Korean American Friendship Marathon
제 1회 미 동부지역 한인 마라톤 대회
Great scenic fast Course, Boston Qualified!
Free Traditional Korean Foods will be provided at the finish line.
We will distribute the bib numbers at NY( NYC Queens,) and NJ ( Fore Lee) before the race day.
See Below at the About the race section
About the Race
The Korean American friendship marathon will be held on the same course of the Two River Marathon
The course is in the Top 25 of Boston Qualifier times of all marathons in the US .
I’m pleased to announce that this course has been selected as the Pennsylvania State Marathon Championship Race since 2016.
It’s a fast course! There are a hill or two, early in the race, but the 600 feet of net elevation loss and generally flat last 16 miles of the marathon make it fast, fun and friendly.
All finishers in the marathon, half-marathon, 10k and 5k will receive:
beautiful T shirt
Unlimited Variety of Korean Foods at the Finish .
Enjoy K-Pops, and Korean Traditional Dance
You get all of the above if you compete in any race from the 5k to the marathon.
Our goal is to be the most athlete-friendly event in the country. We want to provide the best race day experience possible. We do this with a beautiful course, the best schwag and great food.
9 Am race start at Woodloch Lodge, Hawley PA, 731 Welcome Lake Road. Prerace check-in starts at 7;30 am at the Theater at Woodloch (there will be signs directing athletes to the theater). Race start is approximately 100 yards up the road from the theater at the top of a hill.
BIB and Packet Pick up
Race day pick up and check in starts at 7:30 AM at the Woodloch Resort.
We also have early distribution of BIB and packet at NJ and NYC as below for your convenience.
You may join the race directly on the race day..
NJ: CK Rehab & Pain Clinic . 21 Grand Ave South Building Suite 502, Palisade Park NJ 07650 T; 201-657-2613, Avail. Date, Time. Sep.15, Saturday 11 to 5
NY: Pine Mortgage: 209-35 Northern BLVD Suite 204, Bayside, NY 11361 T: 631-645-5250 , Avail Date, Time . Friday Sep 14. 10 to 6
( ask this service to e mail firstname.lastname@example.org)
The 2018 races will be held on Sep. 16 (Sunday) with a 9am start for the marathon and half marathon, and a 10am start for the 5k and 10k races.
Race day athlete check-in is in the Woodloch Theater, 731 Welcome Lake Drive, Hawley PA. There will be signs directing athletes and families to the parking area.
The races are a qualifier for the Boston Marathon. The course is certified (certificate PA12012WB).
- Mile marker signs at every mile (as well as paint on the road surface)
- Signs that can’t be missed at the turnarounds (marathon, half-marathon, 10k and 5k)
- Marathon and half marathon turns. Please don’t miss them! Each turn will have signage, paint on the ground, cones and more signs letting you know it’s time to turn. RD Rule of Thumb, “When you think you have enough signs on the course so that nobody can possibly get lost, double the signage!” I will have double the signage on the course.
- Here are the “pay attention to” turns on the course:
- Mile 1.8 Right turn onto Masthope Plank Road
- Mile 8.5 or so. You’ll go under a railroad trestle, Go left here! You will have the option to go straight, but if you do, you will see a wall masquerading as a road. It is straight up. DO NOT GO STRAIGHT. You will run out of oxygen plus you will get lost.
- Mile 11.7. This is the end of Masthope Plank Road. You will know it very well after 9.9 miles on it. Go Right Here! There will be a portapotty here as well.
- Half Marathon Turnaround: You’ll have signage, cones, paint and a volunteer here. It is at mile 12.3 of the course.
- Marathon Turnaround: You’ll have signage, cones, paint and a volunteer here. It is at mile 18.8.
I hope you’ll find the race pricing an incredible value after you’ve experienced the event and obtained the race shirt, beautiful the 1st finisher’s medal, post race barbeque, and, hopefully, an award!
The course map is located here:
It is a certified Boston Marathon qualifying course.
The half marathon follows the marathon course. At Masthope Plank Road and Rte 590, mile 11.75, the half marathoners will turn right, as will the marathoners. The half marathoners will go out Rte 590 for about .75 miles, then turnaround and head back to the finish area.
The course elevation map is posted here:
Video of the Course ( It was taken on Winter.. Our race will be held on Early Fall... imagine.. more beautiful without snow)
Part 1 : This video covers the start of the Race (at Woodloch) to around mile 5.
Part 2 of 3: This video shows miles 5 to 11.75, which is the point that the athlete turns onto Rte 590 for the out and back along the Lackawaxen River.I recommend viewing 4:45 to 7:00 minutes into this video (little hills on the course) and 9:30 to 11:25 (end of video–shows turn onto Rte 590 and shows finish line).
Part 3 of 3: This video covers the out and back along the Lackawaxen River. For marathoners, they will be on this road (Route 590) for 7 miles. For half marathoners, they will be on this road for 3/4 of a mile. Both events will have clearly marked turnarounds.
GPS Info for start and finish of marathon and half marathon:
Finish Line GPS : Two River Junction( This is the Party Place..)
106 Scenic Dr
Lackawaxen, PA 18435
That is the finish line. Parking is across the street at the Fire House.
Start Line GPS : Woodloch Resort
731 Welcome Lake Rd
Hawley, PA 18428
We will be in the Heritage Theater, which is very near the start, at the northernmost part of Woodloch Resort.
Marathon and half marathon check-in and race day registration begins at 7:30am in at the Woodloch Theater, located at 731 Welcome Lake Road, Hawley PA 18428.
Getting to the Start
The shuttle to the race start leaves at 7:30am and 8:15am. Race start is 9am for the marathon and half-marathon.
The race start is at Woodloch Pines Resort, about 10 miles from the finish. This is the highest point on the course. The marathon and half marathon feature 600 feet of net elevation loss.
We will have use of the Woodloch Resort Theater (a very nice facility with bathrooms and heat) prior to the race. It is the building closest to the start area. Thank you to Woodloch Resort. Please be sure to treat the building and the area around Woodloch with respect and cleanliness.
Water and Port a Potties
Water stations and port-a-potties are on the course. Water stations are located at least every two miles, with more aid stations located on the out and back section from miles 12-19 that returns for miles 19-26. Water is at the aid stations. We can put any special nutrition, gels or fluids at any aid station for you.
Port-a-potties are located at miles 6, 11.75 and 19.
5 and 10k Details
The 10k and 5k races start at 10:00am at the Park (finish line area). Race day registration and athlete check-in start at 8:30am. The course is flat and follows the Lackawaxen River on an out and back course.