Our partners at NEPA CrossFit have developed a plan that you can use to help you train for your race.  Click on this link to learn more or please feel free to check them out at www.nepacrossfit.com.

Bibs are not-transferable.

Sunday, July 19th, 2020
– Kid’s 1/4 Mile Fun Run (5-8 yr olds) – 8:00am
– Kid’s 1/2 Mile Fun Run (9-12 yr olds) – 8:30am

Yes – of course!

Registration Fees:
January 1st to 7th – $65
January 8th to March 31st – $75
April 1st to June 30th – $80
July 1st to July 11th – $89.95

From January 1st until March 31st a full refund will be given. From April 1st until May 31st a 25% refund will be given. Beginning June 1st, no refunds will be given.

Race Capacity – 3,000 Runners


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

No. All registrations must be completed online. Accepted forms of payment are Visa and Master Card.

At times, email servers block the confirmation emails. You can search your spam folder. You may also email the race committee at gwbhalfmarathon@gmail.com, provide us your cell phone number (area code included) and we will email you a confirmation.

There will be 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 during the awards ceremony.

There are no pre-determined vantage points, but the course is very accessible throughout Wilkes-Barre.

Unfortunately, due to safety concerns and insurance reasons, the Wilkes-Barre Half Marathon has adopted a no dogs/pets policy. This policy also extends to race volunteers, spectators, and participants in the start and finish areas of the race. Only service dogs will be allowed with a participant or spectator and race staff may ask if a dog is a service animal.

      July 18th, 2020 from at Expo (site to be determined)
      Hours: 11am-5pm


      July 19th Packet Pick-Up
Hours: 5:30am-6:30am (location to be determined)

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.

The race timing will be done utilizing Chronotrack Timing Systems. 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.

Cash Prizes ($6,000):


Age Groups:

  • Under 18
  • 19 – 24
  • 25 – 29
  • 30 – 34
  • 35 – 39
  • 40 – 44
  • 45 – 49
  • 50 – 54
  • 55 – 59
  • 60 – 64
  • 65 – 69
  • Over 70

There is not a rain date for this event. It will be held rain or shine.