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Harrisburg Area Road Runners Club (HARRC)
“My feeling is that any day I am too busy to run is a day that I am too busy.” - John Bryant

This page will contain all of the previous "News & Updates," sorted by month, that are posted on the home page of the website. In an effort to minimize clutter, only the current and past month of Updates will be on home page. Everything older will find it's way here :)


February 2012 News & Updates

2012-2-26 Sunday Run Results are up from Feb 26 Greenbelt 3 or 6 mile Results

2012-2-22 Current AGCS Standings available here 

2012-2-21 Sunday Run Results are up from Feb 19. Riverfront Park Results

2012-2-13 Newsletter is available on the website...  Footprints Spring 2011

2012-2-13 Sunday Run Results are up from Feb 12 run.  Scotzin Bros Sunday Run

 2012-2-5 Sunday Run Results are up from Feb 5 run.  Click here to view!

2012-2-3 Mark your calendars for Feb 12th to watch Unbreakable, The Western States 100, movie.  View the Informational Poster here.

January 2012 Updates

2012- 1-30 Italian Lake Sunday Run Results are up!  Click here to view.

2012-1-28 Runner of the Year Final Standings are posted.  Runner of the Year results here.

2012-1-27 Mark your calendar for a Free Lecture and Informal Run with Dick Beardsley on February 10th and 11th.  Click here for details. Don't miss your opportunity to run with the second place finisher in the 1982 Boston Marathon.  Dick Beardsley lost by only two seconds to Alberto Salazar in the famous 'Duel in the Sun'.

2012-1-26 January Board Meeting Minutes are posted.  Click here to view.

2012-1-23 HARRC is in the News...Check out the article here

2012-1-17 Allendale Park Sunday Run results are up!  Click here to view.

2012-1-15 HARRC December Board Meeting Minutes are up. Click here to view.

2012-1-9 Run Like A King! results are up!  Click here to view. 

2012-1-8 Resolution Run Results are up!  Click here to view. 

2012-1-2 Hair of the Dog 4 mile Sunday Run Results are up!  Click Here to view. 

October 2011 News & Updates

10/26/11 - Congrats to Andrew O'Donnell on his first place Age Group finish at the 2011 Hershey Half Marathon! Also pictured below are several members of the Tuesday Morning Running Group.

10/24/11 - October 2011 AGCS Standings posted. Runners need to participate in at least 6 AGCS runs to be eligible to win. The 2011-2012 AGCS year is just starting out (Sept. to August) so come on out! The next AGCS on will be the November 20 @ 8:30 AM - Carlisle Army Heritage 2.5 or 5 Mile.

10/20/11 - A few updates to the site today:

10/19/11 - A Friendly Note From the Web Content Admin: Race results and more will be updated soon, hopefully this weekend. 

10/18/11 - Added a link to the Dick Beardsley Foundation on the left side bar

10/03/11 - "HARRC In The Park 15K" a Success! Thank you, everyone, for coming out and running on the wet and muddy course! 

Overall Results

Age Group Results

September 2011 News & Updates

9/29/11 - OCTOBER 9th SUNDAY RUN CHANGED TO THE HARRISBURG HALF-MARATHON! Sorry we forgot to update this earlier. Since the Half-Marathon will now be held on that date, we are using it for our Sunday Run. All runners are encouraged to either participate as a runner or volunteer to help make this annual event a success.

9/27/11 - Image folders have been created and Mike Percherke's photos from the HARRC After Dark 7k are now uploaded. Check them out on the "IMAGES" page. More photos from other events will be uploaded in the new format eventually (read: as we get around to them).

 9/25/11 -


Award recipients from the 2011 Annual Picnic

We had a good time at the 2011 Annual Picnic. Several runners did the 5k run together with friends and family, while Steve Whittle had dreams that he was on the Food Network.

Congratulations to the following AGCS Award Winners for 2010-2011:
Mary Lou Harris, Marge Lebo, Shelly Perry, Hap Miller, Tom Snedden, Frank Crupi, Mike Cover, Dave Resek, Tad Morris, J.R. Bishop

In addition to the AGCS Awards, certificates were given out to several members for Participation Points earned throughout the past year for their involvement with Sunday Runs, HARRC events and attending Board Meetings: Steve Whittle, J.R. Bishop, Shelly Perry & Chuck, Brad Colwell, Frank Crupi, Chris Gipe, Mary Lou Harris, Marg Lebo, Mark Ondo, Mike Cassata, Gary Grobman, Rick Barbush, Tadd Morris, Mike Cover, Jim Collins, Hap Miller, Tom Snedden, Debbie Whittle.

