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Korean American Friendship Marathon
제 1회 미 동부지역 한인 마라톤 대회


Korean American Friendship Marathon
제 1회 미 동부지역 한인 마라톤 대회 

Thank you for joining KAFM( Korean American Friendship Marathon)

The 1st Korean American Friendship Marathon (1 미동부지역 한인 마라톤 대회)

Thank you for joining “The 1st Korean American friendship Marathon” 

Please accept our apology for the lack of toilets, late transportation, and some missing signs.

Since the weather was hot , up to 83 degrees , the full marathoners might need ices…

It was almost 10 degree higher than yearly average 

All will be ready for the coming years and will do our best with those experiences. 

We have organized this race for all runners in the Eastern US area including those in the Korean Community to get together once a year at least and make friendship with  all runners and residents around …

We are pretty sure that this race will be getting better for the years to come. 

Thanks you again for joining this race and being with us.. 

Hope you join in the coming years

제1회 한인 마라톤 대회에 동참해 주심에 감사드립니다.

이번이 첫해가 되어서 화장실, 운송, 도로 사인 판, 주로에 찬물공급 등에, 미숙하고 미흡한 점이 많았던 점 사과 드리고, 이를 경험삼아 다음번에는 모두가 편안하고 즐겁게 달릴 수 있는 환경을 조성하는데 최선을 다할 것을 말씀드립니다. 

예상치 못한 뜨거운 날씨로 특히 풀마라톤 주자들이 많이 힘들어 하셨던 것 같습니다. 

앞으로 미흡했던 점들을 보완해 나갈 것입니다.  

마라톤을 사랑하고 같이 나누고자 하는 이들의 작은 정성들을 모아, 마라톤을 주위 친구들, 이웃들에 소개하고, 일년에 한번이라도 한인 러너들이 한마음으로  모이고, 달리고, 또한 현지 주민과 러너들 과도 같이함으로, 서로 간의 이해, 친목을 증진시키고 나아가 화합의 장을 

다지고자, 이번 대회를 개최하였습니다. 

앞으로 해를 거듭할수록 부족한 점들을 보완하여 명실상부한  최고의 대회로 만들어 갈 것을 말씀드립니다.  

Race Organizer.. Jay Chung       


Race Day Schedule.. 

Korean American Friendship Marathon Race Day Schedule.2018 Sep 16 

1.     The Chartered Bus from NY, NJ will arrive at the parking lot for the Race, The finish line, by the time of 7:40 AM.. You may get BIB and warming up there until 8:00 AM. 

2.     At 8:10, You will take Chartered Bus, or School buses ( 2) and go to the start line for Half, and Full Marathon.. 8.5 miles.. takes about 15 Minutes. You may join the Starting ceremony at 8:45 AM.  Until 9:05 AM, You can put your personal bag into the vehicle provided by the race organizer and get it back at the finish line.( If you take chartered bus, leave it in the bus ) 

3.     5K, 10K runners will take chartered bus and return the finish line, which is the start line of the 5K, 10K race.

4.     At 10:00 AM, the 5K, 10K runners will start the race. 

5.     Many will return at 12:00 PM , and you will start the Lunch, and enjoy the Korean Traditional Dance about  30,40 minutes,, This show will be performed by the best professional dancers. You will enjoy abundant, delicious Korean traditional foods with one can of beer.. as Bulgogi, Japchae, Soup, Dumplings, and Texas chicken wings etc…                           We expect nice weather, wind will be proper. good day to run, eat, and relax.

6.     If you drive by yourself, and participate in the Half, or Full marathon , you go directly to the designated parking lot ( 106 Scenic Dr. Lackawaxen, PA) at the finish line by  7:40AM,  warm up yourself, and take school bus to the start line at 8:10AM. It will take about 15 minutes. ( 8.5 Miles) , join thestarting ceremony and start the race.

7.     If you join the 5K, 10 K,  you may come early and join the starting ceremony( we provide the transportation to the 5k, 10k starting line) If not, you may come about 9:20- 9:30 and get BIB , then, start the race at 10:00AM. 

8.     If you are a member of K Runners, recommend to join the starting ceremony. 

If Questions, please contact. 

 Mark: 570-470-4922 Jay Chung ;516-578-8335

Korean American Friendship Marathon  2018, Sep. 16 

제 1회 미 동부지구 한인마라톤 대회 대회당일 스케줄..

