Boston Trail Half Marathon and 5K Run/Walk

If you dream of running the Boston Marathon – but a trip to Massachusetts isn’t in your immediate future – Jefferson Hospital presents the next best thing: the Boston Trail Half Marathon & 5K Run/Walk!

Scheduled for Saturday, April 19, 2014 in “little Boston,” Elizabeth Township, this event promises to be a lot of fun – and a healthy way to spend a Saturday morning. Whether you’re training to run in the Pittsburgh Marathon or getting together with a group of walking buddies, this event is for you.

The Half-Marathon starts at 9 a.m.; the 5K start is at 9:15 a.m. The event benefits the Yough River Trail.  Races will be ChampionChip timed, recorded and posted by The Runner’s High at  Registrations accepted until April 17, 2014.



Event Details

Start and finish at the Boston Trail Head.
1902 Donner Street
Elizabeth Twp, PA 15135
(GPS: 40 18.6482 N 79 4.6905 W)

The trail features level crushed limestone surface.  It is USA Track and Field Certified with marked miles.

Top 3 Overall and Age Group, Male and Female.  FInisher medals will be given to all Half-Marathon participants that cross the finish line.

Timing and Results:
Races will be ChampionChip timed, recorded and posted by The Runner’s High at  The Pace Team will be back to pace runners in the Half-Marathon.  See for more information.

Races will take place rain or shine.  There is no rain date.   Cancellation for safety reasons will be posted online by 5:00 a.m.

Race Activities:
Music, Food and Drink.  Pre- and post-race stretching will be provided by Jefferson Regional Medical Center physical therapists.

Aid Stations:
Aid stations will be located every 2 miles and will provide basic first aid, Gatorade and water.  EMS will be onsite for medical emergencies.

Parking at the Trail Head is limited; runners should instead park at the Spectrum.  6001 Smithfield Street, Elizabeth Twp, PA 15135 and walk to the start lines.



Registration fees: 

  • Now through March 29
    • Half Marathon: $35
    • 5K: $20
  • March 30 to April 17
    • Half Marathon: $40
    • 5K: $25
  • Online registration closes April 17th.
  • Race day registration is an additional $10.

Half-marathon participants who register by March 29 will receive a long-sleeved technical fiber t-shirt.  5K participants who register by April 1 will receive a short sleeved cotton t-shirt.




April 19, 2014 - 7:00am

Jefferson Regional Medical Center
565 Coal Valley Road
Jefferson Hills, PA 15025

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