Lehigh Valley Health Network Via Marathon Race Weekend: September 10 & 11, 2016 | Allentown, PA
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Travel & Lodging

The Lehigh Valley
Allentown, Bethlehem & Easton, PA
A community dating back to 1650’s, Allentown, Bethlehem and Easton make up what we call today the Lehigh Valley of Pennsylvania.  Transformed from an industrial and manufacturing center in the 20th century, today it is an arts and cultural community featuring a robust supply of visual and performing arts.

Healthcare, finance and technology now provide the backbone of our business activity.  The community is dynamic and has a quality of life that is unsurpassed in our modern society.  The community is, at the same time, historic and diverse.  It is also the home to Runner’s World Magazine and the entire Rodale enterprise.

About the Course
This net descent course starts marathon runners and relay teams at Lehigh Valley Hospital in Allentown, PA.  Maybe an odd location to start, but it’s easy to find and has plenty of parking.  It’s a quick trip to the Lehigh Parkway, past the Fish Hatchery, across a covered bridge and heading towards the Lehigh River.  At mile 7, you enter the Delaware and Lehigh National Heritage Corridor.  Mile 12 places you in Bethlehem, PA with a run through the 18th Century Industrial Quarter.  Canal locks, a boat launch and several parks make up the run to Easton, PA.  At mile 25, the confluence of the Lehigh and Delaware Rivers is right before you.  Just 1 more mile places you at the finish line in Easton.

Scenic, shady and a net descent drop of 240’ make it an attractive qualifying run for the Boston Marathon.  The average runner’s time for the past few years has been 4:02 hours.  The half marathon starts half through the full marathon course and is run on the Bethlehem to Easton part of the course.  The 5K Run, Via Walk and Kids Race are held at SteelStacks in historic south Bethlehem.

Airports
Lehigh Valley International Airport (ABE)
3.6 miles from the start of the Marathon/Team Relay, 8 miles from the start of the Half Marathon and 20 miles from the finish line. 

Philadelphia International Airport (PHL)
68.7 miles east of the start of the Marathon/Team Relay, 76.1 miles east of start of the Half Marathon and 85 miles north of the finish line. 

Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR)
81.7 miles east of the start of the Marathon/Team Relay, 74.7 miles east of start of the Half Marathon and 61 miles east of the finish line.

Official Hotels

Hilton Garden Inn
Allentown, Bethlehem Airport

Marathon Rate - $119
Group Code:  VIA

For every reservation, the Hilton Garden Inn will donate $10 to Via!

LIMITED Shuttle Service to the start line is being offered to all guests; please make arrangements when making reservations.

1787-B Airport Road
Allentown, PA 18109
610-443-1400
  • 9 Miles from Marathon/Team Relay Start
  • 5.9 Miles from Half Marathon Start
  • 15 Miles from Finish
  • Hyatt Place

    Special Marathon Rate - $149
    Group Code: VIA Marathon

    (must call to receive rate, not available online)

    45 West North Street
    Bethlehem, PA 18018
    610-625-0500
  • Within Walking Distance of Half Marathon Start
  • Marriott TownePlace Suites
    Easton

    Marathon Rate - $109
    Group Code: VIA Marathon

    (must call to receive rate, not available online)

    Reserve by 8/8/17

    3800 Easton/Nazareth Highway
    Easton, PA 18045
    610-829-2000
  • 22 Miles from Marathon/Team Relay Start
  • 14 Miles from Half Marathon Start
  • 5 Miles from Finish
  • Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem

    Marathon Rate – Friday $199; Saturday $309 (must call to receive rate, not available online)
    Group Code: GVI0916

    (must call to receive rate, not available online)

    Paying guest must be age 21 or older.

    77 Sands Boulevard
    Bethlehem, PA 18015
    877-726-3777
  • 1.8 Miles from Half Marathon Start
  • Midway between Marathon/Team Relay Start and Finish Line
  • Grand Estonian Suites Hotel

    Marathon Rate -$149
    Group Code: Via Marathon

    (must call to receive rate, not available online)

    140 Northampton St, Easton, PA 18042 610-258-6350
  • Within Walking Distance of Finish and Race Transportation
  • Hampton Inn

    Marathon Rate - $139
    Group Code: Via Marathon

    (must call to receive rate, not available online)

    Includes complimentary continental breakfast.
    3723 Nazareth Rd, Easton, PA 18045 610-250-6500
  • 22 Miles from Start
  • 6 Miles from Finish
  • Days Inn

    Marathon Rate - $70
    Group Code: Via Marathon

    (must call to receive rate, not available online)

    Newly remodeled in 2016

    185 S 3rd St, Easton,
    PA 18042

    610-253-9131
  • Within Walking Distance to Finish and Race Transportation
  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites
    Allentown Central Dorneyville

    Marathon Rate - $72.99
    Group Code: LVM

    (rate available online and toll free at 1-866-889-0981)

    3620 Hamilton Boulevard
    Allentown, PA 18103
    610-437-9255 • 1.6 Miles from Start
    Comfort Suites
    Bethlehem

    Marathon Rate - $129

    (must call to receive rate, not available online)

    120 West Third Street
    Bethlehem, PA 18015
    610-882-9700 • 0.9 Miles from Half Marathon Start
    Best Western
    Bethlehem
    Marathon Rate - $94
    Group Code: VIA Marathon
    300 Gateway Drive
    Bethlehem, PA 18017
    610-954-5000 • 3.4 Miles from Half Marathon Start
    • 11 Miles from Finish
    Staybridge Suites
    Allentown

    Marathon Rate - $139

    (must call to receive rate, not available online)

    1787-A Airport Road
    Allentown, PA 18109
    610-443-5000 • 9 Miles from Marathon/Team Relay Start
    • 5.9 Miles from Half Marathon Start
    • 15 Miles from Finish
    Courtyard Marriott
    Bethlehem

    Marathon Rate - $129

    (must call to receive rate, not available online)

    2160 Motel Drive
    Bethlehem, PA 18018
    781-350-1622 • 3.4 Miles from Half Marathon Start
    • 12 Miles from Marathon Start
    • 15 Miles from Finish