550 Homestead Road, Hershey, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, United States

Start Date

08/27/2022

Activity tags attached to this sportie.

Activities: Running race, Virtual race, 5K (3.1 Miles), 1 Mile

Location
Hershey High School (Google Maps)
550 Homestead Road, Hershey, PA  17033

Date
August 27, 2022

Time
9:00 AM for the 5K Run, 10:00 AM for the 1 Mile Fun Run

Registration​
5K Registration until June 1: $20
5K Registration until August 1: $25 (T-Shirts guaranteed with registration until August 1)
5K Registration from August 1 – August 24:  $30
5K Registration on August 26 & 27:  $35

1-Mile Fun Run until June 1:  $10
1-Mile Fun Run until August 1:  $12 (T-Shirts guaranteed with registration until August 1)
1-Mile Fun Run from August 1-24:  $15
1-Mile fun Run on August 26 & 27:  $17

Virtual Registration until August 28: $25 (T-Shirts guaranteed with registration until August 1, $5 extra if the t-shirt is mailed to you after the race)

Pre-Registration Packet Pick-up & Race Registration
Friday, August 26 from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm at Hershey High School
Saturday, August 27 from 7:00 am – 8:40 am at Hershey High School

Course
5K Course – Certified by USATF, Certified Course #15043WB
Split times will be provided at 1-mile and 2-mile marks of the 5K with water near the midpoint. Water and fruit will be provided at the finish line area.  Showers and lockers are not available.

Timing
NOVA Timing Systems will chip time using the MyLaps disposable BibTags.

Directions
From Harrisburg Area: From 83N, go onto 322E toward Hershey. Take Ephrata Exit and proceed through 5 lights. Turn left onto Homestead Road. Hershey High is on the immediate left.

From Lancaster Area: Take 283W to 743N (Hershey/Elizabethtown exit). Turn right and proceed approximately 6 miles on 743N to Homestead Road. Turn right onto Homestead. Cross Rte. 322E. Hershey High School is on the left.

From Lebanon/Palmyra Area: Follow 422W to the light at Homestead Road (just before the chocolate factory). Turn left onto Homestead Road. The high school is approximately ½ mile on the right.

Awards
No awards will be given away until the awards ceremony. The awards ceremony will begin at the conclusion of the Fun Run.

5K Run: $200 for first place, $150 for second place, $100 for third place, $75 for fourth place, $50 for fifth place, for both male and female participants. $50 will be awarded to Masters winners, male and female. No duplicates.

Prizes will also be awarded to the top 3 finishers in each age category and many random prizes will be awarded.

     5K Age Categories: 13 & Under, 14-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80 & Over.  Awards given to top 3 runners in each age group.

Fun Run/Walk: Goodie bag will be given to all participants ages 12 and under.

On January 23, 1992, Ben Yupcavage and Tim Russell, both Hershey High School athletes, were tragically killed in an automobile accident.  In their memory, the Yupcavage and Russell families established the Tim Russell – Ben Yupcavage Memorial Scholarship Fund.  Now in its 30th year, the event which has become known as “Ben & Tim Day”, has maintained this scholarship fund in loving memory of and as a tribute to Ben and Tim.

Tim Russell exemplified the spirit of the sport of running as a leader, an inspiration, and friend. He was as gracious in winning as he was in defeat. As a person and athlete, he possessed and demonstrated qualities that set an example for others to emulate and follow.

As a freshman, Tim became a key part of and contributor to his Cross Country Team which placed as State AA Runner Up Champions in 1989. For the next two years, Tim held the distinction of being the team’s number one runner and led the team to the State Cross Country Championship Title in 1990.

Ben, known to many as “Yuppy”, was a serious student, musician, and soccer player. Active on and off the soccer field, Ben was an honor roll student and member of the Student Council, the Yearbook and Production staff, and HHS Brass Ensemble. His love for soccer started in the first grade and continued through to varsity soccer at Hershey High where he was a standout player fiercely proud of his team and loyal to his teammates.

Off the field, Ben could be found encouraging his brother on the JV Soccer Team, assisting his little sister’s team and coach in addition to refereeing games for younger township teams. In soccer, as well as academics, Ben set a standard and displayed a passion to be admired by all who knew him.

