Race Start Times
The Marathon and Half Marathon will start at 7 am. This earlier start time was used in the 2016 race and will continue from now on.
The 5k Road race will start at 8 am, half an hour ealier than in pre-2016 races in order to clear the finish line area for the earlier arrival of the Marathon.
No Refunds – No Deferrals Policy
The Run for the Red will not offer refunds or deferals of registrations for the 2017 races. If you are concerned about being reimbursed for your entry fee if you are unable to run, consider purchasing “Registration Protector” provided by Allianz Global Assistance through Active.com when it is offered in the “Review cart & check out” step of registration (full coverage details here). Registrations may be transferred to another individual (through 5/11/17) and/or registration categories may be changed (through 5/11/17 or until registration caps are reached) by the registrant for a processing fee.
Registration & Category Transfers
To transfer your registration to someone else, follow these instructions here. There is a $10 fee in addition to any difference in price and the deadline to transfer your registration to someone else is 5/11/17.
To change the category you are registered for, follow the instructions here. There is a $10 fee in addition to any difference in price and the deadline to change your category is 5/11/17. You will not be able to transfer categories if the cap has been reached.
Marathon Cap: 850 Runners
We have lowered the cap on the 2017 Marathon to a number that we expect to reach. This means that the race WILL fill up. Once the Marathon reaches 850 entrees registration will close. Don’t wait to register.
Half Marathon Cap: 350 Runners
We have lowered the cap on the 2017 Half Marathon to a number that we expect to reach. This means that the race WILL fill up. Once the Marathon reaches 350 entrees registration will close. Don’t wait to register.
No Race Day Registration
Race day registration is not available for the Marathon or the Half Marathon. Start your training early and plan ahead.
Packet Pickup Runners’ Expo
Packet pickup is Saturday May 20th at the Runners’ Expo at the Stroudsburg High School cafeteria from 10 am – 7 pm. Photo ID must be presented. To pick up another runner’s packet, you must present a copy of their photo ID.
$20 Race Day Packet Pickup
Race day packet pickup on Sunday May 21st for the Marathon and Half Marathon is available at the start at Pocono Mountain West High School for $20 per participant – CASH ONLY. You must make arrangements for race day pickup by emailing your full name and phone number to firstname.lastname@example.org prior to May 18th. Pickup will be available from 5:30 am – 6:30 am.
The 26.2 mile Run for the Red Pocono Marathon is an official Boston Marathon qualifier. Information about qualifying times can be found on the Boston Marathon website.
Vehicle Traffic on the Course
Runner safety is our number one concern. However, the majority of the course runs on public roads. The major intersections are manned. Most minor intersections are manned. Most of the course cannot be fully closed and runners must run at their own risk.
Marathon and Half Marathon runners must report to the start at Pocono Mountain West High School on Panther Lane, Pocono Summit, PA. All vehicular traffic must enter the school from Route 940 (at GPS coord 41.114238, -75.419353). Access to Panther Lane from Sullivan Trail will be closed. Runners may leave their cars at the start and return by shuttle bus when they finish the race.
Clothing bags are available to runners at the start of the race. They are marked with the runner’s bib number and are transported to the finish of the race.