Faqs

Runner Information

Can bibs be transferred for the race?

Bibs are not-transferable and cannot be deferred to a future race.


What time do the races start?

Saturday, 6 November

      Kid’s 1/4 Mile Fun Run (5-8 year olds) - 2:30PM

      5K - 3:00PM

Sunday, 7 November

      Half Marathon - 9:00AM

      Kid’s 1/2 Mile Fun Run (9-12 year olds) - 9:30AM


Is there a finisher medal?

Half Marathon – Yes.

5K – No (But you will get a cool gift!)


How much is the race?


The Doherty Double (5K and Half Marathon Run)

18 April to 24 April - $90

25 April to 31 July - $100

1 August to 24 October - $110

25 October to 31 October - $115


Scranton Half Marathon Run or Half Marathon Walk

18 April to 24 April - $65

25 April to 31 July - $75

1 August to 24 October - $80

25 October to 31 October - $89.95


Scranton 5K

18 April to 30 April - $35

1 May to 31 October - $40


Refund Policy?

From 18 April to 31 July, a full refund will be given.

From 1 August to 30 September, a 25% refund will be given.

Beginning 1 October, no refunds will be given.


Race Capacity – 2,500 Runners

*RACES ARE SUBJECT TO SELL OUTS PRIOR TO CLOSING REGISTRATION DATES*4 hour time limit. After 4 hours the course will not be maintained for safety.


 Age Group Awards                                                  Cash Prizes ($6,000)        
 18 & Under           45-49          Overall          Male          Female        
 19-24  50-54  1st  $750  $750
 25-29  55-59  2nd  $500  $500
 30-34  60-64  3rd  $300  $300
 35-39  65-69  4th  $150  $150
 40-44  over 70  5th  $50  $50
 Top Masters (Female & Male)  $150  $150
 Top Scranton Resident (Female & Male)  $150  $150

Are paper registration forms available?

No. All registrations must be completed online. Accepted forms of payment are Visa and Master Card.


I registered for the race, but didn’t receive an email confirmation. Is my registration confirmed?
At times, email servers block the confirmation emails. You can search your spam folder. You may also email the race committee at info@scrantonhalf.com, provide us your cell phone number (area code included) and we will text you a confirmation.


Are there pre-determined locations to watch the race?

There are no pre-determined vantage points, but the course is very accessible through side streets and along the Lackawanna River Heritage Trail.


When can I pick up my race packet?

Friday, 5 November:

      Expo/Packet Pick-Up

      Ice Box Sports Complex

      3 West Olive St.

      Scranton PA, 18508

      Hours: 5:00PM to 8:00PM

Saturday, 6 November:

      Expo/Packet Pick-Up

      Hours: 11:00AM to 5:00PM

Sunday, 7 November:

      Packet Pick-Up

      Hours: 7:00AM to 8:30AM - Start Line Area


Can someone else pick up my race packet?

A proxy will be allowed to pick up your packet for you. The proxy MUST HAVE a copy of your license and a copy of your race entry confirmation.


Are dogs allowed in the race?

Unfortunately, due to safety concerns and insurance reasons, the Scranton Half Marathon has adopted a no dogs/pets policy. This policy also extends to race volunteers, spectators, and participants in the start and finish areas of the race. Only service dogs will be allowed with a participant or spectator and race staff may ask if a dog is a service animal.


Prohibited Items:

Strollers / baby joggers, bicycles, skateboards, roller skates, and scooters are all prohibited from the race course.


Can I listen to music (headphones, earbuds, ipods, etc.)?

For the safety of all participants, we do not recommend the use of any electronic devices while participating in the Scranton Half Marathon.


What else is there to do for spectators and families?

http://www.visitnepa.org/


What does the entry fee entitle me to?

Entry fee includes race T-shirt, swag bag, finisher’s medal, and post race event.


Is the race registration fee refundable?

The refund policy is as follows:

From 18 April to 31 July, a full refund will be given.

From 1 August to 30 September, a 25% refund will be given.

Beginning 1 October, no refunds will be given.


What timing system is being used for the race?

The race timing will be done utilizing Chronotrack Timing Systems. The timing sensors will be on the backside of your race number. For best accuracy potential, be sure to not bend or fold your number.


What is the parking situation for the race?

Participants and spectators are welcome to park in the Scranton High School/Valor Credit Union Field at Memorial Stadium, and throughout the parking garages in the city. Leading up to the event, a parking map will be emailed to all registrants.


Are there hotels affiliated with the race?

Several local hotels are offering group rates for the Scranton Half.


