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).
||Day of Race
||Rain: 3.86 in.
||Snow: 0 in.
See the race route map for the Wendy's Wonderful Kids Half Marathon
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
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