Rapid Running & Pocono Raceway Announce Half Marathon

Rapid Running and Pocono Raceway announced the creation of the Rapid Running Pocono Half Marathon, which will have its inaugural run on May 5, 2012 in Long Pond, PA.

The race will have a festive, spectator-friendly atmosphere, with live bands positioned every other mile throughout the course, as well as in the post-race area. The highlight, however, will be a finish inside the historic Pocono Raceway

Runners can choose from the following formats:

  • Half Marathon: Saturday, May 5, 8 a.m.
  • 5K: Saturday, May 5, 8:15 a.m.
  • 1 Mile Kids Fun Run: Friday,  May 4th, 6:30 p.m. (children will run inside the Pocono Raceway)
  • Concert/Broadway In the Burg starting at 3:30PM on May 5th

Race fees will vary depending on when a participant registers, but the starting rates are $75 for the half marathon, $25 for the 5K and $10 for the Kids Fun Run.

Race organizers will also present Packet Pick-Up at Pocono Raceway on May 4th from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and a concert and Broadway Show for race participants on the evening of May 5th at the Sherman Theater

Pocono Raceway will present a delicious Pasta Dinner for the runners from 4-7PM on Friday May 4th at the Pocono Raceway.

David Mason, President of Rapid Running, states, “The Rapid Running Pocono Half Marathon will be the first event of its kind at the Pocono Raceway. Whether you’re a championship runner or just trying to get healthy and stay fit, you’ll have the unique opportunity to run inside the world famous Pocono Raceway, and hear hundreds of people cheering you on.”

“Pocono Raceway is proud to partner with Rapid Running in The Rapid Running Pocono Half Marathon,” stated Brandon Igdalsky, Raceway President and CEO. “This prestigious event is sure to bring a large number of participants and spectators to the Pocono Mountains and will showcase all that this resort area has to offer.”

Sponsors for the Rapid Running Pocono Half Marathon include: Pocono Raceway, Pocono Convention and Visitors Bureau, Rapid Running, Active.com, Half2Run.com and Fifty States Half Marathon Club.

Pocono Raceway PR