Date: Sunday, November 17, 2013
Pick-up/ Registration: 8:00am
Location: 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.
Long sleeved tech shirts to all registrants, finisher’s medal to those that
This is a rain or shine event. In the event or rain, canal towpath may be muddy.
We will impose a six and one half hour time limit on the course.
Aid stations will be closed at a 6.5 hour pace plus the time last starter crossed the starting line. The turnaround will be
disassembled at 12:25pm. 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 Bucks County Marathon 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 through
New Hope, Pennsylvania, turning around the Virginia Forrest area, returning to Washington Crossing Historic Park. The course will loop through the Thompson Mill behind the Thompson Neeley House, continuing north on
the towpath. Runners will cross Main Street at the south end of Main Street, New Hope, PA, travel up a flight of stairs returning
them to the towpath. The first and last 1.2 miles and a half mile at the 6 and 20 mile marks
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 is also a flight of steps at just past the 8 Mile mark you will also descend at near the 18 mile mark.
There will be 14 station hydration station locations with EaglesPeak water and sports replacement
drinks. Seven stations each way, out-and-back along the course.
Overlook (miles 2.1 and 24.1),
River Road at Stoney Run Aqueduct (miles 3.4 and 22.8)
Thompson Neeley Loop (miles 5.7
(miles 7.95 and 18.25)
202 Bridge (miles 9.8 and 16.4)
Centre Bridge Inn (miles 11.6 and 14.6)
Virginia Forrest (miles 12.9 and 13.3)
The race will be timed using ChronoTrack “D” chips. Results will be
posted to www.runbucks.com.
The race is sanctioned by USATF and the course certified, which means it will be
Boston Qualifier eligible. 2014 Boston Marathon Qualifying Times (effective
September 24, 2011) standards have remained the same.
Overall awards to top three men and women and top three in these age groups* by
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.
Case of Emergency:
We encourage you to carry your cell phone. We will publish a medical emergency phone number prior to
Beneficiaries: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.