Half Marathon and 5K Run/Walk

Saturday, June 5, 2021 — Date of Event

1902 Donner St, Elizabeth Twp PA 15135

COVID-19 Updates

We have finally decided that we are not able to hold this year’s race.  We held out as long as we could, but with southwestern PA still on lockdown and the fate of large gatherings still unknown, we just don’t see a path forward.  So we are postponing this event until June 5, 2021.  (We have to move the date due to anticipated trail construction work in the early spring.)

This event provides the organization’s largest source of revenue for maintaining the trail. As we continue to weather this storm, 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 and we are all hopefully released from our currently isolated lives, we hope you will take advantage of this regional asset by biking, walking, or running on the trail.

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

We look forward to seeing everyone this summer and in 2021.

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 NOON. 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; 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 Friday, May 22 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 May 22nd, 2020.

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 7:00 to 8:00 a.m. on race day.

REGISTRATION FEES

Half Marathon $40 5K Run/Walk $25

REGISTRATION WILL BE CAPPED AT 900 TOTAL PARTICIPANTS

Online Registration Only thru Midnight June 4th – Race Day Registration from 7-8am on June 6th.

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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