Join 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:
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.
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 email@example.com or 717-766-0171. The Joseph T. Simpson Public Library is a member of the Cumberland County Library System.
Run for Reading Sponsors
Sue and Bob Erdman
Jim and Karen Cochran
Pat and Jim Sari