Runner's World Half & Festival


Run with the editors of Runner's World magazine through beautiful Bethlehem, Pennsylvania for our 7th annual Runner's World Half & Festival. We have a race for runners of all levels, including a kids run and a dog run.

The race courses will feature Bethlehem's historic neighborhoods, including some of the town's original 1741 settlement, Moravian College, and the former Bethlehem Steel complex--where the backbone of the nation was literally forged.

The festival weekend will include:

  • Seminars
  • Live music
  • Prerace dinner with Runner's World editors
  • Kids races and children's programming (Saturday)
  • 3.8 mile trail run (Friday)
  • 5K and 10K races (Saturday)
  • Dog run (Saturday)
  • Half marathon (Sunday)

And if that's not enough for you, take on our multiple-race options:

  • The Hat Trick - 5K, 10K, and Half Marathon
  • The Five & Dime - 5K and 10K
  • The Grand Slam 26.2 Weekend Marathon

Plus, free kids' races and children's events on Saturday, October 19:

  • 2-5 years old: ¼ mile
  • 6-8 years old: 1/2 mile
  • 9-12 years old: 1 mile

The Runner's World Kids Run will start with a prerace warmup on the Levitt Lawn at noon. Parents who wish to run with their children are encouraged to do so (please limit to one parent per child). All Kids Run participants must be registered in advance and run with an official Runner's World Kids Run bib. All kids runs are FREE, but preregistration is required. Race-day registration will be available at the Kids Run bib pick-up area on Levitt Lawn starting at 10am in front of the ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem. Each child will receive a race medal.