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 8 separate groups, ranging from 1:40 to 2:30 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. 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 mid-March to confirm the numbers for the Inn. 
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 a live band!
Bathrooms and Water Stations
Runners will have access to porta-potties and restrooms often throughout the course. Water stations will be placed at 2 mile intervals.
Parking  
Half Marathon: Because Jim Thorpe is a quaint mountain town, parking will most definitely be limited. No matter where you park, you'll have to take a brief shuttle ride to our starting area. Shuttles will be available to return you to your car after the event.
The easiest option: Purchase a Mauch Chunk Lake Festival Parking Pass ($5) with your registration. It will allow you to park at Mauch Chunk Lake. This guarantees you a spot in a specific lot on race day. To encourage car pooling, if three or more runners arrive in your car, you will receive a full refund for your parking pass. 
Another option: Park in the Carbon County Municipal lot about three-tenths of a mile from the finish area for $10. This lot is on a first-come-first-served basis. Once it is full, runners will be directed to one of our overflow lots, which will be free, but will require longer a shuttle ride. 
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
March 18, 2019, 12:00am EST May 9, 11:59pm EST $95.00 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.