Washington Crossing Historic Park and Delaware Canal State Park, Washington Crossing, Pennsylvania, United States

Start Date

09/11/2022

Activity tags attached to this sportie.

Activities: Running race, Running only, Half Marathon (13.1 Mi), Full Marathon (26.2 Mi)

We are back, and this may just be the last year for Chasing the Unicorn Marathon, a race we added on to our THE ALTERNATIVE HALF MARATHON at a time after the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, as a last chance opportunity for people to BQ!

We expect THE ALTERNATIVE HALF MARATHON to endure after this year.

According to FindMyMarathon.com: 

The Chasing the Unicorn Marathon was the 135th largest marathon in the U.S. IN 2020 and was the 470th largest in 2019.

In 2020 51.5% of finishers qualified for the Boston Marathon and 27.6% of runners qualified for Boston in 2019.

This gives the Chasing the Unicorn Marathon the 3rd highest percentage of Boston Marathon qualifiers in the U.S. in 2020 and the 19th highest percentage in 2019.

WE ARE NOT SURE WHAT THE REGISTRATION PROCESS FOR BAA BOSTON MARATHON 2022 WILL BE. 

CHASING THE UNICORN MARATHON

was created as a last chance for runners to qualify for the Boston Marathon or improve their current seed times.

We ask that participants expect to be within ten minutes of their BQ times.

THE CHASING THE UNICORN MARATHON COURSE TIME LIMIT IS 5 HOURS 10 MINUTES

The Chasing the Unicorn Marathon is a double out-and-back course and runs concurrently with

The Alternative Half Marathon

Course: from Washington Crossing Historic Park along the Delaware Canal towpath (Delaware Canal State Park) to the south end of New Hope Pennsylvania and back. Course is concurrent with the Chasing the Unicorn Marathon, we ask that slower participants in the half marathon stay in single file and allow faster runners on their second lap of the Marathon to pass. 

IN ORDER TO MAXIMIZE THE POTENTIAL FOR BQ QUALIFIERS IN THE CHASING THE UNICORN MARATHON

THE TIME LIMIT FOR THE ALTERNATIVE HALF MARATHON WILL BE 3hrs15min

RACES START AT 7:30AM

We will update Pick-Up procedures as the race gets closer. To reduce touchpoints, we anticipate using the RunningWater hands free filling station for water, with fewer volunteers.

Please consider carrying your own hydration, with refill locations along the course...

SATURDAY PACKET PICK-UP WILL BE AVAILABLE THIS YEAR. LOCATION: TBA

As the planning for the 2021 are still a bit dynamic, please consult last year's Runners Guide, located for download in the tabs to your left.

THERE ARE PARTS OF THE COURSE WE ASK YOU TO TAKE YOUR EARPHONES OUT For your safety and the safety of all park users, and taking them out let's volunteers know you can hear them and the potential hazards 

WE DON'T OFFER DISCOUNT CODES. We like to offer everyone the lowest prices we can. The earlier you register the more you save. Let's face it those other races are artificially inflating their fees so they can track where you found out about their event, and that data is often flawed.

THERE ARE NO REFUNDS or TRANSFERS. FOR DEFERRAL INFORMATION SEE runBUCKS.com policy page.

Packet Pick-Up info TBD

PLEASE DOWNLOAD THE 2022 RUNNERS GUIDE for now! IT WILL ANSWER LOCATION and COURSE , WHERE TO PARK AND WHERE NOT TO PARK!

DOWNLOAD IT HERE: https://runsignup.com/Race/2018ChasingtheUnicornAlternativeHalfMarathon/Page/RunnersGuide

DEADLINE FOR CRACKEDBELL SINGLET IS JULY 15, 2021 

PARTNER HOTEL: HAMPTON INN NEWTOWN, PA 2022 RESERVATION LINK TO COME

Bracket/Division Details & Fees:

  1. ALTERNATIVE HALF MARATHON

    THE ALTERNATIVE HALF MARATHON will run CONCURRENTLY with the CHASING THE UNICORN MARATHON, which does the half marathon course twice. Please be respectful of your fellow athletes who are attempting to qualify! TIME LIMIT IS 3 HOURS 15 MINUTES
    Activity Starts: 9/11/2022 07:30 - Activity Ends: 9/11/2022 10:44
    Registration opens : 4/5/2022 00:06
    Activity type: Running race
    Requires Date of Birth
    Requires phone number
    Giveaway(s): CrackedBell Singlet
    Registration Periods:
    • Registration opens : 4/5/2022 00:06
      Registration closes : 4/19/2022 23:59
      Race fee : $67.50
      Processing fee : $0.00
    • Registration opens : 4/20/2022 00:00
      Registration closes : 5/6/2022 23:59
      Race fee : $68.00
      Processing fee : $0.00
    • Registration opens : 5/7/2022 00:00
      Registration closes : 5/20/2022 23:59
      Race fee : $69.00
      Processing fee : $0.00


  2. CHASING THE UNICORN MARATHON

    CHASING THE UNICORN MARATHON which does the half marathon course twice will run CONCURRENTLY with THE ALTERNATIVE HALF MARATHON. We have asked the half marathoners to please be respectful of their fellow athletes who are attempting to qualify! COURSE TIME LIMIT IS 5hours 30 minutes THIS IS A RACE FOR NEAR QUALIFIERS
    Activity Starts: 9/11/2022 07:30 - Activity Ends: 9/11/2022 13:14
    Registration opens : 4/5/2022 00:06
    Activity type: Running only
    Requires Date of Birth
    Requires phone number
    Giveaway(s): SINGLET
    Registration Periods:
    • Registration opens : 4/5/2022 00:06
      Registration closes : 4/19/2022 23:59
      Race fee : $75.00
      Processing fee : $0.00
    • Registration opens : 4/20/2022 00:00
      Registration closes : 5/6/2022 23:59
      Race fee : $77.50
      Processing fee : $0.00
    • Registration opens : 5/7/2022 00:00
      Registration closes : 5/20/2022 23:59
      Race fee : $79.00
      Processing fee : $0.00


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