2024 Bethlehem Running Festival presented by Lehigh Valley Health Network

Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

Sat 19th October 2024 - Sun 20th October 2024

6 races

Organiser's Description

Registration is now open for the 2024 Bethlehem Running Festival!Join us in one of the most picturesque and historic cities in the Northeast for an unforgettable weekend of running, with courses designed by "The Mayor of Running," Bart Yasso!
Saturday 10/19: 5K @ 7:30 am, 10K @ 9:00 am, American Cancer Society's Making Strides against Cancer Walk @ noon Sunday 10/20: Lehigh Valley Orthopedic Institute Half Marathon @ 8:00 am; B. Braun Half Marathon Relay @ 8:00 am
All races will run over the bridges and through the historic streets of Bethlehem, starting and finishing in front of the iconic Steel Stacks!
Swag!All runners will receive a unique Bethlehem Running Festival long sleeve technical T-shirt (while supplies last!)All finishers will receive an artist-designed finisher's medal unique to each event. All three medals connect together for our Triple Play runnersFREE Downloadable professional photographs with bib-tagsCustomized Race Bib (register by 9/21)
Triple PlayRun all three races and you'll not only get a discount on each race, but all three unique medals will connect to form the Triple Play medal. (Like Voltron, but without the lions).Double PlayRun the 5K and 10K and save on each race! 
B. Braun Half Marathon RelayTeams of 3 will run segments of (roughly) 5 miles, 5 miles, and 5K. The top 3 M/F/co-ed teams will win awards.Relay Exchanges will be established near mile 5 (at Schoenersville Rd.) and near mile 10 (at the bottom of Main St. near the Festival Grounds)
*2023 DeferralsAll 2023 deferrals were activated when registration opened. If you deferred from 2023, you are automatically entered in the same event for 2024. You do not need to do anything else to register for 2024. Cost (price increases on 3/1, 6/1, and 9/15). 5K: $30 / $35 / $40 / $4510K: $45 / $50 / $55 / $60Half: $75 / $85 / $95 / $105Half Marathon Relay (price per three-person team): $120 / $125 / $130 / $135Double Play: (Saturday's 5K and 10K): $65 / $75 / $85 / $95Triple Play (all three races): $130 / $150 / $170 / $190
Premier Registration add-on for the half marathon or Triple Play: $159 until sold out
Dedicated free VIP parkingDedicated indoor VIP room with refreshments right next to the start/finish line--open before, during, and after all racesReserved indoor VIP restroomsSeparate VIP bag checkVIP Bethlehem Running Festival welcome bagSaturday afternoon coffee and course preview with the Mayor of Running, Bart YassoPre-race continental breakfast for Sunday's half marathonBethlehem Running Festival "in-training" Long-sleeved T-shirt Exclusive Bethlehem Running Festival VIP embroidered zip-up
AwardsTop 3 Overall M/F in all three events Top 3 Overall Masters (40+) in the half marathonTop 3 M/F for all events in the following age groups: 19&U, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80+Top 3 M/F in the 5K for the additional following age groups: 6-9, 10-12, 13-15, 16-19
Course MapsCourses are at the bottom of this page!
Time LimitsOur courses run directly through the streets of Bethlehem, which cannot remain closed for longer than our alotted times. If you do not finish your event in the alotted time, you may be asked to cut part of the course or be picked up by our runner transport services. 5K: 1:0010K: 1:45Half marathon: 3:30
Charitable PartnerA portion of your registration fees and 100% of any donations you make will benefit The American Cancer Society. We encourage all of our runners and their families to join the American Cancer Society's Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk following our 10K on Saturday at noon. 

Races

  • 5k

    Sat 19th October 2024

  • 10k

    Sat 19th October 2024

  • Lehigh Valley Orthopedic Institute Half Marathon

    Sun 20th October 2024

  • B. Braun Half Marathon Relay

    Sun 20th October 2024

  • Triple Play

    Sat 19th October 2024

  • Saturday Double Play

    Sat 19th October 2024

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