The Steamtown Marathon is a USATF-certified event and is an official Boston Marathon qualifier. The course features a net elevation drop of 955′. The point-to-point course begins in Forest City and runs through 14 communities and finishes in downtown Scranton. It includes approximately 4.2 miles of paved rails-to-trails along the Lackawanna River. There are 14 official stations and several port-a-lav stations on the course.
In a Runner’s World online survey completed by thousands of runners, Steamtown was named the 6th best overall marathon. Runner’s World has also named Steamtown one of the nation’s 10 best for first-time marathoners.
Registration closes on Thursday, October 10th at 11:59 PM EST. There will be no registrations accepted at the race expo.