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?

5k March 25 - 3 PM

Half Marathon Walk March 26 - 6:45 AM

Half Marathon Run March 26 - 8:00 AM


Is there a finisher medal?

Half Marathon Run and Walk – Yes.

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


How much is the race?


The Doherty Double (5K and Half Marathon Run)

1 September to 7 September - $90

8 September to 31 December - $100

1 January to 5 March - $110

6 March to 19 March- $115


Scranton Half Marathon Run or Half Marathon Walk

1 September to 7 September - $65

8 September to 31 December - $75

1 January to 5 March - $80

6 March to 19 March - $89.95


Scranton 5K

1 September to 7 September - $35

8 September to 19 March - $40


Refund Policy?

From 1 September to 31 December, a full refund will be given.

From 1 January to 15 February, a 25% refund will be given.

Beginning 16 February, no refunds will be given.


Race Capacity – 2,500 Runners

*RACES ARE SUBJECT TO SELL OUTS PRIOR TO CLOSING REGISTRATION DATES***Elm Street Cutoff time - In the interest of safety and to allow city streets to reopen as scheduled, the race course will remain open to all participants who reach the Elm Street trailhead of the Lackawanna River Heritage Trail (roughly 7.5 miles) by 10:15 AM. This would be an 18:00 minute per mile pace for runners and a 28:00 minute per mile pace for walkers. Those participants who are unable to meet the 10:15 AM cutoff time will be directed to turn right onto the Lackawanna River Heritage Trail and will not be able to complete the full 13.1 mile course and their finish time will not be recorded.


 Age Group Awards                                                  Cash Prizes ($5,200)        
 18 & Under          45-49          Overall          Male          Female        
 19-24  50-54  1st  $1000  $1000
 25-29  55-59  2nd  $600  $600
 30-34  60-64  3rd  $400  $400
 35-39  65-69  4th  $150  $150
 40-44  70 +  5th  $50  $50
 Masters    1st  $125  $125
   2nd  $75  $75
   3rd  $50  $50
       
 Top Scranton Resident      $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?

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      Expo/Packet Pick-Up

      Ice Box Sports Complex

      3 West Olive St.

      Scranton PA, 18508

      Friday, March 24 Hours: 5:00PM to 8:00PM

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      Expo/Packet Pick-Up

       Saturday, March 25 Hours: 11:00AM to 5:00PM

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      Packet Pick-Up

       Sunday, March 26 Hours: 6:00AM to 7:30AM - Scranton Memorial Stadium


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 1 September to 31 December, a full refund will be given.

From 1 January to 15 February, a 25% refund will be given.

Beginning 16 February, 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/PenFed 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, March 24 from 5 to 8 PM

Saturday, March 25 from 11 AM to 5 PM


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 PenFed Field at Memorial Stadium in Scranton.


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

The half marathon begins promptly at 8am. We recommend you head to the start line by 7:30am.


Is there a bag check?

No. There will be no bag check for the 2023 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 2023 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 (2022) better than or equal in the half marathon to the chart below may submit a request for an elite complimentary entry into the 2023 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)

1 September to 7 September - $90

8 September to 31 December - $100

1 January to 5 March- $110

6 March to 19 March - $115


Scranton Half Marathon Run or Half Marathon Walk

1 September to 7 September - $65

8 September to 31 December - $75

1 January to 5 March - $80

6 March to 19 March - $89.95


Scranton 5K

1 September to 7 September - $35

8 September to 19 March - $40


Refund Policy?

From 1 September to 31 December, a full refund will be given.

From 1 January to 15 February, a 25% refund will be given.

Beginning 16 February, 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/PenFed 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?

Expo/Packet Pick-Up

Ice Box Sports Complex

3 West Olive St.

Scranton PA, 18508

Friday, March 24

Hours: 5:00PM to 8:00PM


Saturday, March 25

Expo/Packet Pick-Up

Hours: 11:00AM to 5:00PM


Sunday, March 26

Packet Pick-Up

Hours: 6:00AM to 7:30AM - Scranton Memorial Stadium


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.