Runner’s World gets in the game

In yet another sign of how popular the half marathon race distance has become, Runner’s World magazine announced plans for its very own race this October, the all-new Runner’s World Half Marathon and Running Festival, set for October 19 – 21 in its own hometown of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.

The race will feature a 10K, 5K and a run for kids on Saturday, followed by the centerpiece of the running festival, the half marathon, on Sunday morning at 8:30 AM. Though details for the race are still being worked out, the course for the 13.1-mile race is set to take runners from the “beautifully refurbished steel mills of Bethlehem Steel through the historic neighborhoods of this Pennsylvania city,” according to the news release.

Get the full story and sign up for the race here, or follow the race on Twitter.

Read more about the race in this story from the Lehigh Valley Morning Call newspaper.