Frequently Asked Questions
What time does the Hershey 10K start?
The race starts at 7:30AM at Hersheypark Stadium.
When is packet pick-up?
Registration packets can be picked up on Saturday from 1:00 - 5:00 PM, and on Sunday morning starting at 6:00AM until the race begins at 7:30 AM.
Can someone else pick up my race packet?
Yes, as a convenience, this year we are allowing others to pick up race packets for friends and family.
Can bibs be transferred for the race?
Bibs are non-transferable.
Please note: Only participants running under their own registrations will be eligible for prizes.
How much does the race cost?
The cost of registration is $40 through March 1. Starting on March 2 and until April 4 (or until the event sells out) the price will be $45.
What does the registration fee include?
Participants receive a Race T-shirt, Finisher's Medal, Bib w/Timing Device, and Post-race Refreshments.
When does registration for the Hershey 10K close?
Typically the Hershey 10K sells out prior to the closing date, so we recommend registering early so you don't get left out! If the event is not sold out, registration will close on April 4, 2014. There are no day-of walk up registrations.
What is the minimum age for participation in the Hershey 10K?
All participants must be a minimum of 14 years of age.
Is the Hershey 10K a fundraiser?
Yes, a portion of the proceeds benefits Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Pennsylvania and other local charities.
What are the prizes for top finishers?
Top Male Finisher: $100 and Top Female Finisher: $100
|Top Male Ages 25-34: $50||Top Female Ages 25-34: $50|
|Top Male Ages 35-44: $50||Top Female Ages 35-44: $50|
|Top Male Ages 45-54: $50||Top Female Ages 45-54: $50|
|Top Male Ages 55-64: $50||Top Female Ages 55-64: $50|
|Top Male Ages 65+: $50||Top Female Ages 65+: $50|
Is Hersheypark open on 10K weekend?
Yes, Springtime In The Park, featuring many major park attractions will be open on Saturday and Sunday, April 12 and 13.
Do you expect that the 10K will sell out early?
Yes, based on the success of last year's race, we expect the 10K to sell out quickly again this year.
If the 10K sells out, will there be a waiting list?
No, we are limited to a maximum of 2,500 participants.
Are there overnight accommodations available for the 10K?
Yes, there are many hotels in and around Hershey. Staying at Hershey Resorts (Hershey Lodge, The Hotel Hershey, and Hersheypark Camping Resort) provides exclusive advantages.
If I get injured and cannot participate, are refunds available?
No, refunds are not available for the Hershey 10K, and registration fees cannot be applied to other Hershey races and events.
Is there a pace requirement?
Yes, All runners must maintain a 14 minute per mile pace.
Are strollers permitted on the Hershey 10K course?
No, we do not permit runners to push strollers on the course to ensure the safety of other runners.
For additional questions, email us at Hershey10K@hersheypa.com