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Pennsylvania > Mahoning Shadow Shuffle Half Marathon, 10K & 5K
Punxsutawney, PA  •  Saturday, October 12, 2013  •  Course Map

With a course that takes runners along a converted railroad corridor that is now in use as a paved, multi-use recreational trail for runners, walkers, bikers and even cross-country skiers, the Mahoning Shadow Shuffle Half Marathon race also includes a 10K run and a 5K fun run, and provides ample scenery of turning autumn leaves and the tranquil Mahoning Creek, which parallels the course throughout the race.

Called the "Shadow Trail" because it follows the creek for its entire 15.5 miles, the trail and race course reveals both the modern and the historical aspects of this western Pennsylvania town, situated about 90 miles northeast of Pittsburgh and 100 miles south of Erie. Along the mostly paved trail (it also includes a few gravel sections), runners will get to run across a newly-converted train trestle bridge and see the ovens that were once used to burn coal to produce coke for the area's steel industry.

Also along the course, runners will see a climb in elevation as the race runs through Punxsutawney's scenic highland areas, at last reaching the spot known as the Devil's Elbow near the town of Hudson, where runners can also see a waterfall. The race starts at 9:00 AM at the Punxsutawney Little League Field on Route 119.

Race Weather & Climate

Perhaps best known as the place the entire country looks to every Groundhog Day (February 2) for signs of more winter or an early spring, the town of Punxsutawney tends to enjoy mild to cool weather in the early weeks of fall.

October temperatures average between 39°F and 59°F, while rainfall averages just over 3.2 inches for the month. On the day of the race (Oct. 12), the average low is 40°F and the average high is 61°F.

Course Map

View the race route map for the Mahoning Shadow Shuffle Half Marathon


$20 for the half marathon, for pre-registered runners
$25 on the day of the race


To reserve your spot in the fall 2013 running of Punxsutawney's Mahoning Shadow Shuffle Half Marathon, 10K or 5K race, fill out and mail in the registration form on the event website.

Official Race Website


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