D&L Half Marathon Run and Walk - Trail Challenge

Trail Challenge

Back by popular demand from 2020, the virtual D&L Trail Challenge will be held throughout October 2022 leading up to the in-person D&L Heritage Half Marathon Run and Walk to be held on November 6, 2022.

The D&L Trail Challenge encourages people to walk, run, and roll to shred through half marathon increments to raise money for the Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor, our programming, and the D&L Trail. The Half Marathon and Trail Challenge are the biggest D&L fundraisers, with 100% of the proceeds from the challenge supporting us as a 501(c)(3) non-profit.

Challenge Details

Runners and walkers are challenged to complete at least four cumulative half-marathon (13.1-mile) distances during the month. Cyclists, in turn, are challenged to complete at least four full-marathon (26.2-mile) distances. Miles can be accrued over several workouts, on the D&L Trail or somewhere else, any time between October 1 and October 31. You select where, when, and how, then register your miles easily on RunSignup’s website.

A real-time Leader Board will engage your competitiveness, you can race against a personal mileage goal or you can simply participate for fun and fitness. Runners and walkers who cumulatively complete four half marathons, and cyclists who cumulatively complete four full marathons, during the month of October, will conquer the challenge.

Register Now

The registration fee for the D&L Trail Challenge is $25.  Registration includes:

  • An event profile to log your miles and be shown on the event leaderboard
  • A D&L run/walk/bike sticker
  • Virtual stickers for every half marathon or marathon completed, so you can proudly display your accomplishments on social media and encourage others to up their games
  • Entry into an exclusive Facebook group to share tips and cheer on friendly competition
  • You can separately purchase additional D&L branded SWAG from our store including lighted running belts, custom neck gaiters, sport-tec shirts great for outdoor recreation, and books for adults or children about the D&L Corridor, railroads and canals.

If you would like to opt-in for a D&L Trail Challenge t-shirt you can do so for an additional $10. (We will do our best to make sure you receive a shirt in your chosen size.  No guarantees to those registered after 9/30/2022).

And, most importantly, you’ll know that you are contributing to the important and worthwhile work of the Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor.

Please help us promote the challenge with your friends by inviting them to join you and/or compete against you while helping the trail. Registration closes on October 8, so your friends can sign up even after the challenge has begun.

Take the Challenge



We’re currently securing sponsors for the 2022 Delaware and Lehigh Trail Challenge! Interested in joining us as a sponsor for 2022? Email [email protected] or call 610 923 3548 x 238 to discuss our 2021 Sponsorship Package.