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Wednesday, July 15 2015

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Online registration is now closed.

HOW TO REGISTER IN PERSON

Even though online registration is closed, you can STILL register for the First National Bank Harrisburg Mile!

Race Today: Wednesday, July 15, 2015 – 4:00-5:30PM at the East Shore YMCA (East Gym)

  • The parking lot at the East Shore Y will likely be full on race day. Please keep this in mind if you want to register on race day and consider other parking arrangements downtown (see the parking section of the Q and A below)

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REGISTER TODAY!

The First National Bank Harrisburg Mile is packed full of fun for the whole family! During the Fun Run, kids of all ages run while WINK 104 DJs play music at the finish line. Whether it be finishing the race or winning the race outright, heats are packed with runners looking to reach their personal goals. If you’re participating or spectating each heat is exciting and inspiring. After the race, cool off with refreshments and check out the activities along the beautiful Susquehanna River. The Harrisburg Mile is presented by Capital BlueCross

Registration costs:

Half Pint/Half Mile – $10 (goes to $15 on 7/2)

  • This is a 1/2 mile run that starts at 6pm near the intersection of Front St and Hamilton St
  • This race is not timed, but participants still receive an official race bib
  • Participants receive a shirt (youth small, youth medium or youth large) and a race bag
  • Kids who register for this heat receive a basic medal upon crossing the finish line
  • No awards for this heat

Just for Fun Mile/Walk – $17 (goes to $22 on 7/2)

  • This 1 mile run starts at 6pm near the intersection of Front and Maclay St
  • This race is not timed, but participants still receive an official race bib
  • Participants can be youth or adults, each receiving a race bib, race bag, and race shirt
  • Kids who register for this heat receive a basic medal upon crossing the finish line
  • No awards for this heat

Mile Run and Elite Mile – $17 (goes to $22 on 7/2)

  • The mile is run is broken down into age groups, each with their own heat (see times below)
  • This is race is timed and all participants in these heats are eligible for awards
  • Participants must participate in their respective age groups, the only exception being the Elite Mile
    • The Elite Mile qualifying time for ages 39 and under is 4:40 for Men and 5:30 for Women. The qualifying time for Elite runners 40 years of age and older is 5:00 for Men and 6:00 for Women.

Corporate Challenge – $125 (goes to $150 on 7/2)

  • The Corporate Challenge consists of 3 heats at 6:45, 6:55, and 7:05pm
  • All participants in the Corporate Challenge will receive a race bib (with timing chip), race shirt, and race bag
  • Each heat will have a limit of 50 teams
  • Teams consists of 5 people
    • Corporate teams of 3 or 4 people are permitted but are not eligible for awards
  • Awards go to 1st through 5th place.
  • Award times are calculated by taking the cumulative times of all 5 participants on the Corporate Team

PACKET PICK UP AND IN-PERSON REGISTRATION

Online registration closes on Monday, July 6th at 11:59pm. But, you can still register in person or with a paper registration form (see times and form below). Please note that all paper registration forms must be received at the East Shore Y by Monday, July 6th.

You can pick up your race bib and packet as well as register in person on the following dates and locations:

Wednesday (July 8th), Thursday, (July 9th), Friday (July 10th)

  • Strawberry Square: 11:00AM-1:30PM
  • West Shore YMCA: 4:30-6:30PM

Monday (July 13th) and Tuesday (July 14th)

  • Strawberry Square: 11:00AM-1:30PM
  • West Shore YMCA: 4:30-6:30PM

Race Day: Wednesday, July 15, 2015 – 4:00-5:30PM at the East Shore YMCA (East Gym)

Please note that all registrations are final and no refunds will be issued.

Harrisburg Mile paper registration form

START TIMES

Times are staggered by age group to provide the best possible race conditions.

Event Age Categories / Heats

  •  6pm – Fun Mile, Mile Walk, Half Pint
  •  6:15pm – 15 and under
  •  6:25pm – 16-19
  •  6:35pm – 20-29
  •  6:45pm – Corporate Heat 1
  •  6:55pm – Corporate Heat 2
  •  7:05pm – Corporate Heat 3
  •  7:15pm – 30-39
  •  7:25pm – 40-49
  •  7:35pm – 50+
  •  7:45pm – Elite

Please look for YMCA signage at the event, and email updates from the YMCA with information regarding race times and heats. All participants are responsible for getting to the starting line prior to their event heat. Race split times will be announced to participants along the race course.