1.뉴욕, 뉴저지에서 버스 타시는 분들은 대회장( 피니시라인 앞 광장) 에 7시 30분에서 40분 정도 도착, 거기에서 몸 풀고 준비 운동하시고 번호표 못 받으신 분 받으시고,  

피니시 광장 주소: 106 Scenic Dr. Lackawaxen, PA  ) 

2.8시 10분에 버스에 다시 탑승해서 풀과 하프마라톤 출발선으로 갑니다 

3.거기에서 미국가, 애국가제창등, 출발 세리모니에 참석하시고, 9시에 풀,하프마라톤 러너들이 출발 하고 난 다음 , 9시 10분 경 , 다시 5k ,10k 뛰시는 분들은 다시 피니쉬라인 ( 5k, 10k의 출발점이자 토착점)으로 돌아 오시어 10시에 출발합니다 , 개인 소지품은 출발선에서 주최측이 제공하는 차량에 맡기고 피니시라인에서 다시 찾으실 수 있습니다 ( 대절버스를 타신 분들은 버스안에 그대로 두시면 됩니다 ) 

4.12시 경에 많은 분들이 돌아오시게 되고, 그 때부터 점심 식사하시고, 12시에 전통무용 공연관람을 약 30, 40분 가량합니다 식사하고, 구경하고, 친목하시다가 풀마라톤 주자들과 거의 모든 주자들이 돌아오는 2시에 전통공연을 다시 한번 하게 됩니다, 시상도 하고, 마련된 큰  텐트안에서, 맥주도, 상 받은 포도주?도 마시고, 버스는 4시에 탑승해서 돌아옵니다 . 음식도 충분히 준비 할 것이고 날씨도 좋을 것 같으니 가족들도 야유회 겸 오실 수 있는 분들은 같이 오셔도 좋을 것입니다

5.버스를 안 타시고 직접 오시는 분들은 일단 피니시 라인으로 7시 40분 정도까지 오셔야 합니다. 지정 파킹장에 차를 파킹하시고, 풀, 하프, 러너들은 8시 10분, 대절한 2대의 스클버스에 탑승해서 풀과 하프마라톤의 출발선으로 가서 9시에 출발합니다.

6.5K, 10K, 등록 하신 분들 중, 출발 세레모니에 참여하실 분들은 같이 스클버스에 탑승하시어,  출발 세레머니에 참여하시고 다시 우리가 대절한 버스를 타고 다시 5k, 10K의 출발선으로 돌아와서 , 대기하시다가 10시에 레이스를 출발합니다.

7.5K, 10K에만 참여하실 분들은 9시반 까지 피니시라인으로오시어 번호표를 받고 10시에 레이스에 참여하시면 됩니다…

8.K Runners클럽에 속한 주자들은 가능한 출발 세레머니에 참여하시길 바랍니다.

문의정준영 516-578-8335 

All welcome, 

Great scenic  fast Course, Boston Qualified!

Free Traditional Korean Foods will be provided at the finish line.

We will distribute the bib numbers at NY( NYC Queens,) and NJ ( Fore Lee) before the race day. 

and at the finish line on the race day from 7;00 AM  at 

106 Scenic Dr

Lackawaxen, PA 18435

This is the place to take Van to the start line for the runners of Full and Half marathon.. 

And Food,  Party will be given  here  after the race.   

Also, 5K, 10K  Runners will start here and finish here..

They do not have to take any bus to the Full, Half marathon start line except to join the starting ceremony...

See Below  at the BIB and Packet pick up section 

About the Race

The Korean American friendship marathon will be held on the same course of the Two River Marathon 

The course is among the Top 25 of Boston Qualifier times of all marathons in the US . 

I’m pleased to announce that this course has been selected as the Pennsylvania State Marathon Championship Race since 2016. 

It’s a fast course! There are a hill or two, early in the race, but the 600 feet of net elevation loss and generally flat last 16 miles of the marathon make it fast, fun and friendly.

All finishers in the marathon, half-marathon, 10k and 5k will receive:

Conqueror Medals

beautiful T shirt

Unlimited Variety of Korean Foods at the Finish .

Enjoy K-Pops, and Korean Traditional Dance

You get all of the above if you compete in any race from the 5k to the marathon.

Our goal is to be the most athlete-friendly event in the country. We want to provide the best race day experience possible. We do this with a beautiful course, the best schwag and great food.

