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Run For Reading 2013

Run For ReadingWith 225 runners, 40 volunteers, and great weather, it was a terrific family friendly event that raised $7000 for children’s services at the Joseph T. Simpson Public Library. Thank you to our sponsors, participants and volunteers for making this such a successful event.


Mark your calendar for our 8th annual Run for Reading to be held on Saturday, August 9, 2014.


View our Run for Reading photo album on Flikr!


2013 Run for Reading Results


2013 Run for Reading 5K Age Group Results (PDF, 46KB, 5 pgs)

2013 Run for Reading 5K Overall Finish List (PDF, 44KB, 4pgs)

2013 Run for Reading 1 Mile Fun Run Results (PDF, 17KB, 2pgs)



Race Details for the 7th Annual Joseph T. Simpson Public Library Run for Reading 5K Run and 1-Mile Fun Run/Walk on Saturday, August 10, 2013



Schedule - Rain or Shine


7:45 am Check-in begins

8:30 am 5K Run/Walk begins

9:15 am 1-Mile Fun Run/Walk begins

9:30 am Awards


5K Race Details


Age Groups & Awards


Age Groups: 14 & under, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60 & over


Awards: 1st and 2nd place in each age group; cash prizes to top three finishers overall (both male and female). Additional random prizes awarded.


Results: Race results will be posted on the library’s web page following the race at


Registration Fees - No Refunds


On or Before July 25, 2013 - Only those who register prior to July 25 are guaranteed a T-shirt.


$20 pre-registered individual

Free 1-mile Fun Run/Walk (can purchase a T-shirt for $10)


After July 25, 2013 and on Race Day

$25 per person

Free 1-mile Fun Run/Walk


To register, print out our Run For Reading 2013 Race Brochure (PDF, 551KB, 2 pages) and fill out the registration form.  Online registration is now closed.  Onsite registration begins on Saturday, August 10, at 7:45 am.


Course Details


Start / Finish: Friendship Park, 1901 Fisher Road, Mechanicsburg in Upper Allen Township, Mechanicsburg.  Please do not park on the grass at the park.


Registration Packet Pick-Up


Runners may pick-up their race packets on the day of the race at Friendship Park beginning at 7:45 am.




No bicycles, dogs, roller blades or skateboards on race course.  Jogging strollers are permitted.


Directions to Friendship Park in Upper Allen Township


From Market Street:

1. Take Market Street, Route 114 E toward Route 15.

2. Go past Sheetz, and the Mechanicsburg Middle School.

3. At the traffic light at the intersection of Market Street and the Gettysburg Pike, turn right onto Gettysburg Pike. Country and Town Baptist Church is on the right.

4. Turn right onto Fisher Road.

6. Turn right onto Southview. A sign for Friendship Park is visible.

7. Take the first left on Southview to enter the park.


From Williams Grove Road heading toward Dillsburg:

1. Immediately past Oak Grove Farms, turn left onto Fisher Road Ext.

2. Follow Fisher Road Ext. (a long, winding road).

3. Turn left onto Southview. A sign for Friendship Park is visible.

4. Take the first left on Southview to enter the park.


The Joseph T. Simpson Public Library is a 501 © 3 non-profit organization. Proceeds benefit children’s programs and services at the Simpson Public Library, 16 N. Walnut St., Mechanicsburg, PA 17055. For more information contact the Joseph T. Simpson Public Library at or 717-766-0171. The Joseph T. Simpson Public Library is a member of the Cumberland County Library System.


Run for Reading Sponsors



Friends of the Joseph T. Simpson Public Library

Thrivent Financial for Lutherans   




Aqua Specialists


Members 1st Federal Credit Union


Ritters True Value Hardware



ALPHA Consulting Engineers

Centric Bank

Farinelli Construction Inc.

Malpezzi Funeral Home

Myers-Buhrig Funeral Home and Crematory Ltd.

Orrstown Bank

United Water

Upper Allen Woman's Club GFWC 



Capital Business Systems

Sue and Bob Erdman

Friends of Rep. Sheryl Delozier

Greenawalt & Co.

Mechanicsburg Brethren in Christ Church

Mechanicsburg Dental Associates


Pat and Jim Sari

Voters to Elect Senator Pat Vance


Saturday, August 10, 2013 - 8:30am

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