16th Annual Run for Reading

Run For Reading

Walk, jog, or run for reading on Saturday, August 6 for the 16th annual Run for Reading 5K Run/Walk and 1-Mile Fun Run/Walk at Winding Hills Park. You can also participate virtually! Just register for the race and run your own 5K route any time on August 6. 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 6!


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 presentation

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 2022 Race Flyer (PDF, 955KB, 1 page), fill out the registration form, and return to Simpson Library with payment.
  • 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 3.
  • On-site registration is available the day of the event beginning at 7:45 am. 

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, 2022:

  • $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, 2022 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

1-Mile Fun Run/Walk Route


Questions? Please contact Dawna Trump at dtrump@cumberlandcountylibraries.org 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, 760KB, 3 pages) or contact Dawna Trump at dtrump@cumberlandcountylibraries.org or 717-766-0171.

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

Annual Event & Holiday Sponsors
The Mechanicsburg Club
Members 1st Federal Credit Union
F&M Trust

Platinum Sponsors
American Legion Memorial Post 109
Friends of Joseph T. Simpson Public Library

Gold Sponsor
Trout CPA

Silver Sponsors
AIA Alera Group
Drayer Physical Therapy
M.C. Walker Realty
Mechanicsburg Brethren in Christ Church
Upper Allen Women's Club Foundation

Bronze Sponsors
Farnham Insurance
Jack Ritter
Malpezzi Funeral Home



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