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Runners World Half and Festival

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October 19, 2013 (Saturday)
October 20, 2013 (Sunday)
13.1 Miles, 6.2 Miles, 3.1 Miles, 1 Miles
ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks campus
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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The Runner's World Half-Marathon and Running Festival weekend will be held on October 18-20 will include:

Seminars, Live music, Running films, Prerace dinner with Runner's World editors, 10-K, 5-K, and kids' races (Saturday), Half-marathon (Sunday).

HQ for the weekend will be on the grounds of the beautifully refurbished Bethlehem Steel Mill and ArtsQuest SteelStacks campus.

Event Start Location
ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks campus
101 Founders Way
Bethlehem, PA 18015

Course Description
The race courses feature Bethlehem's most charming neighborhoods, including some of the town's original 1741 settlement, two charming college campuses, and the former Bethlehem Steel complex, where the backbone of the nation was literally forged

Every athlete who completes the 5K, 10K or half marathon will receive a commemorative medal when they cross the finish line.

Overall top male and female winners for all three races will be based on the actual order of finish (gun time). Age group awards for all races will be based on chip time. Runners are eligible for awards only in the specific race for which they are registered.

Additionally, trophies will be given to the top three overall male and female winners of the Hat Trick and the Five & Dime, based on cumulative gun times from all the included races. Runners must be registered for the Hat Trick or Five & Dime to be eligible for these awards.

Trophies will be awarded to the top three male and top three female runners in each race

Packet Pickup / Expo
The Runner's World Health and Fitness Expo
ArtsQuest at SteelStacks campus
Bethlehem, PA 18015

October is the peak of the fall foliage season here in the Lehigh Valley. The average morning temperature in mid-October is typically in the 40s, so dress in layers for the start. The average daily high temperature is 62 degrees Fahrenheit, so be prepared for the temperature to rise during the half marathon.

The course follows a scenic route, which will provide a great opportunity to enjoy the autumn colors!

Sunrise: 7:19 a.m.
Sunset: 6:13 p.m.

Average High: 64° Fahrenheit
Average Low: 42° Fahrenheit

The Lehigh Valley International Airport (ABE) is just 6.6 miles from the finish line of the RW Half Marathon. Many major airlines—including United, Delta and US Airways—fly in and out of ABE, and you'll find most major rental car companies there. Also, some local hotels offer free shuttle service. (Note: If you book a connecting flight to ABE from Newark, N.J., check your ticket closely; that "flight" might be a bus trip.)

Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) is about 73 miles east of Bethlehem.

Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) is about 75 miles south of Bethlehem.

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