Date: Saturday, August 16, 2014
Packet Pick-up/ Registration:
First Wave: 5:00pm *THIS IS AN EVENING RACE*
Location: The race will start and finish in Washington Crossing
Historic Park, Washington Crossing, Pennsylvania.
field will be limited to 500 participants.
This is a rain or shine
event. In the event or rain, canal towpath may be muddy.
limited free parking at Washington Crossing Historic Park, please consider carpooling and arrive early.
In order to reduce crowding on the Delaware Canal State Park towpath, the race will employ a wave start.
Small groups based on seed times will be released over a ten minute period. Please be honest with your seed times. Incorrect
times make travel on along the Canal towpath more difficult.
course is 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, returning to Washington Crossing Historic Park.
The first and last .5 miles are on paved surface. There will be signs at each mile mark.
Built in 1832,
the tow path is narrow in some sections, requiring single file travel. The towpath has several camelback bridge underpasses
with low clearance. Taller people may feel the need to duck under a few of them.
There will be six station hydration station locations with EaglesPeak water and sports replacement
drinks. Three stations each way, out-and-back along the course.
Overlook (miles 1.33 and 8.1)
at Stoney Run Aqueduct (miles 2.65 and 6.68)
Rossiter's Bridge (miles 4.1 and 5.32)
We will impose a two and one half hour time limit on the course. Aid stations will be closed at
a 2.5 hour pace plus the time last starter crossed the starting line. The turnaround will be disassembled at 6:20PM. We respectfully
suggest that you wear a watch to assist with pacing.
The race will
be timed using ChronoTrack "B" (bib) chips.
Results will be posted to the results and photos page within
24 hours of the event.
Overall awards will be given to top three
men and women and top three in age groups by gender. Age groups are subject to change dependent on pre-registration.
will conduct a ceremony for the top three men and women finishers after a cool down period for those finishers. We will post
age group results approximately 15 minutes after categories close out. You should collect your award after age group awards
are posted; we will not be mailing awards.
event shirt will be given to all pre-registered runners and to late registrants while supplies last. Finisher's medals will
be given to those that earn them. Sneak peeks of the event shirt and medal will be released closer to the race date.
race food will be provided by Gabriel II's Pizzeria. Please be advised that food is for runners only- we may not be able to
accommodate specific dietary needs.
Family and friends have the
ability to drive to several locations along the course to spectate and cheer. There are areas of the course we will ask them
to not travel to, as the locations have limited space. Spectator details will be provided closer to the race date.
Case of Emergency:
We encourage you to carry your cell phone. We will publish a medical emergency phone
number prior to the race.
Portions of the proceeds will benefit
groups along the race course including Friends of the Delaware Canal State Park, Friends of Washington Crossing Park and area
High School Cross Country teams that support our aid stations.
Refund and Transfers:
for runBUCKS events are non-refundable and there are no transfers to another runner. Please see http://www.runbucks.com/ for full policy details.