River Towns Half Marathon...

Events:
  • Running : Half Marathon :

Race Date: Saturday, May 6, 2017

REGISTRATION WEBSITE:

Location: Montour County courthouse

Address: 29 Mill St

City: Danville

State/Terr: Pennsylvania

Zip: 17821

Country: USA

Description:

Come to Danville, PA to celebrate spring with the Montour Area Recreation Commission’s River Towns Half-Marathon and the Danville Business Alliance’s Spring Fling!  Enjoy a morning of racing through some of the prettiest river valley scenery that central Pennsylvania has to offer, then spend the afternoon in Danville browsing the food, arts and crafts offered by roughly 200 regional vendors and Mill Street shops.  There’s so much to do, plan to make a weekend of it!

Event details and schedule

DATE

Saturday, May 6, 2017

TIME

9:00am start

START/FINISH LOCATION

Montour County courthouse, 29 Mill St, Danville, PA  17821 USA

EVENT PARKING

Danville Area Middle School, 120 Northumberland St (US-11), Danville, PA 17821 USA
GPS coordinates 40.964990 -76.620042

COST

$55 ($45 without shirt) until 1/1/17; $65 ($55 without shirt) 1/2/17 – 4/6/17; $70 4/7/17 - 5/2/17

$30 for students ages 12 - 17 ($20 w/o shirt)

registration closes 5/2/17; no day-of-race registration

MAXIMUM FIELD SIZE

500 (registration closes 5/2/17; no day-of-race registration)

PACKET PICK-UP

5:00pm – 8:00pm Friday, May 5 (Danville Middle School parking lot, 120 Northumberland St, Danville, PA)
7:00am – 8:30am race day (Montour County courthouse, 29 Mill St, Danville, PA)

RACE AMENITIES

  • $5 voucher to be used at any Spring Fling vendor (food or other)
  • Performance t-shirt
  • Professional race management by the Montour Area Recreation Commission
  • Awards for overall male and female finishers; recognition of age category winners (1st, 2nd & 3rd)
  • Custom finishers medals for all race finishers
  • Bag check area at race start/finish tent
  • Medical support provided by the Geisinger Sports Medicine/Orthopaedic Institute
  • Professional chip timing by PA Runners
  • Coffee by Bason Coffee Roasting
  • Post-race beer by Old Forge Brewing Company

RACE COURSE DESCRIPTION

We'll start the race in Danville’s historic West Market Street neighborhood, near the Montour County courthouse.  From there, we race down Mill Street to officially begin the Spring Fling.  After that, it's back up Ferry Street and out of Danville on East Market Street and River Drive, running to the county line where we'll make a U-turn and head back to Danville.  We'll turn onto Danville's levee to avoid the cross-streets and traffic in town, making our way back to the Montour County courthouse for the big finish.

WHAT THIS RACE IS NOT

This half-marathon is not for everyone.  Our course has a 1.0 mile-long section of trail running on the grass-covered Danville levee on the way back into Danville. The levee is safe and (in the opinion of most runners) fun and interesting to run, but if this surface upsets you in any way, you might want to further investigate the course before registering.

The race IS NOT a Boston qualifier.

Some portions of the course have limited vehicular traffic.  Though every effort is made to ensure the safety of racers, organizers expect participants to stay on the shoulder of the road as if they were in a training run (running into traffic).

More details, maps and other information at our website - http://www.rivertownrace.com/river-towns-half-marathon/

Other Info:

• 2017 race registration is open.

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