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.
Register at pretzelcitysports.com or at any Hanover Area YMCA location. USATF certified. $55 by August 31, 2017; $70 on or after September 1, 2017. (Additional Survivor Dedication Pennant- $5)
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.
Male & Female (19 & under)(20-24)(25-29)(30-34)(35-39)(40-44)(45-49)(50-54)(55-59)(60-69)(70 & over)
Male and Female Age Division 1st, 2nd, 3rd place finishers. 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
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. $5 per child. Separate registration form available online or at the Y.
RACE course AND FEES
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.
Early registration by August 31, 2017- $55
On or after September 1, 2017- $70
Additional Survivor Dedication Pennant- $5
Adam Martin, Race Director- email@example.com or at 717-632-8211 X234.
Our 2016 RACE WINNERS
Aaron Trimpey – Race Winner – 1:20:02
Janet Gass – Overall Female Winner 2 Years in a Row! 1:34:26 (2015 time 1:36:24)
TRAVELING FROM OUT OF TOWN?
Hanover, Pennsylvania is a sweet little town in the heart of York County. We are known for being the Snack Capital as we are home to Utz Quality Foods Inc., and Snyder’s-Lance. We are a diverse community who takes pride in supporting our local farms as well as our aspiring entrepreneurs. Staying in Hanover will allow you to experience our great restaurants, micro-breweries, locally owned shops and boutiques. Why not visit us for the weekend?
Hampton Inn (1 mile From the HANOVER Y)
309 Wilson Avenue Hanover, PA 17331
Holiday Inn Express (1.7 miles from the HANOVER Y)
305 Wilson Avenue Hanover, PA 17331
Super 8 Hanover (1.7 miles from the HANOVER Y)
40 Wetzel Drive, Hanover PA 17331
Bag check is available in Studio A of the Hanover YMCA beginning at 7 am.
NORTH HANOVER AREA YMCA
500 George Street Hanover, PA 17331
(there is limited parking available at the YMCA)
Hanover High School
403 Moul Avenue Hanover, PA 17331
Shuttle Service will be available from the Hampton Inn, Holiday Inn Express, and Super 8 Hanover. Pick up times are listed below.
6:50am – Holiday Inn and Hampton Inn
7:00am – Super 8 Hanover
KIDS FUN RUN
This is our second year for the Hanover Area YMCA KID FUN RUN, sponsored by F&S Orthodontics. This will be a 1 mile run on the YMCA property. The Fun Run starts after the runners for the half marathon to clear the property on their 13.1 mile race. The kids will have a great time supporting a great cause. All proceeds go to the LIVESTRONG at the YMCA program. FUN RUN Registration Form
There are several ways to register for the half-marathon. Register at Pretzel City Sports or print a form below and bring into any Hanover Area YMCA location.
Want to Volunteer?
Races take time and dedication. We would not be able to do what we do without our volunteers. These men and women give their time to us selflessly and we are grateful to have dedicated volunteers. Please contact Adam Martin to volunteer.
HONOR, ENCOURAGE, REMEMBER
Honor a cancer survivor at the HANOVER AREA YMCA half marathon with a dedication pennant. Pennants include the LIVESTRONG at the YMCA logo and a space to write the survivor’s name. All pennants will be displayed at the start and finish line of the race. Cost of a pennant is $5. Please visit the front desk at any Hanover Area Y location to purchase your pennants.
THANK YOU TO OUR 2016 SPONSORS
The HANOVER AREA YMCA is blessed to be part of a generous community. These local businesses have supported this race from the start and their donations help to make our event successful. If you would like to be a 2017 Race Sponsor, fill out the Sponsorship Form here.
Cherry Tree Cancer Center
DJ Johny B Vegas
Famous Hot Wiener
H&H General Excavating Company
Jennifer & Michael Carter
Transportation Resource Group
York County Rail Trail Authority
2017 KIDS FUN RUN SPONSOR