The Jim Thorpe Area Running Festival is organized and produced by the RUNegades. 
RUNegade (Run-eh-gayd): A runner who behaves in a rebelliously unconventional manner.
The RUNegades began in the unconventional city of Phoenixville, PA with one clear principle: Running helps us, helps others, and is a hell of a lot of fun. (Okay, so that’s THREE clear principles!) We’re a group of fun-loving, run-loving, irreverent yahoos who care about laughing and camaraderie just as much as we care about setting a PR (a lot). We run, we eat, we drink, and we accept all paces and faces. Best of all, we host exciting and unique running events for local charities and nonprofits. We’re not certain that we’ll change the world, but we’re going to have a blast trying.