InFirst Bank Veteran’s Marathon, Half-Marathon & Marathon Relay Registration is OPEN!

The 9th Annual InFirst Bank Veteran’s Marathon, Half-Marathon, and Marathon Relay registration is now open!  For the ninth year, we are happy to welcome runners to the beautiful Ghost Town Trail in Blacklick, PA.  Come and join us on Sunday, November 3, 2019, to run a fast, relatively flat out-and-back course that features the best of Pennsylvania’s fall scenery, awesome aid stations, and other great amenities.  At the same time, you will be helping to support area veterans– all of race proceeds go to the Western Pennsylvania Veteran’s Relief Fund, a 501C3 that provides financial assistance to veterans in need.  Over the past eight years, more than $110,000 has been raised for area veterans.  We appreciate the support of all of our runners and sponsors who have helped to make the raise and our mission a success.

As we have done for the past eight years, runners can register for any race for the low prices of just $26.20 up until July 1st!  The race fees covers your entry to the race, food and support before, during, and after the race, and an awesome finisher’s medal!  We also have race swag available for purchase so that you can show off your amazing accomplishment.  We hope to see you on November 3rd!

Al and Candi Lockard

Race Directors

HERE IS SOME ADDITIONAL RACE INFORMATION

Race registration is open!  Online registration via RunSignUp open until midnight, October 26th (click on the Registration tab above for the link). Paper registration  available until race morning  at 8:45 AM.

Race Day Information

Pre-Race Ceremony — 8:30 AM at the start line.

Marathon and Marathon Relay— start time 9:00 AM

Half Marathon— start time 9:30 AM

​  Our title sponsor once again this year is InFirst Bank,  of Indiana, PA.  This event would not be the success that it is without their generous support.  Our thanks to Tim Kronenwetter, President and CEO of InFirst Bank for his personal involvement.  Each year Tim and Sally Kronenwetter  spend the entire day at the finish line handing out finisher’s medals and greeting each runner as he or she finishes.  InFirst Bank employees also can be found manning the Heshbon Aid Station!  In addition, many business, organizations, and individuals step up to serve as Mile Sponsors for the event and work at our awesome aid stations.  It truly is a community event.

    As a “thank you” for your service, Active Duty Military and Veterans will receive a Free special race t-shirt with proof of service (DD214 or copy of state of Military ID).  Must send paper registration by October 26th to be eligible for this offer.

QUALIFYING FOR THE BOSTON MARATHON?

     The marathon course has been certified and results are submitted to the Boston Athletic Association following the event.  The marathon is not chip timed, so if you are attempting to qualify for Boston we strongly recommend that you line up as close to the starting line as possible.

Boston Course Certification Numbers:  Marathon – PA-12052-WB  Half Marathon – PA-12053-WB

Course certified by S. Mark Courtney, Runners High, www.runhigh.com

 

InFirst Bank Veteran’s Marathon, Half-Marathon and Relay

The Seventh Annual InFirst Bank Veteran’s Marathon, Half Marathon and Marathon Relay races will be held on Sunday, November 4, 2018 beginning and ending at Saylor Park in Black, Lick, Pennsylvania.  The 2017 race was the largest to date with over 300 runners in attendance from sixteen different states. The race is conducted in conjunction with the Indiana Road Runners Club, our local running group.

The marathon, half marathon, and marathon relay are held entirely on the rails-to-trails Ghost Town Trail with a turnaround point at Heshbon for the half marathon and Dilltown for the marathon.

Race Schedule:

Packet Pick-Up–JUST ANNOUNCED!  For the first time, we are offering pre-race packet pick-up  at the Jimmy Stewart Museum, 835 Philadelphia St., Indiana,  on Saturday evening from 5-7 PM!  Come and check out the museum.  Racers can use their race bibs to get 50% their dinner at Bruno’s Italian, Benjamin’s or Spaghetti Benders (drinks not included)!   Pick up any last-minute race needs at Gingerbread Man Running Company just down the street!

Registration and race day packet pickup are still available on race morning from 7-8:45 AM.

Race day registration is also available from 7-8:30 AM.

Pre-Race Ceremony — 8:30 AM at the start line.

Marathon and Marathon Relay— start time 9:00 AM

Half Marathon— start time 9:30 AM

​  Our title sponsor once again this year is InFirst Bank,  of Indiana, PA.  This event would not be the success that it is without their generous support.  Our thanks to Tim Kronenwetter, President and CEO of InFirst Bank for his personal involvement.  Each year Tim and Sally Kronenwetter  spend the entire day at the finish line handing out finisher’s medals and greeting each runner as he or she finishes.  InFirst Bank employees also can be found manning the Heshbon Aid Station!  In addition, many business, organizations, and individuals step up to serve as Mile Sponsors for the event and work at our awesome aid stations.  It truly is a community event.

    As a “thank you” for your service, Active Duty Military and Veterans will receive a Free special race t-shirt with proof of service (DD214 or copy of state of Military ID).  Must send paper registration by October 28th to be eligible for this offer.

     Over the past five years, nearly $100,000 has been raised to benefit local veterans.  All proceeds from the race go the Western Pennsylvania Veteran’s Relief Fund to provide assistance to area veterans in need. Please see the link to learn more about our fund.

QUALIFYING FOR THE BOSTON MARATHON?

     The marathon course has been certified and results are submitted to the Boston Athletic Association following the event.  The marathon is not chip timed, so if you are attempting to qualify for Boston we strongly recommend that you line up as close to the starting line as possible.

Boston Course Certification Numbers:  Marathon – PA-12052-WB  Half Marathon – PA-12053-WB

Course certified by S. Mark Courtney, Runners High, www.runhigh.com