Lehigh versus Lafayette 15 Mile Challenge

Sunday, November 17, 2019 - 9 AM

 

 

Pick a side – run your race!

The inaugural Lehigh versus Lafayette 15 mile Challenge is a one of a kind event that will be an individual challenge with a team twist!  The run will begin on Lafayette campus in Easton and end up blocks away from Lehigh in the south side of Bethlehem, PA.   During registration, runners will pick a side to support – whether it is your alma mater, a family tradition or you just like brown better than maroon or leopards more than mountain hawks…pick your side.  All runners are automatically entered into the challenge….the team with the most runners in the top 50% of finishers will earn an extra award!

 Can’t swing the whole 15 — we are also working on a two-person relay option so you don’t miss out on the fun!

 

The Course:

After the Lafayette campus start – the course will travel through Easton by starting on Bushkill Drive to 4th Street and landing on Lehigh Drive.  Runners will take Lehigh Drive to Riverside Park and pick up the D&L trail for the bulk of their trek to Bethlehem.  In Bethlehem, runners will reach sand island and loop around to cross the Fahy Bridge into the South Side of Bethlehem.  Off the bridge, runners will take the ramp to loop back down for a finish on First Street. 

(Please note, course is not 100% finalized and is subject to change upon final approval from both cities)

 

What do I get?

In addition to a fun, well-organized event — All runners will receive a long-sleeved race shirt – finisher medal and post-race water, food, beer and entertainment.  Shirts/Sizes are guaranteed if registered by November 4th.  There will be aid stations along the way starting in Riverside Park in Easton, along the D&L trail and on Sand Island.  Runners will also have an option to select a shuttle (for $5)  to take you from Bethlehem to the starting point in Lafayette so you don’t need to worry about your car.

 

How much does it cost?

June 1 – July 31: $75 Individual // $130 Team of 2 

August 1 – September 30: $85 // $150 Team of 2

October 1 – November 16: $95 // $170 Team of 2

Race Day: $100 // No race day registration for teams

Individual registration closes at November 16th for individual

Team registration is limited to the first 100 teams or October 15th — whichever comes first

 

Awards and Age Groups

Top Overall Male and Overall Female

1st, 2nd and 3rd for each age group (14-20, 21-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65+)

First place team: Men, Women, Co-ed

All participants on the team who wins the Lehigh versus Lafayette Challenge

***please note – team finishers not included in calculation but are eligible for the prize***

Click to Register

June 1 – July 31: $75 Individual // $130 Team of 2 

August 1 – September 30: $85 // $150 Team of 2

October 1 – November 16: $95 // $170 Team of 2

Race Day: $100 // No race day registration for teams

Individual registration closes on November 16th for individual

Team registration is limited to the first 100 teams or October 15th — whichever comes first

Important Dates

August 1st – Price Increase

October 1st – Price Increase

October 15th – Registration closes for teams

November 16th – Packet pick-up Expo (location TBD)

November 17th – RACE DAY!

Course map view is coming soon!

After the Lafayette campus start – the course will travel through Easton by starting on Bushkill Drive to 4th Street and landing on Lehigh Drive.  Runners will take Lehigh Drive to Riverside Park and pick up the D&L trail for the bulk of their trek to Bethlehem.  In Bethlehem, runners will reach sand island and loop around to cross the Fahy Bridge into the South Side of Bethlehem.  Off the bridge, runners will take the ramp to loop back down for a finish on First Street. 

(Please note, course is not 100% finalized and is subject to change upon final approval from both cities)

After Party Info

More info coming soon — but we know it will be great!

Parking Information

Parking will be available in Bethlehem near the finish line.  Shuttles can be selected during registration for $5 and will drop off at the starting line.  There will be no shuttles available after the race.

The event is rain or shine

Run Lehigh Valley reserves the right to cancel and/or alter the race in the event that natural disaster or other unforeseen circumstance prevents us from holding the race safely as planned. We will make every attempt to hold the event.  Any cancellations or changes, will be noted on the home page, race-specific page and on facebook.  In the event that a cancellation or change of date or venue is required, we are unable to provide refunds.