Pennsylvania Marathons

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Philadelphia Marathon
 
4.4 (5 reviews)
Philadelphia, PA
November 19, 2017

Race Vitals

Participants: 9,000
Course Layout: Loop
Elevation Gain: 400 ft.
Difficulty Rating: 1.75
Surface: Mostly Road/Paved
Certified: Yes

Whether you’re a seasoned marathoner or a first-timer, Philadelphia is the place for you. We’ve designed our course to be scenic, fan-friendly and, above all, great for running. It’s no wonder we're consistently listed among the top ten races in the country, recognized for our mostly flat terrain, ideal temperature, and awesome atmosphere. Join us this fall for race weekend!

Pittsburgh Marathon
 
0.0 (0 reviews)
Pittsburgh, PA
May 07, 2017

Race Vitals

Participants: 3,700
Course Layout: Loop
Elevation Gain: 700 ft.
Difficulty Rating: 2.75
Surface: Mostly Road/Paved
Certified: Yes

The Pittsburgh Marathon course winds through the wonderfully unique and historic neighborhoods of this beautiful city. Community celebrations, cheering spectators and music throughout the course will welcome runners from all over the world. Runners will race on the North Shore of Pittsburgh, cross each of the three rivers in Pittsburgh and travel through the South Side, Oakland, Shadyside and Bloomfield neighborhoods – just to name a few.

Steamtown Marathon
 
4.9 (2 reviews)
Scranton, PA
October 08, 2017

Race Vitals

Participants: 1,800
Course Layout: Point-to-Point
Elevation Gain: 175 ft.
Difficulty Rating: 0.25
Surface: Mostly Road/Paved
Certified: Yes

The Steamtown Marathon is a point-to-point course that runs through 14 communities and includes 2.2 miles of dirt rails-to-trails along the Lackawanna River. Steamtown has been consistently ranked as one of the nation’s fastest marathon courses by several running magazines, and consistently places in the top 10 in the nation for its annual percentage of Boston qualifiers.

Erie Marathon
 
0.0 (0 reviews)
Erie, PA
September 10, 2017

Race Vitals

Participants: 1,400
Course Layout: Loop
Elevation Gain: 150 ft.
Difficulty Rating: 1.00
Surface: Mostly Road/Paved
Certified: Yes

The Erie Marathon is two laps of the half marathon route in Presque Isle State Park. It has always been a BQ certified course that has sent a lot of runners to Boston every April. In fact it has the 2nd highest percentage (32%) of finishers qualifying to run the Boston Marathon in 2013. It was also second in the world in that category only to the Boston marathon themselves.

Lehigh Valley Health Network Marathon
 
0.0 (0 reviews)
Allentown, PA
September 10, 2017

Race Vitals

Participants: 1,000
Course Layout: Point-to-Point
Elevation Gain: 200 ft.
Difficulty Rating: 1.25
Surface: Hybrid (50/50 Mix)
Certified: Yes

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. It's mostly flat with a mix of roads, cinder, and paved bike paths. Terrain is 60% paved, 40% non-paved.

Harrisburg Marathon
 
0.0 (0 reviews)
Harrisburg, PA
November 12, 2017

Race Vitals

Participants: 800
Course Layout: Loop
Elevation Gain: 250 ft.
Difficulty Rating: 1.75
Surface: Mostly Road/Paved
Certified: Yes

Starting on City Island, the Harrisburg Marathon heads south into historic Shipoke, then north toward Wildwood Lake Nature Park and to the suburban campus of Harrisburg Area Community College (HACC). Over 6 miles of the course follows River Front Park along the Susquehanna River. The surface of the course consists of macadam and fine gravel trails and asphalt city streets.

Pocono Mountains Run for the Red Marathon
 
0.0 (0 reviews)
Pocono Summit, PA
May 21, 2017

Race Vitals

Participants: 600
Course Layout: Point-to-Point
Elevation Gain: 125 ft.
Difficulty Rating: 0.50
Surface: Mostly Road/Paved
Certified: Yes

The Pocono Mountains Run for the Red Marathon is a point-to-point road race starting on the "Pocono Plateau" (6,000' ASL) and ending at Stroudsburg High School (4,500' ASL). A 1,500' elevation loss makes this a fast downhill course and excellent Boston Qualifier.

Gettysburg North-South Marathon
 
0.0 (0 reviews)
Gettysburg, PA
April 23, 2017

Race Vitals

Participants: 350
Course Layout: Loop
Elevation Gain: 400 ft.
Difficulty Rating: 2.00
Surface: Mostly Road/Paved
Certified: Yes

The Gettysburg North-South Marathon honors the battle of Gettysburg with a unique marathon competition that pits runners representing the North and the South against each other in a scored competition. The race takes runners from both sides through the hallowed grounds of the battlefield.

Garden Spot Village Marathon
 
0.0 (0 reviews)
New Holland, PA
April 08, 2017

Race Vitals

Participants: 250
Course Layout: Loop
Elevation Gain: 700 ft.
Difficulty Rating: 2.75
Surface: Mostly Road/Paved
Certified: Yes

The Garden Spot Village Marathon kicks off on the 104 acre campus of Garden Spot Village and circles south and west through the Amish farmlands at the foot of the Welsh Mountain for approximately 12 miles before looping back to campus. During this time of year the scenery is amazing, the farmers are tilling the fields with horse drawn plows and there are sure to be horse and buggies about.

Bucks County Marathon
 
0.0 (0 reviews)
Washington Crossing, PA
November 12, 2017

Race Vitals

Participants: 200
Course Layout: Out & Back
Elevation Gain: 200 ft.
Difficulty Rating: 1.50
Surface: Mostly Trail/Not-Paved
Certified: Yes

The Bucks County Marathon course is an out-and back along the historic Delaware Canal State Park towpath trail from Washington Crossing Historic Park north through New Hope, Pennsylvania, turning around the Virginia Forrest area.

Learn about Difficulty Rating

Difficulty Rating

Race Navigator created the Difficulty Rating scale to help runners quickly compare the difficulty between marathon courses. The scale is 0.0 to 5.0 with 0.0 being the easiest and 5.0 being the most difficult. A further explanation is below:

Rating Course Description
0 to 1 These courses are mostly downhill and very fast – excellent for PR/BQ’s.
1 to 2 A rating of “1” means the course is flat; closer to “2” you can expect small hills.
2 to 3 The course has moderate hills.
3 to 4 The course has substantial hills.
4 to 5 Very difficult course usually with technical terrain.

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