Walkers will have use of the gymnasium at Northern Lehigh High School prior to the race. Gym doors open at 6:00 a.m. Restrooms available.
All baggage will be collected near the starting line. Please have your bag claim tag securely fastened and your bag closed prior to handing it to the volunteers. Bags will be delivered by truck to the baggage claim tent near the finish line.
Northern Lehigh High School complex. Walkers must be at the starting line 10 minutes prior to the start for final instructions. Please line up according to anticipated pace, behind the runners. This is for your safety and will ensure a smooth start.
For those walkers attempting to walk an evenly paced race to achieve a specific time, we are offering at least five pace groups ranging from about 2:45 to 4:30. (The number of pace groups and times will depend upon the number of participants and estimated finish times.) Pacers will be easily identified.
There are six hydration stations on the course. They will be located at the 2, 3, 5, 8, 10 and 12 mile marks. Fluids will include water and Gatorade.
Each mile of the course will be accurately marked. All turns will be clearly marked with signs and staffed with volunteers or law enforcement. There are two major road crossings. Traffic will be stopped by municipal police. Still, please look both ways when crossing for your safety. The final 400 meters of the race will be marked so you can plan your finishing kick! There will be a clock at the finish line. Please walk past the finish line and proceed to the end of the chute.
Chip timing by Pretzel City Sports. Results will be posted online immediately following the race at pretzelcitysports.com.
Soup, fruit, sandwiches, hot and cold beverages to be served at the Hungarian Hall near the finish line following the completion of the race. Food and beverages are for participants only. There will be signs and volunteers directing you to the Hall.
Beer will be offered at a cash bar at the Hungarian Hall near the finish line following the completion of the race.
Walker’s awards will be presented at 12:00 noon at the Hungarian Hall near the finish line. There will be signs and volunteers directing you to the Hall.
Our race exists because of our 150 volunteers. If you have friends or family who aren’t participating but want to experience the event, encourage them to volunteer by registering at our “Volunteer” tab. All volunteers will receive a tech T-shirt and a meal following the event. Individuals or groups are welcome.
Parking is available at Northern Lehigh High School for the start of the race. Parking is available in Northampton at several lots within walking distance of the finish line. Look for signs and volunteers to guide you to available parking.
Shuttle buses will be available at the finish line near the Hungarian Hall for those walkers who need a ride back to the starting line. Look for signs and our volunteers to guide you.