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Timed Event

Black Diamond Express Half Marathon & 5K — To Benefit The Mendon Foundation

(Including virtual option, with option to complete race within one week after race day.)

Sunday, August 28, 2022 • Lehigh Valley Trail, Rt. 251, Mendon, NY

Half Marathon Starts: 8:00am
5K Starts: 8:20am

Course: Flat, scenic out & back course along the historic Lehigh Valley Trail

Start & end location: Mendon Youth Baseball Fields (https://goo.gl/maps/8ZoNAryJ95q)

Half Marathon course is  USATF Certified – NY17052JG


  • Long sleeved (unisex) t-shirt OR mug to the first 150 (combined) by August 1
  • Refreshments
  • Finisher medals for Half Marathon
  • Virtual Half Marathon or 5K: this year we are offering a virtual half marathon or 5K! Run the distance within a week of the race date, and we will mail you a t-shirt and race bib. Plus, if you are a half marathoner, we will mail you a medal! You can download the race certificate post race and enter your time on the website.


  • Half Marathon: CASH prizes ($300 to each non-virtual male and female winners; $100 to the male and female non-virtual 2nd place runners); non-cash for age groups 12 and under, 13-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+
  • All Half Marathon finishers will receive our handsome, custom finisher’s medal!
  • 5K: Top 2 non-virtual males & females receive gift certificates; non-gift certificate prizes for age groups 12 and under, 13-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+

Official Site & Frequently Asked Questions

Please visit http://www.blackdiamondexpressraces.org/ for basic information, and http://www.blackdiamondexpressraces.org/FAQ.html for answers to your Frequently Asked Questions.