Can bibs be transferred for the race?
Bibs are not-transferable.

What time do the races start?
Saturday, April 1st

  • Kid’s 1/4 Mile Fun Run (5-8 yr olds) 2:30pm
  • 5k 3:00pm


Sunday, April 2nd

  • Half Marathon 9:00am
  • Kid’s 1/2 Mile Fun Run (9-12 yr olds) 9:30am

Is there a finisher medal?
Half Marathon – Yes.  5k – No (but you will get a cool gift)

Are there Shuttles available for runners who stay at local hotels

Two hotels will be offering shuttle service to the start line.

1) The Hilton Scranton and Conference Center.

2) The Hampton Inn at Montage Mountain.


How much is the race?

Registration Fees

The Doherty Double

  • October 1st to 8th $90
  • October 9th to December 31st $100
  • January 1st to March 30th $110

Scranton Half Marathon

  • October 1st to 8th $65
  • October 9th to 31st $70
  • November 1st to December 31st $75
  • January 1st to March 30th $80

Scranton 5k

  • October 1st to 8th $35
  • October 9th to March 30th $40

Field size limited to the first 3,000 applicants.

4 hour time limit.  After 4 hours, the course will not be maintained for safety.

What are the prizes for top finishers

Age Group Awards                                 Cash Prizes   ($6,000)                                

Under 18                     45-49                          Overall         Male        Female

19-24                           50-54                          1st               $1000         $1000

25-29                           55-59                          2nd              $750         $750

30-34                           60-64                          3rd               $500         $500

35-39                           65-69                          4th               $300         $300

40-44                           over 70                       5th                $100           $100

Top Masters (Female & Male)    $250        $250

Top Scranton Resident (Female & Male)   $100      $100

Are paper registration forms available?
No. All registrations must be completed online. Accepted forms of payment are Visa and Master Card.

I registered for the race, but didn’t receive an email confirmation. Is my registration confirmed?
At times, email servers block the confirmation emails. You can search your spam folder.  You may also email the race committee at, provide us your cell phone number (area code included) and we will text you a confirmation.

Are there pre-determined location to watch the race?
There are no pre-determined vantage points, but the course is very accessible through side streets and along the Lackawanna River Heritage Trail.

When can I pick up my race packet?
Friday, March 31st
Expo/Packet Pick-Up
Ice Box Sports Complex
3 West Olive St.
Scranton PA, 18508
Hours: 6pm-9pm

Saturday, April 1st
Expo/Packet Pick-Up
Hours: 11am-5pm

Sunday April 2nd
Packet Pick-Up: 7am-8:30am. Start line area

Can someone else pick up my race packet?
A proxy will be allowed to pick up your packet for you.  The proxy MUST HAVE a copy of your license and a copy of your race entry confirmation.

Can I listen to music (headphones, earbuds, ipods, etc.)?
For the safety of all participants, we do not recommend the use of any electronic devices while participating in the Scranton Half Marathon.

What else is there to do for spectators and families?

What does the entry fee entitle me to?
Entry fee includes race T-shirt, swag bag, finisher’s medal, and post race event.

Is the race registration fee refundable?
The refund policy is as follows:

  • From October 1st until December 31st a full refund will be given.
  • From January 1st until February 28th a 25% refund will be given.
  • Beginning March 1st, no refunds will be given.

What timing system is being used for the race?
The race timing will be done utilizing RFID accuchips.  The timing sensors will be on the backside of your race number.  For best accuracy potential, be sure to not bend or fold your number.  **We HIGHLY RECOMMEND wearing your bib on your shorts or pants for highest accuracy.**

What is the parking situation for the race?
Participants and spectators are welcome to park in the Scranton High School/Valor Credit Union Field at Memorial Stadium, and throughout the parking garages in the city.  Leading up to the event, a parking map will be emailed to all registrants.

Are there hotels affiliated with the race?
Several local hotels are offering group rates for the Scranton Half.

– The Hilton Scranton & Conference Center.
– The Hampton Inn Montage Mountain.
– The Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel Scranton.

– Ramada Clarks Summit.

What if it rains?
There is not a rain date for this event. It will be held rain or shine.

Is the race wheelchair conducive?
Not at this time. We are looking to accommodating wheelchairs in future years as the course develops.

Will there be an Expo or Vendor Village this year?
Yes, we are currently building a list of vendors to participate in our expo.

Expo Location
Ice Box Sports Complex
3 West Olive St.
Scranton PA, 18508

Expo/Packet Pick-up
Friday, March 31st     Hours: 6pm-9pm

Saturday, April 1st     Hours: 11am-5pm

What is the course route?

Where do the races start/finish?
The start/finish of both races are at Valor Credit Union Field at Memorial Stadium in Scranton.

What time should I be at the starting line race morning?
The half marathon begins promptly at 9am.  We recommend you head to the start line by 8:30am.

Is there a bag check?
No. There will be no bag check for the 2017 race.

No bags will be taken at the expo.

How will the water stations be positioned?
Water will be stationed approximately 2 miles along the course.

Does the race have pace groups?
There will not be any official pace groups in this race.

Will there be porta potties on the course?
Yes.  There will be porta potties at the start, finish, and designated areas along the race course of the half marathon.  No porta potties will be on the course for the 5k.

Is there team categories/registration?
The 2017 half marathon edition will feature a Team category.  Teams need a minimum of 3 participants to count.  You may have as many members on your team as you wish.  The top 3 members are scored based on total time.  Winning team will be honored at the after-party.

Are there Elite Entries Available?

Runners who can document a performance from last year (2016) better than or equal in the half marathon to the chart below may submit a request for an elite complimentary entry into the 2017 field.

Elite Male – 1:15.00

Elite Female – 1:25.00

Each request must provide the web address for the race results that document a comparable performance recorded within the last year. Please note that the Scranton Half Marathon does not provide appearance fees or travel reimbursement.

Please submit your request by email info@scrantonhalf with the subject: “Elite/Complimentary entry request.”