Runner's World Half & Festival

Runner's World Half & Festival Join us for a weekend of festivities in Bethlehem, PA! | October 18 - 20, 2019. Learn more and Register: RWHALF.COM Held in our own backyard in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, the festival weekend on October 20 - 22, 2017 will include: Seminars Live music Prerace dinner with Runner's World editors 3.8 mile Trail race (Friday) 5K and 10K races (Saturday) Kids races, children's programming (Saturday) Half marathon (Sunday) And if that's not enough for you, take on our multiple-race options – the Grand Slam (trail, 5k, 10k & half marthon), the Hat Trick (5K, 10K, & Half Marathon) or the Five & Dime (5K &10K).

Once again, HQ for the weekend will be on the grounds of the beautifully refurbished Bethlehem Steel Mill and ArtsQuest SteelStacks campus. Here's what a couple of runners had to say about their experience: "The Runner's World Half & Festival was the greatest event I have ever been to. My only regret is not being in a good enough shape to do the Hat Trick. Thank you to all the staff. I have pictures and stories to last me until the next one!" – Brad Tobin, 10K "I was overwhelmed by the generous and empowering staff, volunteers, runners, pacers and spectators. This event solidified for me that I DID make the right choice, and that there is a vibrant, competitive and committed running community in the Lehigh Valley." – Rami Steinruck, Hat Trick "I have never written to any of the races that I have run, but I have to tell you 'Great job.' The course was wonderful. The expo was great. If there were any mistakes with the race or the expo, only you guys noticed because you must be perfectionists." – Dan and Carol Tirone, Half Marathon "We had pre-paid for parking, which was a great way to go. WHAT A GREAT EVENT! You guys did a fantastic job. I was super impressed." – Bob Scott "I would just like to take this time to thank you for the wonderful day you folks at Runner's World planned. Over the past couple years, my wife and I have been getting into more and more exercise and by doing so we both have lost over 100 lbs. My wife had been training for this race and I had a set back and had knee surgery on July 18th, 2012 and I was so happy that I could start my racing at your event. We both get the magazine and are looking forward to Runner's World making us better runners. Our goal is to be able to run a half marathon next year and then a full marathon. Once again thank you for a great weekend!" – Michael Brooks Join in on the fun in 2017! Register now! http://bit.ly/2gdVwWx Follow us on Twitter at @rwhalf: https://twitter.com/RWHalf

A MESSAGE ABOUT THE RUNNER’S WORLD HALF & FESTIVALAfter 8 wonderful years, the Runner’s World Half & Festival will no lo...
02/03/2020
VIA Marathon – Via of the Lehigh Valley Marathon

A MESSAGE ABOUT THE RUNNER’S WORLD HALF & FESTIVAL
After 8 wonderful years, the Runner’s World Half & Festival will no longer take place. We would like to thank our sponsors and city partners for their support and dedication during the past decade, and salute the thousands of runners who joined us. While we are committed to the running community in the Lehigh Valley, a new year calls for a new experience. We are excited to announce that we have partnered with the St. Luke’s Via Marathon (September 12-13), a Boston qualifier celebrating its 14th year running from Allentown, through Bethlehem, to Easton. As a “thank you” for your support, please enjoy 15% off your registration for the marathon, half-marathon, or relay when you sign up by 03/01/2020. Use code RW2020 to register at www.ViaMarathon.org. We hope to see you in September!

10/20/2019

Last race of the weekend is off. Thank you to all the runners, spectators, volunteers, medical team, sponsors and the City of Bethlehem for another great year!

10/19/2019

Sun’s out and the 10k is off! Congratulations to all our runners!

10/19/2019

Congratulations to all our 5k runners! Next up 10k at 9:30am

10/17/2019

This morning you should have received an email from Virtual Event Bags that linked to the goodie bag for the Runner’s World Half & Festival. There is a technical error with the link that we are working hard to resolve. Once it is fixed we will resend the email and post the link here. Sorry for the inconvenience.

10/16/2019

Important Race Weekend Information. Confirmation emails from Active.com will be sent Thursday morning. Race Numbers can be picked up at ArtsQuest, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem, PA beginning on Friday, October 18th from 12-7pm. On Saturday morning, bib pick up ONLY will take place from 6:30am - 8am. Race shirts will be available when the expo opens from 8am - 4pm. We strongly encourage all participants to pick up their own race bib. Runners must show ID to pick up their race bibs. To pick up someone else's race bib, a photocopy of the runner’s ID and a signed letter from the runner granting permission for pick-up must be presented by their representative at the expo. The letter must also be accompanied by the confirmation email sent by Active.com that includes the runner’s name and QR code.

