The Hanover YMCA RunFest includes 3 running options: USTAF certified Half Marathon, a new 4 person Half Marathon Relay and a youth 1 mile fun run. All proceeds benefit the LIVESTRONG at the YMCA program.
NEW THIS YEAR! CHIP TIMING!
7:00 a.m. - Race Day Registration and Packet Pick
8:00 a.m - Perseverance Half Marathon Start/ Resilience Half Relay Start
8:30 a.m. - Crusader Kids 1-Mile Fun Run Start
11:00 a.m. - Half Marathon and Half Relay awards
11:30 a.m. - Race Course closes
Fun activities to follow the race! Check our website (hanoverymca.org/HanoverRunFest2018) for details.
Race begins & ends at the North Hanover YMCA, 500 N. George St., Hanover, PA. Check-in begins at 7:00 A.M. The race route will close at 11:30 A.M. Changing rooms and showers are available in the Y.
This 13.1 mile course is a winding loop through Hanover, Pennsylvania. Beginning at the Hanover Y, runners will pass beautiful farmland and scenic views in the Hershey Heights area. With only one significant hill, the race’s total elevation gain is 372 feet. Runners will enjoy a long downhill and cross over into the industrial park ultimately leading them to Hanover’s newly renovated rail trail. The end of the course loops through tree lined streets and ends back at the YMCA.
AGE DIVISIONS (INDIVIDUAL RUNNER EVENT)
Male & Female (19 & under)(20-24)(25-29)(30-34)(35-39)(40-44)(45-49)(50-54)(55-59)(60-69)(70 & over)
Half Marathon - Male and Female Age Division 1st, 2nd, 3rd place finishers. All runners will receive a finisher medal.
Half Relay - Top 2 overall team finishers in the following categories: Male team, Female team, Coed team. All runners will receive a finisher medal.
A moisture-wicking race shirt will be provided to those registered by August 31; others provided while supplies last
EVENT PRICE AND DETAILS:
Online registration will close on October 3 at midnight. Onsite registrations will be accepted at any Hanover YMCA location from October 4-7, pending space availability.
Perseverance Half: $60 Registration (Price increases to $70.00 after June 1/ Price increases to $80 after September 1 )
Resilience Half Relay: $200 Registration (Price increases to $225.00 after June 1/ Price increases to $250 after September 1 )
Crusader Kids Fun Run: $10 Registration Opens March 1, 2018 at 12:00am EST (includes a T, too!)
PACKET PICK UP:
Hanover Area YMCA- 500 N. George Street Hanover, PA 17331
Friday, October 5, 2018 from 4:30 AM – 9:00 PM
Saturday, October 6, 2018 from 6:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Sunday, October 7, 2018 from 7:00 AM – 7:50 AM
SURVIVOR DEDICATION PENNANT:
1 pennant will be provided to each registrant for decoration at packet pick-up. Pennants will be hung along the race chute in honor of those who have battled cancer. Additional pennants available for purchase.
KIDS FUN RUN:
The 1 mile Fun Run for Kids begins after the start of the half marathon. $10 per child. Separate registration form available online or at the Y.
All proceeds support LIVESTRONG at the YMCA.
LIVESTRONG at the YMCA, a FREE 12 week, research-based program supports cancer survivors in regaining their physical, emotional and spiritual strength and is conducted in a small group environment that includes individualized attention for each participant. Adult survivors are eligible to join the program during all stages of recovery. LIVESTRONG at the YMCA also serves and embraces the families and caregivers that have been affected by the disease by providing a free family membership throughout the course of the program.
Contact Race Director Lisa Kile for questions: firstname.lastname@example.org or 717-632-8211 X229