About the Race

Above are the 5″ finisher’s medal and shirt artwork!

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

Race dates are March 30 and 31, 2019.

Plus, we are now in the Top 25 of Boston Qualifier times of all marathons in the US (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.

2019 artwork is complete. The Owl will be featured in the artwork this year!

Here’s a race report from two time National Anthem Singer and two time race finisher, Jim Diego!

Direct link to facebook post: https://www.facebook.com/njdiego/posts/10111007399350283?notif_id=1547397379385761&notif_t=feedback_reaction_generic_tagged&ref=notif


Registration is available here:


Please reach out to me with any questions Markfastfinishes@gmail.com or 570 470 4922

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. Contact me if you have any questions.

All finishers in the marathon, half-marathon, 10k and 5k will receive:

–Conqueror Medals (5 to 6 inches BIG!)

–Hawaiian lei (Why not!?)

–catered lunch

–beautiful shirt

If you Boston Qualify, you’ll get an I Qualfied for Boston shirt in addition to all the other fun stuff.

If you complete races on both Saturday and Sunday, you’ll get an additional I Did the Double shirt.

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


You get all of the above if you compete in any race from the 5k to the marathon.

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

Finisher’s Medals are in! 5.5″ Wingtip to Wingtip! 

Two days. Two full marathons. Two Half Marathons. Two 10k’s. Two 5k’s.

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 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. We do this with a beautiful course, the best schwag and great food.

We started this last year and we’re going to keep it going! 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! Who needs another shirt? We’re giving away jackets to all athletes who race both days! I’m waiting for the jackets to arrive by January 15, 2019. I’ll update with photos then.

Sample (1)

All athletes who post a Boston Qualifying time will get an “I Qualified for Boston at the Two Rivers Marathon” shirt!

Sample (2)

9am race start at Woodloch Lodge, Hawley PA, 731 Welcome Lake Road. Prerace check-in starts at 7am 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.

Registration is available here:


Please reach out to me with any questions Markfastfinishes@gmail.com 570 470 4922

All finishers in the marathon, half-marathon, 10k and 5k will receive:

–Conqueror Medals

–Hawaiian lei (Why not!?)

–catered lunch

–beautiful shirt (2017 had a heather long-sleeved hooded tech shirt!)

2017 medals! 6″ “Platter Size” Conqueror Medals!

2018 Medals will be the same size!

Two Rivers medal proof desktop Two Rivers Ribbon proof desktop

The finisher’s medals are in production now! They are the HUMONGO LARGE 6″ medals! The porcupine is the logo artwork for 2017 as well.tworiversporcupine16

The hooded tech long sleeve shirt is back by popular demand in 2017! Artwork is approved!


Last year’s medals and artwork:

twoRivers2016Race dates are announced for 2017: March 25 and 26, 2016


 News update November 18, 2015: The Two Rivers Marathon on Saturday, March 26, 2016, has today been named as the Pennsylvania State Marathon Championship for the second year in a row! Thank you to all the athletes and sponsors who have helped make this a great race!

Here’s an exciting review of this year’s race festival from the Junk Yard Dogs!

The secret is out!


Members of the Junk Yard Dogs of eastern Dutchess County had a strong and positive day on Saturday at a long-distance running event that might be the best kept secret on the East Coast — the Two Rivers Marathon in Lackawaxen, Pennsylvania.

David Walker of Salt Point summed up the event this way in a post-race email: “With a net downhill course, post-race lunch included and only a 1:44 driving time from our area, this is a truly underrated race. I hope the secret doesn’t get out on this Boston qualifier race.” For more information on the event, check out tworiversmarathon.com.

Walker finished in 3:40:54, a minute slower than his last attempt at the Two Rivers Marathon but still a very strong finish. He placed 10th overall. Jo “TempoJo” Blackmore of Amenia was a marathon pacer and did her job with an “amazingly accurate” time of 4:59:21 (the goal was 5 hours). She placed second in her age group. Steve Bernadete of the JYDs completed 19 miles of the race as a training run for the upcoming Boston Marathon.

Christopher Regan of Wappingers Falls finished in 24th place in the marathon in 4:12:59, an average of 9:39 per mile. The interesting thing about this event is that the same race distances are repeated on Saturday and Sunday of marathon weekend. It is a fascinating concept and event, and one worthy of further exploration to be sure.

Big, exciting announcement!! Drum roll please!

I’m pleased to announce that the Two Rivers Marathon on March 26, 2016, has been selected as the Pennsylvania State Marathon Championship for 2016. Get on the start line with the fastest in the state. Who knows, you might become a State Age Group Champion! Good luck!

Soon to be collector’s items! Finisher’s medals and socks have arrived. You’ll also get a very nice backpack. Hammer Nutrition is supplying gels, as well as on course fluids and nutrition. All athletes will get a free finish line photo. We’ll thrown in a 600 foot drop in the course in net elevation change, and all the scenery you can handle!

You can view photos of the finisher’s medal and socks at our facebook page:


We are very excited to announce for 2016:

–There will be a marathon held on March 26.

–There will be a marathon held on March 27.

–You can sign up to run the marathon on March 26, 27, or both days. Race start for the marathon and half marathon on both days is 9am.

–Race start time for the 5k and 10k is 10am both days.

–There will be a 5k, 10k and half marathon run on both days as well.

Race contact info: Mark 570 470 4922, or markfastfinishes@gmail.com

Race start for the 5k and 10k on Saturday and Sunday is 10am on both days.

–you can register to run a single event as well on either day: marathon, half marathon, 5k or 10k