9 Am race start at Woodloch Lodge, Hawley PA, 731 Welcome Lake Road. 

But, Prerace check-in starts at 7;00 am at the finish line at 

106 Scenic Dr

Lackawaxen, PA 18435 and there will be transportation to the start line.. It may takes 15 to 20 minutes.. 

BIB and Packet Pick up 

You can pick the BIB at the finish line from  7:00 AM at the finish line ,

106 Scenic Dr

Lackawaxen, PA 18435

We also have early distribution of BIB and packet at  NJ and NYC as below for your convenience.

You may join the race directly on the race day.. 

NJ: CK Rehab & Pain Clinic . 21 Grand Ave South Building Suite 502, Palisade Park NJ 07650 T; 201-657-2613,   Avail. Date, Time. Sep.15,  Saturday 11 to 5

NY: Pine Mortgage: 209-35 Northern BLVD Suite 204, Bayside, NY  11361  T: 631-645-5250 ,  Avail Date, Time . Sep. 14, Friday  10 to 6 

 ( ask this service to e mail krunners001@gmail.com)

The Course

The 2018 races will be held on Sep. 16 (Sunday) with a 9am start for the marathon and half marathon, and a 10am start for the 5k and 10k races.

Race day athlete check-in is in the Woodloch Theater, 731 Welcome Lake Drive, Hawley PA. There will be signs directing athletes and families to the parking area.

The races are a qualifier for the Boston Marathon. The course is certified (certificate PA12012WB).

  • Mile marker signs at every mile (as well as paint on the road surface)
  • Signs that can’t be missed at the turnarounds (marathon, half-marathon, 10k and 5k)
  • Marathon and half marathon turns. Please don’t miss them!  Each turn will have signage, paint on the ground, cones and more signs letting you know it’s time to turn. RD Rule of Thumb, “When you think you have enough signs on the course so that nobody can possibly get lost, double the signage!” I will have double the signage on the course.
  • Here are the “pay attention to” turns on the course:
  • Mile 1.8 Right turn onto Masthope Plank Road
  • Mile 8.5 or so. You’ll go under a railroad trestle, Go left here! You will have the option to go straight, but if you do, you will see a wall masquerading as a road. It is straight up. DO NOT GO STRAIGHT. You will run out of oxygen plus you will get lost.
  • Mile 11.7. This is the end of Masthope Plank Road. You will know it very well after 9.9 miles on it. Go Right Here! There will be a portapotty here as well.
  • Half Marathon Turnaround: You’ll have signage, cones, paint and a volunteer here. It is at mile 12.3 of the course.
  • Marathon Turnaround: You’ll have signage, cones, paint and a volunteer here. It is at mile 18.8.

I hope you’ll find the race pricing an incredible value after you’ve experienced the event and obtained the race shirt, beautiful the 1st finisher’s medal, post race barbeque, and, hopefully, an award!

The course map is located here:

http://www.usatf.org/events/courses/maps/showMap.asp?courseID=PA12012WB

It is a certified Boston Marathon qualifying course.

The half marathon follows the marathon course. At Masthope Plank Road and Rte 590, mile 11.75, the half marathoners will turn right, as will the marathoners. The half marathoners will go out Rte 590 for about .75 miles, then turnaround and head back to the finish area.

The course elevation map is posted here:

http://connect.garmin.com/activity/60304343

Video of the Course ( It was taken on Winter.. Our race will be held  on Early Fall... imagine.. more beautiful without snow) 

Part 1 : This video covers the start of the Race (at Woodloch) to around mile 5. 

http://youtu.be/1HS2kk4Oe-0

Part 2 of 3: This video shows miles 5 to 11.75, which is the point that the athlete turns onto Rte 590 for the out and back along the Lackawaxen River.I recommend viewing 4:45 to 7:00 minutes into this video (little hills on the course) and 9:30 to 11:25 (end of video–shows turn onto Rte 590 and shows finish line).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xiya_7yf6kg

Part 3 of 3: This video covers the out and back along the Lackawaxen River. For marathoners, they will be on this road (Route 590) for 7 miles. For half marathoners, they will be on this road for 3/4 of a mile. Both events will have clearly marked turnarounds.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QetUPmgJpgM&feature=youtu.be

GPS info

GPS Info for start and finish of marathon and half marathon:

Finish Line GPS : Two River Junction( This is the Party Place..) 

106 Scenic Dr

Lackawaxen, PA 18435

That is the finish line. Parking is across the street at the Fire House.

