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The Hanover YMCA RunFest 2020 includes 2 running options: USATF certified, chip timed Half Marathon, a chip timed 5K. All proceeds benefit YMCA STRONG Covid Relief Campaign.
Saturday, Oct. 3:
6:30 AM - 7:15 AM - Packet Pick Up (NOTE - we will not be accepting 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
11:30 PM - Race Course closes
Check our website for details.
All proceeds support YMCA STRONG Covid Relief Campaign
Because our LiveStrong Cancer Survivor Program participants are at high risk for the coronavirus at this time, the Hanover Y has suspended that program for the remainder of the year. This year, RunFest 2020 will benefit the YMCA STRONG Covid Relief Campaign. After a three month required closure, the Hanover Area YMCA has worked diligently to determine the best course of action so that we can continue providing the programs and services that contribute to the health and wellness of the community. We can't do this alone; and we invite you to partner with us by participating on October 3rd!
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.
AGE DIVISIONS (INDIVIDUAL RUNNER EVENT)
Male & Female (14 & under) (20-29) (30-39) (40-49) (50-59) (60 & over)
AWARDS: (All Half Marathon runners will receive a finisher medal)
Half Marathon / 5K: Male and Female 1st, 2nd, 3rd place overall and age division finishers.
PACKET PICK UP:
Hanover Area YMCA- 500 George Street Hanover, PA 17331
Thursday, October 1, 2020 from 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Friday, October 2, 2020 from 4:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday, October 3, 2020 from 6:30 AM - 7:15 AM.
Injured runners may defer their race registration to the 2021 race provided the Race Director is notified by October 1, 2020. Race registrations may not be transferred to another individual.
We have added a Virtual Half Marathon Option in addition to our Live race for those who do not wish to participate in our Live race.
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