Pocono Plateau Hero Dash 5K and Fun Run

5K, Other

Event Date

Sat, Sep 19, 2015


Cresco, PA


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Hero Dash 5K - Individual

$20 $20 Closed

Hero Dash 5K - Group/Team (up to 4 people)

$65 $65 Closed

1-Mile Fun Run - Individual

$20 $25 Closed

1-Mile Fun Run - Group/Team (up to 4 people)

$65 $65 Closed

About This Activity

Our 2nd annual Hero Dash 5K is a challenging road/trail hybrid course that will take you along a portion of our stunning 750-acre property.  As you heroically struggle with all of your might to cross the finish line, you’ll be distracted by incredible views, bubbling streams, beautiful forest, and maybe a few animals (we’re thinking beavers and rabbits, not bears).  Did we mention that it’s a hero dash?  That means you can either come in your favorite running gear, or (if you’re really cool) dress up like a superhero to let everyone know that you take this stuff seriously.  Did we mention there’s a prize for the best dressed superhero?  We didn’t?  Oh…there’s a prize for the best dressed superhero.

We also have a 1-Mile Fun Run.  Like the name implies, it’s only one mile, and yes, despite any concerns you have about the words “run” and “fun” in the same sentence, it is indeed FUN.  This race takes place on paved road, and so it’s perfect for kids and adults who aren’t quite ready to hit the trails.

Once you cross the finish line, spend a few minutes (or hours) recovering your strength, and then join us for some other activities.

Our food offering includes: s'mores, pizza, hot dogs, bagels, hot coffee, soft pretzels, fresh fruit, and some other items as well.  If you're bringing a friend/family member who doesn't plan on running, we don't want them to go hungry.  For a $5 donation they can eat to their heart's content as well.

If you’re not tuckered out after the race, we’ll have our 30-foot climbing tower open.  We’ll also have many wonderful items up for bid at our silent auction.

If we haven’t scared you away, go ahead and sign up.  The price break ends August 22, 2014.  If you sign up for the 5K by August 31st you are guaranteed a shirt.  If you don’t, it’s first-come, first-serve.

Registration forms will be available on race day for those unable to register online.  Please note that we are unable to provide refunds in the event of cancellation.

Awards: Male & Female 1st overall; 1M, 1F < 18; 1M/F 18-29; 1M/F 30-39; 1M/F 40-49; 1M/F 50-59; 1M/F 60-69; 1M/F 70+

If you have any questions or comments please contact Pocono Plateau Camp and Retreat Center at 570.676.3665 or email us at camp@poconoplateau.org

Event details and schedule

Registration opens at 9am.  The Fun Run begins at 10am, with the 5K beginning at 10:05am. 

PLEASE DO NOT USE MAPQUEST FOR DIRECTIONS.  Google Maps will get you where you need to go.  Pocono Plateau is located at 304 Pocono Plateau Rd., right off of Rte 191 (there's a big sign on 191 that you can't miss) between Mountainhome and Newfoundland.  When arriving at Pocono Plateau, please follow the signs for parking.  Attendants will assist you when you reach the main office.

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