Start Line GPS : Woodloch Resort

731 Welcome Lake Rd

Hawley, PA 18428

We will be in the Heritage Theater, which is very near the start, at the northernmost part of Woodloch Resort.

Race Day 

Check In

Marathon and half marathon check-in and race day registration begins at 7:00 AM at the finish line ,

106 Scenic Dr

Lackawaxen, PA 18435

 Getting to the Start

The shuttle to the race start leaves at 7:30am and 8:00 am. Race start is 9am for the marathon and half-marathon.

The race start is at Woodloch Pines Resort, about 10 miles from the finish. This is the highest point on the course. The marathon and half marathon feature 600 feet of net elevation loss.

Water and Port a Potties

Water stations and port-a-potties are on the course. Water stations are located at least every two miles, with more aid stations located on the out and back section from miles 12-19 that returns for miles 19-26. Water is at the aid stations. We can put any special nutrition, gels or fluids at any aid station for you.

Port-a-potties are located at miles 6, 11.75 and 19.

5 and 10k Details

The 10k and 5k races start at 10:00am at the Park (finish line area). Race day registration and athlete check-in start at 8:30am. The course is flat and follows the Lackawaxen River on an out and back course.

Korean  Instruction ( 한국말 안내

  1. 대회 개략.

제 1회 미 동부지역 한인 마라톤 대회는   3월 말에 열리는 Two River Marathon과 같은 코스에서 열립니다. 이 코스는 보스톤 콸리화이 인정되는  Top 25  코스 중의 하나입니다.  그리고 2016년 이후 펜주 챔피언 쉽 대회가 열리는 곳이기도 합니다. 

전체적으로 한 두개의 작은 언덕을 포함해  고도 600 피트를  내려오는 빠르고 평탄한 코스, 마지막 16마일은 강변을 달리는 평탄한  코스입니다. 

5K, 10K, Half Marathon, Full Marathon을 완주하는 모두에게   기념 티셔츠와 메달, 그리고 선물등이 주어집니다. 

피니시라인에는 불고기등, 푸짐한 한국음식들과 K-Pop, 전통 무용공연등이 열립니다. 

Woodloch Resort ( 731 Welcomelake Rd, Hawley, PA 18428 ) 에서 9시에 미국가와 애국가를 시작으로 풀마라톤과 하프 마라톤이 시작됩니다. 

10K, 5K는 피니시라인 ( 106 Scenic Dr. Lakawavan, PA 18435) 에서 10시에 출발.. 반환점을 돌아 다시 피니시라인으로 돌아 옵니다. 


  1. 파킹셔틀 버스 

기본적으로 피니시라인에 파킹을 시키고 셔틀버스를 타고 ( 7시 30분에서 8시 15분) 출발지점으로 갑니다. 출발지점으로 직접 갈 수도 있으나, 

 피니시라인에서 출발선으로는 셔틀이 제공되지않고 개인적으로 가야 합니다..1.

 코스 지도와 고도코스 비디오는  영어 사이트를 참조하시기 바랍니다

     2. 번호표 픽업 

대회당일 피니시라인 에서 픽업이 가능 합니다. ( From 7:00 AM)   

뉴욕시와 뉴저지에서는 아래 장소, 시간에 미리 분배해 드립니다. 

NJ: CK Rehab & Pain Clinic . 21 Grand Ave South Building Suite 502, Palisade Park NJ 07650 T; 201-657-2613,   Avail. Date, Time. Sep.15,  Saturday 11 to 5

NY: Pine Mortgage: 209-35 Northern BLVD Suite 204, Bayside, NY  11361  T: 631-645-5250 ,  Avail Date, Time . Sep. 14, Friday  10 to 6 

 ( 위 서비스를 원하시는 분들은krunners001@gmail.com로 연락바랍니다)

  1. 물제공,이동식 화장실 위치는  영어사이트를 참조하시기 바랍니다

Registration fees

Marathon Closed

Half Marathon Closed

10K Closed

5K Closed

Event Schedule

  • September 16 7:30 AM EDT - Check-in and Race Day Registration Begins

  • September 16 9:00 AM EDT - Marathon and Half Marathon Start

  • September 16 10:00 AM EDT - 10K and 5K Start

Contact Information

  • Name

    Mark Hughes, Jay Chung ( Korean Speaking, 한국말 )

  • Phone

    57047049225165788335

Event Location

731 Welcome Lake Road, Hawley, PA 18428, United States

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