COURSE

The Harrisburg Mile follows a one-mile USA track and field certified course along Front Street. The starting line is at Front & Maclay Streets and the finish line is at Front & Boas Streets. The Half Pint Half Mile will start just south of Hamilton Street.

TIMING AND STARTING LINE MATS

Time results will be recorded by Integrity Sports. All participants must cross both the starting mat as well as the finish mat to record an official time. If you do not cross the starting line mat you will not receive a time for your heat or the overall race. Please make sure you are ready and lined up behind the starting line mat prior to the start of your heat. Please do not jump into the race without crossing the starting mat.

Please note if you run with a child in the Half Pint or Fun Mile with your race bib, this will trigger the timing chip and will not register a time during your age-group heat!

The starting line is at Front & Maclay Streets and the finish line is at Front & Boas Streets. The Half Pint Half Mile will start just south of Hamilton Street. All participants will be responsible for getting to the starting line prior to their event heat.

AWARDS AND MEDALS

1st, 2nd, and 3rd place medals for both male and females will be awards to the following age groups:

  • 10 and under
  • 11-15
  • 16-19
  • 20-24
  • 25-29
  • 30-34
  • 35-39
  • 40-44
  • 45-49
  • 50-54
  • 55-59
  • 60+
  • Elite 39 and under
  • Elite 40+
  • Corporate Challenge Awards (1st-5th place)

Please note that awards are not categorized the same as heat times. For example, ages 30-39 will all run in the same heat at 7:15pm. But, the awards categories for these two age groups will be split into 30-34 and 35-39 (1st, 2nd, and 3rd place for male and female)

WINK 104 CORPORATE CHALLENGE

Please note that as of 2015, there is a minimum age limit of 18 for the WINK 104 Corporate Challenge. Summer interns are welcome to participate.

The corporate challenge consists of team of 5. There are three heats, each with a limit of 50 corporate teams. The heat times are at 6:45pm, 6:55pm, and 7:05pm.

You can register a Corporate Challenge team on the registration page here

We always make every effort to put all company teams in the same heat!

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EVENT SCHEDULE ON RACE DAY

  • 4:00 to 5:30pm – Registration and last minute packet pick-up at the East Shore YMCA    
  • 6:00pm – Just for Fun Mile/Walk + Half Pint Half Mile
  • 6:15pm – 15 and under
  • 6:25pm – 16 to 19
  • 6:35pm – 20 to 29
  • 6:45pm – WINK 104 Corporate Challenge – Heat #1
  • 6:55pm – WINK 104 Corporate Challenge – Heat #2
  • 7:05pm – WINK 104 Corporate Challenge – Heat #3
  • 7:15pm – 30 to 39
  • 7:25pm – 40 to 49
  • 7:35pm – 50 & over
  • 7:45pm – Elite – All Age Categories
  • 8:05pm – Awards Ceremony

DIRECTIONS AND COURSE

Race Location
The Harrisburg Mile follows a one-mile USA track and field certified course (PA 12036WB) on Front Street in Harrisburg.

The starting line is at Front & Maclay Streets by the Governor’s Mansion. The Half Pint Half Mile starts just south of Hamilton Street. All participants are responsible for getting to the starting line prior to their heat. The finish line is at Front & Boas Streets.

Where is the Harrisburg YMCA located?
The Harrisburg YMCA is located at 701 North Front Street in Harrisburg.

Directions to YMCA:
FROM RT. 83 – Take the Second Street exit. Continue along Second Street until you reach the traffic light at the intersection of North and Second Streets. Turn left at this light. The main entrance of the YMCA is located a half block down on the left.
FROM RT. 81 – Take the Front Street exit. Continue down Front Street towards Harrisburg. The YMCA is located on your left just past the traffic light at Front and Forster Streets. Turn left onto North Street. The YMCA main entrance is immediately on your left.

ROAD CLOSURES

All lanes of Front St will be closed on race day from approximately 5:40pm to approximately 8:30pm between Maclay St and Boas St

KIDS KORNER

The kids corner is back! This part of the Harrisburg Mile is open to the community and features a bounce house, tie-dye shirts, crafts, games, and more! The Kids Korner is sponsored by the TE Foundation.

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RESULTS

Full results from the 2015 Harrisburg Mile will be posted here on the Integrity Sports website as soon as they are available

PAST RESULTS

2014 Results

2013 Results

2012 Results

2011 Results (link unavailable)

2010 Race Results

2009 Results – available at RunnersHigh.com

FAQ

Before The Race

Where can I pick up my packet?

