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The Hanover YMCA RunFest 2021 includes 3 running options: USATF certified, chip timed Half Marathon, a chip timed 5K, and a kids' one-mile fun run. All proceeds benefit the LIVESTRONG AT THE YMCA cancer survivor program.
Friday, Oct 1:
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM Drive Through Pickup at Back of Building (we strongly encourage pick-up at this time)
Saturday, Oct. 2:
6:30 AM - 7:15 AM - Packet Pick Up (NOTE - No Half Marathon race day sign ups)
7:45 AM - Opening Remarks and National Anthem
8:00 AM - Perseverance Half Marathon
8:15 AM - Resilience 5K
8:30 AM - Kids Fun Run
11:30 PM - Race Course closes
Check our website for details.
LIVESTRONG AT THE YMCA , a FREE 12 week, research-based program, supports cancer survivors in regaining their physical, emotional and spiritual strength and is conducted in a small group environment that includes individualized attention for each participant. Adult survivors are eligible to join the program after completion of treatment. LIVESTRONG AT THE YMCA also serves and embraces the families and caregivers that have been affected by the disease by providing a free family membership throughout the course of the program.
All races begin and end at the North Hanover Area YMCA, 500 George St., Hanover, PA. The race route will close at 11:30 AM. Changing rooms and showers are available in the Y.
This 13.1 mile, Half Marathon course, is a winding loop through Hanover, Pennsylvania. Beginning at the Hanover Y, runners will pass beautiful farmland and scenic views in the Hershey Heights area. With only one significant hill, the race’s total elevation gain is approximately 550 feet. Runners will enjoy a long downhill and cross over into the industrial park ultimately leading them to Hanover’s newly renovated rail trail. The end of the course loops through tree lined streets and ends back at the YMCA.
The 3.1 mile, 5K course, is a paved loop that is relatively flat and fast. Runners will follow tree-lined streets and and also pass through the Hanover High School campus.
The Kids Fun Run will take place on the YMCA property.
Half Marathon / 5K: Male and Female 1st, 2nd, 3rd place overall and age division finishers.
Half Marathon Participants will receive a long sleeve shirt - must register by SEPTEMBER 16
5K Participants will receive a short sleeve shirt - must register by SEPTEMBER 16
Friday, October 1, 2021 from 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM Drive-Through Pickup at Back of Building (we strong encourage pick-up at this time)
Saturday, October 2, 2021 from 6:30 AM - 7:15 AM Walk Up Pickup
Injured runners may defer their race registration to the 2022 race provided the Race Director is notified by September 30, 2021. Race registrations may not be transferred to another individual.
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