Race Start Times
The Marathon and Half Marathon will start at 7 am.
The 5k Road race will start at 8 am.
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 5/10/18) and/or registration categories may be changed (through 5/10/18 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 5/10/18.
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 5/10/18. You will not be able to transfer categories if the cap has been reached.
Marathon Cap: 850 Runners
The 2018 Marathon is capped at 850 runners. Register online early to get the best price and to make sure you don’t miss the cut.
Half Marathon Cap: 350 Runners
The 2018 Half Marathon is capped at 350 runners. Register online early to get the best price and to make sure you don’t miss the cut.
No Race Day Registration
Race day registration is not available for the Marathon or the Half Marathon. Start your training early and plan ahead. If you miss the online registration period, you can still register in person at the Runner’s Expo the on Saturday, May 19th, 2018 between 10 am and 5 pm.
Bib Packet Pickup Runners’ Expo
Bib packet pickup is Saturday May 19th at the Runners’ Expo at the Stroudsburg High School cafeteria 1100 West Main St., Stroudsburg, 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 20th 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 17th. 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. Red Cross volunteers will direct you to the appropriate parking space. Please follow their directions. Runners may leave their cars at the start and return by shuttle bus when they finish the race. Because the race route runs past the front gate of the school, the front gate will close approximately 20 minutes after the start of the race and will remain closed until the last runner passes. Drivers who plan to leave after the race start should plan to pass through the gate before it closes or expect to wait.
Clothing bags are available to runners at the start of the Marathon/Half Marathon. They will be marked with the runner’s bib number and are transported to the finish of each race.