The Yupcavage and Russell families extend their deepest appreciation to the dedicated organizers and generous sponsors of each year’s event and to countless friends and neighbors who come each year to honor and remember Ben and Tim. It is this dedication and support that enables the scholarships given in their memory to deserving Hershey High School students.

Bracket/Division Details & Fees:

  1. Ben and Tim Day - 5K

    Date: August 27, 2022 Distance: 5K Time: 9:00 AM for the 5K 5K Registration until June 1: $20 5K Registration until August 1: $25 (T-Shirts guaranteed with registration until August 1) 5K Registration from August 1 – August 25: $30- 5K Registration on August 27 & 28: $35 Pre-Registration Packet Pick-up & Race Registration: Friday, August 26 from 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM at Hershey High School Saturday, August 27 from 7:00 AM - 8:40 AM at Hershey High School
    Activity Starts: 8/27/2022 09:00 - Activity Ends: 8/27/2022 10:00
    Registration opens : 4/1/2022 00:00
    Activity type: Running race
    Requires Date of Birth
    Requires phone number
    Giveaway(s): T-Shirt
    Registration Periods:
    • Registration opens : 4/1/2022 00:00
      Registration closes : 5/31/2022 23:59
      Race fee : $20.00
      Processing fee : $2.16
    • Registration opens : 6/1/2022 00:00
      Registration closes : 7/31/2022 23:59
      Race fee : $25.00
      Processing fee : $2.45
    • Registration opens : 8/1/2022 00:00
      Registration closes : 8/25/2022 23:59
      Race fee : $30.00
      Processing fee : $2.74


  2. Ben and Tim Day - 1 Mile Fun Run

    Date: August 27, 2022 Distance: 1 Mile Fun Run Time: 10:00 AM for the Fun Run 1-Mile Fun Run until June 1: $10 1-Mile Fun Run until August 1 (T-shirts guaranteed until August 1): $12 1-Mile Fun Run from August 1st-25th: $15 1-Mile Fun Run on August 26th-27th: $17 Pre-Registration Packet Pick-up & Race Registration: Friday, August 26 from 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM at Hershey High School Saturday, August 27 from 7:00 AM - 8:40 AM at Hershey High School
    Activity Starts: 8/27/2022 10:00 - Activity Ends: 8/27/2022 11:00
    Registration opens : 4/1/2022 00:00
    Activity type: Running race
    Requires Date of Birth
    Requires phone number
    Giveaway(s): T-Shirt
    Registration Periods:
    • Registration opens : 4/1/2022 00:00
      Registration closes : 5/31/2022 23:59
      Race fee : $10.00
      Processing fee : $1.58
    • Registration opens : 6/1/2022 00:00
      Registration closes : 7/31/2022 23:59
      Race fee : $12.00
      Processing fee : $1.70
    • Registration opens : 8/1/2022 00:00
      Registration closes : 8/25/2022 23:59
      Race fee : $15.00
      Processing fee : $1.87


  3. Ben and Tim Day - Virtual Run

    Can't participate in person at Ben and Tim Day? Run the race wherever you are! Register by August 1st and we'll ship your t-shirt to you for an additional fee! Date: August 27, 2022 Distance: 5K Virtual Run Registration until August 27: $25 (T-Shirts guaranteed with registration until August 1, shipping additional charge before August 1, any registration after August 1 will need to be picked up at Packet Pick-up) Pre-Registration Packet Pick-up & Race Registration: Friday, August 26 from 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM at Hershey High School Saturday, August 27 from 7:00 AM - 8:40 AM at Hershey High School Post pictures to our Facebook site during the day on August 27.
    Activity Starts: 8/27/2022 00:01 - Activity Ends: 8/27/2022 23:59
    Registration opens : 4/1/2022 00:00
    Activity type: Virtual race
    Requires Date of Birth
    Requires phone number
    Giveaway(s): T-Shirt
    Registration Periods:
    • Registration opens : 4/1/2022 00:00
      Registration closes : 8/27/2022 23:59
      Race fee : $25.00
      Processing fee : $2.45


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