**UPDATED HOURS** Beginning June 4th, 2022 Saturday Hours | 7:00 AM – 3:00 PM and Sunday Hours | 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

BLAIR REGIONAL YMCA

ANGIE GIOIOSA 4TH OF JULY MEMORIAL RACE

MISHLER THEATRE – DOWNTOWN ALTOONA, PA

DATE: Monday, July 4, 2022

START TIME: 7:30 AM

RACE COURSES:

WHO IS THE ANGIE GIOIOSA MEMORIAL RACE FOR?

The Angie Gioiosa Memorial Race is for everyone! From the Hollidaysburg drumline sending off our participants to the end of the race in Heritage Plaza, patriotism is on display! Runners and walkers will enjoy our courses designed for all members of the family. Our 4th of July Race has been a community favorite for 45 years with over 1,000 participants!

REGISTRATION RATES

EARLY REGISTRATION

INDIVIDUAL

$23

FAMILY (2+ FROM SAME HOUSEHOLD)

$22 each

PRE REGISTRATION

INDIVIDUAL

$29

FAMILY (2+ FROM SAME HOUSEHOLD)

$27 each

REGISTRATION

Registrations may be mailed in, dropped off at the YMCA, or you may register online.

Online registration will close on:

Saturday, July 3rd @ 11:00 AM

RACE DAY REGISTRATION

Race registration on the day of the race will not be available.

RACE NUMBERS & BIBS

You must wear your race number on the front of your body to show that you are a race participant.

We will have colored bibs to show what race you will be participating in, and which WAVE you’ll be in. We will be looking at bib colors to make sure you are in the correct corral.

If you lose your bib or need a new one issued for any reason, there will be a $5 fee assessed.

RACE SHIRTS

To guarantee yourself a race t-shirt, please register early. We cannot guarantee shirts the week of the race.

PORTA JOHNS

Porta Johns will be available near the start line and registration area for your convenience.

CHANGES

If you want to change races, you may do so by calling BLAIR REGIONAL YMCA at (814) 695-4467 before race day. There will be no race changes on race day.

RULES

For safety reasons, pets and headsets of any kind are not permitted.

NO race registration reimbursements.

Remember, if you cannot make it to the event, your registration fee is going toward a good cause.

RACE PACKET PICK-UP

BEFORE THE RACE

BLAIR REGIONAL YMCA, Hollidaysburg, PA

July 2
12:00pm to 7:00pm

July 3
7:00am to 12:00pm

DAY OF THE RACE

Race day packet pick-up is not available.

Please contact Frank Kopriva with any concerns regarding packet pickup.

COURSE INFORMATION

We will be starting the different races off in WAVES. PLEASE read this information to make sure you start in the correct wave!

WAVE 1 (7:30AM START)

15K RUN

TRAINING

PLEASE familiarize yourself with the course and train for this distance as it is a challenging course and typically hot on race day.

Once you are on 10th Avenue Expressway, make sure to follow the 15k signs and turn RIGHT onto 15th Street. Maps will only be available online – we will not have maps on race day.

RACE DAY

You will line up in front of the 5K runners & 2-mile walkers. We will have signs and corrals for each wave.

For your safety, please follow all cones, instructions from road marshals and police at all times.

Water stations will be at approximately 3, 4 ½, 6, 7 ½, 8 and 8 ½ miles.

All miles will be marked on the road surface.

SAG WAGON

All 15K runners must average 13:00 mins/mile. If you fall below this pace, you may be asked to drop out and ride back in a sag wagon. This ensures safe traffic control and allows the roads to be reopened to traffic in a timely manner.

WAVE 2 (8:00AM START)

5K RUN

TRAINING

Once on 7th Ave, please stay to the far left, as you will be making the LEFT turn onto 17th Street. Be aware of 15K runners that may be going straight at this intersection.

Once you are on the 10th Avenue Expressway, make sure you follow the 5K signs and turn RIGHT on 16th Street. An Altoona Police officer will be directing.

RACE DAY

5k participants will be corralled behind the 15k runners. After the runners start, you will move to the start line until you start your race.

Water Stations will be in front of the Altoona High School (around 1 ½ miles) and on 7th Street near Roberts Gas Station.

WAVE 3 (8:15AM START)

2 MILE WALK

YOU MUST WALK AS NO RUNNING IS ALLOWED.

TRAINING

Once you start, you will make an immediate RIGHT turn onto 12th Street. Then RIGHT onto 11th Avenue.

You must use the sidewalk once you come to the 17th Street Bridge.

You will do ONE loop around the Station Mall Medical Center and back over 17th Street Bridge.

RACE DAY

Walk participants will be starting after the 15k and 5k participants. Look for the 2-mile walk signs on road surface.

Please be respectful of the runners coming into the finish line and stay to the right when finishing.

When you walk past the Finish Line, please use the sidewalk, and DO NOT go over the timing strips.

AWARDS CEREMONY

Awards will be given out immediately following the race. We will be awarding medals for the following categories:

15K & 5K Run

Top 3 Overall
(Male & Female)

2M Walk

Top Overall Finishers
In the Following Age Categories:
6-8, 9-11, 12-14, 15-18, 19-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, and 70 & Over.

Award winners are asked to remain for the Awards Ceremony as no awards will be mailed.

VOLUNTEER ROAD MARSHALLS NEEDED

We are looking for volunteers to help as road marshals along the race course. As a road marshal you will receive a race t-shirt and food after the race. Ask a friend, family member or co-worker to come along with you and enjoy all the excitement of helping out and cheering on the race participants!

If you are interested in volunteering for the race or have any questions, please contact Frank at (824) 695-4467.

We thank you in advance for volunteering your time!

RACE PARKING & DIRECTIONS

Parking will be open in the parking garage on the corner of Union Street and Mulberry Street.

PARKING

Parking will be open in the lot across from Mishler Theatre and the bus/train station in Downtown Altoona.

DRIVING DIRECTIONS

Use This Address:
Mishler Theatre, 1208 12th Ave, Altoona, Pa 16601

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