Run For Reading 2019

Run For Reading

The results are in! Congratulations to our winners and all who participated! Special thanks to this year's sponsors. We couldn't do this event without you!








Join us on Saturday, August 10, 2019 for the 13th annual Run for Reading 5K Run/Walk, 1-Mile Fun Run/Walk, and Mini Dash! This is a great family event and proceeds benefit children's programs and services at Simpson Public Library. We hope to see you there!






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

9:45 am Awards


5K Race Details


Age Groups & Awards


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

The Mini Dash is for children 5 years old and younger.


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.

  • Please let us know if you are a veteran. A special medal will be given to the top finisher who is a veteran!


Results: Race results will be posted on the library’s webpage following the race at and at Pretzel City Sports.


Registration Fees - No Refunds


The Mini Dash is free for children 5 years old and younger, but they must be registered.


On or Before July 26, 2019

Only those who register prior to July 26 are guaranteed a tech shirt.

  • $25 pre-registered 5K participant– registration required
  • $10 Family fee for 1-mile Fun Run/Walk – registration required (no shirt)
  • $5 Single fee for 1-mile Fun Run/Walk (no shirt)


July 27, 2019 through Race Day

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


To register, print out our Run For Reading 2019 Race Brochure (PDF, 955KB, 1 page) and fill out the registration form. 


Online registration closes at midnight on Wednesday, August 7, 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: 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.


5K Route Map

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




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

Interested in sponsoring Run For Reading? Please fill out this form (PDF, 737KB, 1 page) or contact Dawna Trump at or 717-766-0171


Presenting Sponsor:

Lower Allen Post 7530, Veterans of Foreign Wars


Platinum Sponsor

ABC27 News

Friends of the Joseph T. Simpson Public Library


Gold Sponsors


Upper Allen Woman's Club Foundation


Silver Sponsors

AIA Alera Group

Aqua Specialists

Drayer Physical Therapy Institute

Malpezzi Funeral Home   

Mechanicsburg Brethren in Christ Church (McBIC)

Orrstown Bank      

Bronze Sponsors

Capital Business Systems

Farnham Insurance Agency

Greenawalt & Company, P.C.

Karl Robinson




Saturday, August 10, 2019 - 8:30am

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