Blizzard Run's 5k Run/Walk USADF Certified Course Map

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RACE DETAILS 

  • Saturday, September 9, 2017
  • Registration closes 8/23/2017
  • Sunset Lane Park, 2458 Sunset Ln, York, PA 17408 (West Manchester Township)
  • After the race, each 5K participant will get a cold DQ Oreo Blizzard! 
  • Timing chips, now with redundancy
  • USATF Course (Certification Pending, official certification will be completed by race day)
  • Walkers, pets and strollers welcome
  • 9:00 A.M. is race start for 5k Run/Walk
  • 10:00 A.M. is race start for the Kid's Fun Run

 

Cost

$30 FOR Registration:

  • Entry into the Blizzard Run 5k Run/Walk
  • Timing Chip, now with redundancy
  • All ages accepted that can participate in a 5k, with adult supervision
  • Everyone gets a shirt (men's sizes are normal, women's tend to run small and tighter)
  • Registration closes on 8/23/2017
  • Race packet pickup details below
  • Serious Runners, Joggers & Walkers welcome
  • Strollers and friendly pets welcome!
  • No refunds, all money from the race is donated to Penn State Children's Hospital
 

What is new this year?

  • Volunteer firemen on the race course to help with traffic
  • USATF Course (Certification Pending, official certification will be completed by race day)
  • Credit Card processing fee will be included in the race entry price
  • Every registered participant gets a shirt
  • Our timing chip company now has two ways of tracking your time 
  • Prizes will be awarded to top three overall runners (male and female)
  • Prizes for top runners in each age category
  • Prizes will also be given to the top fundraisers (individual and team)

5k RUN / walk

The race with the coolest finish: 1) Each participant gets a DQ Oreo Blizzard at the end of the race and 2) All the money raised stays local to help local kids at Penn State Children's Hospital. 

The Blizzard Run 5k (3.1 miles) is for the whole family.  The course begins at Sunset Lane Park, continues through a neighborhood and ends back in the park.  The course is a wide variety of uphill, downhill and flat areas. We will have timing chips with accurate race times for serious runners. Walkers are also encouraged to join. Last year 30% of participants were walkers.  Pets and strollers are welcome!  


SERIOUS RUNNERS (HERE TO WIN)

  • Our timing chip company now has two ways of tracking your time  
  • Prizes will be awarded to the top 3 finishers, male and female and to the top finishers in each age category, male and female
  • USATF Course (Certification Pending, official certification will be completed by race day)

JOGGERS (HERE FOR A PERSONAL BEST)

  • Jogging strollers welcome
  • We will run the same course that we did last year with small changes to improve the experience
  • There are some hills on the course

    WALKERS (HERE FOR A BLIZZARD, family and fun)

    • 30% of participants were walkers last year
    • Many parents and their children participated together and finished as a family
    • The course is stroller friendly
    • Pets welcome as long as they are on a leash

    Prizes

    Prizes will be awarded to the best overall top 3 male and female finishers.  Prizes will also be awarded to the top male and female finisher in each age group listed below.  See 2016 winners here.

    • Best Overall, Top 3
    • 9 and Under
    • 10-14
    • 15-19
    • 20-24
    • 25-29
    • 30-34
    • 35-39
    • 40-44
    • 45-49
    • 50-54
    • 55-59
    • 60+

    2017 Official Blizzard Run Shirts

     2017 Woman's Blizzard Run Shirt - sizes run small

    2017 Woman's Blizzard Run Shirt - sizes run small

     2017 Men's Blizzard Run Shirt - sizes run true to size

    2017 Men's Blizzard Run Shirt - sizes run true to size


    Race Packet Pick-Up

    Race packet pick-up is for the 5k Run/Walk only.  Kids registered for the Kid's Fun Run do not have a race packet.  

    • Early Pick Up: September 7th & 8th, 4pm - 8pm, DQ Grill & Chill at 1740 Roosevelt Ave, York PA 17408
    • Race Day Pick Up: September 9th, Opens at 8:00 A.M. Sunset Lane Park

    Course Map 

    The race will start at 9:00 A.M. at Sunset Lane Park in West Manchester Township.  

    • Course has some hills on a combination of park paths, public roads and side walks
    • Race directors will be on the course to provide navigation
    • There is a water stop between miles 1 and 2
    • Volunteer Police will be on the course to help with traffic

    Race Location

     

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