Steamtown Marathon

Steamtown Marathon

 
4.9 (2 reviews)

Scranton, PA
October 08, 2017

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.

Race Reviews: 2
Overall Rating:
 
4.9
Course:
 
4.8
Organization:
 
5.0
Value:
 
5.0
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The organization in every way was superb --- loads of aid stations, portapotties, great volunteers, great/funny email communication, and of course an awesome course.
Overall Rating:
 
5.0
Course:
 
5.0
Organization:
 
5.0
Value:
 
5.0
Reviewed by Kristin K. on 5/23/2014
Racing Experience: 10 - 20 Marathons
Location: Allentown, PA

Review: The organization in every way was superb --- loads of aid stations, portapotties, great volunteers, great/funny email communication, and of course an awesome course.

I absolutely loved this marathon. It has all the amenities of big-city races with a great small-town feel… it's what every mid-sized marathon should be. And everyone loves a net downhill course -- I even PR'd!!!
Overall Rating:
 
4.8
Course:
 
4.5
Organization:
 
5.0
Value:
 
5.0
Reviewed by Brent Neudecker on 5/16/2014
Racing Experience: 5 - 10 Marathons
Location: Levittown, PA

Review: I absolutely loved this marathon. It has all the amenities of big-city races with a great small-town feel… it's what every mid-sized marathon should be. And everyone loves a net downhill course -- I even PR'd!!!

Elevation Profile


Course Vitals

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

Gender Distribution


Total Number of Participants: 1,800

Finishing Times

Age Distribution

Boston & NYC Qualifiers

Total Qualifiers:

Boston 358

New York 110

 

Percentage of Total Finishers:

Boston 20.7%

New York 6.4%


Note: Data based off of 2016 race results