SATURDAY, APRIL 22, 2017

 

START TIMES

9:00 a.m. for the Half Marathon

9:15 a.m. for the 5K Run/Walk

 

LOCATION  

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.

 

COURSE 

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 on-site for medical emergencies.

 

TIMING and RESULTS  

Racers will once again be Championchip timed by Runners High and results posted on www.runhigh.com.  The MarathonPacing.com Pace Team will be back to pace runners in the Half Marathon; see www.marathonpacing.com/boston

 

AWARDS 

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.

 

EVENT SHIRTS

All Half Marathon participants registered by Saturday, April 1st, 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 April 2nd.

 

ACTIVITIES

Music, food, and refreshments will be provided following the race.  

 

WEATHER

Races will take place rain or shine. There is no rain date. If safety reasons necessitate a cancellation, notification will be posted on our website by 5:00 a.m.

 

PARKING

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, PA 15135   (GPS Coordinates    40 18.7975 N    79 49.3278 W). Runner belongings can be stored at the trail head during the event.

 

PACKET PICK-UP

Packet pick-up is 8:00 to 9:00 a.m. on race day.  

EARLY REGISTRATION

Half Marathon $40    5K Run/Walk $25

 

LATE REGISTRATION  – Price increases April 1, 2017 at 11:59pm EDT  

Half Marathon $45    5K Run/Walk $30

 

REGISTRATION WILL BE CAPPED AT 900 TOTAL PARTICIPANTS

 

On-line Registration Only thru April 20th  –  Race Day Registration $10.00 Additional

 

 

 All proceeds from this event benefit the all-volunteer Mon/Yough Trail Council which maintains the Allegheny County portion of the Youghiogheny River Trail, part of the Great Allegheny Passage. 

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