Independence Series: June 5-9, 2024

Day 1 (Wed, June 5): Lums Pond State Park, Bear, DelawareIndependence Shirt - Front 2-01
Day 2 (Thu, June 6): Fair Hills NRMA, Elkton, Maryland
Day 3 (Fri, June 7): Daniel Boone Homestead, Birdsboro, Pennsylvania
Day 4 (Sat, June 8): High Point State Park, Sussex, New Jersey
Day 5 (Sun , June 9): Montgomery, New York

Quick Overview
Series Dates: Wednesday, June 5 – Sunday, June 9, 2024.
Race Times: All Regular Starts are at 6:00 AM (ET) and optionalseriesgroupfb Early Starts are at 5:00 AM (ET). Early Start available for distances of half marathon or longer. We encourage any 6+ hour participants to take advantage of the Early Starts. Pre-Race Briefing will start approximately 10 minutes before each of the two race start times.

Early Start:. Optional Early Start at 5:00 AM (ET) is recommended for those expecting a 6+ hour finish time.

Packet Pickup Options

  • Pre-Series Packet Pickup: Tuesday, June 4, 4-6 PM, Lums Pond State Park, Bear DE.
  • Race Day Packet Pickup: Race Day Packet Pickup is available each race day starting at 4:30 AM and goes until 5:50 AM.

Time Limit: None. We have a “no runner left behind” policy, and we happily stay until the final finisher crosses the line. Walkers are always welcome!
Pets/Strollers: Pets are not allowed, for the safety and comfort of our runners/walkers; you’re welcome to bring a stroller if you have small children.
Group dinners, hotels, and airports: Check Independence Series Facebook Group.

Hotel Searches: DE, MD, PA, NJ, NY
Discounts: $10 discount on marathon/half marathon to active military, as well as members of any club that will list these events on their calendar. ( requires a code to receive discount, which you can find on the club’s site or by contacting us.) We also offer a discount for local participants; contact us for details.
Food/Aid Stations: Due to our unique multi-loop course setup, we have one giant “aid station,” with more food and drink than you could ever need! Ask anyone who’s run at least one of our races; we’ve got everything from fruit to jelly beans to sandwiches, water to Gatorade to hot coffee, and everything in between. Way more than just granola bars and bananas–we even have our very own mobile kitchen, Loony Lunchbox!

Registration information is below. You may do any number of races; special medals are awarded to those who complete all five!

Race Locations:

  • Day 1: Delaware
    • Lums Pond State Park (Start will be at Area 1)
    • 1042 Howell School Road
    • Bear, DE 19701
    • GPS (map): N 39.55878, W 75.71463 (Park entrance; park roads not on Garmin)
    • Terrain: Mix of hard-packed dirt, grass, gravel, and pavement with lots of shade.
    • Elevation Gain (per lap estimates by Garmin): 39′
    • Tentative Course Laps: 16 laps for Marathon.
    • Course Lap Preview

Lum's Pond, DE

  • Day 2: Maryland
    • Fair Hills Natural Resources Management Area
    • 2941 Appleton Rd
    • Elkton, MD 21921
    • GPS (map): 39.714439, -75.821533
    • Terrain: TBD
    • Elevation Gain (per lap estimates by Garmin): TBD
    • Tentative Course Laps: TBD
  • Day 3: Pennsylvania
    • Daniel Boone Homestead
    • 400 Daniel Boone Road
    • Birdsboro, PA 19508
    • GPS (map): 40.3008560, -75.7948630
    • Terrain: Pavement and gravel with some shade.
    • Elevation Gain (per lap estimates by Garmin): 89′
    • Tentative Course Laps: 12 laps for Marathon.

Daniel Boone SP PA

  • Day 4: New Jersey
    • High Point State Park
    • 1480 Rt. 23 Ridge Road – High Point Group Campsite A
    • Sussex, NJ
    • GPS (map): 41.308272, -74.681115
    • Terrain: Smooth asphalt surface through a dense forest (lots of shade).
    • Elevation Gain (per lap estimates by Garmin): 175′
    • Tentative Course Laps: 12 laps for Marathon.

High Point SP NJ

  • Day 5: New York
    • Thomas Bull Memorial Park
    • 211 NY-416
    • Montgomery, NY 12549
    • GPS (map):41.482104, -74.271840
    • Terrain: TBD
    • Elevation Gain (per lap estimates by Garmin): TBD
    • Tentative Course Laps: TBD

Travel distances/times between race locations (estimates):

  • Day 1 (DE) => Day 2 (MD): 14 miles, 0:24
  • Day 2 (MD) => Day 3 (PA): 48 miles, 1:21
  • Day 3 (PA) => Day 4 (NJ): 120 miles, 2:31
  • Day 4 (NJ) => Day 5 (NY): 5 – 30 miles, 0:09 – 0:39
  • Day 5 (NY) => Day 1 of New England Series (CT): 139 miles, 2:37

What about the bling?
We all know that’s the best part! Every participant will receive one t-shirt and other fun goodies.
All finishers will receive a separate medal for each day; in addition, we give a special medal to those who complete all races in a series.
We even give a special award to each person participating in his or her first full or half marathon!
The best part: The famous caboose, given to the final finisher of each marathon and half marathon!

Delaware – Maryland – Pennsylvania – New Jersey – New York

June 5-9 2024
Race Type By 10/31/23 11/1/23-12/31/23 1/1/24-4/30/24 After 4/30/24
Full $110 $120 $135 $155
Half $95 $105 $120 $135
10K $55 $55 $55 $65
5K $45 $45 $45 $55
50K $120 $130 $145 $165
Register online: Click HERE!!
Mail-in Registration Form: HERE!!
You may also register during packet pickup or on race day (cash/check/credit card/PayPal). Entry fees are non-refundable and may not be transferred to another participant.
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