Event Info

Register here: https://runsignup.com/Race/Events/PA/JimThorpe/TheJimThorpeAreaRunningFestival

May 11th: Half Marathon
May 12th: 5K, 10K and Team Relays

Half Marathon: The 2019 half marathon course will take you from the beautiful view atop Flagstaff Mountain to the shores of Mauch Chunk Lake to the steps of Packer Mansion. With breathtaking views, serene woodland paths, a healthy dose of history, and an overall elevation drop of nearly 700 feet, this half marathon is sure to please runners of all ages and abilities! The last half marathon in Jim Thorpe sold out quickly, so check back often and join the RUNegades Facebook group for up-to-the-minute details on registration and event details.

5K, 10K & Team Relays: Treat Mom to her healthiest (and most beautiful) Mother’s Day yet. The 5K, 10K, and Team Relays will take runners around the shores of the beautiful Owl Creek Reservoir in Tamaqua, PA, a short drive from downtown Jim Thorpe. Afterwards, we’ll cap off the weekend festival with an all-out, family-friendly celebration including music and games!

Half Marathon
The 2019 half marathon course will take you from the beautiful view atop Flagstaff Mountain to the shores of Mauch Chunk Lake to the steps of Packer Mansion. With breathtaking views, serene woodland paths, a healthy dose of history, and an overall elevation drop of nearly 700 feet, this half marathon is sure to please runners of all ages and abilities! Take a look at the course and elevation maps below. *Note the roughly two-miles of downhill at the start. 

5K, 10K & Team Relays (and FREE Kid's Fun Run!) 
Treat Mom to her healthiest (and most beautiful) Mother’s Day yet. The 5K, 10K, and team relays will take runners around the shores of the beautiful Owl Creek Reservoir in Tamaqua, PA, a short drive from downtown Jim Thorpe. The 5K will start at 8 am, the 10K at 8:45. Relay teams (of up to 6) are invited to begin at 8 am and run all 15K. The Kid's 800m Fun Run will kick off at 9! Afterwards, we’ll cap off the weekend festival with an all-out, family-friendly celebration including music and games!

Running Surface
The half marathon will take you from a paved downhill to the hard-packed dirt/gravel Switchback Railroad Trail to the short grass of the Apple Orchard Trail and back to the Switchback. 
The 5K, 10K, and team relays will take you on the asphalt and hard-packed dirt/gravel around Owl Creek Reservoir.

Bib Pickup
Half marathon runners can pick up their bibs at the race expo on Friday May 10th at the Inn of Jim Thorpe from 12pm to 8pm. If you can't make it to the expo, we will mail your packet (including your T-shirt) for $10. 
5K, 10K, and team relay runners can pick up their bibs at the expo, near the starting line, or have them mailed for $10. *PLEASE NOTE that day-of pickup is ONLY for 5K, 10K, and team relay runners NOT half marathoners.

Pre-Half Pasta Dinner 
On Friday, May 10th, the Broadway Grille (the restaurant at the Inn at Jim Thorpe) will offer a pre-race pasta buffet special. Anyone who might be interested in joining us for that pre-race fuel sesh should check the box at sign up. We'll send out an email in late February to confirm the numbers for the Inn. 

Parking 
Participants in the half-marathon are invited to park at Mauch Chunk Lake and at the Carbon County Municipal Parking Lot in downtown Jim Thorpe. 

Half Marathon Transportation to the Starting Line 
Because the half-marathon will start on top of a mountain,there will not be parking by the starting line. Free shuttles will take participants from the parking lots to the starting line. The shuttle ride from Mauch Chunk Lake takes approximately 4 minutes. The ride from the Carbon County Lot takes approximately 8 minutes. 

Awards
Half Marathon: All finishers will receive a unique finisher's medal. In addition, prizes will be awarded to the top three M/F overall, the top three M/F masters, and the top three M/F in the following age groups: 13 and under, 14-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+

5K, 10K, and Team Relays: Prizes will be awarded to the top three M/F overall and the top three M/F in the following age groups for the 5K and 10K: 13 and under, 14-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+ The top teams in the team relays will also win awards. 

The Trifecta: Any runner who completes the Half, 5K, and 10K will receive a very special award--details to follow!

Charity
A portion of the proceeds from the race will benefit Turn to Us, Inc., a local Jim Thorpe area 501(c)(3) charitable organization that provides assistance to the families of children and adults with terminal illness. We will also make donations to the Owl Creek Reservoir Commission and the Jim Thorpe Police Department. 

Half Marathon Starting Line: 459 Flagstaff Rd, Lehighton, PA 18235

Half Marathon Finishing Line: Packer Hill Ave & Center Ave, Jim Thorpe, PA 18229