9/21/11 September 2011 AGCS Results have been posted, along with the Runner of the Year Standings as of 21 September

9/14/11 Marine Corps Marathon Entry available from Mike Percherke: percherke@verizon.net:

"Marine Corps Marathon Entry for Sale! - Anyone interested in running an incredible marathon in our nation's capital on October 30th? This race is sold out, but I am able to transfer my entry if someone is interested. The race entry fee that I paid was $90 (payable to me) and the transfer fee is another $30 (payable online). First come, first served, so please let me know. There is a specific process that must occur to complete the transfer. The last date to transfer is fast approaching so I need someone to step up quickly or Craigslist, here I come!! Here is the link for more race details: http://www.marinemarathon.com/"

9/13/11 - A PDF of the HARRC In The Park Course Map has been uploaded. Curious what trails we'll be going down? Take a look :)

9/8/11 - NEW SUNDAY RUN LOCATION: The Run for Sunday, September 11th Run will be held at 1804 Driftstone Drive, Harrisburg PA 17110. Many thanks go to Bob Daniels for volunteering to host an alternate run location.

9/7/2011 - This was posted on the East Short YMCA Facebook Page

"ATTENTION RUNNERS: Due to the increasing amount of rain in Harrisburg, the CAPITAL BLUE CROSS HARRISBURG HALF MARATHON HAS BEEN POSTPONED TO OCTOBER 9. If you have any questions regarding this change, please contact Corey Smith at corey.smith@ymcaharrisburg.org."

The HARRC Sunday Run for September 11, 2011 is TBD. HARRC has had a Club Run every weekend for over 30 years, and we're not going to let a little water stop us now :)  (and thanks again to Gary Grobman, who managed to hold the run during Hurricane Irene! that was a close call)

9/5/2011 - Several of us ran the HARRC In The Park course this morning. I have posted a link to my Garmin reading of the course - which includes detailed map information and elevation. Please visit the HARRC Facebook Page and follow the link posted on our Wall.

9/4/2011 - HARRC Shirt Order Forms can be viewed and downloaded here! The form does mention an online order option, but as of this date we do not have the online form ready yet. Hopefully it will be up within the next couple of weeks. In the meantime, I look forward to receiving your orders in the mail :)

(images temporarily not visible, we're working on it) In other news, many thanks to Mike Percherke for taking photographs of the HARRC After Dark 7K. Photos have been posted in the IMAGES page of this website. NOTE: Several people have mentioned the small size of photos and lack of organization of said photos on that page. A new photo page will be developed in the future as time allows.


Team Aspire "HARRC After Dark" 7K A Success!

Results have been posted to the

August 2011 News & Updates


8/27/2011 - Tomorrow's Riverfront 2- or 5-Mile Sundy Run is still on schedule, pending conditions from Hurricane Irene. Whether you come out or not - please use common sense (yes, we still have some of that left) and be safe!


8/24/2011 - The Final AGCS Standings have been posted for the 2010-2011 AGCS year.

8/23/2011 - The HARRC In The Park Volunteer sheet has uploaded. Please review it in the Volunteer Opportunities section, or view/download a current PDF here. We're looking for several more members to donate some of their time to help make this a successful event


8/22/2011 - August Board Meeting Minutes have been posted, along with the final AGCS Sunday Run Results. If you've never read over the Board Minutes you are encouraged to please do so. There's more to HARRC than our Sunday Runs :)

8/13/11 - Online Registration and Downloadable Applications (PDF) for HARRC In The Park, our first 15-K Trail Run, are now available.


8/7/2011 - Today's Adopt-A-Highway 6k was well attended. Thanks, everyone, for pitching in afterwards. Below are photos of Jim Vorhauer (left) and Paul Moretz with his son, Ian (right) at the clean-up.


8/5/2011 - The Fall issue of Footprints, HARRC's quarterly newsletter, is going in the mail this weekend and a PDF is available now to view and/or download here.


8/4/2011 - Runner of the Year standings have been posted. There is a temporary link to the current standings on the left sidebar (or click here if you don't see it). An online "race result" entry form is currently being developed for members to enter in their "official race" times. The current ROY page may be merged with the online entry page when it is completed.

8/4/2011 - Angela Episale is calling all youngsters and volunteers to participate in the Healthy Kids Running Series:

Sun 9/18/11
Sun 9/25/11
Sun 10/2/11
Sun 10/9/11
Sun 10/16/11

Healthy Kids Running Series

WHERE:  Cumberland Valley High School
WHEN:  Sundays, September 18 - October 16th at 5:30pm
WHO:  Kids in grades Pre-K through 8th grade

View or Download the REGISTRATION FORM here

View or Download the VOLUNTEER FORM here

Or go to http://www.healthykidsrunningseries.com/registration/mechanicsburg-pa/ to sign up. 


