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The Harrisburg Area YMCA Running Race Series is excited to announce that we have added the Select Physical Therapy Harrisburg Halfity-Half Weekend to our 2021 lineup.

This fun and challenging weekend will offer our runners the ability to try a non-conventional distance Half/Half Marathon (6.55 miles) on Saturday, May 15th along with a traditional Half Marathon (13.1 miles) on Sunday, May 16th.

Enjoy scenic views of gorgeous Harrisburg City and the Susquehanna River throughout your run. Whether your goal is to enter one or both races, the Select Physical Therapy Harrisburg Halfity-Half Weekend will be a memorable experience for all. If your busy schedule conflicts with our race dates or you prefer to run the distances on your own we have included a virtual option for you!

REGISTRATION DETAILS AND FEES

AGE LIMITS

  • HALF-HALF. Participants must be at least 10 years old to register.
    • 10-12 year old participants must be accompanied by a paid adult registrant.
  • HALF MARATHON. Participants must be at least 13 years old to register.

All registrations are final. All registration price cutoffs are at 11:59 pm on the dates listed below.

Registration weekend combo special cannot be split between two runners.  Please note that there are no refunds. You may sign up for one race or both.

 HALF-HALF MARATHON (6.55 miles) – Saturday, May 15th

Registration fees – Runners and Walkers

  • March 1st to March 31st – $40
  • April 1st to April 30th – $45
  • May 1st to May 11th – $50
  • Virtual Option March 1st to May 11th – $35

HALF MARATHON (13.1 miles) – Sunday, May 16th

Registration fees – Runners and Walkers

  • March 1st to March 31st – $75
  • April 1st to April 30th – $85
  • May 1st to May 11th – $95
  • Virtual Option March 1st to May 11th – $55

COMBO REGISTRATION – Sign up to participate in both races and save!

  • Register for both LIVE RACES and save 10%! Just use this code at checkout: Combo
    •  Combo Special cannot be shared between two runners
  • Virtual Combo – $70

Online registration closes on Tuesday, May 11h, at 11:59pm. There is no race day or mail in registration.

PACKET PICKUP

Thursday, May 13th – 11am-7pm

  • Location: Fleet Feet Sports in Mechanicsburg (Silver Spring Square, 6416 Carlisle Pike #700, Mechanicsburg, PA 17050)

Friday, May 14th – 11am-6pm

  • Location: Fleet Feet Sports in Mechanicsburg (Silver Spring Square, 6416 Carlisle Pike #700, Mechanicsburg, PA 17050)

Saturday, May 15th 6:15am-12pm

  • Location: City Island north parking lot, area near the starting line (1 Championship Way, Harrisburg Pa. 17101)
    • Packet pickup is open for Half-Half participants AND Half Marathon participants who are racing the next day.
    • All race participants are encouraged to be at the island no later than 30 minutes before their starting corral time.
      • The first corral starts at 6:50 am. Corral starting times are staged every 10 minutes starting at 6:50 am and will be capped at 20-25 runners.
      • The last corral is scheduled for 9:00 am.
    • If circumstances allow us to loosen starting line restrictions you will be notified. Our number one goal is everyone’s safety.

Sunday, May 16th – 6:15am-9am

  • Location: City Island north parking lot, area near the starting line (1 Championship Way, Harrisburg Pa. 17101)
    • All race participants are encouraged to be at the island no later than 30 minutes before their starting corral time.
      • The first corral starts at 6:50 am. Corral starting times are staged every 10 minutes starting at 6:50 am and will be capped at 20-25 runners.
      • The last corral is scheduled for 9:00 am.
    • If circumstances allow us to loosen starting line restrictions you will be notified. Our number one goal is everyone’s safety.

Picking up for someone else: Participants are allowed to pick up the race bag of a friend or family member. The only requirement is that any participant that picks up for someone else must coordinate with them ahead of time. This helps us avoid the situation where one participant arrives to get their gear only to find that their bib and shirt have already been taken.

STARTING AND FINISH LINE

The starting line is located in the north parking lot of City Island (1 Championship Way, Harrisburg Pa. 17101).

The starting line and finish line are in the same place.

