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Runner's World 2013 Half Marathon & Festival

27 Jul 2013 12:21 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
The Runner's World 2013 Half Marathon & Festival is looking for clubs to register and compete for the Largest Team and Fastest Team awards.  Any volunteers to organize this for the club?

Ambler Area Running Club,

The Runner’s World Half & Festival is back in Bethlehem on October 18-20, 2013! We would love for Ambler Area Running Club to participate and represent your club on the course alongside other running groups.

The weekend will include instructional seminars, live music, running films, a prerace dinner with the Runner's World editors, kids races, a 5K and 10K race, a half-marathon and more!

Six awards will be given out this year – three for the largest teams and three for the fastest teams. The fastest teams are determined by combining the top two male times and top two female times from each team. Team members are still eligible for individual awards and age group awards.

To further encourage friendly competition, the fastest team will have their team name engraved on the Runner’s World Cup, making its debut for our 2013 race.

In preparation for the race, Runner’s World will be hosting free training runs led by Bart Yasso and the Runner’s World editors at the Upper Saucon Park Rail Trail – 3231 Preston Lane, Center Valley, PA. (Just behind Copperhead Grille and across from the Southern Lehigh Library.) The dates/times are as follows:

Saturday, July 27th at 7:00am
Sunday, August 11th at 7:00am
Saturday, August 24th at 8:00am
Sunday, September 15th at 8:00am

Multiple distances and paces will be advertised for each run; however, we also encourage you and your team to simply join and run at your own distance and pace.

We look forward to seeing Ambler Area Running Club represented on the course this year. I've attached the options for participation – you can simply set up your team and have runners register for that team, or there are additional package options if Ambler Area Running Club would like to sponsor your team and cover race entries on the behalf of its runners. Either way, I’m here to answer any questions you may have or to assist you with the registration process.

Please let me know if you would be interested in setting up a time to speak in further detail.

Thank you,

Carly Long
Runner's World
400 South Tenth Street
Emmaus, PA 18098

How to Register a Team: Team captains should go to[] to register their team name and team type. If you do not have a SignMeUp login, create one here[].

Once the team name and type are registered, team captains will see a message in bold red type letting them know that they will be redirected to the main registration form in 10 seconds to register for the event.

Captains should register as a Half Marathon Team Member and select the team name that they created.

How to Join a Team: Select Half Team Member on the Runner's World Half Marathon and Running Festival main registration page. On the next page be sure to select your team name from the dropdown menu.

If you have already registered for the race and would like to join a team, please e-mail us at with your first and last name as well as the team you would like to join.

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