Pocono Half Marathon & Fall Running Spectacular

Sat October 23 - Sun October 24, 2021 Greentown, PA 18426 US Directions

Pocono Half Marathon

$65 10/24 8:00AM EDT - 12:00PM EDT
243 spots left. Price increases after June 1, 2021 at 11:59pm EDT

Promised Land 5k

$40 10/23 8:00AM EDT - 9:00AM EDT
268 spots left. Registration Opens August 2, 2021 at 12:00am EDT

Promised Land 10K

$40 10/23 9:00AM EDT - 12:00PM EDT
243 spots left. Price increases after August 1, 2021 at 11:59pm EDT

Pocono Endurance Challenge

$115 10/23 - 10/24 8:00AM EDT - 12:00PM EDT Price increases after August 1, 2021 at 11:59pm EDT
Bear Wallow Road
Greentown, PA US 18426

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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Saturday, October 23rd, 2021

  • 5k , 10k
  • Start/finish for both will be at Bear Wallow Rd, Greentown, PA 18426 along the loop by the beach
  • 5k will start at 8 AM 

  • 10 will start at 9:00 AM 

Sunday, October 24th, 2021

  • Pocono 1/2 Marathon
  • Start at 8:00 AM
  • start/finish is as Bear Wallow Rd., Greentown, PA 18426.

Available Challenges: Pocono Endurance Challenge 5k/10k Saturday, Half Sunday

  • complete the 5k/10k on Saturday and
  • complete the 1/2 Marathon on 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


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). 

  • Saturday Races
    • Pickup will open at 7 AM at the start/finish line.  

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


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.


ALL Races 

Top 3 M & female then:

  • 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.


  • 5k
    • $29 until April 1st  $35 until August 1st,
    • $40 until Race Day 
    • 10K $34 until April 1st,  $40 until August 1st,  $45 until Race Day   
  • 1/2 Marathon 
    • $59 until April 1st
    • $65 June 1st
    • $70 August 1st
    • $75 until Race Day
  • Pocono Endurance Challenge (half/10k/5k)
    • $105 until April 1st
    • $115 until August 1st
    • $125 until Race Day
Race Contact Info

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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:

  • TBA
Race Day Covid Plan

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