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BLAIR REGIONAL YMCA

OCTOBER HALF MARATHON & DISTANCE RACES

BLAIR REGIONAL YMCA - HOLLIDAYSBURG, PA

DATE: Saturday, October 1, 2022

START TIME: 7:30 AM

RACE COURSES:

REGISTRATION RATES

HALF MARATHON

EARLY REGISTRATION (UNTIL 9/17)

INDIVIDUAL

$39

PRE REGISTRATION (9/18 – 10/1)

INDIVIDUAL

$44

DAY OF RACE

INDIVIDUAL

$49

10K / 5K

EARLY REGISTRATION (UNTIL 9/17)

INDIVIDUAL

$23

FAMILY (2+ FROM SAME HOUSEHOLD)

$22 each

CHILD (5 & UNDER)

FREE

PRE REGISTRATION (9/18 – 10/1)

INDIVIDUAL

$29

FAMILY (2+ FROM SAME HOUSEHOLD)

$27 each

CHILD (5 & UNDER)

FREE

DAY OF RACE

INDIVIDUAL

$34

FAMILY (2+ FROM SAME HOUSEHOLD)

$34 each

CHILD (5 & UNDER)

FREE

The 16th annual Half Marathon & Races will consist of a 13.1-mile run, 10k run and a 5k walk. The race will start/finish at the YMCA. This race is our fastest growing race based on prior year participation levels.

REGISTRATION

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

Online registration will close on:

Friday, October 1ST @ 11:00 AM

RACE DAY REGISTRATION

Race registration on the day of the race will be available.

RACE NUMBERS & BIBS

Racers must wear race number to show that you are a race participant. You will have a certain color bib pertaining to what race you are participating in. If you lose your bib or need a new one issued for any reason, there will be a $5 fee assessed.

RACE SHIRTS

The first 300 10k & 5k race participants registered will be guaranteed a cotton t-shirt. PLEASE REGISTER EARLY as we can’t guarantee a t-shirt the week of the race.

TECH SHIRTS

ALL HALF MARATHON PARTICIPANTS will automatically be registered with TECH SHIRTS of unisex sizing.

OPT-OUT OF TECH SHIRT

If registering before PRE-REGISTRATION, you have the option to instead select a cotton shirt for this race. To do so, you must write “cotton” beside your shirt size on your race brochure.

If registering online you MUST contact Frank Kopriva at the YMCA and let him know you prefer a cotton shirt, as you would otherwise be registered with a tech shirt. Call Frank at (814) 695-4467.

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

Thursday, September 30th, 2021
12 pm to 8:00 pm

October 1st, 2021
5 am to 7 pm

DAY OF THE RACE

BLAIR REGIONAL YMCA, Hollidaysburg, PA

6:30 am to 7:40 am

COURSE INFORMATION

HALF MARATHON

Minimum age requirements to participate in the triathlon is 16 years old.

7:30 AM START @ BLAIR REGIONAL YMCA

The Half Marathon race starts and finishes at BLAIR REGIONAL YMCA, with rolling hills accentuating the course.

TRAINING

The Half Marathon is challenging. If you have not ran a marathon before, we highly recommend you practice before race.

It is your responsibility to familiarize yourself with the course. Course markings will be indicated by “1/2” painted in white. We will also have cones, signs, and road marshals on race day.

CAUTION!

All roads will remain open to traffic, so PLEASE be aware of your surroundings and keep your eyes open at all times.

WATER STATIONS

Water stations will be available roughly every 2 miles. Gels will be available at the mile 8 water station, also.

PORTA JOHNS

A Porta John will be available near the following area/s for your convenience:

2 ½ Mile Marker

10 ½ Mile Marker

VERY IMPORTANT

You MUST be at the water station on Scotch Valley Road (near the 10.2-mile mark) within 2 hours.
If you are not present at the checkpoint by 9:30 AM, you will NOT receive a finishing time.

You can either:
Wait for the follow vehicle to take you back to the finish, OR
Finish on your own, which means you will need to obey all traffic signs and may not have the support of the last water station.

10K RUN

7:30 AM START @ BLAIR REGIONAL YMCA

The 10K Run course starts and finishes at BLAIR REGIONAL YMCA, however, you’ll turn around after the 3rd Mile.

CAUTION!

All roads will remain open to traffic, so PLEASE be aware of your surroundings and keep your eyes open at all times.

It is your responsibility to look at the map and familiarize yourself with the course. Follow the cones, 10K signs, and road marshals on race day. There will be water stations about every 2 miles.

5K WALK

7:30 AM START @ BLAIR REGIONAL YMCA

The 5K Walk course starts and finishes at BLAIR REGIONAL YMCA; however, you will turn around in the Hollidaysburg Ambulance parking lot. It is your responsibility to look at the map and familiarize yourself with the course.

CAUTION!

Roads will remain partially open to traffic, so PLEASE be aware of your surroundings and keep your eyes open at all times.

Once on Penn Street/Rte. 36, please stay on the sidewalk and to the right of the cones the whole way until you get to the Hollidaysburg Post Office.

When turning left onto Allegheny Street, be sure to stay off to the side at all times. Please look before turning to make sure you do not cross in front of traffic or the 10K runners coming through!

Follow the cones, 10K signs, and road marshals on race day. There will be water stations about every 2 miles.

AWARDS CEREMONY

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

HALF MARATHON

All Finishers Will Receive a Participation Medal

HALF MARATHON

Top 10 Overall
(Male & Female)

10K Run & 5K Walk

Top 3 Overall By Age
(Male & Female)

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

We recommend you come as early as 7am to get a parking spot close to the YMCA.

BLAIR REGIONAL YMCA

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