Lehigh Valley Health Network Via Marathon Race Weekend: September 12 & 13, 2015 | Allentown, PABoston Athletic Associations - Boston Marathon 2013
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    Event Details

    Sunday, Sept. 13, 2015
    7:10 am
    6:40am opening ceremonies & parking lots close

    Lehigh Valley Hospital
    Cedar Crest & I-78
    Allentown, PA
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    K Lee Web Design
    Course Designed by a Runner for a Runner
  • Boston Marathon Qualifier
  • Scenic and Shady, Well-Marked Course
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Bart Yasso, Chief Running Officer at Runner’s World Magazine designed the course and yes, a river runs through it; the Lehigh River to be exact.  As Bart likes to say; it’s a course designed by a runner for a runner.

This downhill course starts at Lehigh Valley Hospital in Allentown, PA. Maybe an odd location to start, but it’s easy to find and has plenty of parking. It’s a quick trip to the Lehigh Parkway, past the Fish Hatchery, across a covered bridge and heading towards the Lehigh River. At mile 7, you enter the Delaware and Lehigh National Heritage Corridor. Mile 12 places you in Bethlehem, PA with a run through the 18th Century Industrial Quarter. Canal locks, a boat launch and several parks make up the run to Easton, PA. At mile 25, the confluence of the Lehigh and Delaware Rivers is right before you. Just 1 more mile places you at the finish line in Easton.

Scenic, shady and a net elevation drop of 240’ make it an attractive qualifying run for the Boston Marathon.  The average runner’s time last year was 3:57 hours.

Marathon cap is 2,500 runners.  We will post notification on our website and through our email list when cap limit is nearing.
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Every five years, starting at age 18 up through 70+.

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We’re Faster than the Most Popular Boston Marathon Qualifiers!
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Source: MarathonGuide.com; Boston Marathon is excluded from this list.