Half Marathon and 5K Run/Walk

April 13, 2024!

This event provides the organization’s largest source of revenue for maintaining the trail. We hope you will continue your support of this all-volunteer group who is out on the trail every weekend keeping it safe and accessible. As the weather gets warmer, we hope you will take advantage of this regional asset by biking, walking, or running on the trail.

We hope you will consider signing up now or making a donation to help us maintain this important resource throughout the season.

We look forward to seeing everyone this summer.

IMPORTANT NOTE!

THERE WILL BE NO REGISTRATION ON RACE DAY.  YOUR REGISTRATION MUST BE RECEIVED AND FULLY PROCESSED ONLINE BY THURSDAY, APRIL 11, 2024 AT MIDNIGHT.  ONLINE REGISTRATION WILL CLOSE AT THAT TIME AND NO ADDITIONAL REGISTRATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED.

NO EXCEPTIONS.

 

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.

PLEASE NOTE: THE ½ MARATHON COURSE WILL OFFICIALLY CLOSE AT 1PM. NO SUPPORT SERVICES WILL BE AVAILABLE AFTER THAT TIME.

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. An open division will award medals for the top three finishers and will include those who identify as nonbinary or prefer not to select gender. Finisher medals will be given to those completing the Half Marathon.

The Boston Trail ½ Marathon and 5K is proud to be a USATF certified race. In accordance with USATF rules, participants who receive assistance of any kind during the race are disqualified. Therefore, awards will be given only to participants who have completed the entire course on their own.

Event Shirts

All Half Marathon participants registered by Sunday, March 17th by Midnight, 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 17, 2024.

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 trailhead during the event.

Packet Pick-up

Packet pick-up is 7:45 to 8:45 a.m. on race day.

REGISTRATION FEES

Half Marathon $40 5K Run/Walk $25

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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