Pocono Half Marathon & Fall Running Spectacular

Thu September 10 - Sun October 25, 2020 Greentown, PA 18426 US Directions
Events

Promised Land Half Marathon

$85 10/24 8:00AM EDT - 1:00PM EDT
Sorry! This event is full. Registration ends October 23, 2020 at 11:59pm EDT

Promised Land 5k-Saturday

$40 10/24 8:30AM EDT - 1:00PM EDT
Sorry! This event is full. Registration ends October 24, 2020 at 8:00am EDT

Promised Land 5k-Sunday

$40 10/25 8:30AM EDT - 1:00PM EDT
17 spots left. Registration ends October 25, 2020 at 7:00am EDT

Pocono virtual half marathon

$85 Registration ends October 23, 2020 at 11:59pm EDT

Pocono virtual 5k

$40 Registration ends October 23, 2020 at 11:59pm EDT

Pocono virtual 5k/half challenge

$100 Registration ends October 23, 2020 at 11:59pm EDT

Pocono virtual half and half challenge

$130 Registration ends October 23, 2020 at 11:59pm EDT
Place
Bear Wallow Road
Greentown, PA US 18426
Description

Pocono Half Marathon & Fall Running Spectacular

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.

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DATE | START TIMES

Saturday, October 24th, 2020

  • Half and 5k 
  • Promised Land State Park  1/2 Marathon
  • 5k
  • Start/finish for both will be at Bear Wallow Rd, Greentown, PA 18426 along the loop by the beach
  • Half will start at 8 AM 

  • 5k will start at 8:30 AM 

Sunday, October 25th, 2020

  • Promised Land 5k
  • Start at 8:30 AM
  • start/finish is as Bear Wallow Rd., Greentown, PA 18426.

Available Challenges: Pocono Lake to Falls Half Marathon/5k Challenge

  • complete the 1/2 marathon on Saturday and
  • complete the 5k on Sunday
COURSES

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:


https://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/3448298074

 

The course maps are in kilometers and elevation gain is in meters.

1/2 marathons time limit:  4.5 hours

 

Aid Stations

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). 

BIB PICKUP | REGISTRATION
  • Saturday Races
    • Pickup will open at 7 AM at the start/finish line.  

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  • Sunday Race
    • Starting at 7 AM on Sunday morning  at the start/finish line.  

       
PARKING

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. 

T-SHIRTS | MEDALS

Amazing race themed short sleeve tech shirt. Unique medals pertaining to the Poconos will be awarded to all participants in the half marathon and both 5ks. We will also have an additional medal for those running the challenges. Last day to register and receive a t-shirt is Wednesday, October 14th. YOU WILL NOT RECEIVE A SHIRT IF YOUR REGISTRATION IS AFTER THIS DATE!

AGE | AWARDS

ALL Races 

  • 19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34,35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70+

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.

 

FEES
  • 5k
    • $30 until April 1st  $35 until August 1st,
    • $40 until Race Day  
  • 1/2 Marathon 
    • $65 until April 1st
    • $75 June 1st
    • $80 August 1st
    • $85 until Race Day
  • Pocono Lake to Falls Challenge (half/5k)
    • $80 until April 1st
    • $90 until June 1st
    • $100 until August 1st
    • $110 until Race Day  
  • No refunds for these races.
Race Contact Info

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CHARITY

We are proud to partner with Hope for Hannah Rescue. Check out their website here. They do amazing work across the Poconos! 

PA WILD SERIES

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:

  • "Great Allegheny" Ohiopyle new date! NOV 7-8, 2020
  • Run for the Elk August 8 & 9
  • Conquer the Canyon July 25 & 26
  • Pocono Half Marathon & Fall Running Spectacular October 24 & 25, 2020  
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