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D&H Distance Run
The 7th Annual Half-Marathon Distance Run and 5K on the D&H Rail-Trail
Sunday, September 7, 2014 with a 9AM start
Event Photo Galleries and Results
Click here for 2014 NEPA Rail-Trails Distance Run Results
Click here for 2013 race results.
Click here for 2012 race results.
Click here for 2009 race results.
Registration and Information Available:
Download a brochure:
D&H Distance Run Registration and Agreement
Or register on-line:
Register for 2012 Distance Run
The D&H Distance Run benefits on-going trail maintenance.
This 13.1 mile race will be an "out and back" run on the D&H Rail-Trail from Forest City to Union Dale. The trail is basically flat, approximately 15 feet wide, and recently resurface with fine crushed stone. There is a slight upgrade going northward and a slight downgrade for the return and finish.
The run is a great tune-up for those training for the Steamtown Marathon and a great race for those attempting longer distance runs.
No duplicate awards.
This year the field is limited to the first 325 registrants. Register as soon as possible.
Award Categories for Runners
  • Top 3 Male & Female Overall
  • Top 3 in age divisions Male & Female: 18-24; 25-29; 30-34; 35-39; 40-44; 45-49; 50-54; 55-59; 60-64; 65-69; 70+
  • Masters: Top 3 Male & Female
Food Bank Donations
The Salvation Army Food Bank
All runners and volunteers are asked to bring a non-perishable food item for the local food bank. If you make a donation, you'll be entered into a raffle for some great prizes!
Become A Sponsor!
The Rail-Trail Council is seeking sponsors and volunteers for this race and for the many activities that occur along the 38 mile trail.
  • Platinum Sponsor: donation of $5,000 or more- Name & logo on racers and volunteers t-shirts, race banners, venue signage, mile markers and Rail-Trail website.
  • Gold Sponsor: donation of $1000 or more; name & logo on racers and volunteers t-shirts, race banners, venue signage, mile markers and Rail-Trails website.
  • Silver Sponsor: donation of $500 or more; name & logo on racers and volunteers t-shirts, and website; mile marker sponsor.
  • Bronze Sponsor: donation of $250 or donated products; name & logo on t-shirts.
Thank You 2014 D&H Distance Run Sponsors
The Rail-Trail Council thanks our sponsors for their generosity in making this event possible. Please support our sponsors whenever possible.

Gold Sponsors ($1,000 or more):
International Salt Company
South West Energy
Spring Hill Foundation
Lamar Advertising
Silver Sponsors ($500 or more):
Linde Corporation
Fern Hall & Scottish Glen Golf
Williams Pipeline
Kost Tire
Greater Forest City Business Alliance
Ceco Associates
Bronze Sponsors ($250 or more):
H&R Block
Endless Mountains Pharmacy
Chet's Place
Stone Bridge Inn & Restaurant
Comprehensive Physical Therapy
National Running Center
Scranton Running Company
Village of the Four Seasons
Grimm Construction
Lenox Propane
Keystone Propane
Pioneer Construction
Blueberry Hill Farm
Kane Trucking
Figliomeni Drug
McGovern & Associates
Resource Environmental Management
Masters Ready Mix
Scranton Running Company
Carbondale YMCA
Dick's Sporting Goods
Fiddle Lake Farm
Idlewild Ski Shop
New Whey Liquid Protein
Friend of the Trail Sponsors:
Ben Mar Restaurant
Clifford Beverage
Crystal Pines Restaurant
Frank's Place
H&R Block
Idlewild Ski Shop
Zazzera's Supermarket
Fitzsimmons Insurance
Pump n Pantry
Hendrick Manufacturing
Studio 511
The Beacon Grill
Elk Mountain Ski Resort
Mohegan Sun
Franceski Waste and Recycling

2013 D&H Distance Run Raffle Prizes
1st prize: Fern Hall Scottish Glen Golf Membership
2nd prize: Stonebridge Inn & Restaurant overnight stay & dinner
3rd prize: Fern Hall Inn & Restaurant overnight stay, breakfast & round of golf
4th prize: Artist Marilyn MacDowall original water color

Additional prizes:
Stonebridge Inn & Restaurant $100 gift certificate
Elk Mountain Ski Passes (2)
Convenient Food Mart gift cards $25 (2)
Dick's Sporting Goods gift certificates (10)
H&R Block gift certificates $50 (4)
National Running Center gift certificates $25 (2)
Scranton Running Company gift certificates $25 (2)
Crystal Pines Restaurant gift certificate $40
Alan Hornbeck Chevrolet gift certificates $30 (4)
Ben Mar Restaurant gift certificate $25
Finch Hill Restaurant gift certificate $25
Road I.D. gift certificates

Volunteers Needed
Many volunteers are needed to run a successful and fun event! Elk Mountain Ski Patrol and the Hubbard Bike Group will provide trail patrols on mountain bikes. Local volunteer fire companies will be available to provide emergency assistance if needed.

Volunteers are needed to:
  • help organize the race
  • work at registration
  • assist with timing and results
  • set up and man the water stations
  • direct parking and crowd control
  • assist with post-race beverages and food
All volunteers will receive a great T-shirt! Please call the Rail-Trail office at 570.679.9300 to volunteer.
Join the fun... run, walk, cheer, volunteer, or sponsor!