July 2011 News & Updates

7/28/2011 - The September, October and November Sunday Run Schedules have been posted. Update: Mapquest links are up, please take a good look at them and the written directions (in case the mapquest isn't dead-on the meeting point) before driving out to the runs :)


7/27/2011 - Check out the latest news article on Hap Miller, entitled "Beating Father Time" originally posted on the Pennlive.com website (the first link is to a PDF saved locally in case the live article is moved, but the second link is direct to the Pennlive website).

7/25/2011 - July AGCS Standings posted


7/22/2011 - A few new races have been added to the Local Race Calendar, and results of the 2011 Pizza in the Park 5K Prediction Run #2 have been posted. Looks like we had a great turnout - looking forward to the next one!


7/15/2011 - Periodically we get requests for information about places to run, help with putting together races, information on local running groups and more. Please view the Local Running Resources page for information. It is also a work-in-progress so if you know of a resource, club, running location (with a website for more info) you feel we should have listed please email us as wm@harrc.org.




7/9/2011 - From Hap Miller: Some Carlisle Summerfair Photos have been posted to the race website: http://www.carlislesummerfair.org/ThirdDay/Run/. There's a nice shot of the starting line with Tadd, Patty, Hap and Gary (all age group winners) in front.


7/6/2011 - Click here to see the current Runner of the Year standings as of July 6th, thanks to Jerod Girton, using a new age-graded point system. More information on the age-graded calculations will be posted in the future.

A note from J.R.: Please excuse the somewhat awkward sizing of the PDF. It's a large spreadsheet and the best I could do for now. It's best to view the PDF on your computer so you can zoom in and out to see the stats better, as they will probably be too small if you print them out.


7/5/2011 - The Saturday Kids' Runs have been discontinued for the summer.  Anyone interested in continuing or starting the Kids' Runs again in the fall please contact Angela Episale at aepisale@gmail.com.  She would be happy to coordinate something for interested families.


7/4/2011 - Hope everyone had a great Holiday. Carlisle Summerfair Results are uploaded. Click here for the 5k Results, and click here for the 10k Results (Results are also posted on the Local Race Results page).

7/3/2011 - Just in from Hap Miller: Great job at the Summerfair races everyone!  Patty Parker and Mary Lou Harris had outstanding times in surpassing the record for their age group (53:37), set last year by Patty.  This is the 34th year for the 10K, no other age group records came close to being broken, way to go Patty & Mary Lou!  Also a big thanks to Marge Lebo for helping out with the results. Full results should be available in a few days.

June 2011 News& Updates

6/30/2011 - 22 June Board Meeting Minutes have been posted

6/23/2011 - Two website updates:

  1. Added a "Club News and Web Update Archive" page, where all of these "updates" will reside after two months, to keep the home page current
  2. Added a "Local Running Resources" page. This was just started today, so if you have input and URLs to contribute, please send them to wm@harrc.org. Hopefully new runners, out-of-town runners, and perhaps some veterans will be able to find something of interest on the Resource page eventually.

6/19/2011 - Correction made to June 26 @ 8:30 AM Old 322 3 or 6 Miles directions. Updated directions to starting point are on the Sunday Run Schedule. Meeting point is the Park N' Ride.

6/17/2011A couple of Announcements:

1) We are seeking volunteers to organize the 2011 Annual Picnic to be held on 25 September 2011 at Adams-Ricci Park in the Commonwealth Pavilion (Pavilion nearest Imagination Station). To volunteer e-mail Brad Colwell at bradc262@comcast.net

2) Area M Special Olympics (http://www.sopam.org/) Jim Collins is seeking volunteers. The event will be held on September 18 at the Hershey Middle School, with the run/walk course at Founder's Park across from the school. The first event starts around 9:00 AM. All volunteers must contact Jim Collins prior to helping, as they require emergency contact forms to be filled out and submitted prior to the event. Contact Jim at jcollins@state.pa.us or 599-6090.

3) Frank Crupi and Tadd Morris are organizing a HARRC Trail Race tenatively scheduled for October. This event is in the initial planning stages - if you are willing to volunteer with this event please email Frank Crupi at fcrupi@comcast.net.

4) HARRC offers local race timing services. We are seeking members to join our Timing & Equipment team (Walt Greene and Jim Collins). Members who time local races may request to be paid up to $30 per race they time. We offer low-cost timing to support our local running community and hope that the $30 per race will entice new volunteers to take part. Please contact Walt Greene for more information: wcg254@comcast.net

6/15/2011 - We'd like to extend thanks to the River Runners (https://www.facebook.com/home.php?sk=group_184164184934811) for coming out and joining us for our first "Pizza in the Park 5K Prediction Run" last night. It was a fun night meeting new people. The results of the first event are posted in the Local Race Results.

6/14/2011 - Looking for some competition or to support a good cause without having to fill your gas tank? Tonight is the first of three "Pizza in the Park 5K Prediction Runs" at Wildwood Park. Several new events have been posted to the Local Race Calendar, including the Keystone Track Club's 3-race Summer XC Series starting June 22. Check it out!

