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THANK YOU FOR RACING AND SUPPORTING THIS AMAZING CAUSE!

Sunday, October 6, 2019
North HANOVER AREA YMCA

500 George Street Hanover, PA 17331
Registration Time:  7:00 AM / Start Time 8:00 AM

 

REGISTRATION Forms

Perseverance Half Marathon

Crusader Kids Fun Run- COMING SOON!


Hanover RunFest 2019

The Hanover YMCA RunFest 2018 includes 2 running options: USATF certified chip-timed Half Marathon and the Kids Crusader 1-Mile Fun Run.  All proceeds benefit the LIVESTRONG at the YMCA program. 



RunFest Schedule:

Saturday, Oct. 5:

4:30 AM-6:00 PM- Packet Pick Up

4:00 PM- Crusader Kids 1-Mile Fun Run


Sunday, Oct. 6:
6:30 AM -7:40 AM - Packet Pick Up (NOTE- we will not be accepting race day sign ups any longer)

7:50 AM- Opening Ceremonies and National Anthem by LIVESTRONG Graduate and Cancer Survivor: John Luckenbaugh

8:00 AM- Perseverance Half Marathon Start

11:00 AM - Half Marathon Awards

11:30 PM - Race Course closes

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 DETAILS

START/FINISH:
Race begins and ends at the 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.

RACE COURSE
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 550 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)

AWARDS:
Half Marathon - 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 Sept. 6, 2019; 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:  $70 Registration (Price increases to $80.00 after June 1/ Price increases to $90 after September 1/ Price increases to $100 October 1-5 and must be done in person at any Hanover Area YMCA location. We not be accepting race day registrations)

Crusader Kids Fun Run: COMING SOON! $10 (includes a T, too!)

DEFERRALS/TRANSFERS
Injured runners may defer their race registration to the 2020 race provided the Race Director is notified October 1, 2019.  Race registrations may not be transferred to another individual.

PACKET PICK UP:
Hanover Area YMCA- North Location- 500 N. George Street Hanover, PA 17331
Friday, October 4, 2018 from 4:30 AM – 9:00 PM
Saturday, October 5, 2018 from 6:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Sunday, October 6, 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.

 

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?

 

Hotels

Hampton Inn (1 mile From the Hanover Y)
309 Wilson Avenue Hanover, PA 17331
1-717-633-1117

Holiday Inn Express (1.7 miles from the Hanover Y)
305 Wilson Avenue Hanover, PA 17331
1800-315-2605

Super 8 Hanover (1.7 miles from the Hanover Y)
40 Wetzel Drive, Hanover PA 17331
1-717-630-8888

 

Race Day bag check

Bag check is available in the Family Lounge of the Hanover YMCA beginning at 7 AM.

 

 

Parking

North Hanover 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

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

 

GET REGISTERED!

There are several ways to register for the half-marathon. Register HERE or print a form below and bring into any Hanover Area YMCA location.

OR

Print a Form:
Hanover RunFest 2019 Half Marathon

 

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 2019 Race Sponsor, fill out the 2019 Sponsorship Form here.

Gold Level Sponsor

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Silver LEVEL Sponsor

Marc A. Hirsh, MD

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BRONZE LEVEL Sponsor
 

Cynthia Forry, Realtor- Berkshire Hathaway

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MILE MARKER

Hanover Architectural Products

Kevin and Brita Byers

TRG – Transportation Resource Group

 

Official Race Photographers

Claire Denise Photography

 


2018 1-Miles Kids Fun Run

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Race Course Records Set:

Male Finisher: Jonathon Arnold – 1:16:16 (2017)

Female Finisher: Janet Gass – 1:32:55 (2017)


Prior Race Years Final Times:

2018

2017

2016

2015