Saturday, April 18, 2020 • Boston, PA • Course Map
Though its name suggests a much more famous counterpart in Massachusetts, the Boston Trail Half-Marathon and 5K actually takes place in Pennsylvania. The out-and-back race gets its name from the start/finish line in Boston Ballfield Park nestled in the Elizabeth borough.
With just over 1,500 residents in Elizabeth, this small town race is sure to be a relaxed and casual event even for serious runners. It will provide runners an opportunity to test out their legs for the upcoming Pittsburgh Marathon or enjoy a fast and fun 5K.
The town was founded in 1787 and a number of buildings from the 18th century still stand today. Runners are treated to great views of a wonderful small town as they wind their way to the Yough River Trail.
The race is held on a portion of this 71-mile-long multi-use trail that was once a railway line. Composed of crushed limestone, runners will cruise easily through the miles. The trail is located next to the Youghiogheny River, a tributary to the Monongahela River. Elevation changes are minimal, so runners can expect a fast race.
The race will be open to a total of 900 entrants, and all proceeds will benefit the Yough River Trail and runners will be eligible to win age group awards.
Race Weather & Climate
Located in the southwest corner of Pennsylvania, the Elizabeth borough typically enjoys ideal running weather in late April. Average high temperatures are in the mid-60s and race morning is expected to be in the mid-40s.
On race day (April 18), the average low is 40ºF and the average high is 64ºF.
- 2019 Boston Trail Half Marathon Results
- 2018 Boston Trail Half Marathon Results
- 2017 Boston Trail Half Marathon Results
- 2016 Boston Trail Half Marathon Results
- 2015 Boston Trail Half Marathon Results
- 2014 Boston Trail Half Marathon Results
- 2013 Boston Trail Half Marathon Results
- 2012 Boston Trail Half Marathon Results
- 9:00 AM – half marathon
- 9:15 AM – 5K
- $40 – $55 for the half marathon
- $25 – $40 for the 5K
To reserve your spot in the 2020 running of the Boston Trail Half Marathon or 5K Run/Walk, register online at RunSignup.com here.
Official Race Website
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