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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!
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)
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).
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)
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
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
Courses are at the bottom of this page!
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.
Half marathon: 3:30
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.
If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.
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.