Packet pick-up times and locations are listed below:

Wednesday (July 8th), Thursday, (July 9th), Friday (July 10th)

  • Strawberry Square: 11:00AM-1:30PM
  • West Shore YMCA: 4:30-6:30PM

Monday (July 13th) and Tuesday (July 14th)

  • Strawberry Square: 11:00AM-1:30PM
  • West Shore YMCA: 4:30-6:30PM

Race Day Packet Pick-Up: Wednesday, July 15, 2015 – 4:00-5:30PM at the East Shore YMCA (East Gym)

Please note that all registrations are final and no refunds will be issued.

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What about parking?
Parking is available on the streets surrounding the YMCA as well as at the start and finish areas. The parking lot at the YMCA will also be open for the event, however space is extremely limited. The lot is located off of Second Street, behind the YMCA. The parking lot entrance is on the left just past the intersection of North and Second Streets. Parking is also available on City Island as well at various parking garages around Harrisburg, but please be aware that these parking locations have a charge.

Where can I change before the race?
Locker rooms, with shower facilities, will be available for participants at the Harrisburg YMCA, located at Front and North Streets.

Cancellation & Postponement Procedures

The Harrisburg Mile is a rain or shine event, so come prepared. If, for some outside chance, there happens to be a national disaster or severe weather issue, participants will be notified the following ways:

1. Participants can check the homepage of this website. All information concerning the race will be updated throughout the day with a final decision being made by race officials no later than 5pm.

2. Email notification sent to all preregistered participants no later than 5pm.

3. Turn to Cumulus or other local media stations for race announcements.

4. Follow us on Facebook or Twitter for up-to-date information on race day as well as information leading up to the event

Miscellaneous

Can I just run for fun?
That’s what the Just for Fun Mile / Walk is all about! The Harrisburg Mile brings together an eclectic mix of participants, ranging from competitive runners to families and active seniors. This heat will not be timed.

What is the Elite and Master’s Elite event?
The Elite Mile is the most competitive heat of the Harrisburg Mile. The qualifying time for ages 39 and under is 4:40 for Men and 5:30 for Women. The qualifying time for Elite runners 40 years of age and older is 5:00 for Men and 6:00 for Women.

How will the timing chips be distributed?
For heats that are being timed, the bib race numbers will already have the timing chip attached to them and will be in your packet when you pick it up. Packet pick up location information is listed above. If you do not wear your bib race number for your heat your time will not be recorded

How are the chips attached?
You must attach your bib race number to the front of your shirt or shorts in a visible location. Please do not fold the number because it may damage the transponder. The chip is already attached to your race bib, you just have to make sure you wear it.

What if I’m running more than one heat?
Each bib and chip will be assigned to individual heats. For example, if you were to run in the Corporate Challenge Heat at 6:45pm and then again in the 45 to 49 heat at 7:45pm you will need two DIFFERENT bibs and chips. Once you cross the finish line for the Corporate Challenge Heat your official time has been recorded for that bib number. You must then switch to the second bib for your second heat.

How does the chip timing work?
Special electronic mats will be placed at both the start and finish lines. As each participant crosses the starting line mats, their individual time is recorded. Then, their time is also recorded as they cross the finish line. The finish line computer system then subtracts the starting time from the finish time and creates a new “net time” or “chip time.” The chip timing method compensates for any lost time that runners in the back of the starting pack experienced at the starting line. You can learn more about the technology by clicking here.

What if my Corporate Challenge Team has less than 5 members?
Corporate Challenge teams can have less than 5 members, but they will not be eligible for awards. Only full teams of 5 will be eligible for awards. The winning team will have the best combined time for all 5 members. Corporate Challenge teams must have five (5) participants to qualify for awards. Teams with fewer than five members will not be eligible for awards and will be scored as an incomplete team based on how many participants they have on their team.

I am registered for my age group heat, but can I also do the Fun Run or the Half Pint with me kid(s)?
That is fine, but make sure you do not wear your race bib with the timing chip during the Fun Run or the Half Pint. Timing chips are “one and done,” meaning that once they are triggered by crossing a timing mat, they will not record again. If you cross the starting line and/or the finish line during the half pint with you bib, then it will not register when you do your age group heat, so please be aware of this.

Will you give out the basic medals to all the kids at the end of the fun run this year?
Yes!

CONTACT

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

The 2015 East Shore YMCA Race Series is presented by Capital BlueCross


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