Benefitting The Back Mountain Trail - Riverfront Parks of Wilkes Barre - Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor
2021 Event Hooded Sweatshirt For All Pre-Registered Participants.
Registratioins after 12/16/21 @11:59pm will not receive hoodie! Please pre-register to receive hoodie. Standard registration closes 12/29/21 @ 11:59pm. Our web store is available for late registrants to have the opportunity to purchase event merchandise.
Awards in the Following Categories:
1st, 2nd and 3rd overall Male and Female
Awards To The Top Finisher in The Following Male & Female Age Groups:
14-under 15-19; 20-24; 25-29; 30-34; 35-39; 40-44; 45-49; 50-54; 55-59; 60-64; 65-UP
Registration & Check-in @ parking lot of Cheder Menachem, 59 Parry St, Luzerne, PA 18709 near start/finish line.
Parking will be in Cheder Menachem parking lot at the start/finish line.
Volunteers Check-in @ 2:30 pm
Race Day Late Registrations & Packet Pickup @ 3:00 pm
Pre-Race Meeting & Induction @ 3:45 pm
Race Starts @ 4:00 pm
Awards Ceremony @ 5:00 pm - We will stop participant timing at 4:45 to tally results.
Back mountain trail winds threw the hills valleys and mountains of Luzerne, Pennsylvania. These wooded trails offer a fantastic year round setting and is a great 5k for all skill levels. "The Wilkes-Barre and Harveys Lake Railroad—the rail corridor that is now the Back Mountain Trail—was acquired from lumber magnate Albert Lewis by the Lehigh Valley Railroad in 1887. Lumber, ice, leather goods, and anthracite coal produced in the Endless Mountains and Susquehanna River Basin were transported to urban markets and steel mills well into the 1940s. The corridor fell into disuse in 1963." To read more about the rich history of the back mountain trail click here.