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The Lake Arthur Half Marathon is a combination trail and pavement race taking place at Moraine State Park. The majority of the first half of the race is on the challenging single-track North Country Trail with majority of the second half on the paved North Shore bike path.
All half marathon participants will have from 8:00 am to 8:30 am to start the race in order to aid social distancing. The start will be chip timed so there is no penalty to starting later. All results will be based on net (chip) time.
Race Parking will be available near the Start/Finish area at the McDanel Boat Launch in the grass fields by the trail. Please do not park in the area closest to the lake and boat launch.
Awards will be given to the Top 3 Overall Male and Female Open & Masters Finishers as well as the top 3 male and female finishers in the following age groups: 19 & Under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+. There will be no in-person awards ceremony due to Covid-19. All awards will be mailed. A virtual awards ceremony will be posted on YouTube in the week following the event.
Opening: $50 (May 19 - May 21)
Early: $60 (May 22 - May 31)
Regular: $75 (June 1 - July 3)
Late: $90 (July 4 - July 16)
(Distance from Start/Finish Area)
Check for flights into these local airports:
Race Day: Available from 6:30 to 7:30 AM at the Start/Finish Area. Masks are required for packet pickup.
The Lake Arthur Half Marathon will start on the North Country Trail at McDanels. The course follows the crushed stone section of the North Country Trail for about 1/2 mile to the North Shore Bike Rental. Stay to the right side of the parking lot and make a right turn onto the paved North Shore Bike Path. Follow the bike path for less than 1/2 mile and make a left onto the single track section of the North Country Trail. You will cross North Shore Drive very soon after getting on this trail. Follow this trail for about 3.5 miles to Mount Union Rd. Cross Mount Union Road and continue on the North Country Trail passing a pond. You will soon come to a sign that says "Marina." Take the right branch of the trail toward the marina. This trail will lead you to Davis Hollow Marina. Once you are at the marina, follow the course markings to get onto the North Shore Bike Path at the Moraine Outdoor Center. Follow the North Shore Bike Path for about 7.25 miles back to the North Shore Bike Rental and then make your way to the finish where the race started.
Is there a course time limit?
Yes, Half Marathon participants must run under 4 hours.
Is there an awards ceremony?
Not this year. To lower the risk of COVID-19, we are eliminating the high contact aspects of the event. All medals will be mailed post-race and should arrive within 2-3 weeks depending on your location.
Can I walk?
Absolutely, as long as you can finish the race in the given course time limit.
Will there be race day registration?
Are pets allowed?
Are strollers allowed?
At Wolf Creek Race Management, we take COVID-19 very seriously. We will do everything in our power to offer a safe and fun event for all participants. We have taken several steps to ensure the safety of all participants, staff members, volunteers, and spectators. These steps in accordance with PA-state government & CDC guidelines include:
This event was approved during the pandemic and will occur as long as Pennsylvania remains in the green phase. If this event is no longer able to occur due to COVID-19 restrictions, all participants will receive a full refund. Refunds for any other reason will not be granted.
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