Ben and Tim Day - Virtual Run

Sat August 22, 2020 Hershey, PA 17033 US Directions

Ben and Tim Day - Virtual Run

9:00AM EDT - 10:00AM EDT
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550 Homestead Road
Hershey High School
Hershey, PA US 17033

Due to the necessary advanced planning and the uncertainty of gathering as a large group, the 29th Annual Ben and Tim Day Memorial Run will be run VIRTUALLY this year.  While we know a virtual race is not the most popular option, we understand it is the best option for the situation that we are currently facing.

Registration is open. The cost is $20 for each entry.  Registration will remain open until the day of the race.  T-shirts will be available for pick-up on August 21st at Hershey High School IF you’ve registered by August 9th.  No extra shirts will be ordered.  T-shirts will be mailed to those who live out of the Hershey/Hummelstown area.

We encourage everyone to run the “race” anytime on August 22, the day that Ben and Tim Day would have been.  After your run, post your pictures to our Facebook page at   

We want to thank you all for your continued support!  We just awarded $21,000 in scholarships to 21 members of the Hershey High School Class of 2020 and we look forward to awarding them as well to the class of 2021!  We look forward to seeing all of your pictures and smiling faces on August 22 as you continue to run for two outstanding young men!


On January 23, 1992, Ben Yupcavage and Tim Russell, both Hershey High School athletes, were tragically killed in an automobile accident.  In their memory, the Yupcavage and Russell families established the Tim Russell – Ben Yupcavage Memorial Scholarship Fund.  Now in its 29th year, the event which has become known as “Ben & Tim Day”, has maintained this scholarship fund in loving memory of and as a tribute to Ben and Tim.

Tim Russell exemplified the spirit of the sport of running as a leader, an inspiration and friend. He was as gracious in winning as he was in defeat. As a person and athlete, he possessed and demonstrated qualities that set an example for others to emulate and follow.

As a freshman, Tim became a key part of and contributor to his Cross Country Team which placed as State AA Runner Up Champions in 1989. For the next two years, Tim held the distinction of being the team’s number one runner and led the team to the State Cross Country Championship Title in 1990.

Ben, known to many as “Yuppy”, was a serious student, musician and soccer player. Active on and off the soccer field, Ben was an honor roll student and member of the Student Council, the Yearbook and Production staff and HHS Brass Ensemble. His love for soccer started in the first grade and continued through to varsity soccer at Hershey High where he was a standout player fiercely proud of his team and loyal to his teammates.

Off the field, Ben could be found encouraging his brother on the JV Soccer Team, assisting his little sister’s team and coach in addition to refereeing games for younger township teams. In soccer, as well as academics, Ben set a standard and displayed a passion to be admired by all who knew him.

The Yupcavage and Russell families extend their deepest appreciation to the dedicated organizers and generous sponsors of each year’s event and to countless friends and neighbors who come each year to honor and remember Ben and Tim. It is this dedication and support that enables the scholarships given in their memory to deserving Hershey High School students.

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