All registrants receive entry into the race, custom finisher medal, entry into the post race party, a custom race shirt, live entertainment on course, and an Epic Finish in Arm and Hammer Trenton Thunder Waterfront Park.

Start Times

The official Start time is 8:00AM. All runners will be lined up based on their anticipated pace per mile. All walkers will be corralled to the back as not to interfere with faster runners.

  • Half Marathon Begins at 8:00AM
  • 10K Begins at 8:00AM
  • 5K Begins at 8:30AM
  • Kids Run Begins at 11:00AM

Pre-Race Packet Pick Up:

Race Day Packet Pick Up will be open at the Trenton Thunder Will Call Window from 6:00AM until 7:30AM. To purchase this option, please select the "Purchase Additional Items" tab under the Runners' dropdown menu.

  • Opens at 6:00AM
  • Closes at 7:30AM

Trenton Half Marathon VIP Package

Do you want to put that finishing touch on your Trenton Half experience? We have a great VIP program that can help make the event even more memorable. This package offers amenities for runners, their supporters and some great memorabilia from the event. Listed below are the items included in your package.

Trenton VIP Package $40
  • Packet Home Delivery
  • Preferred VIP Parking at the Starting Line
  • Access to VIP area at Arm & Hammer Park
  • Lanyard with Credentials
  • Custom iTab for your finisher medal

To purchase this option, click the button below.

Purchase Additional Items

  • Course Maps

    Half Course Map Half Course Map (2168 KB)

    10K Course Map 10K Course Map (844 KB)

    5K Course Map 5K Course Map (801 KB)

    Approximate Half Marathon Elevation Map

    Approximate Half Marathon Elevation Map

    Approximate 10K Elevation Map

    Approximate 10K Elevation Map

  • Packet Pick-up

    Packet Pick-Up

    Your race packet will include your race number, timing chip, safety pins and any final instructions for race day. We will be implementing the latest timing chip technology, or “B-tag”, that will be pre-attached to your race number (bib).

    You can pick up your race packet in one of 3 ways:

    1. Attend one of our Packet Pick-up nights

    2. Get it Mailed Home

    3. Race Morning

    Attend a Packet-Pick up Night

    Race packets can be picked up at the Arm & Hammer Park on Thursday, Oct. 26 (12pm to 6pm) and Friday, Oct. 27 (12pm to 6pm). The Park is located at 1 Thunder Rd, Trenton, NJ 08611

    Get it Mailed Home

    Participants can also sign up for the mail home option for an additional fee. To purchase this option, please select the "Purchase Additional Items" tab under the Runners' dropdown menu. This must be completed before October 14, 2017. All packets will be mailed out a week from the event. 

    Race Morning

    Race Day Packet Pick Up will be open at the Trenton Thunder Will Call Window from 6:00AM until 7:30AM. To purchase this option, please select the "Purchase Additional Items" tab under the Runners' dropdown menu.

    Other Details

    Be prepared to show your photo ID to claim your race packet. We cannot release your bib without a valid photo ID.

    Race numbers are non-transferable* and irreplaceable if lost, and entry fees are nonrefundable* (see below for only exceptions).

    If you cannot pick up your race packet, you may have a friend or family member pick it up for you (they will need to present a copy of your photo ID).  You will need to fill out the waiver ahead of time and have your friend/family member bring it with them when they pick up your packet. You can download the waiver below.

    Bib Pickup Waiver Bib Pickup Waiver (388 KB)

    B-Tag Note and Instructions: B-tag timing chips are disposable, embedded in your bib, and do not need to be returned after the race. Also, unlike “D-tags”, “B-tags” will not need to be separated from your race number for any reason. Your timing chip is activated once you cross the starting line.

  • Directions & Parking

    Directions & Parking

    TRENTON HALF MARATHON PARKING DIRECTIONS

    To all runners:  Please note that Route 29 will be closing at 7:00 am Race Day.

    Please plan to ARRIVE EARLY on race day.  Because of the closures this particular course requires (a major highway& two bridges), you will need to allow yourself extra time to park and walk to the start.  This is especially true if you are planning to pick up your packet race morning.  We ask that all participants please plan accordingly to ensure an on-time start to a great day!