The Hampton Inn Montage Mountain

http://hamptoninn3.hilton.com/en/hotels/pennsylvania/hampton-inn-scranton-at-montage-mountain-AVPSCHX/index.html


The Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel Scranton

http://www.radisson.com/scranton-hotel-pa-18503/pascrant


What if it rains?

There is not a rain date for this event. It will be held rain or shine.


Is the race wheelchair conducive?

Not at this time. We are looking to accommodating wheelchairs in future years as the course develops.


Will there be an Expo or Vendor Village this year?

Yes, we are currently building a list of vendors to participate in our expo.


Expo Location

Ice Box Sports Complex

3 West Olive St.

Scranton PA, 18508

Expo/Packet Pick-up


Friday, 5 November - 5:00PM to 8:00PM

Saturday, 6 November - 11:00AM to 5:00PM


What is the course route?

http://www.scrantonhalf.com/the-course/


Where do the races start/finish?

The start/finish of both races are at PennFed Field at Memorial Stadium in Scranton.


What time should I be at the starting line race morning?

The half marathon begins promptly at 9am. We recommend you head to the start line by 8:30am.


Is there a bag check?

No. There will be no bag check for the 2021 race.

No bags will be taken at the expo.


How will the water stations be positioned?

Water will be stationed approximately 2 miles along the course.


Does the race have pace groups?

There will not be any official pace groups in this race.


Will there be porta potties on the course?

Yes. There will be porta potties at the start, finish, and designated areas along the race course of the half marathon. No porta potties will be on the course for the 5k.


Is there team categories/registration?

The 2021 half marathon edition will feature a Team category. Teams need a minimum of 3 participants to count. You may have as many members on your team as you wish. The top 3 members are scored based on total time. Winning team will be honored at the after-party.


Are there Elite Entries Available?

Runners who can document a performance from previous years (2019, 2020) better than or equal in the half marathon to the chart below may submit a request for an elite complimentary entry into the 2021 field.

Elite Male – 1:15.00

Elite Female – 1:27.00


Each request must provide the web address for the race results that document a comparable performance recorded within the last year. Please note that the Scranton Half Marathon does not provide appearance fees or travel reimbursement.


Please submit your request by email info@scrantonhalf with the subject:

“Elite/Complimentary entry request.”

Registration

Registration Fees


The Doherty Double (5K and Half Marathon Run)

18 April to 24 April - $90

25 April to 31 July - $100

1 August to 24 October - $110

25 October to 31 October - $115


Scranton Half Marathon Run or Half Marathon Walk

18 April to 24 April - $65

25 April to 31 July - $75

1 August to 24 October - $80

25 October to 31 October - $89.95


Scranton 5K

18 April to 30 April - $35

1 May to 31 October - $40


Refund Policy?

From 18 April to 31 July, a full refund will be given.

From 1 August to 30 September, a 25% refund will be given.

Beginning 1 October, no refunds will be given.


Race Capacity – 2,500 Runners

* Races Are Subject To Sell Outs Prior To Closing Registration Dates

Hotels, Travel & Parking

Are there pre-determined location to watch the race?

There are no pre-determined vantage points, but the course is very accessible through side streets and along the Lackawanna River Heritage Trail.


What is the parking situation for the race?

Participants and spectators are welcome to park in the Scranton High School/Valor Credit Union Field at Memorial Stadium, and throughout the parking garages in the city. Leading up to the event, a parking map will be emailed to all registrants.


Are there hotels affiliated with the race?

Several local hotels are offering group rates for the Scranton Half.

– The Hampton Inn Montage Mountain.

– The Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel Scranton.


What else is there to do for spectators and families?

http://www.visitnepa.org/

Expo & Packet Pickup

When can I pick up my race packet?

Friday, 5 November

Expo/Packet Pick-Up

Ice Box Sports Complex

3 West Olive St.

Scranton PA, 18508

Hours: 5:00PM to 8:00PM


Saturday, 6 November

Expo/Packet Pick-Up

Hours: 11:00AM to 5:00PM


Sunday, 7 November

Packet Pick-Up

Hours: 7:00AM to 8:30AM - Start Line Area


Can someone else pick up my race packet?

A proxy will be allowed to pick up your packet for you. The proxy MUST HAVE a copy of your license and a copy of your race entry confirmation.


What does the entry fee entitle me to?

Entry fee includes race T-shirt, swag bag, finisher’s medal, and post race event.


Will there be an Expo or Vendor Village this year?

Yes, we are currently building a list of vendors to participate in our expo.


Expo Location

Ice Box Sports Complex

3 West Olive St.

Scranton PA, 18508


Expo/Packet Pick-up

Friday, 5 November - 5:00PM to 8:00PM


Saturday, 6 November - 11:00AM to 5:00PM