Lehigh Valley Health Network Via Marathon Race Weekend: September 10 & 11, 2016 | Allentown, PA
Race Weekend: September 10 & 11, 2016 | Allentown, PA
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Event Information

Course Logistics & Closures

Official Mobile Storage Unit Provider

Runner Alert
We have completed the race planning process with Norfolk Southern and met with the local Norfolk Southern management to assure all rail crossings are open and available for race day.

Mile & Course Markers
Mile markers are placed at each mile and yellow spray painted arrows that say LVM are sprayed on the ground at key locations along the course.

Passing Runners
All runners should stay on the right side of the course whenever possible. Runners pass on the left. The is critical for half marathon runners running a 12+ minute mile or expecting to finish in more than 2 hours and 36 minutes.

Course Closure
All participants must be able to complete the course within an average of a 14-minute per mile pace. Course maintenance and street closures will cease along the course based on average of a 14-minute per mile pace, with all maintenance ceasing at 1pm. At portions of the course that are on public roads, the course will be opened back up for vehicle traffic. If you fall behind this pace, please move to sidewalks or safe areas for pedestrian travel. We cannot guarantee that you will find water or food after the course is closed. If you do not think you can complete the course by 1pm, please ask a water station volunteer to arrange for an assistance vehicle to the Finish Line in Easton. The Finish Festival ends at noon however food and beverages will be available until 1pm.

Exchange Zone Operations
At exchange points (mile markers 6.2, 12, 16.8 and 22.6), Marathon/Half Marathon Runners stay to the left.  At exchange points, Power/Water Stations are on the left for easy access for Marathon/Half Marathon Runners and to ease congestion.  Relay Runners enter the exchange chutes on the right to make their exchange with team members.

There is a single staging area at each exchange for Relay Teams.  Volunteers will call out incoming team numbers.  It is the responsibility of the Relay Teams and each team member to know when their team member will be arriving at each exchange.  This can be approximated by knowing each of the team members running pace (how fast they run) and will help in estimating their arrival time each relay exchange.  Relay Team members must touch hands with their incoming team member to make the exchange.