Since this event inception in 2008, NOVA Corporation has hosted the event and plays a huge role in this by supporting NOVA Corp’s scholarship program established to support Navajo students pursuing college degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) related fields of study. The 5K Race for the Nation & 1-Mile Fun Run is also dedicated to supporting youth sports programs within the South Central Pennsylvania region. Youth sports provide a positive platform for the youth of this nation to help the children of today grow into the leaders of tomorrow. This event brings together families and friends in the spirit of competition, all while promoting health and wellness in the local community.
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I am really excited to see the event in its 8th year. I have had the privilege of being a part of some pretty amazing things when it comes to this race including things like having Olympic Gold Medalist Billy Mills as the Master of Ceremonies for the first two years of the event; Watching top talent like Matt Gillette and Jeff Miller come out and blaze the course to a new records of 14:46 for Open Men and 15:52 for the Masters; Watching a mother and daughter push each other to finish their very first 5K together; and putting medals on hundreds of smiling young faces in the children’s one mile fun run.
So, you ask yourself, Why come out to participate in the 8th Annnual 5K Race for the Nation and One-Mile Fun Run? Here is just a few reasons:
- 5K Course is fast, flat and certified by USATF!
- Family friendly atmosphere and event!
- Chip Timing with Results Kiosks onsite by SpectaSport this year!
- Over $1,000 in cash prizes to the top three men and women in the Open Division and Masters division!
- Nationally famous race announcer Joe Jefferson on the mic!
- Cheerleaders (All Star Rebels Competition Cheer Squad)!
- Moisture-wicking Race T-Shirts
- Thousands of dollars in merchandise given away randomly!
- Age Group Awards through 70yrs+!
- Great way to exercise and challenge yourself mentally and physically