The Jim Thorpe Running Festival
The RUNegades are proud to present The Jim Thorpe Area Running Festival 2020! A portion of the proceeds from the race will go to benefit Turn to Us, Inc., a vital Jim-Thorpe area non-profit that provides assistance to individuals and families impacted by chronic and major illnesses. The half marathon course on May 16th will take you from the beautiful view atop Flagstaff Mountain to the shores of Mauch Chunk Lake. With breathtaking views, serene woodland paths, a healthy dose of history, and an overall elevation drop of nearly 700 feet, this beginner-level trail run had 2019 runners raving that it was one of the best they'd ever experienced! The Scenic Railway Full Marathon and 8-Miler with take place on May 17th, runners will take the famous Reading and Blue Mountain Northern scenic railway for 26 miles from Jim Thorpe to White Haven, PA. Afterwards, cap off the weekend festival with food, fun, music, and vendors at the Jim Thorpe Birthday Celebration. Visit website for more information and to register.
- Date: May 16, 2020 - May 17, 2020
- Recurring daily
- Time: May 16: Half Marathon/8am; May 17: Full Marathon/8am
- Price: Varies upon race category and time of entry