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River Towns Marathon & Half Marathon
Marathon, Half Marathon
Sat, May 2, 2015
Marathon - Marathon
Half Marathon - Half Marathon
About This Activity
Come to Danville, PA to celebrate spring with the Montour Area Recreation Commission’s River Towns Marathon and 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 2, 2015
7:00am marathon; 9:00am half-marathon
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
marathon: $70 until 1/31/15; $85 2/1/15 – 4/2/15 half-marathon: $55 until 1/31/15; $65 2/1/15 – 4/2/15
registration closes 4/2/15; no day-of-race registration
MAXIMUM FIELD SIZE
500 (registration closes 4/2/15; no day-of-race registration)
5:00pm – 8:00pm Friday, May 1 (Danville Middle School parking lot, 120 Northumberland St, Danville, PA) 5:30am – 8:30am race day (Montour County courthouse, 29 Mill St, Danville, PA)
This race has been designed to link three beautiful central Pennsylvania river towns – Danville, Catawissa and Bloomsburg – along the North Branch Susquehanna River. Participants will start the race in Danville’s historic West Market Street neighborhood, near the Montour County courthouse. From there, full marathoners travel out of Danville along River Road/Legion Road – a tree-lined, shaded road – to Catawissa, then via trails and back roads to Bloomsburg. At Bloom, we’ll turn around and return along the same course to the Montour County courthouse and the Spring Fling festival. Half marathoners race along River Road to the Montour County/Columbia County line, then return to Danville. Both courses are out and back layouts.
WHAT THIS RACE IS NOT
This marathon is not for everyone. This course has a 1.45 mile long section of trail running (2.90 miles total when considering the course goes out and back) that is a level dirt road and a grass covered canal tow path. This includes a bridge crossing that has a stone surface. We also run on the grass covered Danville levee on the way back into Danville. These sections are safe and (in the opinion of most runners) fun and interesting to run, but if these surfaces upset 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).