Half Marathon

Race Details
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 event for up-to-the-minute details on registration and event details.

Date & Time
May 11th, 2019

8 a.m.
Flagstaff Mountain Park Overlook
459 Flagstaff Rd, Lehighton, PA 18235

Though the half marathon begins at 8am, we ask that you plan to arrive to your parking lot by 7am. Runners will take a free, short shuttle ride up the mountain to the starting area.

For information on packet pickup and parking, please visit our Raceday Information page.

Packet Pickup and In-Person Registration
On Friday, May 10th, packet pick-up will be held from 12pm-8pm at the Jim Thorpe Inn located at 24 Broadway, Jim Thorpe, PA 18229. Runners will also be able to register on Friday May 10th IF NOT SOLD OUT.

Remember, there is no race day registration for the half marathon.

Packets may be picked up by friends or family who present a copy of the participant's ID. (A picture on your phone is acceptable). No exchanges or refunds will be given.

Mailing option: If you or a friend is unable to pick up your packet in-person on May 10th, you can choose to have your bib and T-shirt mailed to you for a $12. Simply select that option when you register. Packets will be mailed in the final week of April. 

T-shirts are guaranteed to those who register by April 8. Additional shirts may be available on race day and are on a first-come, first served basis.

Though the half marathon begins at 8, we ask that you plan to arrive to your parking lot by 7am. Runners will take a free, short shuttle ride up the mountain to the starting area.
Pace Groups
Need a little encouragement to set a PR? We will have professional pacers leading 6 separate groups, ranging from 1:45 to 3:00 finishing times.
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 course is approximately 4 miles of road, 3 miles of short grass, and 6 miles of hard packed dirt/gravel.
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. If you'd like to join us, the Broadway Grille asks that you reserve your seat pre-pay. You can do that here: https://runjimthorpe.com/products/pre-half-pasta-buffet-at-the-broadway-grille-pub

Post-Race Entertainment in Kemmerer Park!
Jim Thorpe's gorgeous Kemmerer Park is right across the street from the Harry Packer Mansion. Runners and spectators will congregate in the park for post-race refueling, awards ceremony, and the live band, Abandoned Mind!

Bathrooms and Water Stations

Runners will have access to porta-potties and restrooms at miles 2, 6, 7, 8, and 11. Water stations will be placed at 2 mile intervals.

Parking  
Half Marathon: 625 Lentz Trail, Jim Thorpe PA.
Due to a change in Jim Thorpe Borough policies, and a price increase at the Carbon County Municipal Lot, all participants will park at Mauch Chunk Lake Park for $5. Parking Passes will be available for advance purchase with your registration and at bib pickup. Those who do not have an advanced pass can still park at MCLP, but will not get to park in the sweet sweet lots closest to the shuttle stop.
To encourage car pooling, if three or more runners arrive in your car, you will receive a full refund for your parking pass. 


We will have shuttles returning runners and spectators to Mauch Chunk Lake Park running between 9:30am and 1pm. 

Spectators
Spectators will not be allowed to shuttle to the starting area, but they will be allowed to congregate in Mauch Chunk Lake Park (miles 6-8). Once they see their runner pass through the park, they can hop on our free shuttle to the finish area and meet their runner there! 

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. In addition, Turn to Us, Inc. will receive 100% of any additional donations made through our race registration partner, Run Signup.
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REGISTRATION STARTING REGISTRATION ENDING PRICE
November 12, 2018, 9:00am EST December 16, 2018, 11:59pm EST $75.00 Race Fee
December 17, 2018, 12:00am EST March 17, 2019, 11:59pm EST $85.00 Race Fee


The Course

Awards
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: 14 and under, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+. The top teams in the team relays will also win awards.