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York Marathon and Half Marathon
Sun, May 20, 2018
About This Activity
GO THE DISTANCE! Sunday, May 20, 2018
Register early and save! The total participants is capped at 575 participants! 4-25-18 - WE HAVE ADDED 75 MORE RACE SPOTS: 50 marathon and 25 half marathon. To register for the marathon, please join the waitlist, then reply to the acceptance email.
Whether you are aiming for a Boston Qualifying time or are running your first long distance race, the York Marathon and Half Marathon is a fast-paced chip-timed event hosted by the York Branch YMCA.
The race begins at the York Branch YMCA, 90 N. Newberry St, York, PA 17401 and ends at Lafayette Plaza in the heart of the City of York. The flat course begins on city streets and transitions to the York County Heritage Rail Trail for the remainder of the race. The trail race surface is compacted crushed stone, ideal for running.
START/FINISH The race begins at the York Branch YMCA, 90 N. Newberry St, York, PA 17401 and ends at Lafayette Plaza in the heart of the City of York. Race day check-in begins at 5:15 am. The marathon begins promptly at 6:00 am; the half marathon at 6:15 am. The race route closes at 12:00 pm.
COURSE The flat race course begins on city streets and transitions to the York County Heritage Rail Trail and ends at Lafayette Plaza. The trail surface is compacted crushed stone. This is a USTAF certified marathon course.
AGE DIVISIONS Male and Female (24 & under) (25-29) (30-34) (35-39) (40-44) ( 45-49) (50-54) (55-59) (60 -64 ) (65-69) (70 & over)
AWARDS Overall Male and Female Winner plus Male and Female Age Division 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place finishers. All runners will receive a finisher medal. Runners registered by May 5th, 2018 are guaranteed a moisture wicking short-sleeved race shirt.
WATER STATIONS Water stations that provide water, gatorade and gels are located every 1.5 miles along the course.
PACKET PICK UP Saturday, May 19 (9:00 am – 4:00 pm), Sunday, May 20 (4:30 am – 5:45 am) York Branch YMCA, Loucks Conference Room. Parking is available in the YMCA lot located off Clarke Avenue, adjacent to the Y building. Please enter the building through the back entrance from the parking lot.
DEFERRALS/TRANSFERS Runners registered for the marathon may change to the half marathon, however a refund for the price difference will not be issued. Injured runners may defer their race registration to the 2019 race provided the Race Director is notified by April 30, 2018. Deferrals on or after May 1 will be assigned a $20 fee to cover the cost of race swag, which will be available for runner pick up at the York Branch YMCA. Race registrations may not be transferred to another individual.
The York County Convention and Visitors Bureau provides a great list of hotel accomodations and other recreational activities in our county. Check out the website for restaurant, lodging and other fun things to do in York.