Run For Reading 2017

Run For ReadingJoin us on Saturday, August 12, 2017, for our 11th Annual Joseph T. Simpson Public Library Run for Reading 5K Run and 1-Mile Fun Run/Walk! This is a great family event and proceeds benefit children's programs and services at Simpson Public Library. We hope to see you there!

 

 

 

 

 

Race Details for the 10th Annual Joseph T. Simpson Public Library Run for Reading 5K Run and 1-Mile Fun Run/Walk on Saturday, August 12, 2017

 

USATF certified course

 

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, 2nd and 3rd place in each age group; cash prizes to top three finishers overall (both male and female). Overall finishers not eligible for age group awards. Additional random prizes awarded.

 

Results: Race results will be posted on the library’s webpage following the race at www.simpsonlibrary.org.

 

Registration Fees - No Refunds

 

On or Before July 27, 2017 - Only those who register prior to July 27 are guaranteed a T-shirt.

 

$20 pre-registered individual – registration required

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

 

After July 27, 2016 and on Race Day

$25 per person – registration required

Free 1-mile Fun Run/Walk – registration required

 

To register, print out our Run For Reading 2017 Race Brochure (PDF, 327KB, 2 pages) and fill out the registration form.  Or register online below:

 

5K Participant
Shirt Size (not guaranteed after July 27th)
Gender
Age on Race Day (Required)
Participant Name First & Last

 

Online registration closes at midnight on Wednesday, August 9, so that we can finalize our pre-registration lists and race packets. Onsite registration is available the day of the event. 

 

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.

 

Run for Reading 5K map

 

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.

 

Exceptions

 

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 serdman@ccpa.net or 717-766-0171. The Joseph T. Simpson Public Library is a member of the Cumberland County Library System.

 

Run for Reading Sponsors

 

Platinum

Friends of the Joseph T. Simpson Public Library

 

 

Gold

Sue and Bob Erdman

Upper Allen Woman's Club GFWC  

 

Silver

Autobodies by Lucas LTD

BBEC Electrical Contractors 

Jim and Karen Cochran

Mechanicsburg Brethren in Christ Church

Ritters True Value Hardware

Judy Souleret

 

Bronze

Capital Business Systems

Greenawalt & Co. and Scott & Susan Christ

Pat and Jim Sari

M.C. Walker Realty

  

Saturday, August 12, 2017 - 8:30am

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