the 6th annual Hershey half marathon will be on Sunday, October 18, 2015!
Join us for the Hershey Half Marathon, presented by Capital BlueCross on Sunday, October 18, 2015 to benefit Children’s Miracle Network at Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital. This course will take participants on a 13.1 mile tour of Hershey, PA with several memorable locations along the way, including Hersheypark, Milton Hershey School, the world-famous Chocolate Avenue, and more! Race will begin at 7:30 AM at Hersheypark Stadium.
Participants can choose to run or walk the course individually or as part of a 2-person relay team. For those participating in the relay, transportation will be provided to and from the half-way point. All participants must maintain a 14-minute mile pace and must be at least 14 years of age on race day to participate.
Race registration fee includes a race tech t-shirt, goodie bag, finisher’s medal, post race refreshments, and 2 tickets to Hersheypark in the Dark. As an added bonus, The Spa At The Hotel Hershey will be offering complimentary post-race massages to runners at the stadium on a first-come-first-serve basis.
The following information reflects the 2014 event information.
Race Registration Fee:
Single: through June 14 - $75; June 15 - October 10 – $85
Relay: through June 14 - $120; June 15 - October 10 – $140
There is no race-day registration
Hersheypark In The Dark:
Hersheypark in the Dark will be open to the public race weekend and the two complimentary race tickets are valid on the following dates:
Saturday, October 18 - Sunday, October 19
Friday, October 24 - Sunday, October 26
Friday, October 31 - Sunday, November 2.
NOTE: Hersheypark In The Dark is open on Friday, October 17, however, packet pickup for the race begins on Saturday, October 18. We are unable to accommodate early ticket/packet pick-up.
The race begins and ends at Hersheypark Stadium (located on the Hersheypark entertainment complex.) Spectators can view the race from various locations in Hershey including Chocolate Avenue and Milton Hershey School.
Hershey’s Chocolate World Attraction is open daily in October. Experience the FREE Hershey’s Great American Chocolate Tour ride, complete with your own sweet FREE Hershey’s sample.
Kids Fun Run
Hershey Half Marathon participants have the opportunity to register their kids in the Kids Fun Run on Saturday, October 18, 2014 at 5:15 PM. For $12, children (ages 2-13) will be able to have fun by running the field at Hersheypark Stadium in age group heats while Hershey's Product Characters cheer them on. Registration includes a Fun Run t-shirt, Fun Run Medal, and a sweet treat. (Note: t-shirts will only be provided to those who register by October 10.)
*Hersheypark rides are subject to availability. Go here to view a list of rides scheduled to be open for Hersheypark In The Dark.