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Friday, October 9, 2009

Steamtown Marathon


Even though I haven't been able to get there in years, the Steamtown Marathon remains one of my favorite NEPA events.

Yes, watching the runners is tremendous fun, but it's great to see how the locals get behind what's going on.

It starts at the "start" line, Forest City High School.  Kids give up their Sunday morning to help get the runners on their way.

Then, there are all the people along the 26.2 mile route, cheering, encouraging, even though most don't know anyone in the race.

And, it all ends on Courthouse Square in downtown Scranton, where even more volunteers give the runners a little TLC after they cross the finish line.

If you get a chance, hit the road Sunday morning and take a look.  It starts at 8:00 AM.  You can find the route, best viewing areas,  and all the particulars at the Steamtown Marathon web site.

If you can't get out, we'll show you some of the race on Newswatch 16.

Enjoy your Columbus Day weekend.