The Pocono Mountains Run for the Red is an annualÂ marathon and 5k road race in which the profits are given to the American Red Cross of Monroe County to be used 100% towardsÂ disaster relief in Monroe County.
This is the third year running(pun intended) and the race will fall on May 4th, 2008.Â If you are a runner the race is an official Boston Marathon qualifer.Â If you’re not a runner but would still like to help they are always looking to volunteers to help out not only on race day but throughout the year as well.Â
If you are visiting the Poconos that weekend or even if you just live in the area you should really take note as to what roads the course runs on.Â It covers a large area that can be seen on this map: http://www.poconomarathon.org/coursemap.htmlÂ From what I remember of last years race the roads they use areÂ completely CLOSED so you will want to find alternate routes in advance – especially if you know you have somewhere to go so be sure to add a detour to your travel time.
The event overall is great for both the runners and the community as well, soÂ keep your eye out on the 4th if you’re not a runner to see a great cause at work.Â Â Â http://www.poconomarathon.org
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