Friday, Sep 6, 11am – 7pm
Pick up race packet, bib number, and timing chip at the starting line tent located at 338 N. Ronks Rd, Bird-in-Hand, PA. Race packets must be picked up on Friday before the races.
Across from Bird-in-Hand Family Inn
2695 Old Philadelphia Pike
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.
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!
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.
Half Marathon and 5K runners will receive shirts available in unisex and women’s sizes. Kids Fun Run runners get a one-size youth t-shirt.Shirt guaranteed only if registered by mid-August.
No. This is a rain or shine event. In case of severe weather, please check the website, Facebook, and your email for announcements.
Yes, 4 hours. This is a comfortable walking pace for most folks.
For the Half Marathon and the 5k, we have the following Male and Female Categories: 12 & under, 13-18, 19-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80+
The Bird-in-Hand Half Marathon is a USATF-certified course. The certification code is PA23008NP. To view the course certificate and a detailed course map, please visit this page.
From The Runners