Race Weekend is almost here and the weather looks perfect for running! Last price increase goes into effect on Friday 10...
10/16/2019

Race Weekend is almost here and the weather looks perfect for running! Last price increase goes into effect on Friday 10/18. Register NOW at www.rwhalf.com

10/15/2019

Race week is here! We are excited to share our Digital Participant Guide with you - it is chock full of useful information about race weekend, each individual race and has some great tips on places to visit, eat and shop in Bethlehem. Make sure to give it a read before you pack your race bags! https://hearst.foleon.com/rw/rwhalf2019

Runner's World Pre-Race Pasta Dinner with the Editors. Register Today at https://myevents.active.com and click Purchase ...
09/16/2019

Runner's World Pre-Race Pasta Dinner with the Editors. Register Today at https://myevents.active.com and click Purchase Merchandise

Did you know that the RW Half & Festival offers FREE kids races on Saturday following the 5k & 10k? The fun begins at no...
09/12/2019

Did you know that the RW Half & Festival offers FREE kids races on Saturday following the 5k & 10k? The fun begins at noon with a musical warm-up and activities followed by a ¼ mile run for ages 2 – 5; ½ mile for ages 6 – 8; and a 1 mile for ages 9-12. All kids receive a finisher medal! To register go to rwhalf.com

Coming back to reality after a long holiday weekend is tough, so we are going to extend our Labor Day promotion for one ...
09/03/2019

Coming back to reality after a long holiday weekend is tough, so we are going to extend our Labor Day promotion for one more day. Choose your distance & use code LABORDAY19 to save 20%! rwhalf.com. Offer good through 9/3/19.

Don't miss out on our holiday weekend  promotion. Choose your distance & use code LABORDAY19 to save 20%! rwhalf.com. Of...
09/02/2019

Don't miss out on our holiday weekend promotion. Choose your distance & use code LABORDAY19 to save 20%! rwhalf.com. Offer good through 9/2/19.

Get a jump start on the holiday weekend with one of our best deals of the year. Choose your distance & use code LABORDAY...
08/29/2019

Get a jump start on the holiday weekend with one of our best deals of the year. Choose your distance & use code LABORDAY19 to save 20%! rwhalf.com

We just couldn’t wait until #MedalMonday to share these beauties! Sign up for our races and they can be yours!  RWhalf.c...
08/28/2019

We just couldn’t wait until #MedalMonday to share these beauties! Sign up for our races and they can be yours! RWhalf.com

Are you an enthusiastic volunteer who loves to support your local running community? YOU can help make this year’s @RWHa...
08/15/2019

Are you an enthusiastic volunteer who loves to support your local running community? YOU can help make this year’s @RWHalf unforgettable by volunteering! We have a variety of opportunities for individuals and groups. Click to Volunteer https://bit.ly/31vKqQQ

SWAG Alert – in addition to receiving 4 medals and the participant race shirt, all Grand Slam participants will also rec...
08/13/2019

SWAG Alert – in addition to receiving 4 medals and the participant race shirt, all Grand Slam participants will also receive this awesome ¼ zip top! Don’t miss out, limited spots remain, register TODAY! www.rwhalf.com

Don't get left off the start line! If you were waiting to register there is no better time than today, prices go up on A...
07/22/2019

Don't get left off the start line! If you were waiting to register there is no better time than today, prices go up on August 1st! Register for one or all of our #RWHALF weekend races today! www.rwhalf.com

The Runner's World Half & Festival is excited to announce our partnership with Runcoach as the Official Online Training ...
07/17/2019

The Runner's World Half & Festival is excited to announce our partnership with Runcoach as the Official Online Training Program. Runcoach will provide participants with top notch training plans that combine a dynamic application with personalized training programs. All runners will have access to the FREE RunCoach offering and can upgrade to the Runcoach GOLD program for $20 which includes additional support from World-class coaches. To add the FREE or GOLD training programs to your existing registration go to myevents.active.com>PURCHASE MERCHANDISE>select training option.

Fuel up with the @runnersworld editors at the 5:00 p.m. Pasta Dinner on Saturday, October 19th. Space is limited so be s...
07/11/2019
Passport

Fuel up with the @runnersworld editors at the 5:00 p.m. Pasta Dinner on Saturday, October 19th. Space is limited so be sure to register before it sells out! To add a pasta dinner purchase to your registration go to https://myevents.active.com/ and click the PURCHASE MERCHANDISE button.

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End your holiday week the right way with 10% off any of our races using the code FIREWORKS19  http://rwhalf.com/ Offer g...
07/05/2019

End your holiday week the right way with 10% off any of our races using the code FIREWORKS19 http://rwhalf.com/ Offer good until 7/7.

Kick off your holiday week with some cool savings. FIREWORKS19 saves you 10% on any of our races all weekend long http:/...
07/01/2019

Kick off your holiday week with some cool savings. FIREWORKS19 saves you 10% on any of our races all weekend long http://rwhalf.com/

Have you chosen your distance yet? We’ve got a race for everyone from 5k to Half Marathon and FREE kids races or if you ...
06/25/2019

Have you chosen your distance yet? We’ve got a race for everyone from 5k to Half Marathon and FREE kids races or if you are feeling adventurous go for one of our many multi-distance challenges and score yourself some extra pieces of swag! Secure your spot today rwhalf.com

Will you run for Yuengling beer this summer?  Join our friends at the Yuengling Gold Rush 5k for an epic new race that f...
06/19/2019

Will you run for Yuengling beer this summer? Join our friends at the Yuengling Gold Rush 5k for an epic new race that features a post-race party at Stage AE at Pittsburgh on Sunday, June 30 at 9am Use the code RWFRIENDS for $13 off when checking out at www.yuenglinggoldrush.com.

