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New Date: April 24, 2022
Thank you for your understanding during this time!
After thorough discussions and consultation with the infectious disease control team at St. Luke’s University Health Network as well as senior management at our presenting sponsor, St. Luke’s-Allentown, we have decided to cancel the 2021 St. Luke’s Half Marathon and 5k on Sunday, October 17, and the St. Luke’s Youth Run on Saturday, October 16.
This was not an easy decision. Our volunteer committee has been working hard on moving our race to October and preparing for a variety of contingencies. But given the continued surge in COVID cases in our region and the steady growth in hospitalizations since June, we believed the responsible action was to cancel to protect our participants and volunteers and avoid the prospect of further straining our healthcare system.
We also wanted to avoid the possibility of a last-minute cancellation that could have been forced by various government agencies if the current surge continues. A last-minute cancellation would have been even more frustrating than this decision.
It's been an exceptionally challenging and tumultuous 18 months for our world and the racing community. We are as frustrated as anyone with the uncertainty of in-person events.
But as runners and walkers, we are eternally optimistic that better times are ahead. We are confident that come April 2022 we will once again celebrate the spirit of running with the region’s most beloved distance race. We hope you are able to join us.
Until then, stay safe and keep on running. We’ll see you in 2022.
President, St. Luke's Allentown
RACE WEEKEND: October 16-17, 2021
Saturday, OCT 16
St. Luke's Youth Run: 9:45 AM. Kids run free. Youth Run is held in Lehigh Parkway. 1600 Park Drive, Allentown
Race Expo: 9AM-5PM - Details forthcoming for shirt/bib pickup
Sunday, OCT 17
St. Luke's Half Marathon - 8:10 AM start
St. Luke's 5k - 8:00 AM start
Location: William Allen High School
Address: 126 N. 17th St., Allentown, PA 18104
Course Information: Due to the City of Allentown regulations the half marathon course will open to traffic in three hours.
Charity Event: All proceeds benefit grants, scholarships, and other programs put forth by the Lehigh Valley Road Runners.
Race bandits will be banned from all LVRR events for a period of one year. If caught wearing a bib that is not your own, both parties will be banned from all LVRR events for a period of one year.
Additional race information can be found at http://stlukeshalfmarathon.com.