The Harrisburg Half Marathon is held annually in the month of September. The mostly flat course starts and finishes on City Island while running along the scenic Riverfront Park in the downtown Harrisburg community.
It's an ideal course that's friendly for runners of all abilities. Beginners enjoy the lack of elevation while more experienced runners strive for personal record times.
The Harrisburg Half-Marathon has experienced tremendous growth over its 18 year existence. Last year's event had over 1,200 participants and is quickly becoming one of the largest running events in Central Pennsylvania.
All individual race participants receive a finisher's medal at the finish line. Awards are distributed based on "Overall Open" and "Masters" (40+) male and female categories. The overall male and female champion will also receive $250 in prize money.
Age groups span from 19 and under through 65 and over in 5-year increments. The top 3 finishers in each age group will receive an award. Top 3 Relay Teams will be given awards as well. No duplication of awards.