Race Against Poverty is an opportunity to take a stand together as a community against the poverty that grips many of our own, and stifles our full potential.

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1 in every 5 families of Franklin County cannot afford basic living expenses.

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100% of your registration fees will go to Support Circles, a local initiative seeing families overcome poverty.

$14k

Last year, the Support Circles initiative saw $14,000 raised from Race Against Poverty.

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Individual

Participate in the 5k Race, Walk, or Kids Runs

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Team Challenge

Take on the competition as a team of 5 or more.

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Running Duo

Compete as a co-ed pair.

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Individual

Participate in the 5k Race, Walk, or Kids Runs

Register

Team Challenge

Take on the competition as a team of 5 or more.

Register

Running Duo

Compete as a co-ed pair.

Register

Faqs

  • Can I check in prior to Race Day to get my bib and t-shirt?

    Yes! An Early Check In is now available on the Thursday evening before Race Day at King Street Church (162 E. King Street). Enter at the Baker Center Entrance. Early Check In is open from 6pm-8pm on Thursday, June 2.

  • Can I sign up at the event?

    Yes! Race Day registration is permitted. Online registration closes on Wednesday, June 1st, however, you can still register at the event. Registration and Check In opens at 5:30pm and closes by 7:30pm. Understand we may run out of t-shirts if you don’t pre-register.

  • Where is Check In & Registration going to be located?

    There will be a Check In & Registration tent in a parking lot on the corner of Main & King Street across from The Bistro.

  • Where should I park?

    Parking is available nearby at the King Street Church parking lot and King Street Community Center parking lot (162 East King St, Chambersburg). From the parking lots, walk down towards Main Street and you’ll see the Check In & Registration tent. Start and Finish are located just a half block walk down King Street from Main Street.

  • Do you still have t-shirts available if I register now?

    Registration by May 18 is required to guarantee you receive race shirt. We will order extra shirts on the 18th, hoping all participants can receive one, but we may run out depending on how many people sign up after the shirts have been ordered. We assign the shirts as people register until they run out.

  • I signed up as a walker, but now I want to run the race. What should I do?

    You will need to be registered as a runner, in order to get a new bib number and chip for timing. If it is well in advance of the race, email us and we can make the change. Or, on race day you can re-register as a runner in the Race Day Registration line. Just inform them you are pre-registered as a walker.

  • I signed up as a runner, but now I want to walk it. What should I do?

    You can check in as though you are a runner, but then just participate in the walk instead. Not a problem.

  • Are walkers timed?

    No, we do not currently have the setup to time walkers during the Walk. If a walker would like to be timed, sign up as a runner, and start with the runners at 8pm. If you would like to have competitive walking added to this event, please let us know so we are aware of the interest level.

  • Where can I see my results?

    The race results are available at MDTiming.com. Also, results, photos, and up to date information will be posted to the Race Against Poverty Facebook Page.

  • What if it rains?

    This is a Rain or Shine event, so regardless of the weather forecast, we will be there hoping for the best. If the weather turns ugly, and you don’t want to participate, you can still come to the Check In Tent to receive your t-shirt. However, there are no refunds. If a storm is brewing, we may need to start 10-15 minutes early, or wait for it to pass. Please do whatever you need to do to stay safe. If the weather is too severe and we are required to call it off, it would be a last minute decision made at the race. Should that happen, we have a Make Up day on the schedule for the following Friday, June 10th.

  • The Cause

    Support Circles is a collaborative effort working to build relationships that inspire and equip our community to overcome poverty. Through this initiative, we are seeing community members move into long term stability as their dreams become reality! Learn more about how to be involved in this important work.

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