This race starts at the center of downtown Jim Thorpe, directly in front of the County's Courthouse. Runners proceed up Broadway through the Historic District passing landmarks that Mauch Chunk (now Jim Thorpe) is known for. Just before the first mile mark, turn right onto an access road that will connect runners with the former Switchback Gravity Railroad. Turn left to proceed up the former down track of the Railroad. After about a mile, you'll leave the woods to return to the road. The first water stop is here. Runners will cross to the other side of the road, back onto the trail to continue up towards the Mauch Chunk Lake. At the breast of the dam, runners will turn away from the lake briefly to skirt the edge of the lake, taking a small downhill back to the trail. Continue up to the offical park entrance, and into the main section of the park itself. Runners will exit the park through the main exit, and turn right on the road (Lentz Trail) to begin the trek back. Roughly a mile down the road, you'll pick up another trail (Orchard Trail) for about a mile. The second water stop is here. The trail will take you about another mile before it joins Lentz Trail once again. Lentz Trail will take you back down towards the main part of town. The road will turn from Lentz Trail to West Broadway, and just where West Broadway becomes Broadway in the Historic District, you'll turn right onto Race Street and proceed to the front of the church for the finish.

Race Start Time:  8:30 am on June 29th, 2024
Race Start Location:  Intersection of 209 and Broadway
Pre-Registration:  Online Registration Now Available.

Runners who have pre-registered may pick up their race packets at the Tolman House during any of the registration times listed below.

Registration:  Tolman House, across from the church on Race Street
Registration Times:  Friday from 5-7 pm (The day before the race)
Saturday from 7-8:15 am (The day of the race)