Your browser is using an outdated encryption protocol. On or before July 2018, you may no longer be able to access RunSignUp and other websites unless you update your browser.
Sign Up Donate
Location: Jim Thorpe, PA US 18229 Directions
Type: Run Only, Walk Only
Event Time Price Details
10k Run
2:00PM EDT - 4:00PM EDT
Registration ends October 16, 2018 at 7:00pm EDT
5k Walk
2:00PM EDT - 4:00PM EDT
Registration Opens August 13, 2018 at 8:22pm EDT
625 Lentz Trail
Jim Thorpe, PA US 18229

Course: Beginning in Summit Hill borough, thru the streets for the first 2 miles, next 2.5 miles on gravel and grass covered trails, 1/4 mile on highway to trail, final .2 on pavement. All downhill trail is the former Switchback Railroad. (Transportation to the race start can be provided). 

Finish: at the beautiful Match Chunk Lake Park - Summit Hill police escort at start, ambulance/medical assistance at finish. 

Registration/ Packet Pickup: Mauch Chunk Lake Park - Wildoner/Koch Pavilion from 12 noon until 1:30 p.m. (Alternate route to lake via 443 to 902 to Lentz Trail to the March Chunk Lake Park, or 209 S right on Beaver St. to right on Flagstaff Road to left onto Lentz Trail to MCLP or from Hazelton area 93 to 209N, right on Walnut Ave, to right on Center Ave, Continue on Center Ave until end, proceed straight onto highway (Lentz Trail), lake entrance on left. 

For our 48th Annual event we are going to honor John Schultz who participated in the previous 20 runnings of the Switchback Scamper. John Schultz, age 84, was killed crossing the street coming home from choir practice on Thursday, November 17th, 2016. John was a well known runner in the tri state area. Wearing his red shorts with no shirt was his trademark. To honor John we are encouraging everyone to wear Red shorts (optional). 

Contact : Kevin Cunningham @ 484-557-2033 with any questions. 

Race Contact Info

If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.


Join this event and invite your friends on Facebook.