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Lehigh Valley Health Network Marathon

Quick facts

Distance Marathon

About Lehigh Valley Health Network Marathon

The Lehigh Valley offers runners the scenic natural beauty of the area's Lehigh Parkway, which combines paved roads, paved bike and running paths as well as natural-surface towpath trails for this point-to-point course that runs along the Lehigh River and finishes at Scott Park in nearby Easton, at the meeting of the Lehigh and Delaware Rivers.

Mostly flat and fast thanks to its location along the riverbanks, the course features a combination of crushed cinder, grass and dirt as well as paved surfaces, especially in the final stretch of the race through the streets of Easton as runners make their way through the turns toward the finish line. Along the way, runners will be treated to the architectural scenery of Bethlehem's historic homes along the river, as well as the refreshing shade provided by the canopy of trees along the river trails.

Practicalities

After Race Services

The Finish Festival is at Scott Park on Larry Holmes Drive in downtown Easton. The Finish Festival ends at noon however, food and beverages will be available until 1pm. Runner Amenities Hydration Station-Water and Gatorade, Food-free for runners, massage Services provided by Lehigh Valley Health Network Bag Check. Runners must have on bib numbers.

Aid Stations

Water Stations are located throughout the course every 1.5 to 2 miles. Water Stations provide Gatorade and water in cups. Each exchange point will also feature Power Bars and Power Gels. Water Station #10 does NOT have Gatorade.

Award Medals

Top 5 male & female overall finishers Top 5 masters' male & female overall finishers (age 40+) Top 3 finishers in each race category. Moisture wicking runner shirt in men's and women's sizes Finisher's medal for marathon, half marathon and team relay runners Runner Bag.

Equipment Storage

A bag check is provided at the start of the Marathon. Runners will be provided with a tear off tag on their race bibs to attach to their bag.

Maximum Time

6 hours

Timing

Runners will wear ChronoTrack B-Tag Single Use Bib Tags.

Transport

Shuttle Service to Marathon and Half Marathon Starting Line provided by Easton Coach.

Start:

Lehigh Valley Hospital

1200 S Cedar Crest Blvd, Allentown, PA 18103, USA

Difficulty

flat

Highlights

 Along the way, runners will be treated to the architectural scenery of Bethlehem's historic homes along the river, as well as the refreshing shade provided by the canopy of trees along the river trails.

Overview

This downhill course starts at Lehigh Valley Hospital in Allentown, PA. It’s a quick trip to the Lehigh Parkway, past the Fish Hatchery, across a covered bridge and heading towards the Lehigh River. At mile 7, you enter the Delaware and Lehigh National Heritage Corridor. Mile 12 places you in Bethlehem, PA with a run through the 18th Century Industrial Quarter. Canal locks, a boat launch and several parks make up the run to Easton, PA. At mile 25, the confluence of the Lehigh and Delaware Rivers is right before you. Just 1 more mile places you at the finish line in Easton.


Lehigh Valley Health Network Marathon Trivia

The LVHN Via Marathon is second fastest marathon in the United States.

The race information has been found on the official website of the event or through publicly available sources. Always refer to the official website the latest race information. Please let us know if any data is wrong or missing, by emailing us.