Saturday, September 8, 2018 • Williamsport, PA • Course Map
Set for its third annual running this summer along the winding Susquehanna River here in the central Pennsylvania city that’s known as the birthplace of Little League Baseball, the Running Over Addiction races also serve as a fundraiser for the West Branch Drug & Alcohol Abuse Commission, which works both on prevention as well as treatment for those fighting addiction in the local area.
The race begins in Williamsport’s South Williamsport Park Complex, where runners will follow an out-and-back course that starts and finishes at the park.
From the starting line on East Central Avenue, runners will head north toward the River Walk, which follows along the north and south levees of the river’s West Branch. You’ll follow the first half all the way to Maynard Street, where you’ll cross over the bridge and then head onto the north levee portion of the trail.
The next five miles of the race will bring you east along the river all the way to Riverfront Park, where you’ll reach the race turnaround inside the park. Next, you’ll head back onto the trail, following it in reverse along the route you’ve just run.
The flat, fast trail will bring you to Market Street, where you’ll turn left and head across the bridge back over onto the southern levee, and from there you’ll follow the trail all the way back to South Williamsport Park, where you’ll cross the finish line inside the park.
Race Weather & Climate
Nestled along the West Branch of the Susquehanna River in central Pennsylvania, just over 130 miles northwest of Philadelphia, Williamsport see mostly mild to cool temperatures in September, which also is its third-wettest month of the year.
- Sept. 8 average low: 56ºF
- Sept. 8 average high: 76ºF
- 8:00 AM – half marathon
- 9:00 AM – 10K
- 9:15 AM – 5K
Course Time Limit
- $45 and up for the half marathon
- $20 and up for the 10K
- $15 and up for the 5K
To reserve your spot in the 2018 running of Williamsport’s Running Over Addiction Half Marathon, 10K or 5K race, register online at RunSignUp.com here.
Official Race Website
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