15th Annual Run for Reading

Run For Reading

Join us on Saturday, August 7 for the 15th annual Run for Reading 5K Run/Walk, 1-Mile Fun Run/Walk, and Mini Dash at Winding Hills Park. You can also participate virtually! Just register for the race and run your own 5K route any time on August 7. This is a great family event, and the proceeds benefit children's programs and services at Simpson Public Library. We hope to see you out running on August 7!


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 (ages 5 and under)

5K Race Details

Age Groups 

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

Awards will be given only to participants at Winding Hills Park.

  • 5k medals for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in each age group
  • Cash prizes and medals to the top three male and female 5K finishers overall.
  • Cash prize and medal for the top 5K finisher who is a veteran! 
  • No medals awarded for 1-Mile Fun Run/Walk.


Race results will be posted on the library’s webpage following the race at www.simpsonlibrary.org and at Pretzel City Sports.

Registration Information

  • Print out the Run For Reading 2021 Race Flyer (PDF, 955KB, 1 page) and fill out the registration form.
  • You can also register online at Pretzel City Sports. A service fee applies to registrations made online. Online registration closes at midnight on Wednesday, August 7.
  • On-site registration is available the day of the event beginning at 7:45 am. 
  • The Mini Dash is free for children 5 years old and younger, but they must be registered.

Registration Fees:
Registration fees apply to everyone participating in Run for Reading, whether you will join the races at Winding Hills Park or participate "virtually" on your own course.

On or Before July 25, 2021:

  • $25 per 5K participant – includes a shirt
  • $10 Family fee for 1-mile Fun Run/Walk – no shirt
  • $5 Single fee for 1-mile Fun Run/Walk – no shirt

July 26, 2021 through Race Day:

  • $30 per 5K participant – shirt not guaranteed
  • $10.00 Single/Family fee for 1-mile Fun Run/Walk – no shirt

Race 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. Those participating virtually can pick up their t-shirts and race packets after the race at Simpson Library. 

Course Details
No bicycles, dogs, roller blades, or skateboards on the race courses. Jogging strollers are permitted.

Start / Finish: Winding Hill Park North and South, 901 E. Winding Hill Road in Upper Allen Township, Mechanicsburg. Please do not park on the grass at the park.

5K Route Map
The 5K runs through paths in both Winding Hill Park North and South as well as through neighborhood paths and some roadways. 


1-Mile Fun Run/Walk Route


Questions? Please contact Dawna Trump at dtrump@ccpa.net or 717-766-0171.


Run for Reading Sponsors

Are you interested in sponsoring Run For Reading? Your sponsorship enables us to put on a high-quality and fun-filled race for our community. Please fill out and submit the sponsorship form (PDF, 942KB, 2 pages) or contact Dawna Trump at dtrump@ccpa.net or 717-766-0171.

Pillar Sponsor
Buhrig Funeral Home & Crematory/Buhrig’s Gathering Place

Annual Event & Holiday Sponsor
Members 1st Federal Credit Union

Platinum Sponsors
VFW Lower Allen Post 7530

Gold Sponsor

Silver Sponsors
AIA Alera Group
American Legion Post 109 WWI Memorial
Aqua Specialists, Inc.
Farinelli Construction
Mechanicsburg Brethren in Christ Church
M.C. Walker Realty
Upper Allen Woman's Club Foundation

Bronze Sponsor
Farnham Insurance




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