The Switchback Scamper date has been changed to Sunday, September 29.  With the increased traffic during the Jim Thorpe fall foliage festival in October the church council felt moving the date into September would be safer for the participants and also easier to navigate traffic. 

53rd Annual Switchback Scamper 10K Run and 5K Walk

Sunday, September 29, 2024

Race Start Time: 2 p.m. in Summit Hill

Course: beginning at the west end of Ludlow St. (near St. Joseph’s Church) in Summit Hill borough, thru the streets to the gravel and grass covered Switchback Trail, to ¾ of a mile on the highway before turning into the trail within the Mauch Chunk Lake Park with final 0.2 mi. on pavement to finish line.  The downhill trail is the former Switchback railroad bed. (Transportation to the race start from registration at the Mauch Chunk Lake park can be provided).FINISH: at Mauch Chunk Lake Park 

REGISTRATION/PACKET PICK-UP: Located in Mauch Chunk Lake Park (Wildoner/Koch Pavilion) from 12 noon to 1:30 p.m. 

Please complete below:

Special note: walkers begin at the lake (runners’ finish line) and follow directional signs for the walking route.  ALL RUNNERS AND WALKERS ARE ELIGIBLE FOR AWARDS.  Refreshments: soup and beverages provided to those attending. REGISTRATION DEADLINE: RACE DAY-first 100 entries receives tee-shirts.

**IMPORTANT: CHECK ONE        RUNNER________    WALKER_______





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On line sign-up at:  https://runsignup.com/Race/PA/JimThorpe/SwitchbackScamper

Checks payable to: Switchback Scamper – Mail to St. John’s Lutheran Church, 319 South Ave, Jim Thorpe, PA 18229  **ADDITIONAL INFO: CONTACT WALT SCHLENNER AT 484-553-1556.  An application can be downloaded from the church website at www.stjohnsinjimthorpe.org


In consideration of the acceptance of my entry, I, intending to be legally bound, do hereby, for myself, my heirs, executors and administrators: wave, release and forever discharge any and all rights and claims which I may have or which may hereafter accrue to me against the Switchback Scamper, St. John’s Lutheran Church (Heights) or any and all other sponsors and promoters, while traveling to and from this event, and participating in said event.  I FURTHER ATTEST THAT I CONSIDER MYSELF TO BE IN GOOD HEALTH TO PARTICIPATE

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