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The 7th Annual InFirst Bank Veteran's Marathon, Half Marathon, and Marathon Relay races will be held on the beautiful Ghost Town Trail near Indiana, Pennsylvania on November 4,2018. The marathon is a certified Boston qualifier. All proceeds from the race go to support veterans in Western Pennsylvania through the Western Pennsylvania Veteran's Relief Fund, a 501c3. Monies from the race will be used to support the needs of veterans in our communities.
Welcome to the 7th Annual InFirst Bank Veteran's Marathon, Half-Marathon and Relay! This may be a "small-town" race, but the race support is top-notch! All proceeds from this race go to support the veterans of Western Pennsylvania through the Veteran's Relief Fund, a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization. Check out the race website at www.veterans-marathon.com for more information!
With your race participation and the support of our sponsors we hope to meet the needs of veterans in Western Pennsylvania Over the past seven years, InFirst Bank has served as the title sponsor for the race-- we thank them for their commitment to the race and to our veterans. We also thank the many local businesses who have supported the race as "Mile Sponsors" or donated products to the race. This race could also not happen without the support of the Indiana Road Runners Club-- thank you to the club officers and members for their support.
ATTENTION ACTIVE DUTY/ VETERANS: As a thank you for your service, active duty and veterans can register at the $26.20 rate up until October 28th and will receive a special FREE race t-shirt. To receive this offer, you must complete and send in the paper application and provide proof of service (DD214, NGB Form 22, valid state driver's license showing military service, or military identification). Please black out SSN# on any documentation. Paper applications can be found at www.veterans-marathon.com. Thank you.
There will be an opening ceremony at 8:30 AM near the start line before the beginning of the Marathon & Marathon Relay.
Race times are 9 AM for the marathon and marathon relay. The Half Marathon starts at 9:30.
Runners will be running an out and back course from Saylor Park to Dilltown on the beautiful Ghost Town Trail. The grade for the trail is about 2% on the way out-- which means a "downhill finish!" There are mile markers every mile. There are aid stations every 2-4 miles. The Marathon and Marathon Relay have 9 aid stations. The Half Marathon has 5 aid stations. There are Porta-Johns or facilities at each aid station. Aid stations are stocked with water, Gatorade (flavors TBD), chips, pretzels, M&M's, and other race foods.
Racers should be prepared for any manner of weather in November in Pennsylvania-- anything from 50 degrees, to cold rain (last year's participants will remember that well), to snow! The trail holds up well regardless of the weather conditions.
All finishers receive a race-specific finisher's medal.
There will be food and refreshments for all runners at the finishing area.
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