Saturday, August 17, 2013
Packet Pick-up/ Registration: 4:00pm
First Wave: 5:00pm
The race will start and finish in Washington Crossing Historic Park, Washington Crossing, Pennsylvania.
There is limited free parking at Washington Crossing Historic Park, please consider carpooling
and arrive early.
The runner field will be limited
to 500 participants.
sleeved tech shirts to all registrants, finisher’s medal to those that earn them.
There will be gear check at
the starting line. Please clearly label your bag with your name and bib number.
This is a rain or shine event. In the event or rain, canal towpath may be muddy.
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.
In order to reduce
crowding on the Delaware Canal State Park towpath, The Washington Crossing 15K 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 is out-and back along the historic Delaware Canal State Park towpath trail from Washington
Crossing Historic Park north to near the Thompson Neeley House 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. There are 3 bridge underpasses along the course, for a total of 6
under-passings. Taller people may feel the need to duck under a few of them.
will be six station hydration station locations with EaglesPeak water and sports replacement drinks. Three
stations each way, out-and-back along the course.
(miles 1.33 and 8.1)
River Road at Stoney Run
Aqueduct (miles 2.65 and 6.68)
(miles 4.1 and 5.32)
The race will be timed using ChronoTrack “D” chips. Results will be
posted to www.runbucks.com.
Overall awards to top three men and women and top three in these age groups* by gender:
Under 20, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-69, 70 & Older
*(age groups are subject to change dependent on registration)
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. More information will be published in advance of the race.
In Case of Emergency:
We encourage you to carry your cell phone. We will publish a medical emergency phone number prior to
Portions of the proceeds of the 2013 Bucks County Marathon Series 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.