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HARTZ PT Fall Blast

Join us on 10/03/2021

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HARTZ PT Fall Blast Race Description

We are very excited to announce our plans to host the 17th annual Fall Blast 5K Run/Walk on October 3, 2020 in Lititz, PA.  Obviously, the event will look significantly different this year, due to additional precautions we will be taking to combat the spread of COVID-19. (A socially-distanced staggered start that won’t look like the picture above!)  We want to ensure you that the safety of our volunteers and participants is our first priority.  Our comprehensive safety plan can be found at this link: https://www.hartzpt.com/fall-blast-5k-runwalk/5k-safety-precautions/

The 3.1 mile run/walk will begin and end on the Warwick Trail behind Pebble Creek Community (by the baseball field). More than 50% of the course utilizes the Warwick paved trail with the rest on residential neighborhood streets. 

Parking will be at the municipal parking lot on Clay Road.  It is a 0.25 mile walk on the paved trail to the race start/finish line (Cross Clay Rd and follow the trail until you see the baseball field on your right. You will see the registration table near the field.)

In light of what we’ve all been through this past year (we know it’s been tough), we are lowering our registration fee to only $20.00 (and we will cover the credit card fees if you sign up before September 1st!). We are limited to a total of 250 on site participants.  We will also have a virtual race option (you'll still get the soft long-sleeve T-shirt!) All participants must be pre-registered, so don't delay sign up today!  

Chip timing will be utilized.  Runners will line up at the start line according to their estimated pace.  All participants will be spaced 6 feet apart and will run across the start line ONE BY ONE while still having an accurate 5K time recorded due to chip timing. This will ensure runners are spaced out throughout the run and limit contact between runners.  Walkers will not be timed.

Each group of 50 participants will be spaced 45 minutes apart with the first group starting at 8:00am and the final group starting at 11:00am.  Runners will be permitted to select a preferred start time when they register (8am, 8:45am, 9:30am or 10:15am).  All walkers will be placed in the 11:00am group.  I am sorry that we cannot accomodate dogs or strollers on the race course this year due to the need to additional spacing between runners. 

For the second year, we are pleased to partner with Off the Streets Lancaster.  Following the 2019 Fall Blast, we were honored to be able to give the organization $35,000!  As a charitable organization with no paid staff, Off the Streets Lancaster has assisted over 2,000 homeless men, women, and children overcome the last obstacles to achieving a permanent place to call home, a security deposit and furniture.  100% of proceeds (including all of your registration fee) will be donated to help this amazing charity.

Additional information can be found on our website: https://www.hartzpt.com/fall-blast-5k-runwalk/registration/

Have some more questions, please do not hesitate to contact me, fallblast5k@hartzpt.com!  We look forward to seeing you on October 3rd!


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  • Location: Lititz, PA 17543
  • Race Date: 2020/10/03 08:00:00 AM (Saturday)
  • Categories:
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    • Walking
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  • Based on a 5 year average and a race date of October 3rd, Lititz, PA can expect temperatures between 57℉ and 73℉ with humidity around 80% and precipitation of 0.04".
    Last year the weather condition was Overcast.
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