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2023 Jim Thorpe Area Running Festival Set to Take Place April 29th and 30th

Jim Thorpe, PA - The 5th annual Jim Thorpe Area Running Festival presented by Lehigh Valley Health Network is set to take place on April 29th and 30th, 2023. This annual event celebrates the rich history and beautiful scenery of the Jim Thorpe area, while promoting healthy lifestyles and physical activity.

For 2023, the Festival has teamed up with Together With Veterans of Carbon County, a charitable non-profit working to prevent suicide among those who have already given so much to our country. The Festival will also benefit the Jim Thorpe Community Watch and the White Haven Public Library.

The Festival offers a variety of races for runners of all abilities. Participants can choose from a 7-miler, a half marathon, or a Boston Qualifying full marathon. Each race offers stunning views of the Lehigh River and scenic wilderness of the Pocono Mountains. For Sunday’s events, the 7-miler and full marathon, participants will take the Reading and Blue Mountain Northern scenic railway to the starting lines.

"We are thrilled to bring the JTARF back for its fifth year," said race director, Michael Ragozzino of The RUNegades. "It’s a great opportunity for runners to challenge themselves, while experiencing the quaint charm and incredible energy of the Jim Thorpe community."

After the races, participants will head into town for a “whistle stop” tour of bars and restaurants offering special deals for runners.

Registration for the 2023 Jim Thorpe Area Running Festival is now open. All participants will receive a commemorative t-shirt and finisher medal.

"We encourage runners of all levels to join us," added Ragozzino. "Whether you're a seasoned runner or just starting out, the Jim Thorpe Area Running Festival offers a unique and unforgettable experience in a gorgeous setting for a great cause.”

For more information about the 2023 Jim Thorpe Area Running Festival presented by Lehigh Valley Health Network, including registration, race details, sponsorship and volunteer opportunities, visit the event website at


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