Looking for a Father's Day gift for Dad? How about an entry into any of the Runner’s World Half & Festival events…at 15%...
06/14/2019

Looking for a Father's Day gift for Dad? How about an entry into any of the Runner’s World Half & Festival events…at 15% off? Use code DAD to receive 15% off any race and while you’re there, be sure to sign up the whole family. Register at www.rwhalf.com

Looking for a Father's Day gift for Dad? How about an entry into any of the Runner’s World Half & Festival events…at 15%...
06/13/2019

Looking for a Father's Day gift for Dad? How about an entry into any of the Runner’s World Half & Festival events…at 15% off? Use code DAD to receive 15% off any race and while you’re there, be sure to sign up the whole family. Register at www.rwhalf.com

Happy #globalrunningday ! After you get in your miles, be sure to celebrate with 20% off on any distance with the code G...
06/05/2019

Happy #globalrunningday ! After you get in your miles, be sure to celebrate with 20% off on any distance with the code GLOBALRUNDAY19 - today only! www.rwhalf.com

Good morning runners! Happy #globalrunningday ! After you get in your miles, be sure to celebrate with 20% off on any di...
06/05/2019

Good morning runners! Happy #globalrunningday ! After you get in your miles, be sure to celebrate with 20% off on any distance with the code GLOBALRUNDAY19 - today only! www.rwhalf.com

06/04/2019

Global Running Day is Wednesday, June 5th. Be sure to check back here for our special Global Running Day offer.

Encourage team building in your workplace or community by running with colleagues, friends, and family. The Runner’s Wor...
03/07/2019

Encourage team building in your workplace or community by running with colleagues, friends, and family. The Runner’s World Half & Festival invites you to race with a corporate, social, or charity team! Discounts and on-site benefits are available. Email [email protected] for more information.

Today is the last day to register at Early Bird Prices. Don't miss out on a weekend of running fun in October! Register ...
02/28/2019

Today is the last day to register at Early Bird Prices. Don't miss out on a weekend of running fun in October! Register now at www.rwhalf.com

Only TWO more days left to register at Early Bird Prices before the prices go up on March 1st! Register for one or all o...
02/27/2019

Only TWO more days left to register at Early Bird Prices before the prices go up on March 1st! Register for one or all of our #RWHALF weekend races today! www.rwhalf.com

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Held in our own backyard in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, the festival weekend on October 18 - 20, 2019 will include: Seminars Live music Prerace dinner with Runner's World editors 3.8 mile Trail race (Friday) 5K and 10K races (Saturday) Kids races, children's programming (Saturday) Half marathon (Sunday) And if that's not enough for you, take on our multiple-race options – the Grand Slam (trail, 5k, 10k & half marthon), the Hat Trick (5K, 10K, & Half Marathon) or the Five & Dime (5K &10K). Once again, HQ for the weekend will be on the grounds of the beautifully refurbished Bethlehem Steel Mill and ArtsQuest SteelStacks campus. Here's what a couple of runners had to say about their experience: "The Runner's World Half & Festival was the greatest event I have ever been to. My only regret is not being in a good enough shape to do the Hat Trick. Thank you to all the staff. I have pictures and stories to last me until the next one!" – Brad Tobin, 10K "I was overwhelmed by the generous and empowering staff, volunteers, runners, pacers and spectators. This event solidified for me that I DID make the right choice, and that there is a vibrant, competitive and committed running community in the Lehigh Valley." – Rami Steinruck, Hat Trick "I have never written to any of the races that I have run, but I have to tell you 'Great job.' The course was wonderful. The expo was great. If there were any mistakes with the race or the expo, only you guys noticed because you must be perfectionists." – Dan and Carol Tirone, Half Marathon "We had pre-paid for parking, which was a great way to go. WHAT A GREAT EVENT! You guys did a fantastic job. I was super impressed." – Bob Scott "I would just like to take this time to thank you for the wonderful day you folks at Runner's World planned. Over the past couple years, my wife and I have been getting into more and more exercise and by doing so we both have lost over 100 lbs. My wife had been training for this race and I had a set back and had knee surgery on July 18th, 2012 and I was so happy that I could start my racing at your event. We both get the magazine and are looking forward to Runner's World making us better runners. Our goal is to be able to run a half marathon next year and then a full marathon. Once again thank you for a great weekend!" – Michael Brooks Join in on the fun in 2019! Register now! www.rwhalf.com Follow us on Twitter at @rwhalf: https://twitter.com/RWHalf

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Any word on next year’s race yet?
Is there a link to race pictures? Thank you for the fun weekend!
Can I pick up someone else's race packet for them?
Why is there virtually no media attention for this years RW Half and Festival?🤔
Hi Everyone, I'll be in town for the 5 and 10k races and want to know if someone can pick me up from my airbnb in the morning (saturday) to the SteelStacks? Please let me know. Thanks Jordan
Curious if the course will be changing with the construction on Illick’s Mill?
I saw this in person, at the Via marathon expo and it's a really nice size.
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