PACKET PICK-UP for all events!

PACKET PICK-UP for all events!

PACKET PICK-UP for all events!

Friday, Sep 6, 11am – 7pm

Pick up race packet, bib number, and timing chip at the starting line tent located at 2727 Old Philadelphia Pike. Race packets must be picked up on Friday before the races.

 

PARKING

PARKING

PARKING

Across from Bird-in-Hand Family Inn
338 North Ronks Road

Parking is available on a nearby farming field. Some areas may be uneven or muddy during rainfall. Please allow plenty of time to park and check-in. Gear check is not available but access to parked vehicles is quick and easy.

 

PICNIC

PICNIC

PICNIC

Saturday, Sep 7, 10am – 12pm

Join us for this free celebration for runners and their families, volunteers, and members of the Bird-in-Hand community. Enjoy delicious BBQ chicken, grilled sausages, and all the fixings followed by cake and ice cream. It’s a fun time of camaraderie and community!

Schedule

Friday, September 6, 2019

  • 11 am – 7 pm –Packet Pick-up for all events
  • 11 am – 7 pm – BIH Half Marathon Expo
  • 4 – 8 pm – Pre-Race Pizza & Pasta Party Presented by Gordon Food Service
  • 6:10 pm – Kids Fun Run – Presented by WellSpan Ephrata Hospital
  • 6:30 pm – 5K – Presented by Bank of Bird-in-Hand
  • 7:30 – 9 pm – Bonfire/S’mores Party

Saturday, September 7, 2019

  • 7:30 am – BIH Half Marathon
  • 10 am – 12pm – Community Picnic

Shirts

Half Marathon and 5K runners will receive tech shirts available in unisex and women’s sizes. Kid’s Fun Run runners get a one-size youth t-shirt. Shirt guaranteed only if registered by August 9, 2019.

Horseshoe Medals

The Horseshoe Medal is designed to reflect our course and community – hardworking, unique, and a step back in time. Horses put a lot of miles on their shoes – just as runners do. This inspired an Amish firefighter to collect authentic horseshoes from local farriers to award our runners. The finished medals are hung from leather collected from local harness shops that serve the Plain Community. Every shoe has been worn by an actual horse within a few miles of Bird-in-Hand and each medal is unique in size and shape. Bringing home a BIH Half Marathon Horseshoe Medal truly means you’ll bring home a piece of our community.

Share your race photos using #BIHhalf and BIH5K

Find post-race photos at uscandids.com and actsportsmanagement.com
What a great experience!

What a great experience! From the perfect organization to the scenic course, this is one to run! Furthermore, it’s wonderful to see a community really working together to serve a better good – the fact that all proceeds support a volunteer fire company is outstanding.

– Runner from Kutztown, PA

I loved everything about this race!!!

Where do I start??? I loved everything about this race!!! I’ve done several half marathons all over the Eastern United States and BIH is definitely one of the best! I thought the communication leading up to the race was great. Everything from packet pick-up to parking was handled smoothly and efficiently. Other highlights included a hot air balloon launch at the start, a beautiful course, an awesome, handmade horseshoe medal and a delicious community post-race picnic. If you’re looking for a unique running experience, I highly recommend this race!

– Runner from Orlando, FL

You put smiles on my face.

Thank you to the organizers (the long, detailed pre-race emails were on point). Thank you to the very many volunteers that made sure we were safe. Thank you to the pacers, you guys are truly inspiring. Thank you to the Amish children that were so excited about handing us water and cheering us on. You put smiles on my face.

– Anonymous

Learn more about the Bird-in-Hand Fire Company and how you can stay involved all year long.

Race Management

The Bird-in-Hand Fire Company is proud to partner with ACT Sports Management, an industry leader in race management. For nearly 10 years, this partnership has provided unparalleled safety and a race day experience that is fun, organized and designed with the runner in mind.