HalfMarathons.Net - Guide to half marathons across the USA and around the world. HalfMarathons.Net on Google+ HalfMarathons.Net on Twitter HalfMarathons.Net on Facebook
   Home  |  USA Races  |  World Races  |  Race Calendar  |  Race Photos  |  Training Tips  |  Blog 
First Timer's Guide
Race Calendars
Training Plans
Pennsylvania > Wendy's Wonderful Kids Family Fitness Weekend
Wilkes-Barre, PA  •  Saturday, September 27, 2014  •  Course Map

Part of a weekend filled with running events known as the Wendy's Wonderful Kids Family Fitness Weekend that are run on both Friday and Saturday through the streets of this city in the shadow of the Pocono Mountains and the nearby Lehigh Valley, the half marathon, 8.2-mile Lake Run and 5K make their 5th annual running as summer is giving way to fall here in Wilkes-Barre.

The Labor Day weekend race is run as a benefit for the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption, which the late Wendy's Hamburgers founder began in 1990 and today works to spread awareness of adoption throughout the U.S. Runners will start the out-and-back course for the half marathon near Grotto's Pizza, at the southern end of Harveys Lake.

From there, runners follow a loop course around the lake that's almost completely flat. Both the half marathon and the 8.2-mile lake run take runners on a clockwise trip around the lakeshore, along Lakeside Drive, and then the half marathon runners continue on for an out-and-back stretch along Idetown Road and Trexell Switch Road, before reaching the turnaround point at Outlet Free Methodist Church.

Once they've made the turn, they retrace their steps all the way back along the route they've just run, back to the finish line in front of Grotto's Pizza.

Race Weather & Climate

Nestled along the Susquehanna River in northeastern Pennsylvania, about 110 miles northwest of Philadelphia and roughly 120 miles west of New York City, Wilkes-Barre typically sees some of its mildest weather of the year in September, which has brought record temperatures here as low as 29°F (in 2000) and as high as 101°F (in 1953).

September Avg. Day of Race Monthly Precip.
Low: 53°F Low: 49°F Rain: 3.86 in.
High: 72°F High: 68°F Snow: 0 in.

Course Map

See the race route map for the Wendy's Wonderful Kids Half Marathon

Starting Time

9:00 AM - half marathon, 8.2-mile Lake Run
9:10 AM - 5K


$60 for the half marathon
$30 for the 10K
$20 for the 5K


To reserve your spot in the half marathon, 8.2-mile Lake Run, 5K or one-mile race at the late summer/early fall 2014 running of Wilkes-Barre's Wendy's Wonderful Kids Family Fitness Weekend, register online at Lin-Mark.com.

Official Race Website


Leave a Comment

Ever run in Pennsylvania's annual Wendy's Wonderful Kids Family Fitness Weekend Half Marathon? Share your impressions, stories and tips from the event.

SEE ALSO: 12-, 16- and 20-Week Half Marathon Training Plans
© 2014 HalfMarathons.Net  •  Add Your Race  •  About Us  •  Advertise  •  Privacy Policy  •  Contact Us