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Fun Run: Harrisburg Mile to return to the riverfront for 41st year

The 2021 Harrisburg Mile

The annual sprint down Front Street is back.

The Harrisburg Mile will race down Front Street on July 20, giving local runners a chance to show off their speed. 

The race course spans one mile down the road, which will be closed to traffic. The race starts at Maclay Street and ends at Boas Street. It benefits the East Shore YMCA, which offers programs like childcare and scholarships to the Harrisburg area community. Since the race was founded 41 years ago, it has raised over $600,000 for the YMCA.

The first heat of the race will begin at 5:15 p.m. and the final heat starts at 7:45 p.m.

The heats are broken down by 10 different groups.

In the “Fun Run” heat, kids can run the race as a Wink 104 DJ plays music at the finish line. The YMCA “Champions Against Cancer” heat will include cancer survivors and their communities running or walking the mile. Other heats include the “Corporate Challenge,” the “Half Pint Half Mile” and the “Elite Mile,” as well as heats divided into age groupings.

Food and beverages will be available at the finish line.

An awards ceremony will conclude the evening, where medals will be presented to the top three men and women with the best race times.

First National Bank is the sponsor for the event.

For more information on the Harrisburg Mile, visit their website.

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