On-Site Registration: Open from 11 AM – 12:30 PM Fee is $20 for ages 5-12, $25 for ages 13 and older, and $55 for a family (up to six members of a single family). If you are signing up with a team, everyone on your team must sign up at the same time.

Packet Pickup: Packet Pickup can be done on Saturday starting at noon.

Shirts: Pre-register by Monday, September 9th to receive a free t-shirt in your size.

Timing: This race will be chip timed by Wolf Creek Race Management (WCRM). WCRM utilizes premium, disposable bib chips.

Course: This is a two-mile run which includes eighteen plus obstacles.

Restrooms: Restrooms are available throughout the park.

Sponsorships: Please email for more details.

Raffles: There will be a 50/50 raffle. All pre-registrants will also be entered into a drawing to win four day passes to Living Treasures Wild Animal Park and Four-Hour Fun Play Gift Cards to Fun Fore All Family Fun Park!

Location: Alameda Park, 184 Alameda Park Road, Butler, PA  16001

We couldn't have the Tuff Tornado without all of our wonderful sponsors. Info on how to sponsor the 2019 Tuff Tornado is above.


Premiere Sponsors

  • Cutting Edge Solutions
  • NexTier Bank


  • Dillon, McCandless, King, Coulter, & Graham, LLP
  • Lung & Wellness Centers of Western PA, Inc.
  • Concordia Lutheran Ministries
  • The Italian Society of Butler
  • American Legion Post 778
  • Keystone Ridge Designs
  • C.W. Howard Insurance
  • Tom & Audray Yost

Finish Line

  • Paws for Comfort Pet Sitting, LLC
  • Dr. Thomas and Jocelyn Shetter
  • Fuellgraf Electric Company
  • Keelan Dental
  • Sam's Club
  • Mark-IM


  • Kindermusik with Samantha Drohan
  • American Legion Post 117 ($200)
  • Wigton Eye Care Associates, Inc.
  • Clearview Federal Credit Union
  • In Memory of Jerry Volchko
  • The Santora Family ($200)
  • Care Chiropractice Center
  • William "Wink" Robinson
  • Ford Business Machines
  • Mike Kelly Automotive
  • The Butler Florist, Inc.
  • David & Lisa Konesni
  • Butler Eye Care, LLC
  • Rachel's Roadhouse
  • J&J Fire Protection
  • Moses Jewelers
  • Dottie DeSantis
  • Firehouse Subs
  • Liane Chisholm
  • Edward Fink
  • Planet Mart
  • Armstrong

Congratulations to the following 2019 winners!


Jeanne Rosenbauer ($1,952.50)

Preregistrant Raffle

  • 4 Day Passes to Living Treasures Animal Park: Chris Koss
  • 4 Hour Fun Play Gift Cards for Fun Fore All Family Fun Park:  Katy Short
  • Subway Family Pack:  Siena Stutz, Collin Weisert, Maggie Bodamer, David Williamson
  • Mama Rosa Gift Card:  Andrew Freed
  • 2 for 1 Green Fee Certificate for Cranberry Highlands Golf Course: Madison Mahood
  • Family Bowlaway Fun Center Gift Certificate:  Seth Osche
  • Clear Choice Enterprises Fall Kitchen Basket:  Greg Freed