About the Race

Registration is now open for the Running Festival on March 28 and 29, 2020!


Two Days. Two Full Marathons.
Two Half-Marathons. Two 10k’s. Two 5k’s.

2019 T-shirt design

2019 Finisher’s Medal

2019 artwork is complete. The Owl will be featured in the artwork this year. Pictured are the 5″ finisher’s medal and t-shirt artwork. Finisher’s medals are a huge 5.5″ wingtip to wingtip.

The Two Rivers Marathon Race Festival is fast becoming known as one of the most athlete friendly, schwaggiest, great food eatin’, good times races in the USA.

Plus, we are now in the Top 25 of Boston Qualifier times of all marathons in the USA. (We have a qualifying percentage above 18%.) Email me for details.

It’s a fast course! There are a hill or two, early in the race, but the 600 feet of net elevation loss and generally flat last 16 miles of the marathon make it fast, fun, and friendly.

We started this last year and we’re going to keep it going! We had our most successful events ever in 2018, with more than 700 registered athletes. A big reason for the growth has been the oversized, HUMONGO Finisher’s Medals, the unique apparel, a beautiful course, the best schwagg, and the post race food!

Our goal is to be the most athlete friendly event in the country. We want to provide the best race day experience possible.

Race dates are March 30 and 31, 2019.

  • 9 am race start
  • 731 Welcome Lake Road, Woodloch Lodge, Hawley, PA
  • Pre-race check-in starts at 7 am at the Theater at Woodloch
    (There will be signs directing athletes to the theater)
  • Race start is approximately 100 yards up the road from the theater at the top of a hill

Please reach out to me with any questions.
email: Markfastfinishes@gmail.com

phone: 570-470- 4922

Race report from two-time National Anthem Singer and two-time race finisher, Jim Diego.

Direct link to facebook race report post.

Race report at Victory Headstand Runner website.

Click here for 2019 Registration.

  • We also offer the most inclusive, athlete friendly transfer, withdrawal, deferment and refund policies of any race anywhere
  • We offer Ticket Guardian
  • For 6% of your entry fee ($4.20 for a $60 marathon entry) you get guaranteed refund, transfer, or deferment
  • It’s an option to use when you register
  • Email Mark Hughes if you have any questions.

All finishers in the Marathon, Half-Marathon, 50k, 10k, and 5k will receive:

  • Conqueror Medals (5.5 inches — BIG!)
  • Hawaiian lei (Why not!)
  • Catered lunch
  • Beautiful shirt

Extra Schwagg to the Double | 2-Day Racers

  • All athletes who complete the double
    (by either running back to back marathons or back to back half marathons) will get an “I Did the Double” shirt
  • Athletes with qualifying times receive a “I Qualified for the Boston Marathon” t-shirt
  • Jackets to all athletes who race both days

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New Awards Structure

Age groups are 5 year categories instead of 10 years. The marathon and half-marathon races have an award to the First Overall female and male.

Awards are three deep in the following age groups:

  • 16-under, 17-19
  • 20-24, 25-29
  • 30-34, 35-39
  • 40-44, 45-49
  • 50-54, 55-59
  • 60-64, 65-69
  • 70-74, 75-79
  • 80-84, 85-89
  • 90+

Disclaimer: I can’t submit a Boston Qualifying time for you if you only compete in the 5k!

Click Here to Register.

Please reach out to me with any questions.
email: markfastfinishes@gmail.com
phone: 570-470-4922

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