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Sunday September 8, 2019

The Harrisburg Half will challenge you to a new level of fitness! The Harrisburg Half Marathon is one of the fastest-growing races in the YMCA Race Series. Are you looking to reach a new goal in 2019? The Harrisburg Half Marathon is a great choice for seasoned runners and running newbies alike. Enjoy scenic views of gorgeous Harrisburg city and the Susquehanna river as you enjoy the company of other dedicated runners on their way to reaching their goals. Ready to hit the road? Sign up for the Harrisburg Half Marathon today!

2019 Notes

  • The lower level Riverfront Park path, a major part of the route in the current Half Marathon course, is not available for all of 2019 due to construction.  The Harrisburg Half Marathon is in the process of being re-routed to accommodate for this closure. The updated course will be listed on this website once details are finalized. The 2019 route will still have great views of the Susquehanna River!
  • Due to re-routing the 2019 Half Marathon course, we are not expecting to be able to include the 3 Bridges 5k this year.

REGISTRATION DETAILS AND FEES

Participants must be at least 13 years old to register for both the Half Marathon. All registrations are final. All registration price cutoffs are at 11:59 pm on the dates listed below. Please note that there are no refunds.

HARRISBURG HALF MARATHON

Registration fees – Runners and Walkers

  • February 1st to February 28th – $60
  • March 1st to March 31st – $65
  • April 1st to April 30th – $70
  • May 1st to May 31st – $75
  • June 1st to June 30th – $80
  • July 1st to July 31st – $85
  • August 1st to August 31st – $90
  • September 1st to September 3rd – $95
  • Onsite registration (during all packet pickup times, shirt not guaranteed) – $100

Registration fees – Two-Person Relay Teams

  • February 1st to March 31st – $110
  • April 1st to July 31st – $130
  • August 1st to September 3rd – $150
  • Onsite registration (during all packet pickup times, shirts not guaranteed) – $150

Online registration closes on Tuesday, September 3rd at 11:59pm

Paper Registration Forms

RACE DAY REGISTRATION

Race day registration begins at 6:30am on Sunday, September 9th at the Carousel Pavilion on City Island (near the starting line). All race participants are encouraged to be at the island no later than 7:30am, due to the high volume of walk-ups and packet pickups. Remember, the race starts promptly at 8:00am. Walkers go off at 7:15am.

  • Runners and Walkers – $100
  • Two-Person Relay Teams – $150

Race shirts are not guaranteed for participants who register during packet pickup times.

HOST HOTEL

The Radisson in Camp Hill is offering a special hotel block for the Harrisburg Half! This include a late checkout on race day.

DEFERRALS

If you are unable to participate in the 2019 Harrisburg Half Marathon you may defer your entry to the 2020 event. The fee to defer is $20. The last day to defer is Tuesday, September 3rd at 11:59PM. Click here for information about how to defer your entry.

PACKET PICK UP

Friday, September 6th – 12pm-7pm at Fleet Feet Sports in Mechanicsburg ( Silver Spring Square, 6416 Carlisle Pike #700, Mechanicsburg, PA 17050)

Saturday, September 7th – 11:00AM-4:00PM, TBD

Race Day – 6:30AM-7:30AM at Carousel Pavilion on City Island

Participants are allowed to pick up the race bag of a friend or family member.

Click here for a map of where the Carousel Pavilion is located on City Island

START

7:15AM – Walkers start on the Market St Bridge
8:00AM – Runners start on the Market St Bridge

FINISH

Finish line details will be updated once the 2019 Half Marathon course is finalized.

COURSE

HALF MARATHON

The lower level Riverfront Park path, a major part of the route in the current Half Marathon course, is not available for all of 2019 due to construction.  The Harrisburg Half Marathon is in the process of being re-routed to to accommodate for this closure. The updated course will be listed on this website once details are finalized.

WALKERS

The Harrisburg Half-Marathon offers a walker division for anyone that feels they can not complete the race in under four hours. All participants must report to the registration area no later than 7:00am on race morning. Walkers will start at 7:15am. Aid stations are available approximately every three miles along with port-a-potties. All walkers will receive a finisher medal at the completion of the race. Post-race food and drinks will be available following the race.

PACE TEAM

MarathonPacing.com will be at the Harrisburg Half as the pace team!

RELAY

Relay exchange information TBA pending finalization of 2019 course.

AWARDS

  • Awards for the Half Marathon and relay will be held at the Carousel Pavilion on City Island at approximately 10:30am
  • Overall awards are scored by gun time. All age group and relay awards are scored by chip time. No exceptions.
  • No duplicate awards.
Half Marathon Awards

The overall male and female champion will also receive $250 in prize money (mailed after the race).

Overall Awards

  • Overall male
  • Overall female
  • Overall male masters (40+)
  • Overall female masters (40+)

Age Group Awards (first, second, and third place for male and female categories listed below)

  • 19 and under
  • 20-24
  • 25-29
  • 30-34
  • 35-39
  • 40-44
  • 45-49
  • 50-54
  • 55-59
  • 60-64
  • 65+

Relay Awards (first, second, and third place for each category listed below)

  • All male
  • All female
  • Mixed

FINISHER MEDALS

All runners and walkers in the Half Marathon will receive a finisher medal.

T-SHIRTS

All pre-registered participants will receive a Harrisburg Half T-Shirt

RESULTS

Results will be posted on the Falcon Race Timing website as soon as they are available

TIMING

The race will be timed by Falcon Race Timing using disposable chip timing. All race participants must cross the finish mat to register a time. Be sure to wear your bib on the front of your body during the race to ensure an accurate time as the chips will be attached to the back of these. The preliminary results will be posted after the race. They will also be posted on the Falcon Race Timing website.

SPECTATORS

Spectators interested in viewing parts of the race are encouraged to find spots along the Upper Riverfront path.

PARKING INFO

Participants can park on City Island, which is also the location of the Half Marathon packet pick-up, start, and finish. You can view of map of City Island hereClick here for a map of the parking lots on City Island.

WATER STATIONS

Water stations location TBA

RESTROOMS

Portable toilets will be placed at the start and finish line area near the Carousel Pavilion on City Island. On the course, toilets will be placed at the Vine Street ramp (just beyond the Comfort Inn in Shipoke) and near the intersection of Division & Front streets (on the riverfront path). These toilets will be available as you run in both directions along riverfront. Shower facilities will also be available at the East Shore YMCA until 4:00PM.

MEDICAL ASSISTANCE

EMS utility vehicles will be available along the course. A medical tent will be available near the finish line on City Island. EMTs will be in contact with each water station in case of emergency.

FAQ

Can I wear headphones?
Headphones are permitted but not recommended, as it is an open course.

Where can I park?
Race participants can park at City Island for free the day of the race.

Can I run with my child in a baby jogger or with my dog?
No. We do not allow baby joggers or pets on the course for safety reasons.

Is there a minimum age limit?
The minimum age is 13 years old. Please be advised that there will not be specially designated course personnel to monitor younger participants on the course.

Can I transfer my race bib to someone else?
Yes! Click here for how to transfer your race bib.

PAST RESULTS

History of Past Winners

2018 results | 2018 photos

2017 results | 2017 photos

2016 results | 2016 photos

2015 results | 2015 photos

2014 results

2013 results

2012 results

2011 results

2010 results

2009 results

2008 results

CONTACT

Please submit questions to Tom at tom.gifford@ymcaharrisburg.org