Delaware & Lehigh Heritage Half Marathon Run & Walk

Support the D&L and Runners/Walkers – Please Volunteer!

D&L’s biggest fundraiser, the D&L Heritage Half Marathon Run & Walk, will take place on Sunday, November 4th along 13.1 miles of the gorgeous D&L Trail in Northampton and Lehigh counties. We are expecting a total of about 1,000 runners and walkers to participate.

The half marathon is possible thanks to the generosity, kindness, and enthusiasm of dozens of volunteers who staff water stops, the start and finish areas, and many places in between. They serve water and food, direct participants at road intersections and crossings, help present medals and awards, and cheer the participants throughout the course.

Many runners and walkers have said that the D&L Half volunteers are fabulous, and we wholeheartedly agree. In addition to the satisfaction of supporting the D&L and the thanks of the participants, volunteers receive a commemorative T-shirt, a delicious lunch on race day, and the opportunity to make the event memorable for everyone involved. And it is a lot of fun!

The course will start in Slatington at the Northern Lehigh High School and finish at Canal Street Park in Northampton. We will send you directions and more detailed information for the time slot(s) you select. Thanks in advance for volunteering to help. Many of our volunteers sign up year after year. You’ll see why on November 5th.

Contact Loretta Susen, [email protected] or 610-923-3548 x221, if you have questions.

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Date (mm/dd/yyyy) Location Time (EDT) Available Slot
10/30/2018 (Tue.) D&L Office  9:00am - 12:00pm  

Bib Assembly (7)

4 of 7 slots filled
Christine Paradise
Barb Wiemann
Alice Bartholomew
Dawn Elliott
11/03/2018 (Sat.) Various locations  8:00am - 10:00am  

Prepare hydration stations (3)

Northern Lehigh High School, Slatington PA  10:00am - 3:00pm  

Bib & Shirt Pick-up (8)

6 of 8 slots filled
Doris Remaley
Nancy Conrad
Kathleen Rex
Lish Howard
Karen Verchimak
Cecilia Klager
  7:00pm - 8:30pm  

Set up tables & chairs in the Hungarian Hall (6)

1 of 6 slots filled
Dean Hower
Helped last year and I think we had 5 or 6 people
11/04/2018 (Sun.) Staging Area - Northern Lehigh High School, Slatington, PA  5:30am - 8:00am  

Walker/Runner check-in, Bib and shirt distribution (8)

Check off participants arrival and give them their bibs. At another table, hand out shirts and other give aways.

1 of 8 slots filled
Linda Cruttenden

Water & fruit table (2)

Hand out fruit and water to participants while waiting for races to start.

All slots filled
Ginger Barachie-Masonheimer (2)
Duane & I have worked the water fruit table for the last few years.,

Participant's bag collection (4)

Collect bags from participants, clearly mark with bib # and name, then place bag in truck

1 of 4 slots filled
Mark Syslo
Northern Lehigh High School, Slatington, PA  5:30am - 8:30am  

Parking Attendants (5)

Direct drivers where to park.

1 of 5 slots filled
Dan Cruttenden
Entire course  5:30am - 1:00pm  

Hydration Station set-up/break down (2)

Drop off tables, coolers, cups, etc before start of race. Travel behind last walker to pick up all supplies.

  7:00am - 8:00am  

Assist timers at starting line

Assist Pretzel City Sports with lining up participants at starting line by Northern Lehigh High School in Slatington

Laura Beck
My husband is running this half for the first time, so I would love to volunteer and be there to support him!
Canal Park, Northampton, PA  7:00am - 8:00am  

Set up Finish Line Area (4)

Set up Changing Tents, Tables, etc.

1 of 4 slots filled
chris collie
Entire Course  7:00am - 11:30am  

Half Marathon Lead Bike (2)

Ride in front of Runners until end

All slots filled
Hansel de Sousa de Sousa
Lincoln Steward

Half Marathon Sweep Bike (3)

Ride behind Runners until end

  7:30am - 9:30am  

Hydration Station 1 (8)

Slate Heritage Trail trail head at 7th Street, Slatington

1 of 8 slots filled
ronald walbert

Hydration Station 2 (8)

Intersection of D&L and Slate Heritage Trails, Slatington

All slots filled
Slatington Rotary Club Marc Grammes (8)
7:30am - 11:00am  

Hydration Station 3 (8)

Intersection of D&L Trail & Lock Lane, Slatington

2 of 8 slots filled
Pat Matthe
Valerie Hayes
8:00am - 11:30am  

Hydration Station 4 (6)

Cove Road Trailhead, North Whitehall

2 of 6 slots filled
Dean Hower
Hope to have more Lehigh Township Rails to Trails group helping here
Nancy Thatcher
LTRT member
Entire Course  8:00am - 1:00pm  

Sag Wagon driver

Be on standby to pick up participants unable to finish race. Will use own vehicle and needs to know trail head locations

River Drive Trailhead  8:30am - 12:00pm  

Course Marshall - River Drive Trailhead, Whitehall (2)

Direct participants and traffic control

Whitehall  8:30am - 12:00pm  

Hydration Station 5 (10)

River Drive, Laurys Station Trailhead

2 of 10 slots filled
Doris Remaley
Nancy Conrad

Hydration Station 6 (10)

Cementon Trailhead, Whitehall

1 of 10 slots filled
Sierra Fogal
329 & Canal St., Northampton  8:30am - 12:30pm  

Course Marshall - Intersection of D&L Trail (Cementon Trailhead) and Route 329, Whitehall (2)

Direct participants to cross Rt. 329 & turn left onto sidewalk. Police will be there to stop traffic.


Course Marshall - Intersection of Route 329 and Canal Street, Northampton (2)

Direct participants to turn right onto Canal Street at end of Rt 329 bridge


Assist with timing & hand out medals - Finish Line, 16th & Canal St., Northampton, PA (2)

Assist Pretzel City Sports with set-up & finished participants and hand out medals & water

All slots filled
Lauren Anders (2)
Scott and Lauren Anders
Canal Street Park  8:30am - 1:00pm  

Hydration Station 7 (6)

Finish Line, Canal Park, Northampton

4 of 6 slots filled
June Hahn
Deb Steward
Jennie Loeper
Cindy Harding

Wear "Della" costume

Wear our Della the mule costume and interact with participants and spectators. Pose for photos with awardees.


Parking/Traffic control in Northampton - Finish Line area (8)

  9:00am - 1:00pm  

Serve Food to participants & volunteers (9)

Help with serving food and clearing tables in the Hungarian Hall, Northampton

6 of 9 slots filled
John & Bette Holdos (2)
Christine Smyth (2)
I love volunteering for this every year!
Barbara Smyth (2)

Serve Grab & Go food to participants (4)

Hand Grab & Go food to participants after the race. In Canal Park by bus pick-up

1 of 4 slots filled
Lish Howard

Runner Bag Pick-up - Northampton, PA (4)

Gives participants their bags after race

3 of 4 slots filled
chris collie
Ginger Barachie-Masonheimer (2)
Duane & I helped as extra hands at the bag return & will help again after our shift at the water fruit table start.
9:00am - 1:30pm  

Traffic Control (2)

Guide guests across Canal Street to the Hungarian Hall

9:30am - 1:30pm  

Bus Loading (2)

Hungarian Hall, Northampton, PA

11:00am - 2:30pm  

Clean up after races (6)

Help Trail Manager collect cones, signs, trash once racers have passed through.

D&L offices, 2750 Hugh Moore Park Road, Easton, PA  3:00pm - 4:00pm  

Unload gear at D&L offices (3)


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