Run For Reading 2018

Run For ReadingJoin us on Saturday, August 11, 2018, for our 12th 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!

New this year: New location and a Mini Dash (special run for five year olds and under).






Race Details for the 12th annual Joseph T. Simpson Public Library Run for Reading 5K Run, 1-Mile Fun Run/Walk, and Mini Dash on Saturday, August 11, 2018


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 Mini Dash

10:00 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: 5k medals for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in each age group; cash and medal prizes to top three male and female finishers overall. No medals for 1-Mile Fun Run/Walk.


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


Registration Fees - No Refunds


On or Before July 27, 2018 - Only those who register prior to July 27 are guaranteed a tech shirt.


$25 pre-registered individual – registration required

$10 family fee for 1-mile Fun Run/Walk – registration required (can purchase a T-shirt for $15)


After July 27, 2018 and on Race Day

$30 per person – registration required

$10.00 family fee for 1-mile Fun Run/Walk – registration required

Free Mini Dash for children 5 years or younger, but register

To register, print out our Run For Reading 2018 Race Brochure (PDF, 849KB, 1 page) and fill out the registration form.  Or register online.


Online registration closes at midnight on Wednesday, August 8, so that we can finalize our pre-registration lists and race packets. Onsite registration is available the day of the event beginning at 7:45 am. 



Course Details


Start / Finish: NEW LOCATION - Winding Hill Park East and West, 901 Winding Hill Road in Upper Allen Township, Mechanicsburg.  Please do not park on the grass at the park.



The 5K runs through paths in both Winding Hill Park East and West as well as through neighborhood paths and some roadways.


Route map for Simpson Public Library Run For Reading

Fun Run/Walk Route

























1-Mile Fun Run/Walk Route


CONTACT INFORMATION: Dawna Trump at or 717-766-0171.


Registration Packet Pick-Up


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




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


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


Media Sponsor


ABC 27 News











Platinum Sponsor

Friends Logo










Gold Sponsors


Aqua Specialists

Judy Souleret

Member's 1st Federal Credit Union

Select Collision Group

UPMC Pinnacle

Upper Allen Woman's Club Foundation

VFW Lower Allen Post 7530



Silver Sponsor


AIA Insurance

BBEC Electrical Contractors

Bob and Sue Erdman

Evolve Salon

Jim and Karen Cochran

Jim and Pat Sari

Karns Quality Foods

Malpezzi Funeral Home

Mechanicsburg Brethren in Christ Church


Bronze Sponsors


Capital Business Systems

Drayer Physical Therapy

Farinelli Construction, Inc.

Farnham Insurance

Greenawalt & Company

Karl Robinson

Orrstown Bank

Patricia Vance

Rep. Sheryl Delozier


Saturday, August 11, 2018 - 8:30am

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