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July 4th Angie Gioiosa Memorial Race

Written by megan.

Date: Friday, July 4, 2014

Start Time: 8:00 AM

Location: Mishler Theatre, Downtown Altoona

*Registration at Heritage Plaza 11th Avenue

Races: 15k run (map), 5k run (certified) (map), 2 mile walk (map) & a lollipop run for ages 6 & under


2013 RESULTS

2M Walk

5k Run

2013 PICTURES


ONLINE REGISTRATION WILL OPEN MAY 19


2014 RACE BROCHURE

REGISTRATION:

To guarantee yourself a race t-shirt, please register early.  We cannot guarantee shirts the week of the race.   Online registration closes at noon on July 3rd.

Note:  NO Race Reimbursements.  Race will go on rain or shine. NO PETS ALLOWED.

We will have disposable bib tag timing this year for all races. Please do not fold or crumple your number as you will not receive a finishing time! Bibs should be attached on the front of body.

We will have a different color bib for each race.  If you need to switch races, please call the Hollidaysburg Area YMCA at 695-4467 by July 3rd so they can give you the correct colored bib!   YOU CAN NOT SWITCH RACES THE DAY OF THE RACE.

For safety reasons, no headsets of any kind or pets are permitted.

We will be starting the different races off in WAVES.  PLEASE read this information to make sure you start in the correct wave:

Wave 1:  ORANGE BIB’S ONLY-WALK start @ 8:00am

Wave 2:  RED BIB’S ONLY-5k Run start @ 8:02am

Wave 3:  BLUE BIB’S ONLY-15k Run start @ 8:06am

COURSE INFORMATION:

15K Race (BLUE BIBS):

  • All 15K runners must average 13:00 mins/mile.  If you fall below this pace, you may be asked to drop out and ride back in a sag wagon.  This ensures safe traffic control and allows the roads to be opened to traffic in a timely manner.
  • **NEW**15K will start in Wave 3 @ 8:06am.   You will line up behind the 2 mile walkers and 5k runners.  We will have signs and corrals for each Wave.
  • For your safety, please follow all cones, road marshals and police at all times.  Water stations will be at approximately 3, 4 ½, 6, 7 ½, 8 and 8 ½ miles.
  • All miles will be marked on the road surface.
  • PLEASE familiarize yourself with the course and train for this distance as it is a challenging course and typically hot on race day.
  • Make sure you make the correct turn toward the finish of the race.  When you are on the 10th Avenue Expressway make the RIGHT turn onto 15th Street marked 15K.
  • You must wear your race number, on the front of your body, to show that you are a race participant.  We will have colored bibs to show what race you will be participating in and which WAVE you’ll be in.  We will be looking at bib colors to make sure no one jumps in the race and that people are in the correct corral!

5K Certified Race (RED BIBS):

  • **NEW**5K will start in Wave 2 @ 8:02am.  5k participants will be in Wave 2 and corralled behind the 2 mile walkers.  After the walkers start, you will move to the start line until you start your race.
  • Once on 7th Ave, please stay to the far left as you will be making the LEFT turn onto 17th Street.
  • Water Stations will be in front of the Altoona High School (around 1 ½ miles) and on 7th Street near Roberts Gas Station.
  • Once you are on the 10th Avenue Expressway, make sure you follow the 5K signs and turn RIGHT on 16th Street.  An Altoona Police officer will be directing.
  • You must wear your race number, on the front of your body, to show that you are a race participant. We will have colored bibs to show what race you will be participating in and which WAVE you’ll be in.  We will be looking at bib colors to make sure no one jumps in the race and are in the correct corral!

2 Mile Walk (ORANGE BIBS):

  • **NEW**2 mile walkers will start in Wave 1 @ 8:00am.  Walk participants will be in Wave 1 and will be starting before the 5k and 15k participants.  PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU MOVE UP FRONT TO THE START LINE (UNLIKE LAST YEAR WALKERS WERE AFTER THE RUNNERS). LOOK for the 2 Mile Walk signs on road surface.
  • YOU MUST WALK AS NO RUNNING IS ALLOWED!
  • Once you start, you will make an immediate RIGHT turn onto 12th Street.  Then RIGHT onto 11th Avenue. When you walk past the Finish Line, PLEASE USE SIDEWALK.  DO NOT GO OVER TIMING STRIPS.
  • You must use the sidewalk once you come to the 17th Street Bridge.  You will do ONE loop around the Station Mall Medical Center and back over 17th Street Bridge.
  • PLEASE BE RESPECTFUL OF THE RUNNERS SPRINTING TO THE FINISH LINE AND STAY TO THE FAR RIGHT OF THE ROAD WHEN COMING INTO THE FINISH.
  • You must wear your race number, on the front of your body, to show that you are a race participant. We will have colored bibs to show what race you will be participating in and which WAVE you’ll be in.  We will be looking at bib colors to make sure no one jumps in the race and are in the correct corral!

Porta Johns will be available near the Start Line and Registration Area for your convenience.

RACE PACKET PICK-UP:

Packet pickup will be at the Hollidaysburg Area YMCA on Wednesday, July 2nd and Thursday, July 3rd from 5am to 9pm. You may come early race morning and pick up your packets as well. Registration will be at Heritage Plaza, 11th Avenue in Altoona.

RACE PARKING:

Parking will be open in the lot across from Mishler Theatre and bus/train station in Downtown Altoona.

Driving Directions Use This Address: Mishler Theatre, 1208 12th Ave, Altoona, Pa 16601