STARTING LINE

6:50am – Start/Finish is located in the North Parking Lot of City Island. Starting line corrals start at 6:50 am and are scheduled every 10 minutes through 9:00 am.

FINISH LINE

The finish line will be in the North parking lot on City Island, Harrisburg, PA. The course closes at 12:00pm on Saturday and 1:00pm Sunday. Post-race food and drinks will be available following both races.

DEFERRALS

If you are unable to participate in the Select Physical Therapy Harrisburg Halfity-Half Weekend you may defer your entry to the 2022 event. Please note that both races must be deferred if you signed up for the weekend combo special. The fee to defer is $20. The last day to defer is Tuesday, May 11th at 11:59PM. Click here for information about how to defer your entry.

COURSE

HALF-HALF COURSE

The Half-Half course is undergoing USATF certification.

HALF MARATHON COURSE

Our Half Marathon course is officially USATF certified (meaning it is measured to be exactly 13.1 miles). The USATF Certification # is PA20006NP.

CORRALS

To maintain proper distancing measures, we will have a corral start every 10 minutes.

There will be approximately 30-35 people in each corral that will be sent off individually every few seconds. All participants will stay in marked spaces 6-feet apart from each other in the corral and will have to wear a mask until at the starting line section. There will be volunteers on hand to guide you through the whole process.

There will be temperature checks and basic screening questions asked at the entrance of the corral.

There are two corrals for elite participants (see below).

There are no qualifying times for the other corrals.

Here are the corral time structures:

ELITE CORRAL

The Elite Corrals will be reserved for those competing for overall male and female (open and masters) awards.

  • Half-Half Elite Corral (Saturday)
    • Male: 6:50am
      • Qualifying time: 45 minutes or less
    • Female: 7:00am
      • Qualifying time: 55 minutes or less
  • Half Marathon Elite Corral (Sunday) 
    • Male: 6:50am
      • Qualifying time: 1:30 minutes or less
    • Female: 7:00am
      • Qualifying time: 1:50 minutes or less

In the corral chute, there will be measures taken so each participant is 6-feet away from others and will wear a mask until just prior to starting.

Corral times will be first come, first serve.

CORRAL TIMES

Half-Half Marathon (Saturday) *Course closes at 11:20am*

  • 6:50am – Male Elite Corral
  • 7:00am – Female Elite Corral
  • 7:10am
  • 7:20am
  • 7:30am
  • 7:40am
  • 7:50am
  • 8:00am
  • 8:10am
  • 8:20am

Half Marathon (Sunday) *Course closes at 12:20pm*

  • 6:50am – Male Elite Corral
  • 7:00am – Female Elite Corral
  • 7:10am
  • 7:20am
  • 7:30am
  • 7:40am
  • 7:50am
  • 8:00am
  • 8:10am
  • 8:20am

HOTEL

The Radisson Hotel Harrisburg has offered a special rate for Halfity-Half participants! This hotel is located just a short drive away from the start/finish line on City Island.

Click here for the reservation link

AWARDS

Awards pickup on Sunday. Award winners from both races will be able to pick up their awards in-person on Sunday, May 16th.

  • The award table will be near the post-race food table
    • Saturday winners can pick up their awards on Sunday between 6:15am-12:30pm
    • Sunday award winners can pick up their awards on Sunday between 11am-12:30pm
  • There will be no award ceremony.
  • Once awards are finalized by our race timer, we have them available for pickup.
  • Participants will also have the option to have their award mailed to them if awards are not picked up.
  • If you are able to pick up your award at the race on Sunday, please do so!

Chip time for all awards. Due to the inability to start everyone at the same time all overall awards and age group awards are scored by chip time. No exceptions.

Half-Half and Half Marathon  Award Categories
  • No duplicate awards for the Half-Half and the Half Marathon.
    • This means that if a participant wins the Overall Male or Female award, they are not eligible for age group awards.
    • Virtual participants are not eligible for awards, but they will receive finisher medals.

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) for both races.

