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Harmony Silvester 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run

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January 1, 2018 (Monday)
5 K, 1 Mile
Harmony Grace Church
Harmony, Pennsylvania
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The Harmony Silvester Celebration is a family focused event in Historic Harmony
that honors its German heritage by celebrating Silvester (New Year’s Eve) on
German time 6:00 PM (midnight in Germany). Prior to the race, there is a 5K starting at 3:30 PM, followed by a Children's 1 Mile Fun Run at 4:15. We will count-down to a ball-drop in German, followed by fireworks and singing of Auld Lang Syne.

5K field should reach 600 runners with up to 4,000 attending the Silvester count-down to the New Year.

All 5K runners receive a Frank Shorter technical race shirt (men & women specific). All 1 Mile participants receive a finisher's medal. Parents may run free with their children.

Historic Harmony has many unique art and boutiques for shopping during day. Also available are museum tours with activities for children; comedy short "Dinner for One", Blegiessen (melted lead shapes predict what the New Year may bring). Traditional pork and sauerkraut buffet at Harmony Museum starting at 4:00 PM.

Event Start Location
Registration will be held in the Grace Church Youth Center at 538 Main Street, Harmony, PA 16037. Parking available at the church and near by. Changing facilities available are the center. Race starts and finishes in town square. Award ceremony also inside the center.

Course Description
Course is an out and back starting out going slightly downhill, then one large hill followed by a flat stretch parallel to the Connoquenessing Creek. The last 1/2 mile will be slightly uphill.

Awards
5K - Top 3 Male & Female Overall. Top 3 Male & Female in the following age groups:
10 & under, 11-14; 15-19; 20-2; 25-29; 30-34; 35-39; 40-44; 45-49; 50-54; 55-59; 60-64; 65-69; 70+.

Children participating in 1 Mile Fun Run will receive a finisher's medal.

Door prizes at award ceremony.

Packet Pickup / Expo
Early packet pick-up at Grace Church Youth Center (Dec 30th - 3 - 7 PM). Race day starting at 1:30 PM at the Grace Church Youth Center.

Timing / Results
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Post Race Activities
Harmony will celebrate New Year's (Silvester) on German time with a count-down in German at 6:00 (midnight in Germany) followed by fireworks and singing of Auld Lang Syne. Food vendors and music will be available. This is a wonderful family event.

Weather
We will hold the event regardless of the weather.

Directions
Use Grace Church as the destination at 538 Main Street, Harmony PA 16037. Parking between church and youth center.

Parking
Parking between church and youth center. Once lot fills, ample parking close by.
 
 

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