Chasing the Unicorn Marathon

Event Date

Sun, Aug 17, 2014


Washington Crossing, PA

About This Activity

Event Information:

Date: Sunday, August 17, 2014

Packet Pick-up/ Registration: 6:15am

First Wave: 7:15am

Location: The race will start and finish in Washington Crossing Historic Park, Washington Crossing, Pennsylvania.

Early Packet Pick Up and Pasta Party

Race packets may be picked up early, the evening before the race (Saturday, August 16th) at the race site between 5:00pm and 7:00pm.  At that time, we will be hosting our Washington Crossing 15k.  We encourage out of town runners and their families to join us for this event as an opportunity to explore the area and become familiar with the terrain.  An informal pasta dinner will be available to the Chasing the Unicorn runners at time.

Washington Crossing 15k Registration:

Boston Qualification:

The race is sanctioned by USATF and the course certified, which means it will be Boston Qualifier eligible.


There is limited free parking at Washington Crossing Historic Park, please consider carpooling and arrive early.

Field Limit:

The runner field will be limited to 300 participants.

Race weekend registration will be available as space permits for $125.00.


A commemorative event shirt will be given to all pre-registered runners and to late registrants while supplies last. Finisher’s medals will be given to those that earn them.

Post race food will be provided by Gabriel II’s Pizzeria.  Please be advised that food is for runners only- we may not be able to accommodate specific dietary needs.


This is a rain or shine event. In the event or rain, canal towpath may be muddy.

The Course:

The course is a double out-and back along the historic Delaware Canal State Park towpath trail from Washington Crossing Historic Park, Pennsylvania, running north to a turnaround point, and returning to Washington Crossing Historic Park, then out and back again.  A course map and detailed course information may be found on

In order to reduce crowding on the Delaware Canal State Park towpath, we plan to employ a wave start. Small groups based on predicted finish time will be released over several minutes. Please be honest with your predicted finish time as incorrectly submitted times will make travel on along the canal towpath more difficult.

Timing and Results:

The race will be timed using ChronoTrack “B” tags. B-tags will be adhered to the back of your race bib.

Results will be posted on within 24 hours of the race.


Overall awards will be given to top three men and women and top three in age groups by gender.  Age groups are subject to change dependent on pre-registration.

We will conduct a ceremony for the top three men and women finishers after a cool down period for those finishers.  We will post age group results approximately 15 minutes after categories close out.  You should collect your award after age group awards are posted; we will not be mailing awards.


Portions of the proceeds will benefit groups along the race course including Friends of the Delaware Canal State Park, Friends of Washington Crossing Park and area High School Cross Country teams that support our aid stations.

Refund and Transfers:

Registrations for runBUCKS events are non-refundable and there are no transfers to another runner.  Please see for full policy details.


See for additional race details.  A Runners’ Guide will be posted one week in advance of the event- please be sure to follow up on facebook and twitter for timely event updates.


Event details and schedule

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