For the eighth year in a row, you’re invited to lace up those running shoes and take to the streets of Chambersburg, PA for the annual Race for the Nation & One-Mile Fun Run. As two events in one, the mission behind both is the same—to help support Navajo students who are pursuing college degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) related fields. Additionally, this event also benefits youth sports programs within the south-central Pennsylvania region. NOVA has hosted this event since its original inception in 2008.
When you come out to participate in this great running event you’re in for a day of family-friendly fun and an experience everyone can take part in. Whether you’re a tyke starting out or a 70+ aged individual, everyone is invited to join in. The course features a fast, flat ground, certified by the USATF. It is a great way to stay fit, get some exercise, and challenge yourself both mentally and physically.
You can register in advance at the internet link here or you can register the day of, on location, between 6:45 a.m. and 7:45 a.m. at Gateway Center (Gateway Avenue) near Walker Road. The One-Mile Fun Run will be held at 8 a.m. sharp and is open to children of all ages, from the very young up through 12 years of age. This year parents will also be permitted to participate with their children during the Fun Run, but please note that children will be the only ones to receive medals at the finish line. The cost to enter this event is $5.
The 5K Race for the Nation will officially begin at 8:30 a.m., immediately following the Fun Run. A full listing of the events schedule along with directions to the site location can be found here.
Over $1,000 cash prizes will be awarded to the top three men and women in the Open Division and Master’s Division. Thousands of dollars in merchandise will also be given out randomly during the event, with awards presented to different age groups, from the very young to 70+ years. There are also plenty of fantastic door prizes to be given out.
This year’s chip timing with results kiosks will be onsite by SpectaSport. Other highlights for the 2015 installment include the All Star Rebels Competition Cheer Squad, which will be live at the event, and nationally renowned race announcer Joe Jefferson, who will take to the mic in narration of the race.
So make a run for it to Chambersburg this Saturday morning for a fun time in support of a very worthy cause. To learn more about this event click here.