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 www.runhigh.com.  Registrations accepted until April 17, 2014.

 

 

Event Details

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

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

Awards:
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 www.runhigh.com.  The MarathonPacing.com Pace Team will be back to pace runners in the Half-Marathon.  See MarathonPacing.com for more information.

Weather:
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:
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.

 

 

 

Date(s): 
April 19, 2014 - 7:00am

Jefferson Regional Medical Center
565 Coal Valley Road
Jefferson Hills, PA 15025
412-469-5000

Physician Referral:
412-469-7000

Community Programs:
412-469-7100

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