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.
1 in every 5 families of Franklin County cannot afford basic living expenses.
100% of your registration fees will go to Support Circles, a local initiative seeing families overcome poverty.
Last year, the Support Circles initiative saw $19,000 raised from Race Against Poverty.
5:30pm - Check In & Registration tent opens on Main St.
6:30pm - Kids 1 Miler
6:45pm - Kids Dash
7:00pm - Walk Start
8:00pm - Race Start
8:45pm - Awards Ceremony
Yes, absolutely! Race Day registration is permitted. Online registration closes on Wednesday at noon, however, you can still register at the event. Registration and Check In opens at 5:30pm and closes at 7:30pm. Understand we may run out of t-shirts if you don’t pre-register.
There will be a Check In & Registration tent in the parking lot on the corner of Main & King Street across from The Bistro (71 N. Main Street).
Parking is available nearby in the King Street Church parking lots and King Street Ministry 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/Finish is located just a block west on King Street from Main Street.
Registration by May 16 is required to guarantee you receive race shirt. We will order extra shirts on the 16th, 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.
The race results will be available at MDTiming.com. Also, results, photos, and up to date information will be posted to the Race Against Poverty Facebook Page.
Yes! Early Check In is 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 6.
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. Just report to the walkers Check In line to claim your t-shirt, and inform the volunteers you are pre-registered as a walker, but would like to get re-registered as a runner so you receive a timing chip.
If it is well in advance of the race, email us and we can make the change. However, you can simply check in as though you are a runner, but then just participate in the walk instead. Not a problem.
YES! This is a family friendly event, and we welcome parents to walk or run who need to use a stroller for a child. Of course, we do ask that you be respectful of other runners and not block the whole width of the Rail Trail with several strollers side by side.
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.
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 14th.
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.