Apr 30, 2023 at 8:00 AM

Jim Thorpe Running Festival

24 Broadway

Jim Thorpe PA, 18229


Entry Fee $55
(Lowest or Early Registration)

Entry Fee 2 $95
(Highest or Late Registration)

Prize Money: no


  • 26.2M
  • 7M

Type: Trail

Percent of the course on un-paved trails: 80%

First Year of the Event: 2019


The ALL-NEW full marathon is an ABSOLUTE DREAM for runners a spectators alike, a POINT-TO-POINT BOSTON QUALIFIER with a STEADY 1-2% DOWNGRADE nearly the ENTIRE WAY.

Runners and spectators will TAKE THE FAMOUS READING & BLUE MT. NORTHERN SCENIC RAILWAY for 26 miles from Jim Thorpe to White Haven, PA. After watching the start, spectators will re-board the train, stop on a bridge overlooking the trail at mile 3, and wait to cheer for their friends and loved ones as they run toward them and pass underneath.

After the last runner passes, the train will then take our 8-Mile runners down the trail to their starting point at Old Penn Haven before returning spectators to the finish area in Jim Thorpe. While they wait for their runner to finish, spectators can enjoy the FOOD, FUN, MUSIC, and VENDORS of the Jim Thorpe Birthday Celebration taking place adjacent to the train station!



Past Event Dates

Held on Apr 30, 2023

Held on May 15, 2022

Held on May 23, 2021

Held on Sep 27, 2020

Held on May 12, 2019

Event Results