SUNDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2018
GREATER HANOVER AREA YMCA- NORTH LOCATION
500 George Street Hanover, PA 17331
Registration Time: 7:00 AM / Start Time 8:00 AM
(Note- 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.)
Hanover RunFest 2018
The Hanover YMCA RunFest 2018 includes 3 running options: USATF certified Half Marathon, a new Resilience 2 Man Half Relay and the Kids Crusader 1-Mile Fun Run. All proceeds benefit the LIVESTRONG at the YMCA program.
NEW THIS YEAR! CHIP TIMING!
7:00 AM - Race Day Registration and Packet Pick Up
8:00 AM- Perseverance Half Marathon Start/ Resilience Half Relay Start (in tandem)
8:30 AM - Kids Crusader 1-Mile Fun Run Start
11:00 AM - Half Marathon and Half Relay awards
11:30 PM - Race Course closes
Fun activities to follow the race! Sign up Now!
All proceeds support LIVESTRONG at the YMCA.
LIVESTRONG at the YMCA, is a FREE 12 week, research-based program that supports cancer survivors in regaining their physical, emotional, and spiritual strength. The program 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.
Race begins and ends at the Greater North Hanover YMCA- North, 500 N. George St., Hanover, PA. Check-in begins at 7:00 AM with the race starting promptly at 8:00 AM. The race route will close at 11:30 A.M. Changing rooms and showers are available inside 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 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) (60-64) (65-69) (70 & over)
Half Marathon - Male and Female Age Division 1st, 2nd, 3rd place finishers. All runners will receive a finisher medal.
2 Man Half Relay - Top 2 overall finishers in the following categories: Male Team, Female Team, Co-ed 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: $100 Registration (Price increases to $115.00 after June 1/ Price increases to $125 after September 1 )
Crusader Kids Fun Run: $10 Registration Opens March 1, 2018 at 12:00am EST (includes a T, too!)
PACKET PICK UP:
Greater Hanover Area YMCA- North Location- 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 (Provided to each registered runner at packet pick up):
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 for $5.
CRUSADER KIDS FUN RUN:
The 1-Mile Crusader Kids Fun Run begins after the start of the half marathon. The race is $10 per child and includes a T. Separate registration form available online or at the Y.
Our 2017 RACE WINNERS
Janet Gass- Overall Female Race Winner 3 Years in a Row! 1:32:55 (2016 time 1:34:26/ 2015 time 1:36:24)
Jonathan Arnold- Overall Male Race Winner- 1:16:16
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
Race Day bag check
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.
6:50 AM – Hampton Inn
7:00 AM – Super 8 Hanover
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. Sign Up Now!
Print a Form Below:
Hanover RunFest 2018 Half Marathon/ Half Relay Race Form
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 Lisa Pratt to volunteer.
persevere, Honor, REMEMBER
Each race participant receives a pennant. You may purchase extras to honor a cancer survivor at the Greater Hanover Area YMCA RunFest 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 2018 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 2018 Race Sponsor, fill out the 2018 Sponsorship Form here.
Gold Level Sponsor
Silver LEVEL Sponsor
Marc A. Hirsh, MD
BRONZE LEVEL Sponsor
Cynthia Forry, Realtor- Berkshire Hathaway
Hanover Architectural Products
Kevin and Brita Byers
TRG – Transportation Resource Group
Official Race Photographers