Great Appalachian Valley Race: Half Marathon, 10K and 5K
July 15, 2023 in Shippensburg, PA 17257

Run through the beautiful countryside in Pennsylvania!

  • Run on a fast, flat trail through the lush, scenic countryside.
  • Walkers and families are welcome.
  • There will be food and drink post-race.
  • 4 hour time limit for all events.

  • Every first time finisher, in the half marathon, 5k or 10k, will receive a ceremonial First 5k/10k/Half Marathon special plaque for your accomplishment along with a finisher’s medal. Find Mark at the end of the race and let him know you ran your first race.

  • We are proud to announce that we have a non-binary registration option that has their own awards categories: overall and age groups.

Fast Finishes has partnered with Run Love Run for professional coaching services. You can find more information about them by the dropdown link or by going to their website


Fast Finishes is known for high-end, well-designed SWAG at our events. Entry fees will include:

  • Beautiful Medal and Lanyard
  • T-shirt
  • Running ankle socks with our fast-finishes logo
  • Due to a national shortage of running jackets, we will be discontinuing offering jackets at our events as part of the registration fee.

2023 Medal

T-shirt artist rendition 2023

I Run for Fun socks

All of our events feature a 10% discount on race entry for all service members and their family. Military discount link.

Contact Mark Hughes at We are always happy to answer any questions you have about our races. For additional information and race updates please check our website: Thank you for participating in Fast Finishes Events!

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