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D&H Distance Run
The 7th Annual Half-Marathon Distance Run on the D&H Rail-Trail
Click here for 2013 NEPA Rail-Trails Distance Run Results
Sunday, September 7, 2014 with a 9AM start
Event Photo Galleries and 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; 50-59; 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 2013 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, Clarks Summit, PA
PVR Midstream, LLC, Radnor, PA
Silver Sponsors ($500 or more):
Linde Corporation, Pittston, PA
Fern Hall Inn & Restaurant, Crystal Lake, PA
Southwestern Energy
Bronze Sponsors ($250 or more):
Michael Barbetti, CPA
Endless Mountain Pharmacy, Inc
Keystone Propane
Blueberry Hill Farm
Village of Four Seasons
Pioneer Construction Company, Inc
Chet's Place
Pleasant Mount Welding, Inc
Lenox Propane
Pump & Pantry, Inc
Grimm Construction, Inc
Comprehensive Physical Therapy
Stone Bridge Inn & Restaurant
H&R Block
Scranton Running Company
National Running Store
Carbondale YMCA
Leo's Garage
Mohegan Sun
Additional Sponsors:
Machek Fuel
McGovern Insurance
Honesdale National Bank
Cadillac Ranch Auto
Franceski Lumber Company
Franceski Waste & Recycling
Elk Mountain Ski Resort
Convenient Food Mart Simpson
Dick's Sporting Goods
Crystal Pines Restaurant
Ben Mar Restaurant
Finch Hill Restaurant
Alan Hornbeck Chevrolet
Marilyn MacDowall
Clifford Beverage
Weis Markets
Price Chopper
Northeastern Eye Institute
Dunkin Donuts
Sam's Club
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!