Several major routes either pass through Jim Thorpe, or take you near the area. Routes 209 and 903 will take you directly into town. Routes 248 and 93 will get you close, but will converge with 209 to take you the rest of the way. Some general directions are provided below, or you may use the map displayed to the right to create turn-by-turn directions to the starting line from your particular location.

General Directions from Route 476 (Northeast extension of PA Turnpike)

Take exit #74 at Mahoning Valley. Use the ramp on the left for Lehighton to access Route 209. At the end of the ramp bear right. At the next traffic light be in the center lane to allow you to continue across the bridge. At the other end of the bridge turn right to stay on 209. Follow 209 into Jim Thorpe. Jim Thorpe is at the bottom of a steep downhill.

General Directions from Route 80

Take Route 93S (from the Hazleton/Conyngham area) to the end where it intersects Route 209. Turn left onto Route 209 and continue into Jim Thorpe. At the first traffic light stay straight, the road will take you directly to the historic District.

General Directions from the Poconos

Use the Route 115 exit near the Pocono Speedway. Follow 115 towards the Speedway until you see the intersection of Route 903. Follow Route 903 all the way into Jim Thorpe. The road will turn 90 degrees to the left, and take you to a bridge. Turn left at the end of the bridge at the traffic light and follow the road into the historic district.

Parking on the Day of the Race:

Parking is always interesting in Jim Thorpe. There are many places along the roads with metered parking. Race Street will be closed during the race, it is not recommended that try to park there, unless you don't mind staying until the last runner finishes. Also, not far from the start finish area, there is an all-day parking lot. The entrance is just past the train station on route 209. While there may be no parking attendant when you arrive, there may be one when you leave, and they may charge you on the way out. The lot is owned by the County of Carbon. Parking there is reasonable, it's several dollars to park there as long as you want. While the local police have been reasonable in past years, the meters are marked for use from 9-5, and can be plugged for up to two hours at a stretch.