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2019 Race Results
Congratulations to all our runners! See race results below!
Brian Boyle’s life changed in an instant. Just a month after graduating high school, he was driving home from swim practice when a dump truck slammed into the side of his car. Bones shattered. Most of his major organs were lacerated or damaged. He lost 60 percent of his blood. Doctors didn’t think he would survive, let alone ever walk or swim again. He spent two months in a coma, endured 14 surgeries, and required 36 blood transfusions, but the 18-year-old was not going to give up.
After three years of recovery and rehabilitation, Brian crossed the finish line of the Hawaii Ironman and proved he could once again compete as an endurance athlete. Shortly after that he became an American Red Cross volunteer and focused on raising awareness of the critical need for blood donations. This month he is running in the Run for the Red Marathon. May is Trauma Awareness Month, so he has launched a blood donation campaign. You can help save a life like Brian’s by making a Pledge to Give Blood and becoming a blood donor.
2019 Course Scouting Report
6-time Pocono Marathon champion Bryan Morseman ran the new course and wrote a scouting report about the route. We hope it will help you decide if our race is right for you. Check it out and review our course map and elevation profile.
Registration Opens December 1st
We’re excited to announce that our 2019 course has been certified! #PA18032NP
Registration opens on Saturday December 1st. Take some time to review this site to get familiar with the 2019 course before registering.
New Race Director
Bob Werts has stepped down as Run for the Red Race Director. His 13 years of leadership saw the event grow into the one of the premier fundraisers for the American Red Cross of the Pocono Mountains. Run for the Red committee member Zack Booth has assumed the vacant role. Bob will remain on the committee as a law enforcement liaison and will continue to coordinate attendance and competition between military service academy teams in the Marathon and Half Marathon. Zack has served on the committee for over a decade and is looking forward to tackling the planning challenges the 2019 races bring.
Marathon & Half Marathon Course
A PennDot bridge replacement project along the course will close a portion of the route to runners and vehicles in 2019. The detour around the closure adds too much distance to the route so a new course is necessary. The Run for the Red committee considered nearly a dozen alternate routes before identifying a good Marathon and Half Marathon course route to use in 2019. It will not be the 2013 course from Pocono Raceway to Stroudsburg. More information will follow and the new course route will be announced before registration opens on November 1st 2018. The race will return to the classic Pocono Summit to Stroudsburg course in 2020 if the route is open.
Photos are here AND THEY’RE FREE!! Check out the albums in this Flickr collection. The pics are sorted by time. Over the next few days we will be tagging the photos with bib numbers to make it easier to find yourself or your runner. Download and share the photos any way you choose!
Another Run for the Red weekend is in the books! Thank you and congratulations to all of the runners – we know it was tough today, but we hope you were able to reach your goals! We also couldn’t do it without the help of our hundreds of volunteers, so a HUGE thank you to all of you! And, the staff of the American Red Cross Pocono Mountains Chapter worked incredibly hard for during the months, weeks, and days leading up to this event – they will certainly put to good use the money that was raised from this weekend.