Whether you are aiming for a Boston Qualifying time or are running your first long distance race, the York Marathon and Half Marathon is a fast-paced chip-timed event hosted by the York Branch YMCA.  

Sunday, May 20, 2018

4:45 a.m. – Packet Pick Up
6:00 a.m – Marathon start
6:15 a.m. – Half Marathon Start
11:00 a.m. – Race Awards
12:00 p.m. – Race Course Closes

Register early and save!  Race cap is 500 runners per event.
York Marathon and Half Marathon Flyer
Online registration

Early Registration:
Now – February 28, 2018 – Marathon $60, Half Marathon $40

Standard Registration:
March 1 – April 15, 2018 – Marathon $70, Half Marathon $50

Late Registration:
April 16 – May 16, 2018 – Marathon $90, Half Marathon $70

Packet Pick-up Registration:
May 19, 2018 – Marathon $100, Half Marathon $80

Registration closes on Wednesday, May 16, 9:00 pm and will resume at Saturday packet pick-up provided space is available.
Race day registration is NOT available.

The race begins at the York Branch YMCA, 90 N. Newberry St, York, PA 17401 and ends at Lafayette Plaza in the heart of the City of York. Race day check-in begins at 5:15 am. The marathon begins promptly at 6:00 am; the half marathon at 6:15 am. The race route closes at 12:00 pm.

The flat race course begins on city streets and transitions to the York County Heritage Rail Trail and ends at Lafayette Plaza.  The trail surface is compacted crushed stone.  This is a USTAF certified marathon course.
New map coming soon.

Male and Female (24 & under) (25-29) (30-34) (35-39) (40-44) ( 45-49) (50-54) (55-59) (60 -64 ) (65-69) (70 & over)

Overall Male and Female Winner plus Male and Female Age Division 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place finishers. All runners will receive a finisher medal. Runners registered by May 5, 2018 are guaranteed a moisture wicking short-sleeved race shirt.

Water stations that provide water, gatorade and gels are located every 1.5 miles along the course.

Saturday, May 19 (10:00 am – 4:00 pm), Sunday, May 20 (4:30 am – 5:45 am) York Branch YMCA, membership service desk. Parking is available in the YMCA lot located off Clarke Avenue, adjacent to the Y building. Please enter the building through the back entrance from the parking lot.

Runners registered for the marathon may change to the half marathon, however a refund for the price difference will not be issued.  Injured runners may defer their race registration to the 2019 race provided the Race Director is notified by April 30, 2018.  Deferrals on or after May 1 will be assigned a $20 fee to cover the cost of race swag, which will be available for runner pick up at the York Branch YMCA.  Race registrations may not be transferred to another individual.

The York County Convention and Visitors Bureau provides a great list of hotel accommodations and other recreational activities in our county. Check out the website for restaurant, lodging and other fun things to do in York.


Male – Justin Krebs 2:40.49.50 (2016)
Female – Anne Buckley 3:20.56.70 (2017)
Half Marathon:
Male – Jim Smiley 1:26:14.63 (2017)
Female – Brenda Hodge 1:30:10.60 (2017)

The York Marathon and Half Marathon is a great opportunity for you to marketing your business or organization.  Review our Race Series Sponsorship Brochure for details.