FAQS

 


FAQs:

What time does the race start?
The race starts at 9:00 AM for Half Marathon. The 5K Run will start at 9:15 AM

Can bibs be transferred for the race?
Bibs are not-transferable.

Is there a finisher medal?
Yes, every half-marathon finisher will receive a D&H Distance Run medal.

Is there a 5K Run?
Yes, the 5K run will start 10 minutes after the start of the half-marathon and will use the same start line. There will be signs and volunteers to direct runners.

How much is the race?
Registration Fees
$40 postmarked by August 18th
$55 after August 18th (t-shirt size not guaranteed)

Field size limited to the first 400 applicants.
4 hour time limit.  After 4 hours, the course will not be maintained for safety.

Will there be race day registration?
There will be race day registration if our 400 runners cap is not met.

Can I register by mail?
Yes, a form can be downloaded here Brochure or www.nepa-rail-trails.org

Is the race registration fee refundable?
No. Once you have registered for the race, your position is secured in the race. We are unable to provide refunds to participants.

What timing system is being used for the race?
Timing for the race will be provided by Scranton Running Company. The race timing will be done utilizing RFID accuchips.  The timing sensors will be on the backside of your race number.  For best accuracy potential, be sure to not bend or fold your number.

Where will I park for the race?
Parking will be available a short distance from the start. Parking volunteers will be available to direct you.

What if it rains?
There is not a rain date for this event. It will be held rain or shine.

Where does the race start/finish?
The start and finish will be held at Union Dale Fire Company Picnic grounds.

What time should I be at the starting line race morning?
The race begins promptly at 9am.  We recommend you head to the start line by 8:30am.

Will there be water stops?
Yes, water stops will be approximately every 2 miles.

Will there be porta potties on the course?
Yes.  There will be porta potties at the start, finish, and close to the half-way point in Union Dale.

Is there a group discount for registration?
Yes, a $5 discount will be given to groups of 10 or more.

Will there be pre/post race food?
Yes, there will be fruit, bagels, snacks, water & energy drinks available.

Is the race USATF certified?
Normally it is, but due to construction on trail and venue change this year it is not.