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Promised Land State Park is on the Pocono Plateau. The park consist primarily of beech, oak, maple, and hemlock trees. Two lakes and several small streams add to the park’s outstanding scenic beauty. Fall is the best time to visit the Poconos. The lush forests will be in full glory with all the vibrant colors of their fall leaves.
Saturday, October 23rd, 2021
Sunday, October 24th, 2021
Available Challenges: Pocono Endurance Challenge 5k/10k Saturday, Half Sunday
Terrain will be the paved park roads. This time of year it will be extremely scenic with the splendor of fall foliage in full blast!
Both events start near the Main Beach of the Upper Lake near Bear Wallow Road.
Both courses head up to North Shore Road.
The half marathon proceeds for about 5 miles, turns right on Park Avenue, then takes a beautiful trip around Constitution Island, where a photographer will take your picture.
You then will loop up Park Avenue, turn around and head back to the start (not going on Constitution Island on the way back.
Here's the course map with elevation: https://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/3448278214
The 5k turns around and heads back at mile 1.55. Here's the course map with elevation:
The course maps are in kilometers and elevation gain is in meters.
1/2 marathons time limit: 4.5 hours
There will be stations w/first aid, water and Gatorade approximately every two miles of the 1/2 Marathon courses.
There will be one aid station on the 5k course (Saturday and Sunday).
Promised Land State Park Half, Saturday 5k and Sunday 5k.
Parking is at the Start/Finish Line
Promised Land State Park
Bear Wallow Road
Greentown, PA US 18426
The race takes place in Promised Land State Park at the Upper Lake, across from Bear Wallow Road off SR 390. Please double check your GPS settings so that you get to the correct location. We have found that if you just put Promised Land State Park in a GPS, it takes you to the Ranger's office, which is 2 miles from the race start/finish area. Cell service is poor in the area, so please make sure you know where the event will take place.
The Upper Lake parking area is just across the street from Bear Wallow Road.
Amazing race themed short sleeve tech shirt. Unique medals pertaining to the Poconos will be awarded to all participants in the half marathon, 5k & 10k. We will also have an additional medal for those running the challenge.
Top 3 M & female then:
Very unique race themed awards will be mailed after the weekend. Top 3 Male & Female and top masters Male & Female (40+.) There will also be age group awards for both male and female runners. Team awards to the top 3 teams with the most participants and top 3 fastest.
If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.
We are proud to partner with Hope for Hannah Rescue. Check out their website here. They do amazing work across the Poconos!
Four Destination Races all located in the PA Wilds. Participants that run ALL 4 will receive a SPECIAL Medal at the end of the year. We'd be honored to have you join us as we run with the fall colors of the Poconos and earn some amazing bling. See why tons of people Flock to this area every fall to see the leaves. Races will consist of:
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