Date: Sunday, November 13, 2016
Packet Pick-up/ Registration: 8:00am
Location: The race will start and finish in Washington Crossing Historic Park, Washington Crossing, Pennsylvania.
The runner field will be limited to 500 participants.
is a rain or shine event. In the event or rain, canal towpath may be muddy.
race is sanctioned by USATF and the course certified, which means it will be Boston Qualifier eligible.
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 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.
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
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 and 20.5)
Odette's (miles 7.95 and 18.25)
Bridge (miles 9.8 and 16.4)
Centre Bridge Inn (miles 11.6 and 14.6)
Virginia Forrest (miles 12.9 and 13.3)
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.
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.