Start and finish are at the Boston Trailhead of the Youghiogheny River Trail, part of the Great Allegheny Passage. The trailhead is located at 1902 Donner Street, Elizabeth Township, PA 15135 (GPS Coordinates 40 18.6482 N 79 49.6905 W).
From Route 30 follow Route 48 South, or, from Route 51, follow Route 48 North.
The course is a level crushed limestone surface, USA Track & Field certified, with marked miles. Aid stations will be located every 2 miles and will provide basic first aid, water and Gatorade. Energy gels will also be provided at the turn for the Half Marathon. EMS will be onsite for medical emergencies.
TIMING and RESULTS
Racers will once again be Championchip timed by Runners High and results posted onwww.runhigh.com. The MarathonPacing.com Pace Team will be back to pace runners in the Half Marathon; see www.marathonpacing.com/boston
Event photographs will be provided by www.trailphotos.biz.
Medals will be awarded the top 3 overall and age group finishers, male and female; finisher medals will be given to those completing the Half Marathon.
All Half Marathon participants registered by Saturday, March 29, will receive a long-sleeved technical fiber t-shirt. 5K participants will receive a short-sleeved cotton t-shirt. Shirts will not be available for participants registering after March 29.
Music, food, and refreshments will be provided following the race. Pre- and post-race stretching will be provided by Jefferson Hospital physical therapists.
Races will take place rain or shine. There is no rain date. If safety reasons necessitate a cancellation, notification will be posted on our web site by 5:00 a.m.
There is limited parking at the Boston Trail Head. Participants may instead park at the Boston Spectrum and walk up the trail to the start line. The Spectrum is located at 6001 Smithfield Street, Elizabeth Township. If you are using a GPS be sure to use the coordinates (40 18.7975 N 79 49.3278 W). Using the address will take you to the wrong location. Runner belongings can be stored at the trail head during the event.
Event schedule and times
REGISTRATION WILL BE CAPPED AT 900 TOTAL PARTICIPANTS. SAME-DAY REGISTRATION IS LATE FEE + $10.
9:00 a.m. for the Half Marathon
9:15 a.m. for the 5K Run/Walk
Packet pick-up is 7:00 to 8:00 a.m. on race day. Check our web site closer to event date for notification of a place and time for early pick-up.