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New Year Run Challenge

Saturday January 1st, 2022

Mechanicsburg, PA

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The New Year Run Challenge is an annual event held at Fleet Feet Mechanicsburg on New Year's Day. The goal of the event is to raise money for charity and to challenge our community to start the year off with a run. The challenge is held from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. on January 1, 2022. We challenge you to run as many 2.2 mile laps as you can! You can run or walk any distance! Proceeds from our challenge are given to Communities Rising.

Course Map Can Be Found Here 

To help reduce the crowd size at the start we will be using 3 start times. Regardless of which start you use, the course will be open until 3 p.m. This event is not officially timed, rather we allow participants to submit their distance run on a board at the end of the run. The goal is to raise money for charity, challenge yourself to start the New Year off with a good run, and to have fun!

Through this event and our generous community, we have been able to provide more than 800 pairs of shoes and socks to children in Southern India that Communities Rising supports. These children are also given the opportunity to participate in a running program to train for a 5K race that we administer to them. 

If we are not able to travel to India for the run project this year, we will donate the proceeds of this event to the families supported by Communities Rising for food. Communities Rising was founded by a Camp Hill resident. 

There will be no race day registration and event participation is limited.

Participants are welcome to pick up their t-shirt and race number before the run at Fleet Feet Mechanicsburg. 
Pick up times:
Thursday, December 30 from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m.
Friday, December 31 from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.

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Start Location

6416 Carlisle Pike #700, Mechanicsburg, PA

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