     

    From PENNSYLVANIA:

    From PA-Route 1 North

    •Follow RT 1 North across bridge into NJ

    •Take the first exit in NJ (exit marked for 29 and Arm & Hammer Park - this exit will close by 7:15am)

    •Bottom of exit ramp make LEFT onto Ferry Street

    •Make second LEFT onto Bridge Street

    •Travel under the underpass and lots will be straight ahead on William Trent Pl.

    •Parking lots off William Trent are for Event Parking (PARKING LOTS ARE CLOSED AFTER 7:30AM— use ALTERNATIVE directions and parking)

     

    From PA-Route 1 North ALTERNATIVE after 7:15am-Hudson & Cass Parking Lot

    •This lot is available to late runners, spectators, and Kids Fun Run families

    •Follow RT 1 North across bridge into NJ

    •Take second exit after toll bridge (Rt 33/Market St./S. Clinton/Train Station)

    •Off exit ramp, continue straight through light towards South Clinton/Train Station

    •Make a RIGHT onto South Clinton—the road will fork after the Roebling Marketing, stay to the LEFT at the fork (this is still S. Clinton)

    •Follow South Clinton to Hudson Street

    •Make a RIGHT onto Hudson Street

    •Follow Hudson Street to Event Parking on RIGHT (if you hit Cass Street you passed parking lot)

     

    To walk to Start for Half Marathon, 10K, 5K and Fun Run

    •Exit parking lot making a RIGHT onto Hudson Street

    •Make the next RIGHT onto Cass Street

    •Follow Cass Street crossing RT 129 to Arm & Hammer Park

     

    From NJ- Route 1 South

    •Follow RT 1 South towards Trenton

    •Take Capitol Complex exit (marked “Last Exit before Toll”)

    •Continue straight off exit ramp crossing over Warren Street into parking lots

    •Parking lots for Event Parking (PARKING LOTS ARE CLOSED AFTER 7:15AM—use ALTERNATIVE directions and parking

     

    From NEW JERSEY:

    From NJ Turnpike

    •Take exit 7A and follow 195 towards Trenton

    •195 ends and turns into 29 & 129—follow 129 North towards Trenton

    •Continue on 129 North to Hamilton Avenue and make a LEFT onto Hamilton Ave.

    •Turn RIGHT onto South Broad Street

    •Make a LEFT onto Market Street

    •Turn RIGHT on William Trent Pl. where you reach the parking lot

     

    From NJ- Route 1 South ALTERNATIVE after 7:15am-Hudson & Cass Parking Lot

    •Take RT 1 South to 129 South (the street sign will say “129 South/South Broad

    Street/Chambersburg)

    •Follow 129 South to Cass Street and turn LEFT on Cass Street

    •Turn LEFT on Hudson Street

    •Turn LEFT into Event Parking

     

    From NJ Turnpike ALTERNATIVE after 7:15am—Hudson & Cass Parking Lot

    •Take exit 7A and follow 195 towards Trenton

    •195 ends and turns into 29 & 129—follow 129 North towards Trenton

    •Continue on 129 North to Cass Street

    •Turn RIGHT onto Cass Street

    •Make a LEFT onto Hudson Street

    •Turn LEFT into Event Parking


    Amtrak/ NJ Transit

    There will be no shuttle transportation for those coming into Trenton via train this year.

  • Awards

    Awards

    We will award age group categories in the Half Marathon, 10K and 5K distances.  Each category will have an award for the top three males and females.  We will award overall male and female and top master male and female.

    • 14- under
    • 15-19
    • 20-24
    • 25-29
    • 30-34
    • 35-39
    • 40-44
    • 45-49
    • 50-54
    • 55-59
    • 60-64
    • 65-69
    • 70-74
    • 75-79
    • 80-older
  • Finisher Festival

    Finisher Festival

    Enjoy the comfort of ARM & HAMMER Park and experience the excitement of watching your fellow runners and walkers cross the finish line. Stadium concessions will be open to purchase food and refreshments.