  • 19 and under
  • 20-24
  • 25-29
  • 30-34
  • 35-39
  • 40-44
  • 45-49
  • 50-54
  • 55-59
  • 60-64
  • 65-69
  • 70+

Elite Combined Awards for BOTH DAYS

  • Participants who are registered for the ELITE corral and who compete in BOTH days will have their cumulative time calculated.
  • These award are in addition to the awards for each race.
    • For example, a participant can win the Overall Male or Female award in both the Half-Half and the Half Marathon and receive a medal for each race. They would also be eligible for the Combined Awards and receive a third medal.
    • We are treating each race as its own individual event and the Combined Awards are meant to recognize elite participants who register and compete in both days.

Elite Combined Award Categories:

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

FINISHER MEDALS

There will be a separate finisher medals for both Saturday’s Half/Half and Sunday’s Half Marathon that can be combined for a very distinctive combo finisher medal. Participants will receive them at the finish line. Virtual participants will have their finisher medals mailed to them. along with their t-shirts.

T-SHIRTS

All pre-registered participants will receive a Select Physical Therapy Harrisburg Halfity-Half Weekend t-shirt.

A special thanks to our T-Shirt Sponsor: Association for Bridge Construction and Design, Susquehanna Chapter!

RESULTS

Results will be posted on the Falcon Race Timing website as soon as they are available for both races.

CLICK HERE FOR THE RESULTS PAGE

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. 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 course where social distancing is easy to attain.

PARKING INFO

Participants can park on City Island, which is also the location of the packet pick-up and start/finish line. (1 Championship Way, Harrisburg, Pa. 17101)

PHOTOS

The race will have an official race photographer at the finish line. There may be other independent photographers on the course, but the only one that is officially associated with the race is the finish line photographer.

Photos will be uploaded here.

All race photos will be uploaded here after they are finished processing.

All photos will be FREE to download thanks to our Photo Sponsor, Select Physical Therapy!

WATER STATIONS

Click here for Water Station Map for the Half-Half 

Click here for the Water Station Map for the Half Marathon

Select water stations will also have Gatorade (Frost Glacier Freeze) both days.

RESTROOMS

Portable toilets will be placed at the start line in the north parking lot.

On the course, porta-potties will be placed throughout.

Half-Half Porta-Potty Locations: Start/Finish, mile .52, .97, 3.1, and 5.6

Half Marathon Porta-Potty Locations: Start/Finish, 1.2, 1.9, 3.6, 4.6, 7.8, 9.9, 10.3, 11.7, 12.1

Shower facilities will also be available at the East Shore YMCA until 2:00PM.

MEDICAL ASSISTANCE

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

FAQ

What age must I be to qualify for the masters division?

You must be 40 years or older on race day.

Can I wear headphones?

Headphones are permitted for use at the discretion of the participant.

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?

Participants entering the half/half must be at least l0 years old. All 10-12 year-olds must be accompanied by a paid adult registrant. The minimum age to register for the half marathon is 13 years old. The race will not have dedicated volunteers to monitor minors on the course. 

Can I transfer my race bib to someone else?

Yes. You can transfer your bib. Click here for how to transfer your race bib. Please note that you can’t sign up for Saturday/Sunday combo special and transfer just one of the races to someone else.

Bib transfers must be initiated by Friday, May 7th. Bib transfers must be accepted and completed by the new participants by Monday, May 10th by 11:59pm.

Click here for instructions on how to transfer a bib to another runner.

Can I register in-person?

No, there will not be any in-person registration this year.

All participants must signup online by Tuesday, May 11th at 11:59pm.

Can I stick around to watch the race after I finish?

As much as we would love to have everyone hang out and watch the race like we do every year, we need to keep our overall crowd size down and kindly ask that once you finish, you head out and make room for the next finisher.

What do I do after I finish the race?

We’ll miss you! Once participants have finished running, we ask that they exit through the finish line chute and proceed to leave City Island. This will prevent overcrowding, encourage social distancing, and make room for the next finisher!

After the race, we will have a finish line chute where you can get water, your finisher medal, food, and see some of our vendors.

After exiting the finish line chute, we respectfully ask our participants to head out so we can keep our crowd size down.

Are awards chip-timed or gun-timed?

All age group awards are chip-timed.

This is because we are utilizing a corral format and not a gun-time format like usual.

When will I receive my virtual participation medal and t-shirt?

Virtual participants medal(s) and t-shirt will be mailed to them the week of May 24th.

CONTACT

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

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