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

5K, 10K & HALF MARATHON

promised land trail challenge

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AUGUST 11, 2019 | 7:30 AM, GREENTOWN, PA 

PACKET PICK UP, RACE DAY REGISTRATION | 6:30 AM

RACE START TIMES | Half Marathon 7:30 AM | 10k - 8 AM | 5k - 8:30 AM

RACE REGISTRATION

WELCOME

The race features trail running through the remote trails of Promised Land State Park in Greentown, PA. Reviews by the athletes have been excellent. COURSE MAP.


All registration fees are included in the registration, so you won’t be surprise between the cost of registration and the price you actually end up paying to race.


We are limiting the field to 125 athletes so that we won’t overload the trail and still be able to maximize the athlete’s race experience.


All net proceeds will be donated to the Lackawaxen, PA Fire Department.

ATHLETE FOCUSED

Our events are well-organized, we have great schwagg and shirts, excellent post-race food, and all finishers will receive a medal and Hawaiian lei. Our goal is to put on a fun event that has all the qualities athletes look for. 


We provide the athlete an accurate interesting course with instant results with individual race result printouts and TV screen results plus ample water/hydration stations and plenty of porta potties.


CONTACT THE RACE DIRECTOR

Mark Hughes 

+1 570-470-4922                 

markfastfinishes@gmail.com

race LOGISTICS

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AUGUST 11, 2019 | 7:30 AM | GREENTOWN, PA

Packet pick up | Check-in | Race day registration: 6:30 AM
Race start times| Half Marathon 7:30 AM | 10k - 8 AM | 5k - 8:30 AM
ALL RACES START IN THE EAST END OF THE PARKING LOT OF THE STATE PARK. 

100 LOWER LAKE ROAD, GREENTOWN, PA

COURSE MAP

DISTANCES

HALF MARATHON:  Race starts at 7:30 AM  

  • 9 miles on the trails.  
  • The course is a two loop course. You’ll complete the same course twice. (Double the fun!) No time limit to complete the course.
  • The course goes through the campground North of the start. 
  • You will then head on to the 1800 trail.
  • Turn left on Oak Trail.
  • Straight on Telephone Trail.
  • Right on Bruce Lake Trail.
  • Left on North Shore Road. You’ll be happy to be on pavement for a while after 3 miles on the trails! 
  • Turn around at the half marathon turnaround.
  • Go back the way you came.
  • Turnaround near the race start and complete loop two.


10k:  Race starts at 8 AM  

  • 4.75 miles on the trails. 
  • The course goes through the campground North of the start. 
  • You will then head on to the 1800 trail.
  • Turn left on Oak Trail.
  • Straight on Telephone Trail.
  • Right on Bruce Lake Trail.
  • Left on North Shore Road. You’ll be happy to be on pavement for a while after 3 miles on the trails! 
  • You will turn around at the 10k turnaround
  • Go back the way you came.


5k:  Race starts at 8:30 AM  

  • 4.5k on the trails. 
  • The course goes through the campground North of the start. 
  • You will then head on to the 1800 trail.4.75
  • Turn left on Oak Trail.
  • Straight on Telephone Trail.
  • Near the intersection with Bruce Lake Trail, you’ll see the 5k turnaround.
  • Follow the course back to the finish line.

COURSE MAP

All races start in the main parking lot of Promised Land State Park, 100 Lower Lake Road, Greentown, PA 18426.


PARK INFORMATION LINK

COURSE MAP PDF


PLEASE NOTE 

  • The race start is a mile North on 390 of the pin on the  map. 
  • The map address is for Park Headquarters. 
  • The main pavilion is one mile North of this, on 390. 
  • If you are coming to the park from 84, turn left into the main pavilion/parking area one mile before the pin. 
  • If you  go to the park office, come back North on 390 and turn right into the main pavilion/parking area. 
  • For information, the main pavilion is 2 inches above the pin on the map, or 1 inch above the words Promised Land State Park on the map. 


COURSE MARKINGS

Course marking for a trail event is very important. The forest can disorient runners.

  • There is an old Race Director adage: “When you think the course is marked so that nobody can possibly ever get lost or make a wrong turn, double the signage.” We have that in mind. 
  • You’ll see orange cones all along the course. You should be able to see the next orange cone as pass the previous one. 
  • There will be markings on trees (5k - 10k - Half Marathon), signs along with the cones. 
  • If you think you are off course, look for cones and signs. Follow them and you’ll either get on a road near the 10k and half marathon turnarounds or you’ll be back at the start. 
  • We will be sweeping the course and we have volunteers on-course to assist athletes. 
  • We will do a head count of starters and finishers. If you cannot complete the course for any reason, please call Mark @ 570-470-4922.

RULES OF THE TRAIL

PLEASE DON'T LITTER.  Take only pictures and leave only footsteps. We are getting a chance to be part of nature. Please enjoy it! If you get water at an aid station, please drop it right there or keep it with you until the next available garbage can. Please don’t leave gels on the trail.


PASSING AN ATHLETE.  Let the athlete know that you will be passing. Please say, “On your left,” before passing them on their left. The athlete being passed should stay on the right side of the trail. If approaching an athlete when you are coming back from the turnaround and they are still heading out then both athletes should stay to their right.