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Kinzua Half Marathon

Starts Saturday July 25th, 2020

Mount Jewett, PA

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Description

History: 


The Kinzua Viaduct, built in 1882, was the world's longest and tallest railroad viaduct, measuring 2,053 feet long and 301 feet high. In 2003, a tornado partially destroyed the structure. In 2011, the viaduct was reinvented and transformed into the now 624ft long Kinzua Skywalk at Kinzua Bridge State Park. On the skywalk, visitors can take in breathtaking views of the Kinzua Gorge and gaze down at the incredible destruction from the tornado. In addition, the Kinzua Bridge State Park Visitor Center offers historical information and stunning views. 


“One of the World’s Top 10 Most Beautiful Skywalks and Viewpoints in the World”  -Culture Trip, U.K.


"25 Must-See Pennsylvania State Parks" - DCNR


"The Kinzua Bridge Skywalk is an engineering masterpiece with a rich history and one of the most stunning views you’ll see in the Pennsylvania Wilds." - PA Wilds


Half Marathon Race Information: 


Experience this one-of-a-kind, destination half marathon at Kinzua Bridge State Park. The course is an out and back on the scenic Knox Kane Rail Trail. The race starts & finishes steps from the spectacular Kinzua Skywalk. All participants receive a performance shirt, drawstring bag, and pint glass! Custom medals to every finisher! In addition, medals will be given to the Top 3 overall male and female finishers plus the top 3 finishers in each of the following categories: 19 & Under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60 & Over. This race will be disposable bib chip timed by Wolf Creek Race Management. Live online results. Event parking will be available in the Kinzua Bridge State Park overflow lots. Water stations at ~ miles 2, 4, 6.5, 9, 11. Refreshments provided at the finish. Portable restrooms will be available in the parking lot area and additional restrooms will be available at the Visitor Center once it opens at 8:00am. Course time limit is 3.5 hours (16 min per mile). Awards ceremony will begin at 10:15am. 10% of all race registration fees support the Mt. Jewett to Kinzua Bridge Trail Club (MJ2KB) to help support further development of the trail. 


10K Race Information: 


Saturday evening 10K race starting at 7:00. The course is an out and back on the scenic Knox Kane Rail Trail. The race starts & finishes steps from the spectacular Kinzua Skywalk. All participants receive a performance shirt and drawstring bag! Medals will be given to the Top 3 overall male and female finishers, plus the top 3 finishers in each of the following categories: 12 & Under, 13-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60 & Over. Event parking will be available in the Kinzua Bridge State Park overflow lots. Water station prior to the turnaround. Refreshments provided at the finish. Portable restrooms will be available in the parking lot area. The Visitor Center closes at 6:00pm. Course time limit is 1.5 hours (approx. 14:30/mile). Awards ceremony will begin at 8:15pm. 10% of all race registration fees support the Mt. Jewett to Kinzua Bridge Trail Club (MJ2KB) to help support further development of the trail. 


Nearby Lodging: 


List of Lodging by Allegheny National Forest Visitors Bureau


Lantz Corners Getaway - 2952 Route 219, Intersection of Rt. 219 & Rt. 6, Lantz Corners, PA 16735 (8 miles from the park)


High Pines RV Park - Camping & Cabins - 3183 Route 219, Kane, PA 16735 (8.4 miles from the park)


Holiday Inn Express & Suites - 30 Tarport Drive Extension, Bradford, PA 16701 (16 miles from the park)


Best Western Plus Bradford Inn - 100 S Davis Street, Bradford, PA 16701 (16 miles from the park)


Comfort Inn - 76 Elm Street, Bradford, PA 16701 (16 miles from the park)


Econo Lodge Bradford - 515 South Avenue, Bradford, PA 16701 (14 miles from the park)


 


Travel Time to Kinzua Bridge State Park from regional Cities/Towns: 



  • 30 minutes from Bradford, PA

  • 45 minutes from Saint Marys, PA

  • 55 minutes from Warren, PA

  • 75 minutes from Jamestown, NY

  • 80 minutes from Clarion, PA

  • 80 minutes from DuBois, PA

  • 90 minutes from Oil City, PA

  • 2 hours from Buffalo, NY

  • 2 hours from Erie, PA

  • 2 hours 15 min. from State College, PA

  • 2.5 hours from Rochester, NY

  • 2.5 hours from Williamsport, PA

  • 2.5 hours from Youngstown, OH

  • 2.5 hours from Elmira, NY

  • 3 hours from Pittsburgh, PA

  • 3 hours from Ithaca, NY

  • 3 hours 15 min. from Cleveland, OH

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Start Location

296 Viaduct Road, Mount Jewett, PA

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