Half Marathon

Bird-in-Hand Half Marathon 2019

Experience the “joy of running in community” through the Farmlands of LancasterFB_FindUsOnFacebook-100 County in the Bird-in-Hand Half Marathon & 5k!

Half Marathon & 5k highlights!


A Course Like You’ve Never Experienced!

Half Marathon Course     |     Details     |     Registration     |     Schedule

Weaving around the famous Amish farmlands of Lancaster County, this is a course that challenges your body and refreshes your soul. Dotting the route are water stations staffed by local families, eager to offer you refreshment.  One-room schoolhouses serve as your rest stops!

Half Marathon Course

Start and Finish: On North Ronks Road, Bird-in-Hand, across from the Bird-in-Hand Family Inn.  Course limit 4 hours.


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  • Weaves around the beautiful Amish farmlands of Lancaster County
  • Run through the “Valley of No Wires,” a favorite training route for local Amish runners
  • Refresh at water stations staffed by Amish families
  • Visit rest stops at one-room schoolhouses
  • Follow “pace buggies” which lead off the races
  • Enjoy breath taking hot air balloon launches at race time
  • Carb up at Pre-Race Pasta Party featuring spaghetti and pizza on Friday night
  • Relax at a bonfire & free s’more party Friday night
  • Capture the coveted “Road Apple” award if you tackle the Garden Spot Village Half Marathon on April 6 and the Bird-in-Hand Half Marathon in the same calendar year.

Packet Pick-Up: Must pick up race packet, bib number, and timing chip on Friday before the races from 11 am-7 pm at the starting line tent, 2727 Old Philadelphia Pike, Bird-in-Hand.

Parking: Please allow plenty of time to park and check-in. Provided there hasn’t been any rain for several days before the race weekend, there will be plenty of parking on a grass field across from the Bird-in-Hand Family Inn at 2727 Old Philadelphia Pike, Bird-in-Hand. If rain prevents use of that field, you will be directed to parking on paved lots.

Shirts: Tech shirts for all Half Marathon and 5k runners (in unisex & women’s sizes); T-shirts for all Kid’s Fun Run runners. Shirts only guaranteed if pre-registered by August 9, 2019. After August 4, shirts will be first come, first serve.

Refunds/Deferrals/Bib Transfers:  No refunds. No entry deferrals. No bib transfers permitted.

Water Stations: On course at Mile 1.25, 3.5, 5.5, 7, 8.5 and 11, staffed by Amish families.

Rest Stops: On course at Mile 1, 3, 4.5, 8, 10 and 11.5 at Amish one-room schoolhouses.

Awards: Finisher’s medals for all Half Marathoners. Half Marathon and 5k trophies to overall male, female & adaptive racer; overall masters male, female & adaptive racer.  Medals for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place for both male and female in the following age groups: 12 and under, 13-18, 19-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70+.

Race directed by ACT Sports Management.act_sports



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