October Half-Marathon & Races

October Half Marathon & Races

Written by megan. Posted in Race Series

Date: Saturday, October 4, 2014

Start Time: 8:00 AM

Location: Hollidaysburg Area YMCA

Races: Half Marathon (MAP),

10k Run (MAP) & 5k Walk (MAP)



Half-Marathon (overall)

Half-Marathon (age groups)

10k Run

5k Walk





Half-Marathon Age Group Results


The 8th annual Half Marathon & Races will consist of a 13.1 mile run, 10k run and a 5k walk. The race will start/finish at the YMCA. This race is our fastest growing race based on prior year participation levels.

Half Marathon Runners - Register before Pre-Registration and you’ll receive a tech t-shirt (men's & women's sizes). Register after Early Registration you’ll receive a cotton t-shirt. 10K runners/5k walkers will receive a cotton t-shirt.  PLEASE REGISTER EARLY as we can’t guarantee a t-shirt the week of the race. Online registration closes at noon on October 3.

**There will be a port-a-john on the course at about the 2 ½ mile/10 ½ mile markers.  We will also have massages from Body Mind Connection for race participants.  They will be free, however, tips would be greatly appreciated!


The first 300 race participants registered will be guaranteed a cotton t-shirt.  PLEASE REGISTER EARLY as we can’t guarantee a t-shirt the week of the race. Online registration closes at noon on October 3.

Note:  NO Race Reimbursements

Racers must wear race number to show that you are a race participant. You will have a certain color bib (Half Marathon – blue, 10k – yellow & Walk – orange).  If you want to change races, you may do so by calling the Hollidaysburg Area YMCA at 695-4467.  No changes the morning of the race!!!!!

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


Half Marathon Race:

The Half Marathon race is challenging with rolling hills accentuating the course.  Start/Finish at the Hollidaysburg Area YMCA.  Must be 16 years old by race day to participate. We will have cones, signs and road marshals, however, it is your responsibility as a racer to familiarize yourself of the course.   The markings will be in white with a “1/2”.  Course is NOT closed to traffic so please be aware of your surroundings at all times. There will be a port-a-john on the course at about the 2 ½ mile/10 ½ mile markers.

Water stations will be available roughly every 2 miles.  We will also provide gels at the mile 8 water station.

VERY IMPORTANT:  You MUST be at the water station on Scotch Valley Road by the 10.2 mile mark within 2hrs.  If you are not, you have the choice to either wait for the follow vehicle to take you back to the finish OR finish on your own which means you will need to obey all traffic signs and may not have the support of the last water station.  Either way, you will NOT receive a finishing time.

Massages will be provided for race participants from Body Mind Connection Massage Therapy.  Tips are appreciated.

The Overall Winner’s of the Half-Marathon will receive a stay at the River’s Edge Bed and Breakfast in Spruce Creek!!

10K Run:

You will start out in the same direction of the Half Marathon runners, however, you’ll turn around after the 3rd Mile. Follow the arrows, cones and road marshals to the Finish at the Hollidaysburg Area YMCA.  Please look at the map to familiarize yourself of the course. There will be waters stations about every 2 miles.

5k Walk:

5k course will start out the same as the Half Marathon and 10K, however, you will turn around in the Hollidaysburg Ambulance parking lot.   Once on Penn Street/Rte 36, please stay to the right of the cones and on the sidewalk the whole way until you get to the Hollidaysburg Post Office.

When turning left on Allegheny Street, please stay to the side at all times while on the course as the roads will not be totally closed to traffic.  Please look before turning to make sure you do not cross in front of traffic or the 10k runners coming through.


Race packets will be available for pick up Thursday, October 2 &  Friday, October 3 from 5am to 9pm. Packets will also be available the day of race at the Hollidaysburg Area YMCA between 6:30-7:45am.


We recommend you come as early as 7am to get a parking spot close to the YMCA.

For Driving Directions Use This Address: 1111 Hewit St, Hollidaysburg, PA‎