6/11/2011 (6:30 AM)Due to severe thunderstorm warnings, the Harrisburg Kid's Run has been cancelled this morning. We apologize for the late notice. (update-to-the-update: no rain after all and people did show up regardless, results to be posted soon)

6/10/2011 -  


The 6/21 Pizza in the Park 5k Prediction Run has been MOVED. It will now be held on 6/14 - NEXT TUESDAY. We apologize for any inconvenience and hope that interested runners can still make the new date.

6/6/2011 - 2011 Colon Cancer Prevention 5k Results are posted here. Also, Andy O'Donnell took several photos - click on the Images link to view them or click here. A good time was had by all. Many thanks go to all of the HARRC members who volunteer their time to help make fund raisers like this a success.


Jim Collins

Jim Collins, HARRC Vice President and Race Volunteer

6/3/2011 - A poll of runners and their motivations is being conducted by Nikki Bell for her college degree program. Please take a minute to answer her poll questions here. As each poll closes, the results will be posted.

6/1/2011 - Current AGCS Results posted here

May 2011 News & Updates

5/29/2011: October 2010 "Burg" writeup on HARRC - Last October we had the pleasure of having Pam Waters, writer for "The Burg" magazine, run with us. We've located the PDF of the article and posted it to the site. If you, another member, and/or the club itself are featured in an article please let us know so we can include them in our "HARRC In The News" Files.

ALSO - In today's Carlisle Sentinel newspaper there is a special section called "Age Is Just A Number," in which Hap Miller is featured on the first article. It's a very good article on staying fit and active as we get older. Update: The scanned article has been uploaded here: http://www.usroadrunning.com/doc/20110601080907FitForever_20110529.pdf. (Please excuse the low quality of the home printer/scanner and shareware)

5/28/2011: Check out the Kids' Run Results (click here) - it looks like some regulars are attending and the group is taking shape!

Also, this morning several of the OMG runners did a casual 15k (and some more than that) in Harrisburg - here's most of the gang:

OMG after a casual 15k run May 28, 2011

From left: Steve Whittle, Al Redmond, J.R. Bishop & Griffin, Dave Lebo,
Patty Parker, Marge Lebo, Hap Miller and Andy O'Donnell. Not pictured: Frank Crupi

2011/5/26   Member Gregg Warner was quoted in Central PA Magazine's "Best of the Outdoors" on page 16. Read it here.

Past President Don Halke appeared in "The Human Race" in the July Runner's World, click here to view the page.

2011/5/18  Board Meeting Minutes for May 2011 have been posted. Read them here.

2011/5/15 HARRC After Dark race flyers will be printed this week. We will start distributing them next weekend. If you are involved with any upcoming local races that we can distribute race flyers at, please email wm@harrc.org.

 The Summer Issue of HARRC's Newsletter has been uploaded to the website! In this issue Brad Colwell talks about his upcoming plans for HARRC, we introduce three new volunteers, and Mark Ondo shares his experiences as a first-time marathoner.

2011/5/1 A "Kid's Run" group is launching will be launching this spring. These runs will take place every Saturday morning at 9:30 AM at the northwest corner of Front and Forster Streets in Harrisburg, unless otherwise noted (see Schedule - May 14th will not be held in favor of the Pickle Chase & Kid's Run event).

Click here to view or download the Kid's Run Flyer.

These will be informal runs and the organizers would like very much for you to bring your children for their participation and input. The Kid's Runs will be 1/4, 1/2, 1 and 2 miles - they will also be timed and the results will be posted on the website for the kids to see how well they're doing. Participants should bring their own water, and parents are expected to stay to help with the event.

If you have any questions and/or feedback, please e-mail Renee Bailey at rss0010@live.com.

April 2011 - News & Updates

2011/4/27 - HARRC Announces HARRC After Dark: A 7K race at 7PM on Friday, August 26th, 2011 starting at Kunkle Plaza in Harrisburg. It will run along the river. ONLINE REGISTRATION IS NOW LIVE. See link for HARRC AFTER DARK on the left, or click here to register online.

Volunteers are needed for the race and pre-race day activities of registration and packet preparation. Please click here to see a list of volunteers. To volunteer e-mail Brad Colwell at bradc262@comcast.net.


2010 HARRC Award Winners

Congratulations to
the 2010 HARRC award winners!
Robert Mahady Dedicated Female Runner of the Year: Shelly Perry
Robert Mahady Dedicated Male Runner of the Year: Mike Cassata
John W. Kennedy Member of the Year: Debbie Whittle
Female Runner of the Year: Mary Lou Harris
Male Runner of the Year: Joseph "J. R." Bishop

Click here to read more about this year's winners!

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