The 6th best overall marathon in the United States turns 21 this year. Will you be there?



the rich history of Northeast PA from Forest City to Scranton

The 21st Annual Steamtown Marathon will be held on Sunday, October 9, 2016. 

Registration is open!

Celebrating 21 years running on October 9, 2016, the Steamtown Marathon is packed with Northeastern Pennsylvania culture on a mostly downhill, scenic course that will keep you steamin’ all the way across the finish line.   Explore our site to find everything you need to know about race weekend.

The Steamtown Marathon is a USATF-certified event and is an official Boston Marathon qualifier. The course features a net elevation drop of 955′. The point-to-point course runs through 14 communities and includes approximately 4.2 miles of paved rails-to-trails along the Lackawanna River.

In a Runner’s World online survey completed by thousands of runners, Steamtown was named the 6th best overall marathon.  Runner’s World has also named Steamtown one of the nation’s 10 best for first time marathoners.  Steamtown has been consistently ranked as one of the nation’s fastest marathon courses by several running magazines and Web sites.

The Steamtown Marathon benefits the children and residents of St. Joseph’s Center, Scranton.  Thanks to the generosity of our runners and sponsors, the Marathon has donated $1,450,000 to St. Joseph’s since 1996.