Saturday September 23rd - 11:30am         Countdown to the Start:                     Bethlehem, PA



The Run will Kick Off the Showing of the Tartan Parade
Run the parade route with thousands cheering you on!
Wear those Kilts!

Join the fun at the 31st Annual Morning Star Rotary 5K Run/Walk

Registration is open on our registration page or by clicking this ---> Sign Up

Registration will also be available morning of race starting at 9:00 am

Our goal is to focus grants on local core community initiatives that will help build a stronger tomorrow for the Lehigh Valley. This year’s proceeds will support Victory House and other Morning Star Rotary community grant recipients. We would be very grateful if you would consider sponsoring our race or donating a raffle prize.  Locally, we support organizations such as Bike Works, New Bethany Ministries, Special Olympics, the Bethlehem Public library, several local food banks and Cops ‘N Kids to name just a few. We supply dictionaries to 3rd grade students in the BASD, every year.

Be a part of this first class event featuring professional timing and facilities. Run or walk in the morning and spend the rest of the day enjoying Historic Downtown Bethlehem or at the Celtic Classic.

EVENT: 5K (3.1 Mile) Run / Walk

WHEN: Saturday, September 23
              9:30AM    Registration / Race Packet Pickup
              11:30 AM    Race Begins
              1 PM    Awards Ceremony and Raffle Prize Giveaway

WHERE: Bethlehem Library Bethlehem, PA


•  T-shirts to at least the first 200 entrants
•  Refreshments both before and after race
•  Post race fun in Bethlehem – choose to spend the day at Celtic Fest, or shop in Historic
•  Restrooms available near start / finish line for all participants

•  The major benefactor of "Run with Rotary" will be Morning Star charitable organizations.

•  The Bethlehem Morning Star Rotary Club started its “Run with Rotary” in 1991.
•  From the very beginning, Bethlehem Special Olympics has always been a major
    benefactor of the race proceeds.
•  For the first nine years, the race was run in the Lehigh Valley Industrial Park on
    Labor Day weekend.
•  The Bethlehem Morning Star Rotary Club approached the Celtic Cultural Alliance in
    2000 with the idea of running the 5K run on the weekend of the Celtic Classic.
•  In 2000, Morning Star Rotary moved the race venue to Sand Island. The course went
    thorough Southside Bethlehem and Historic Bethlehem.
•  In 2005, the start /finish line was moved to the intersection of Main Street and Lehigh
    Street the Highland Games area and part of the race ran through the Celtic Classic
•  In 2006 and 2007, the start – finish line was moved onto the grounds of the Celtic
    Classic underneath the Broad Street Bridge.
•  In 2008, because of logistical concerns associated with coordinating the race on the
    Celtic Classic grounds and the need to quickly vacate the area for setup on other Celtic
    Classic events, Morning Star Rotary worked with the City of Bethlehem to create a
    new race route and start/finish/registration area. With this new configuration, the race
    organizers will be able to better meet the needs for:
          o race day registration, race bag pickup, pre-race activities for 700+ runners
          o room for families and spectators
          o space for food and drink tables, first aid, and sponsor tents
•  After 3 successful seasons in the south side, 2012 brings us back to the Celtic Highland
    Grounds, with a new course and one that we hope works so well, that it will become the
    staple course.
•  Count on coming back year after year. Morning Star Rotary plans to maintain the race day during the Celtic Classic each year so that participants can enjoy all the fun to be had at the Celtic Fest and in Historic Bethlehem. They are all within easy walking distance of the 5K start / finish area.

NO parking will be provided on the grassy areas in the Historic Area

This is due to Bethlehem Parking Authority rules.

All Parking must be on the streets (please watch for no parking signs)
and in the Parking Garages.

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