Lehigh Valley Road Runners and Runner's World are once again joining forces to bring you the second annual Half & Half 26.2. One marathon, two races at a time.
Run the St. Luke's Half Marathon on Sunday, April 23, 2017 and then run the Runner's World Half on Sunday, October 22, 2017 in order to officially complete the Half and Half Marathon. There are only 350 entries to this unique and new event so be sure to sign up early before our race bibs are gone.
St. Luke's Half Marathon Details: Race date: Sunday, April 23, 2017 Start time: 8:10 a.m. Location: Allentown, PA
Runner's World Half Marathon Details: Race date: Sunday, October 22, 2017 Start time: 8:00 a.m. Location: Bethlehem, PA
Because of the unique nature of this event we will not allow race deferrals, bib transfers, event transfers or race refunds.
All participants will receive a unique race bib identifying their participation in this one-of-a-kind event and a Half and Half Marathon event sweatshirt.
What is the Half & Half 26.2? This is a combined event in which participants run the St. Luke’s Half Marathon in Allentown, PA in April 2017 and the Runner’s World Half and Festival in Bethlehem, PA in October 2017 and receive a combined marathon time.
How will it be scored? Participants finish time at the St. Luke’s Half Marathon will be added to the Runner’s World Half finish time to determine your Half & Half 26.2 time! Participant “marathon” times will be scored and posted by Runner’s World at http://rw.runnersworld.com/rwhalf.
Will there be awards? Yes, awards for this first time event will be given to the top three overall male and female and the top three male and female masters runners (40 years and older). Awards are based on gun time. The awards will be presented at the Runner’s World Half award ceremony.
What swag can you expect? Participants will be individually entered into each event so they can expect to receive the same premiums (shirts, etc) that every runner will receive. Half & Half 26.2 runners will also receive a quality hoodie to commemorate this unique event showcasing two of the Lehigh Valley’s premium running events.
How many runners can participate? This first year event will be limited to the first 350 registrants.
What if you want to run the Hat Trick in 2016? Runner’s World will be offering an “upgrade” once 2017 Runner’s World Half and Festival registration opens on October 15. Please register for the Half & Half and e-mail Lori Adams at Lori.Adams@rodale.com for details on how to upgrade.