UPMC Harrisburg Half Mile

Sunday September 13, 2020

Due to extenuating circumstances created by COVID-19, we are working on revised plans for this race and had to temporarily suspend registration. We are planning to have it back up and running next week (pun intended).

The UPMC Pinnacle 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 2020? The UPMC Pinnacle 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 UPMC Pinnacle Harrisburg Half Marathon today!


Participants must be at least 13 years old to register for the UPMC Pinnacle Harrisburg 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.


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 8th at 11:59pm

Paper Registration Forms


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.




If you are unable to participate in the 2020 UPMC Pinnacle Harrisburg Half Marathon you may defer your entry to the 2021 event. The fee to defer is $20. The last day to defer is Tuesday, September 8th at 11:59PM. Click here for information about how to defer your entry.


Friday, September 11th – 12pm-7pm at Fleet Feet Sports in Mechanicsburg ( Silver Spring Square, 6416 Carlisle Pike #700, Mechanicsburg, PA 17050)

Saturday, September 12th – 11:00AM-4:00PM, TBD

  • Packet pickup will be in Keystone Room A in the Convention Center of the Radisson

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


7:15AM – Walkers start on City Island in front of the Carousel Pavilion
8:00AM – Runners start on City Island in front of the Carousel Pavilion


The finish line will be on the Riverfront area by Front St and Boas St, which is about .8 miles from City Island




The UMPC Pinnacle 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. All walkers will receive a finisher medal at the completion of the race. Post-race food and drinks will be available following the race.






  • Awards for the UPMC Pinnacle 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


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


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


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


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


Participants can park on City Island, which is also the location of the UPMC Pinnacle Half Marathon packet pick-up and start.



Water stations will have water, Gatorade (Frost Glacier Freeze), and Honey Stinger gels (Vanlla, Acai Pomengranate, and Fruit Smoothie.


Portable toilets will be placed at the start line near the Carousel Pavilion on City Island.

On the course, porta-potties will be placed throughout. Please check back for mile markers!

Shower facilities will also be available at the East Shore YMCA until 4:00PM.


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.


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.


History of Past Winners

2019 results | 2020 photos

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


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