Come join us for the 3rd Annual Swatara Township Police Department 5K Hero Run on November 1, 2015. This 5K Race is set in a unique location along Tecport Drive and Paxton Street. The theme of the 5K Hero Run relates to everyone whether you know someone in the armed services or public safety sector OR simply have a hero of your own. This race brings all of us together for one reason, to support our HEROES! Check out our map of the course below or you can view it on the event website. The course this year has changed from last year since we are now starting and ending the race at the Harrisburg Mall. A portion of the race actually takes you through the mall!
This race supports the Keystone Wounded Warriors which aids veterans residing in or who have ties to Pennsylvania, COPS for K.O.P.S which supports the children of fallen police officers in the state of Pennsylvania and the Swatara Township Police Department's Crime Prevention fund.
$15: Month of May only!
$25: June 1, 2015 through October 9, 2015
$30: October 10, 2015 up to the day of the race
PARTICIPANTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO COME TO THE RACE DRESSED IN THEIR FAVORITE "HERO'S" OUTFIT OR UNIFORM, INCLUDING MEMBERS OF THE ARMED SERVICES, POLICE, FIRE, EMS, SUPERHERO OR WHOMEVER YOUR HERO IS!
For more information please visit: https://dauphin.crimewatchpa.com/swatarapd/3028/content/2015-5k-hero-run
Check out our video from the 2014 5K Hero Run: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vIW93ebJcLI
Event details and schedule
Starting at 9:00 A.M. we will have an opening ceremony. This will include guest speakers and the singing of the National Anthem. The 5K race kicks off at 9:30 A.M. followed by the 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk at 9:40 A.M.
At the conclusion of the race there will be refreshments and an awards ceremony where our Department Challenge Coin Medals for each age group will be given out by our Chief of Police. We will also announce the winners of the fastest overall times for the 5K race, for men and women (cash prizes to be given out).
Place: Harrisburg Mall
3351 Paxton Street
Harrisburg, PA 17111
Parking: Participants should park in the main parking lot off of Paxton Street along the frontage of Bass Pro Shops and 2nd and Charles.
Weather: This event is Rain or Shine! Registration, Pre-Race Activities, Refreshments and the Awards Ceremony will be taking place inside the mall at center court.
Age Groups: 1-8, 9-12, 13-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+ (groups are separated into men and women)
Challenge Coin/Medals for Men and Women Runners
1st, 2nd and 3rd place medals for the following age groups:
9-12, 13-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+
Cash Prize for Fastest Times Overall for Men and Women:
1st-$100 2nd-$75 3rd-$50
Participation Goody Bags
Swatara Township Police Department