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Join us for the 17th annual Hands-on House Half Marathon, 10K & 5K benefitting Hands-on House, Children's Museum of Lancaster. The race features a USATF-certified 13.1 mile half marathon course through Lancaster County farmland, past a one-room Amish school house and across a covered bridge. The 10K course runs through beautiful Amish farmland, and the 5K course runs through scenic neighborhoods close to the museum.
Unique, custom finisher medals for half marathon, 10K and 5K participants!
Disposable chip timing
Long sleeve performance shirts (guaranteed for all participants who register by Wednesday, September 2)
Cash awards for top three male and female half marathon finishers. Age group awards for top three male and female half marathon, 10K and 5K, in the following categories: 19 and under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+
Walkers are welcome in all events. (Please note that there is a 4-hour time limit for the course, and participants must maintain a pace of at least 18:18 min/mile throughout the event.)
Free museum admission on race day!
For more information, visit our website's race page.
Event details and schedule
We encourage you to pick up your race packet on Friday, September 25 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. or 3:30 – 6:30 p.m. at Hands-on House. You may also pick up your race packet on Saturday, September 26 (race day) from 6:00 - 7:20 a.m. We use disposable chip timing for this event; your race bib includes your timing chip.
Race announcements and instructions will be given at the circle driveway in front of Hands-on House at 7:40 a.m. At the conclusion, half marathon participants will be called to the start line. 10K and 5K participants will line up behind the half marathon. Half marathon will start at 8 a.m. 10K at 8:05 a.m. and 5K at 8:10 a.m.
Finisher medals will be given to ALL half marathon, 10K and 5K runners! Cash awards will be given to the top three male and female half marathon finishers. Awards will be given to the top three males and females in each age group (19 and under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+) for the half marathon, 10K and 5K.
HANDS-ON HOUSE HOURS:
Hands-on House Children's Museum will be open and offering free admission on Saturday, September 26 from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Visit our website for more information about the 2020 Hands-on House Race.