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Race Day/Travel Information

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The race begins at 8:00am

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For the Half-Marathon, drink stations will be close to mileage markers 2, 4, 6, 7, 9, 11 and at the end. Water and diluted energy drink will be available at each station. The cups at the beginning of each station will have water and the cups at the end of the table(s) will have energy drink.

For the 10K, a drink stations will be close to 3 kilometers marker. Water and diluted energy drink will be available at each station. The cups at the beginning of each station will have water and the cups at the end of the table(s) will have energy drink.


All volunteers are asked to check in at the registration tent and pick up your Volunteer assignment and shirt. All volunteers will be wearing Blue shirts.


There will be plenty of port-a-potties by the registration area and located along the Half-Marathon course at miles 2, 3, 4, 9, and 11 and just past 3k on the 10K course.


The Hands-on House Children’s Museum will be open on Saturday from 10:00am-5:00pm. Admission is $9.50 per person.


You may PICK-UP YOUR RACE PACKET on Friday, September 23rd from 4-7pm at Hands-on House Children's Museum, 721 Landis Valley Road, Lancaster, PA OR Saturday morning from 6:30am-7:30am for all registered participants. Please check-in by 7:30am.

We have disposable CHIP TIMING for this event from 2L Race Services (NEW this year). When you pick up your race packet, you will receive your disposable chip.


The race will be timed by 2L race Services using a disposable Chip Timing System.


Runners may still register the morning of the race from 6:30am-7:30am. Race-day registration is $75 for the Half-Marathon, $50 for the 10K and $35 for the 5K. All runners and walkers are welcome.


Runners and walkers will be called to the start at 7:50am, with the race officially starting at 8:00am.

10K and 5K runners will line up at the start line behind the Half-marathon runners. After the Half marathon starts, the 10K will start and then the 5K.


All course(s) will be well-marked with signs. The half marathon course will have mileage markers and the 10K and 5K will have kilometer markers. Please take note and support the generous sponsors of our race.


There will be a variety of GOODIES and drinks including fitness drink, water bottles, fresh fruit, bagels and spreads for all runners at the finish food tent.

Medical personnel will be available post-race to take care of the minor injuries incurred such as blisters, etc.


Looking to involve your child in a fun & healthy activity that supports your local children’s museum at the same time? Check out the Hands-on House Kid’s Fun Run on September 24, 2016! The Kid’s Fun Run will take place at 10:30am as part of the Hands-on House Half Marathon, 10K and 5K Run. This annual event is a fundraiser for Hands-on House, Children’s Museum of Lancaster.

Date: Saturday, September 24, 2016
What: Kid’s Fun Run at the Hands-on House Race
Where: Hands-on House
Time: 10:30am
Who: For ages 3-14 years
Cost: $10 donation (includes race shirt and medal)
Register on race Day beginning at 7:00am.

Kids Fun Run Race distances are as follows:
Ages 3-5: ¼ mile
Ages 6-8: ½ mile
Ages 9-14: 1 mile

If you have any questions, please contact Hands-on House at (717) 569-KIDS.


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