South Mt. 10 Miler & 5k





Traditional Fall events starting and ending at Saucon Park. The 10-mile course is a challenging course, the middle miles use South Mountain Drive to run on South Mountain surrounded by Lehigh Valley autumn colors. The 5K course is largely flat along Saucon Creek and the lower elevations at the foot of South Mountain. The races have become must do events among the LV runners with bragging rights to the mountain runners. The suburban and rural roads used by the courses are not closed to traffic.

Race Date: Sunday, November 5, 2017
Time: 9:00 a.m. – Check in from 7:30-8:45 a.m.
Race Director: Jill Forsythe (send email)


5K – $25.00  |  $20 after 10/21 (no shirt)
10 MILER – $35  |  $30 after 10/21 (no shirt)



All sales are final, no refunds or rain dates. Bicycles, skateboards, baby joggers, roller skates or roller blades, animals (including dogs) and personal music players are not allowed in the race.

VOLUNTEERS: Here is a link to our volunteer page with specific information.


Both courses are open to traffic. Runners must follow rules of road and obey traffic laws. Police escort on the 10-mile course. Water stops are located at approximate miles 3, 4.5 and 6.5. No water stops on the 5K course. Time limit for 10-miler is 2 hours 30 minutes.

5Kcourse map
Relatively flat on open roads within Saucon Park. An out-and-back course.
Total feet climbed: 106
10 Milercourse map
10 Miler follows 5K course before breaking off and heading up past Lehigh University’s campus which, of course, means a hill climb. Turn-around at the Channel 39 building and head back down to the finish.
Total feet climbed: 803
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10 Miler: 13-19, 20-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60+
5K: 10-19, 20-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70+

Must be present to receive award. All unclaimed awards will be donated to Second Harvest.


Thanksgiving turkey’s to First Place Male and Female overall Open, Masters and First Place Age Group Winners


Post-race food includes fruit, bagels and more. Raffle.


Saucon Park is located off Rte. 412 between Hellertown and Bethlehem.  Take the Hellertown/Bethlehem exit off I-78.  Turn right off exit toward Bethlehem and travel about 1/2 mile.  Park entrance is on the left. Race check-in is in the picnic pavillions near the swimming pool (not the ball fields) at Westmont St. and Millside Dr.


Thanks to the following sponsors of our 2016 raffle:

Aardvark, Henry’s Salt of the Sea, Red Robin , 187 Rue Principale, Phantoms hockey team, Cactus Blue, Bell Hall, Yoeull’s Oyster House, Apollo Grill, LVRR, Subway, Chowder House, Clementine Salon.