The 2020 Veterans Marathon, Half-Marathon and Marathon Relay is scheduled for Sunday, November 1, 2020. The Race Directors are monitoring the situation with COVID-19 in order to ensure that we can produce the race safely. We will continue to accept registrations as we monitor the situation and hope to be able to hold the race as planned!
More race photos are available under the photo link. Thank you to John Swauger and the Indiana Road Runners Club for making all of these pictures available! You can also check them out by clicking here
Results for the 2019 race are now posted! Please go to the Results tab and check them out!
A great big THANK YOU to all of our runners, volunteers, and sponsors for making the 8th Annual InFirst Bank Veterans Marathon, Half Marathon and Marathon Relay such a great success! Results will be posted within the next day or so! We will also be posting pictures from the race course (compliments of John Swauger from the Indiana Road Runners) and from the finisher’s photo banner (compliments of Elias Brito). Be sure to check back soon, and thanks for your patience!
Pre-Race Packet Pick-Up
Racers can pick up packets on Saturday, November 2, between 5-7 PM at the Jimmy Stewart Museum at 835 Philadelphia Street, Indiana, PA. As an added bonus, racers can take their race bib to any of four local restaurants on Philadelphia Street and receive 50% off of their meals! You must show your race bib for the discount (alcohol not included). Non-registered runners may also register for the race at the Pre-Race Packet Pick-Up! Race fee for any race will be $60.
The four restaurants are:
Bruno’s Italian Restaurant– 1108 Philadelphia Street
Benjamin’s Restaurant– 458 Philadelphia Street
Spaghetti Benders Restaurant– 563 Philadelphia Street
Philly Street Station– 1125 Philadelphia Street
Race Day Packet Pick-Up
Race Day Packet Pick-Up is available at Saylor Park on the morning of the race beginning at 7AM-8:30AM. We would like to have all race day registrations completed by 8:30 so that runners can attend the opening ceremony at 8:30.
If you did not order a t-shirt or sweatshirt there will be a limited supply of swag for sale at registration.
Race Day Registration
Runners may also register for the race on race day up until 8:30AM. Registration will be cut off at 8:30 AM so that aid stations and the timers can account for all runners. Race day registration price is $60.
Click on the link below for information on the course, aid stations, and a trail map!
We are happy to announce the the InFirst Bank Veterans Marathon has been chosen as the Road Runners Club of America Half Marathon State Championships! In addition to the awesome plaques that our first place Male and Female will be awarded for the race, they will also receive the Open State Championship Medals from the RRCA!
We will also crown State Champions in the male and female Masters (40+), Grand Masters (50+), and Senior Grand Masters (60+) divisions! Thank you to the RRCA for this great opportunity! Check out the cool medals below!
The 8th Annual InFirst Bank Veteran’s Marathon, Half-Marathon, and Marathon Relay registration is now open! For the eighth 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 $120,000 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, we have intentionally kept our race fees affordable. 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
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 can register for just $26.20 and 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