D&L Trail-A-Thon

Delaware & Lehigh - D&L Trail-A-Thon

New Name, Same Fun Event: D&L Trail-A-Thon

April 1 – April 30, 2024

To distinguish this important fundraising event from other DLNHC events that aren’t fundraisers, we’ve changed the name from D&L Trail Challenge to D&L Trail-A-Thon, but the event is still the same! 

New this year: You’ll get a $10 discount if you sign up for two events, for example, walk and bike. You will also get a discount code to register in St. Luke’s D&L RaceFest on November 10, 2024.

The D&L Trail-A-Thon encourages people to run, walk, and/or bike and log miles to raise money for the Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor, our programming, and the D&L Trail. 100% of the proceeds from the Trail-A-Thon support us as a 501(c)(3) non-profit.

Trail-A-Thon Details

Like past years, the main level challenges runners and walkers to complete at least four cumulative half-marathon (13.1-mile) distances, a total of 52.4 miles in the month of April. Cyclists are challenged to complete the length of the D&L Trail, a total of 165 miles during the month (or 41.25 miles a week). These are great goals for anyone just starting out or trying to get into a regular exercise routine. You can accrue the miles anywhere; they don’t have to be on the D&L Trail itself. 

The super level challenges avid runners and walkers to complete a marathon (26.2 miles) every week in April for a total of 104.8 miles and challenges avid cyclists to complete two lengths of the D&L Trail (330 miles). This challenge is for experienced walkers, runners, and cyclists who’ve crushed the event in past years or motivated newcomers.

Miles can be accrued over several workouts on the 165-mile D&L Trail or somewhere else, any time between April 1 and April 30. You select where, when, and how, then register your miles easily on RunSignup’s website. We’ll be giving out weekly incentives to motivate you to log your miles!

A real-time Leader Board will engage your competitiveness. You can race against a personal mileage goal or simply participate for fun and fitness.

The registration fee for the D&L Trail-A-Thon is $25.  Registration includes:

  • An event profile to log your miles and be shown on the event leaderboard
  • Virtual stickers for every half marathon or marathon completed, so you can proudly display your accomplishments on social media and encourage others
  • Entry into an exclusive Facebook group to share tips and cheer on friendly competition
  • If you would like to opt-in for a D&L Trail-A-Thon t-shirt you can do so for an additional $15. (We will do our best to make sure you receive a shirt in your chosen size.  No guarantees to those registered after 4/8/2024).

You can separately purchase additional DLNHC branded SWAG from our store including dri-fit shirts great for outdoor recreation, and books for adults or children about the Corridor, railroads and canals.

And, most importantly, you’ll know that you are contributing to the important and worthwhile work of the Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor.

Please help us promote the challenge with your friends by inviting them to join you and/or compete against you while helping the trail. Registration closes on April 7, so your friends can sign up even after the Trail-A-Thon has begun.