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2024 Bethlehem Running Festival presented by Lehigh Valley Health Network

Sat October 19 - Sun October 20, 2024 Bethlehem, PA 18015 US Directions

Events

5K

$40 10/19 7:30AM EDT - 8:45AM EDT Price increases after September 15, 2024 at 11:59pm EDT

10K

$55 10/19 9:00AM EDT - 10:55AM EDT Price increases after September 15, 2024 at 11:59pm EDT

Lehigh Valley Orthopedic Institute Half Marathon

$95 10/20 8:00AM EDT - 11:30AM EDT Price increases after September 15, 2024 at 11:59pm EDT
Cost is for Entire 3 Person Team (two 5-mile legs, one 5K leg)!

B. Braun Half Marathon Relay

$130 10/20 8:00AM EDT - 11:30AM EDT Price increases after September 15, 2024 at 11:59pm EDT
Run all three races!

Triple Play

$170 10/19 - 10/20 7:30AM EDT - 11:30AM EDT 5K, 10K, and Half Marathon
Run BOTH the 5K and 10K

Saturday Double Play

$85 10/19 7:30AM EDT - 11:30AM EDT Price increases after September 15, 2024 at 11:59pm EDT

Race Website

Additional race information can be found at http://www.runbethlehem.com.

Place

101 Founders Way
Bethlehem, PA US 18015

Description

Registration is now open for the 2024 Bethlehem Running Festival!

Join us in one of the most picturesque and historic cities in the Northeast for an unforgettable weekend of running, with courses designed by "The Mayor of Running," Bart Yasso!

Saturday 10/19: 5K @ 7:30 am, 10K @ 9:00 am, American Cancer Society's Making Strides against Cancer Walk @ noon 
Sunday 10/20: Lehigh Valley Orthopedic Institute Half Marathon @ 8:00 am; B. Braun Half Marathon Relay @ 8:00 am

All races will run over the bridges and through the historic streets of Bethlehem, starting and finishing in front of the iconic Steel Stacks!

Swag!
All runners will receive a unique Bethlehem Running Festival long sleeve technical T-shirt (while supplies last!)
All finishers will receive an artist-designed finisher's medal unique to each event. All three medals connect together for our Triple Play runners
FREE Downloadable professional photographs with bib-tags
Customized Race Bib (register by 9/21)

Triple Play
Run all three races and you'll not only get a discount on each race, but all three unique medals will connect to form the Triple Play medal. (Like Voltron, but without the lions).

Double Play
Run the 5K and 10K and save on each race! 

B. Braun Half Marathon Relay
Teams of 3 will run segments of (roughly) 5 miles, 5 miles, and 5K. The top 3 M/F/co-ed teams will win awards.
Relay Exchanges will be established near mile 5 (at Schoenersville Rd.) and near mile 10 (at the bottom of Main St. near the Festival Grounds)

*2023 Deferrals
All 2023 deferrals were activated when registration opened. If you deferred from 2023, you are automatically entered in the same event for 2024. You do not need to do anything else to register for 2024. 

Cost (price increases on 3/1, 6/1, and 9/15). 
5K: $30 / $35 / $40 / $45
10K: $45 / $50 / $55 / $60
Half: $75 / $85 / $95 / $105
Half Marathon Relay (price per three-person team): $120 / $125 / $130 / $135
Double Play: (Saturday's 5K and 10K): $65 / $75 / $85 / $95
Triple Play (all three races): $130 / $150 / $170 / $190

Premier Registration add-on for the half marathon or Triple Play: $159 until sold out

  • Dedicated free VIP parking
  • Dedicated indoor VIP room with refreshments right next to the start/finish line--open before, during, and after all races
  • Reserved indoor VIP restrooms
  • Separate VIP bag check
  • VIP Bethlehem Running Festival welcome bag
  • Saturday afternoon coffee and course preview with the Mayor of Running, Bart Yasso
  • Pre-race continental breakfast for Sunday's half marathon
  • Bethlehem Running Festival "in-training" Long-sleeved T-shirt
  • Exclusive Bethlehem Running Festival VIP embroidered zip-up

Awards
Top 3 Overall M/F in all three events 
Top 3 Overall Masters (40+) in the half marathon
Top 3 M/F for all events in the following age groups: 19&U, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80+
Top 3 M/F in the 5K for the additional following age groups: 6-9, 10-12, 13-15, 16-19

Course Maps
Courses are at the bottom of this page!

Time Limits
Our courses run directly through the streets of Bethlehem, which cannot remain closed for longer than our alotted times. If you do not finish your event in the alotted time, you may be asked to cut part of the course or be picked up by our runner transport services. 
5K: 1:00
10K: 1:45
Half marathon: 3:30

Charitable Partner
A portion of your registration fees and 100% of any donations you make will benefit The American Cancer Society. We encourage all of our runners and their families to join the American Cancer Society's Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk following our 10K on Saturday at noon. 

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Sponsors

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Course Maps

 

About the Bethlehem Running Festival

The Bethlehem Running Festival is in its inaugural year in 2023. Originated, owned, and operated by the Pennsylvania Running Company, LLC, it is the first major, multi-day running festival in Bethlehem since The Runners World Half and Festival last ran in 2019. 

A number of individuals and organizations have worked closely with the PA Running Company to make the festival a reality, including Bart Yasso, Mayor Reynolds and the wonderful people in Bethlehem's administrative offices, The Bethlehem Police Department, Bethlehem EMS, LVHN Event Medical, WKG Events, Sign&Print, Inc., RGB Commerce, Lehigh Valley Health Network, B. Braun, Team Vark of Aardvark Sports Shop, UCAN, LehighValleyNews.com, ArtsQuest, Wind Creek Bethlehem, Second Wind Timing, The RUNegades Running Club, and The American Cancer Society.

Roughly 10% of all registration fees and 100% of all donations made will go to the festival's charitable partners.

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