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2015 Washington Crossing 15K RUNNERS GUIDE



Event Information:

Date: Saturday, August 13, 2016

Packet Pick-up/ Registration: 4:00pm

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 Limit:

The runner field will be limited to 500 participants.



This is a rain or shine event. In the event or rain, canal towpath may be muddy.



There is 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.


The Course:

The 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.


Hydration/ Aid Stations:

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)

River Road at Stoney Run Aqueduct (miles 2.65 and 6.68)

Rossiter's Bridge (miles 4.1 and 5.32)


Time Limit:

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.

We 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.



A commemorative 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.

Post 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.


In 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:

Registrations for runBUCKS events are non-refundable and there are no transfers to another runner. Please see for full policy details.

2013 Washington Crossing 15K Runner's Guide

MapMyRun version of the Washington Crossing 15K course