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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 www.simpsonlibrary.org.

 

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.

 

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

Thrivent Financial for Lutherans   

 

 

Gold

Aqua Specialists

Giant

Members 1st Federal Credit Union

PinnacleHealth

Ritters True Value Hardware

 

Silver

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 

 

Bronze

Capital Business Systems

Sue and Bob Erdman

Friends of Rep. Sheryl Delozier

Greenawalt & Co.

Mechanicsburg Brethren in Christ Church

Mechanicsburg Dental Associates

PNC

Pat and Jim Sari

Voters to Elect Senator Pat Vance

  

Saturday, August 10, 2013 - 8:30am

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