The beautiful scenery, decades old running community, and proximity to other metro areas has made Lehigh Valley one of the best places for half marathoning on the East Coast. Take a look at the bevy of half marathons and other running events that call Lehigh Valley home.

Runners at the St. Luke's Half Marathon run through a covered bridge in Lehigh Valley, PA

St. Luke’s Half Marathon

April 28, 2024 

The St. Luke’s Half Marathon is arguably Lehigh Valley's premier event, and for good reason. With impeccable organization, a diverse course, live bands, a stadium finish, an expo, and an accompanying 5k, what’s not to like? But now you’ve finished the event and the adrenaline is wearing off or you missed it and are looking forward to the fall to take on your next half. Which event should you choose?


13th Annual Rock N’ Run

May 11, 2024

Each May, The Salvation Army hosts the 13th Annual Rock N’ Run at Coca-Cola Park in Allentown, PA to raise awareness and support children in foster care. Choose from a 5K, 5 Mile, or Kids Fun Run and enjoy free food, live music along the course, and an after party in the stadium filled with fun family events. 


Mother’s Day Run for the Roses

May 12, 2024

Get your heart pumping this Mother’s Day at the Mother’s Day Run for the Roses. Race or walk in the 5k, 10k, both, or half marathon. This running event will be hosted in Coplay, PA, and a fresh rose will be waiting at the finish line for all runners. 


The Fast and Furriest 5k

June 2, 2024

The Sanctuary at Haafville presents the 1st annual The Fast and Furriest 5k event at the Lehigh Parkway. All funds raised through this event will be used for the daily care of animals including vetting and medical expenses. 


Mikayla’s Voice Tri for Inclusion

June 29, 2024

Children and young adults of all abilities are welcome to race in the 9th annual Mikayla’s Voice Tri for Inclusion. This event empowers participants as they compete in a 75 yard swim, 2 mile bike ride, and .5 mile run. 


Bethlehem Running Festival

October 19-20, 2024

Presented by the Lehigh Valley Health Network, the Bethlehem Running Festival offers a 5k, 10k, half marathon, and relay options. All races will run over the bridges and through the historic streets of Bethlehem, starting and finishing in front of the iconic Steel Stacks!


St. Luke's D&L RaceFest

November 10, 2024

Four fantastic races presented by St. Luke’s University Health Network. This year’s inspiring St. Luke's D&L RaceFest includes half marathon and marathon events with courses running primarily on the D&L Trail through the Delaware and Lehigh National Heritage Corridor. 


Lehigh Valley New Year’s Chaser

January 1, 2025

Kick off those New Year’s Resolutions at the Lehigh Valley New Year’s Chaser running event. Race in the 5k, 10k, or half marathon. What a way to celebrate!


Get ready to lace up those running shoes and get training! There are plenty of other running events that take place throughout the year in Lehigh Valley like the Brew to Brew 10K event, the Lights in the Parkway 5K, and more.

Check out our Calendar of Events and to see what other races you can register for in Lehigh Valley!