Water Gap 50k

Staging Location

Milford Beach Day Use Area
Water Gap National Recreation Area
Milford, PA
Directions: From Rt. 209 (Federal Rd) at the southern end of the town of Milford, PA, head south on Milford Beach Road (2013), following signs for Milford Beach Park.
Drive Times: 60 minutes from Scranton, 90 minutes from New York City or Poughkeepsie, 2.5 hours from Philly, 74 hours from Talkeetna, AK.

Timeline

  • Friday, September 29th:
  • 4:00 - 7:00 pm: BIB pickup at Milford Beach Park
  • Saturday, September 30th:
  • 5:30 – 6:45 am: Race Day Registration at Milford Beach Park
  • 7:00 am: Bus/s Depart Milford Beach Park for Haileah (please leave all that you won't race w/ at Milford).
  • 8:00 am: Start at Haileah
  • 4:30 pm: Course Closure at Milford Beach. (8 hour cutoff)

Aid Stations

Each w/ water, tailwind, foods such as bananas, sandwiches, pretzels, etc… Each will have a cut-off time to insure runners are moving through at/under the needed pace.

All aid stations EXCEPT Conashaugh are okay for spectator/crew access. Please note however that parking is limited and first come – first serve. Any cars parked illegally on highways or private drives are subject to ticket/tow.

AS1: Park Headquarters, 6.5 mi. - Spectator/crew access okay. Limited parking, first come – first serve in Park Headquarters Lot and overflow across street. Cars parked illegally subject to ticket and tow.
Course Cutoff / Closure: 9:45 a.m. (1.75 hours)

AS2: Bushkill Access, 10.1 mi. - Spectator/crew access okay. AS setup located at northeast side (downstream) of parking area. Please be careful of runners crossing parking area.
Course Cutoff / Closure: 11 a.m. (3 hours)

AS3: Eshbeck Access, 14.3 mi - Spectator/crew access okay. Please park on one side of entrance road or beyond AS/course crossing in river parking area. Please drive slowly and watch for runners crossing access drive near AS. AS in southeast grassy area where trail merges w/ access drive.
Course Cutoff / Closure: 12 p.m. (4 hours)

AS4: Schneider's Farm, 21 mi. - Spectator/crew access okay. Gravel lot next to Rt. 209.
Course Cutoff / Closure: 1:30 p.m. (5.5 hours)

AS5: Conashaugh, 26.9 mi. - NO CREW SPECTATOR OR CREW ACCESS PERMITTED per small parking lot.
Course Cutoff / Closure: 3 p.m. (7 hours)

Finish: Milford Beach Park, 31.5 mi. - Course Cutoff / Closure: 4 p.m. (8 hours)

Dropping Out

No dropping out. You've trained, your fit, and it's a beautiful course to the finish. With that said, we understand things come up. If you're unable to walk it in under the cut you must drop at, return to, or catch a ride to the next, Aid Station. You must turn in your BIB# to that aid station (necessary for us to be sure all are accounted for). If you do not have a crew on the course or chasing in a vehicle we will do what we can to give you a lift as soon as we are able.