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The New Year Run Challenge is an annual event held at Fleet Feet Mechanicsburg on New Year's day. The goal of the event is to raise money for charity and to challenge our community to start the year off with a run. The challenge is held from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. on January 1, 2021. We challenge you to run as many 2.2 mile laps as you can! You can run or walk any distance! Proceeds from our challenge are given to Communities Rising.
Course Map Can Be Found Here
Please note, we welcome participants to run on our traditional course or on your own. This year might be a little different but regardless of whether you run on your own, or at our traditional course we challenge you to start the new year off with a long run!
Through this event and our generous community, we have been able to provide more than 800 pairs of shoes and socks to children in Southern India that Communities Rising supports. These children are also given the opportunity to participate in a running program to train for a 5k race that we administer to them.
If we are not able to travel to India for the run project this year, we will donate the proceeds of this event to the families supported by Communities Rising for food.
This year's challenge will look a little different. To help spread participants out, we will not have a traditional "start," but rather, you can begin running at any time that you arrive! You can start at 9 a.m. or 10:30 a.m. or 1 p.m.! Anytime you'd like! Participants are also welcome to race virtually (on their own, anywhere they'd like).
There will be no race day registration and event participation is limited.
It is required to have a mask on while in the store and parking lot areas. Participants are required to practice social distancing.
Participants are welcome to pick up their t-shirt and race number before or after the run at Fleet Feet Mechanicsburg
Please note we have limited capacity in the store so you might have to wait to enter, and you must wear a mask into the store.
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