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
Registration and Information Available:
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
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
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
Silver Sponsors ($500 or more):
Fern Hall & Scottish Glen Golf
Greater Forest City Business Alliance
Bronze Sponsors ($250 or more):
Endless Mountains Pharmacy
Stone Bridge Inn & Restaurant
Comprehensive Physical Therapy
National Running Center
Scranton Running Company
Village of the Four Seasons
Blueberry Hill Farm
McGovern & Associates
Resource Environmental Management
Masters Ready Mix
Friend of the Trail Sponsors:
Ben Mar Restaurant
Crystal Pines Restaurant
Idlewild Ski Shop
Pump n Pantry
The Beacon Grill
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
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
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:
All volunteers will receive a great T-shirt! Please call the Rail-Trail office
at 570.679.9300 to volunteer.
- 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
Join the fun... run, walk, cheer, volunteer, or sponsor!