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4th of July Angie Gioiosa Memorial Race

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Mishler Theatre, Downtown Altoona

1212 12th Ave

Altoona, PA 16601

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Our 45th Annual July 4th Race offers a 15k run, 5k run (certified), 2 mile walk and a FREE lollipop run, sponsored by Eat'n Park, for ages 6 & under (register race day). The first 1000 registrants will be guaranteed a t-shirt. We cannot guarantee t-shirts the week of the race. For safety reasons, no headsets of any kind or pets are permitted.

If you need to switch races, please call the Hollidaysburg Area YMCA at 695-4467 by July 1 so they can give you the correct colored bib. No day of race changes.


COURSE INFORMATION

Wave 1 (START @ 7:50AM): BLUE BIB’S ONLY - 15k Run

  • All 15K runners must average 13:00 mins/mile. If you fall below this pace, you may be asked to drop out and ride back in a sag wagon. This ensures safe traffic control and allows the roads to be opened to traffic in a timely manner.
  • You will line up in front of the 5k runners & 2 mile walkers and
  • For your safety, please follow all cones, road marshals and police at all times. Water stations will be at approximately 3, 4 ½, 6, 7 ½, 8 and 8 ½ miles.
  • All miles will be marked on the road surface.
  • PLEASE familiarize yourself with the course and train for this distance as it is a challenging course and typically hot on race day. Maps will only be available online - we will not have maps on race day.
  • Once you are on 10th Avenue Expressway, make sure to follow the 15k signs and turn RIGHT onto 15th Street.
  • You must wear your race number, on the front of your body, to show that you are a race participant. We will have colored bibs to show what race you will be participating in and which WAVE you’ll be in. We will be looking at bib colors to make sure you are in the correct corral.

Wave 2 (START @ 8:00AM): RED BIB’S ONLY - 5k Run

  • 5k participants will be corralled behind the 15k runners. After the runners start, you will move to the start line until you start your race.
  • Once on 7th Ave, please stay to the far left as you will be making the LEFT turn onto 17th Street. Be aware of 15k runners that may be going straight at this intersection.
  • Water Stations will be in front of the Altoona High School (around 1 ½ miles) and on 7th Street near Roberts Gas Station.
  • Once you are on the 10th Avenue Expressway, make sure you follow the 5K signs and turn RIGHT on 16th Street. An Altoona Police officer will be directing.
  • You must wear your race number, on the front of your body, to show that you are a race participant. We will have colored bibs to show what race you will be participating in and which WAVE you’ll be in. We will be looking at bib colors to make sure you are in the correct corral!

Wave 3 (START @ 8:02AM): ORANGE BIB’S ONLY - 2 Mile WALK

  • Walk participants will be starting after the 15k and 5k participants. Look for the 2 mile walk signs on road surface.
  • YOU MUST WALK AS NO RUNNING IS ALLOWED!
  • Once you start, you will make an immediate RIGHT turn onto 12th Street. Then RIGHT onto 11th Avenue. When you walk past the Finish Line, Please use the sidewalk and don't go over the timing strips.
  • You must use the sidewalk once you come to the 17th Street Bridge. You will do ONE loop around the Station Mall Medical Center and back over 17th Street Bridge.
  • Please be respectful of the runners coming in to the finish line and stay to the right when finishing.
  • You must wear your race number, on the front of your body, to show that you are a race participant. We will have colored bibs to show what race you will be participating in and which WAVE you’ll be in. We will be looking at bib colors to make sure you are in the correct corral!

Porta Johns will be available near the Start Line and Registration Area for your convenience.

*Visit our website for course maps & past results.


FAQs

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Please contact the YMCA at 814.695.4467 for more information

What is the refund policy?

Registration is non-refundable. Remember, if you cannot make it to the event, your registration fee is going towards a good cause.

When can I pick up my race packet?

Before the race, packets will be available at the Hollidaysburg Area YMCA starting the Thursday before the race from 5:00am to 9:00pm. Day of the race you may pick up your packet at the Heritage Plaza, Altoona - from 6:30 to 7:40am.

What are my parking options getting to the event?

Parking will be open in the lot across from Mishler Theatre and bus/train station in Downtown Altoona.

What Awards will be handed out?

Awards will be given out immediately following the race. We will be awarding medals for the following categories: 15k & 5K run top 3 male & female overall finishers, 2M walk overall top finishers. Awards will also be given out to the top three male and female finishers in the following age categories: 6-8, 9-11, 12-14, 15-18, 19-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70 & Over

Awards winners are asked to remain for the Awards Ceremony as no awards will be mailed

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