When is Blizzard Run?

August 24th 2019

Where is Blizzard Run?

Sunset Lane Park, 2458 Sunset Ln, York, PA 17408 (West Manchester Township)

How much money is Blizzard Run?

  • $30 for Early Registration

  • $35 for Late Registration

  • $40 for Same Day Registration

Race Packet Pick Up / What do you need before the race?

Can I pick up someone else's race packet?
Yes.  No photo ID or proof of purchase is required.  We will have a list of all people who have been registered and are paid; you will need to know the full name of everyone you are picking up race packets for.  

Early Registrations:
Before you run, you will need to pick up your race packet.  Your race packet will contain your Blizzard Run T-Shirt (if you registered early enough to get one), your race bib, timing chip and other goods.  Kids Fun Run does not have a race packet, but Kids do need to register at the Welcome Pavilion when they come to Blizzard Run. 

  • Early Pick Up: August 23rd, 4pm - 8pm, at the park pavilion at Sunset Lane Park, (2458 Sunset Ln, York, PA 17408)

  • Race Day Pick Up: August 24th, Opens at 7:30 A.M. at the park pavilion at Sunset Lane Park

Same Day Registrations:
Before you run, you will need register.  When you register please have check or cash ($40 for 5k; $20 for Kids Fun Run).  When you register you will need to sign a waiver and you will receive a race bib, timing chip and pins to attach your bib to your shirt.

  • Same Day Registration: August 24, 7:30 - 8:45am

What Time is the Blizzard Run 5k?

Race start is at August 24th at 9am sharp! Don't miss it!

What time is the Kids Fun Run?

The Kids Fun Run starts at 10:15am and goes in waves according to age groups. Since older kids go through the course much quicker, older kids will go first to give the little kids more time and not be rushed.  While your children are waiting for their start times they can play in the bounce houses or get their face painted! Here are the waves according to age groups:

  • 10:15am - 9 & 10 year olds

  • 10:20 - 7 & 8 year olds

  • 10:30 - 5 & 6 year olds

  • 10:40 - 3 & 4 year olds

Registration Questions

When does online registration close?
Online registration closes 8/21/2019, same day registration is open from 7:45am-8:45am

What does registration cost?

  • Online Registration:

    • $30 if you register by August 7th: $30 for the 5k and $15 for the Kids Fun Run Obstacle Course

    • $35 if you register by August 21st: $35 for the 5k and $15 for the Kids Fun Run Obstacle Course

  • Same Day Registration: $40 for the 5k and $20 for the Kids Fun Run Obstacle Course. Cash only for same day registrations.

Where does my registration money go?
Because of our generous sponsors, 100% of the cost of your race fee is covered.  Blizzard Run exists because DQ Roosevelt has a strong desire to help as many kids as we can who are fighting for their lives in the worst situations. Every penny of the race fee is donated and stays local to kids who need it at Penn State Children's Hospital.  

Where do I register?

5k Run/Walk Questions

I want to run/walk the 5k with my kids. Do I need to register them?
You only need to register your children for the 5k if you want them to have a race shirt and running bib for timing. You are more than welcome to bring your younger children in a stroller and you do not have to register them. Their time will not be tracked and they will not receive a race packet. 

Are strollers welcome?
Yes. Lots of families attended last year with dozens of strollers. 

Are dogs welcome?
You bet! Your furry friend must be on a leash and they are comfortable around people. We will also have a dog bowl for water at the water stop. Everyone needs water!

Is the course 5k exactly?
Yes. The course has been officially USATF measured and certified, #PA17047NP 

Will the course be open or closed to traffic?
The course will start in the park and go through the neighborhoods. The public roads will be open, so it's important to be aware that cars are on the road.  Blizzard Run volunteers will be all over the course to help you stay on the course.  The West Manchester Fire Department will have volunteers throughout the course to help with traffic. 

Is there timing chips and redundancy? 
Yes, there are timing chips that will be included in everyone's bib. In the event that your timing chip fails, new this year is a backup redundancy tracking system so your time will not be lost.

Where does the race start?
Sunset Lane Park, 2458 Sunset Ln, York, PA 17408 (West Manchester Township) near the main pavilion and playground. 

How many serious runners, joggers and walkers attend?

40% serious runners
30% joggers
30% walkers & strollers

Is there really a DQ Blizzard at the finish line?
Yes! Every runner will be able to receive an Oreo Blizzard at the finish line, bottled water and a snack. 12 gluten free M&M Blizzards will be made are will be available on a first come first served basis.

Is the course hilly?
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. There are no extreme hills.

Kids Fun Run Questions

What time does it start?
10:15am, Saturday, August 24th

  • 10:15am - 9 & 10 year olds

  • 10:20 - 7 & 8 year olds

  • 10:30 - 5 & 6 year olds

  • 10:40 - 3 & 4 year olds

Where does the Fun Run start?
Sunset Lane Park, 2458 Sunset Ln, York, PA 17408 (West Manchester Township) in the baseball field near the playground. 

What ages can sign up?
Any child from the ages 3-10. 

Can I run with my child?
The obstacle course is designed for kids, but you are welcome to join your child if you feel they need extra supervision. 

What does my my child receive at the finish?
At the end of the race each child gets a DQ Ice-Cream Sandwich and a finishing medal! 

Do I need to pick up a race packet? 
No, there is no race packet.  But each child does need to register before the Fun Run at the main pavilion. 

Will there be supervision at the Kids Fun Run?
Of course! There will be plenty of adult supervision to make sure each child has a safe and fun time. 

Is there enough time to Run the 5k and join my kids at the Fun Run?
The 5k starts at 9am and as long as you finish within an hour, there will be plenty of time to get from the finish line to the Kids Fun run which are right next to each other. 

What else will be at the Fun Run for my kids?
We will have two bounce houses and (weather permitting) two mascots, DQ's Curley the Cone and Marshall from Paw Patrol. 


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