About the Jim Thorpe Running Festival

About the Race
The RUNegades are proud to present The Jim Thorpe Area Running Festival 2019! A portion of the proceeds from the race will go to benefit Turn to Us, Inc., a vital Jim-Thorpe area non-profit that provides assistance to individuals and families impacted by chronic and major illnesses. 

May 11th: Half Marathon "From the Mountains to the Lake to the Mansion"
May 12th: 5K,10K and FREE kid's fun run!

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 and FREE Kid's Fun Run! 
Treat Mom to her healthiest (and most beautiful) Mother’s Day yet. The 5K and 10K 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. 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!

About the Organizers
RUNegades logoThe Jim Thorpe Area Running Festival is organized and run by the RUNegades, Inc. 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 are a 501(c)(3) non-profit that hosts quirky and unique running events for local charities. We’re not certain that we’ll change the world, but we’re going to have a blast trying.

Learn more at www.runegades.com