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Every runner gets a DQ Blizzard at the finish.
Every kid get's hope.

 
It was a great family event, all four of my kids ran/walked the 5K. We started as a family and we ended as a family.
— Tara M.

RACE DETAILS 

  • Saturday, August 25, 2018 
  • 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, with redundancy
  • USATF Certified Course
  • Walkers, pets (on leashes) 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
  • All ages accepted that can participate in a 5k, with adult supervision
  • Serious Runners, Joggers & Walkers welcome

 

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Cost

$30 - Early Bird Registration 

  • Early registration closes on August 9th at 11:59pm
  • Includes official Blizzard Run race shirt
  • DQ Oreo Blizzard at the finish line
  • Bib and Chip for timing
  • 100% of your race fee is donated to help kids!

$35 - Late Registration 

  • Online registration closes on August 22nd at 11:59pm
  • Includes official Blizzard Run race shirt (only while supplies last)
  • DQ Oreo Blizzard at the finish line
  • Bib and Chip for timing
  • 100% of your race fee is donated to help kids!

$40 - Same Day Registration (Cash only)

  • Same day registration opens at 8:00am on August 25th
  • DQ Oreo Blizzard at the finish line (only while supplies last)
  • Bib and Chip for timing
  • 100% of your race fee is donated to help kids!
 

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

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, Oreos 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 24th, 4pm - 8pm, at the park pavilion at Sunset Lane Park, (2458 Sunset Ln, York, PA 17408)
  • Race Day Pick Up: August 25th, 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 25th, 7:30 - 8:45am
 

What is new this year?

  • Volunteer firemen on the race course to help with traffic
  • USATF officially certified course 
  • Credit Card processing fee will be included in the race entry price
  • 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!  

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SERIOUS RUNNERS (HERE TO WIN)

  • Our timing chip company 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 Certified Course

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.  

     

    Overall Male and Female Winners

    • First Place: 
      • $75 Gift Card
      • Blizzard Run Winners Mug
      • DQ Cake Certificate
    • Second Place: 
      • $50 Gift Card
      • Blizzard Run Winners Mug
      • DQ Cake Certificate
    • Third Place: 
      • $25 Gift Card
      • Blizzard Run Winners Mug
      • DQ Cake Certificate
     

    First place in each age category, Male & Female

    Winners receive a Blizzard Run Winners Mug, DQ Cake Certificate

    • 9 and Under, Male and Female
    • 10-14
    • 15-19
    • 20-24
    • 25-29
    • 30-34
    • 35-39
    • 40-44
    • 45-49
    • 50-54
    • 55-59
    • 60-64
    • 65-69
    • 70+

    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 Firemen will be on the course to help with traffic

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    Race Location