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River Towns Half Marathon
Sat, May 7, 2016
Half Marathon - Half Marathon
Half Marathon - adult NO SHIRT
Half Marathon - student
Half Marathon - student NO SHIRT
About This Activity
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
Saturday, May 7, 2016
Montour County courthouse, 29 Mill St, Danville, PA 17821 USA
Danville Area Middle School, 120 Northumberland St (US-11), Danville, PA 17821 USA GPS coordinates 40.964990 -76.620042
$55 until 1/1/16; $65 1/2/16 – 5/3/16
$30 for students 17 and under ($20 w/o shirt)
registration closes 5/3/16; no day-of-race registration
MAXIMUM FIELD SIZE
400 (registration closes 5/3/16; no day-of-race registration)
5:00pm – 8:00pm Friday, May 6 (Danville Middle School parking lot, 120 Northumberland St, Danville, PA) 7:00am – 8:30am race day (Montour County courthouse, 29 Mill St, Danville, PA)
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).