Palmyra Area Recreation & Parks Commission

12th Annual Run For The Children

5K and Fun Run
Saturday, May 13th  2017



Run For The Children 5K RESULTS

Race Day
Saturday, May 13th  2017 (rain or shine)

Preregistration – January 19 to April 24, guaranteed tech t-shirt

Late Registration April 25- May 8 small late fee, limited quantity of shirts

REGISTER at for a small fee with the link below, or fill out a paper registration form and place in the tan drop box in front of the Palmyra Municipal Building or mail to PARPC  at 325 South Railroad Street, Palmyra PA 17078.  All registrations must be received by  May 8th at 4pm,

Race day registration on May 13th  from 7:00 am until 7:45 am, t-shirts will be in a limited supply.


Paramount Sports Complex, Annville


  • 7:00 – 7:45 am Race Day Registration (limited quantities of t-shirts)
  • 8:00  5K
  • 9:00 am 1 mi Fun Run [Kids 12 & under]
  • Awards to follow Fun Run

Flat 5K course begins at Paramount Sports Complex in Annville, PA, winds down a rural road into a suburban development, loops around and back to Paramount Sports Complex for the finish.  (10K had to be cancelled for this year due to construction and safety issues).

One mile fun run is flat and loops around Paramount Sports Complex.

Fun Run:
Parents can walk w/kids; No fee/No shirt for Parent but you must sign a waiver.

Age Groups:

  • 10 & younger
  • 11 – 15
  • 16 – 24
  • 25 -34
  • 35 – 44
  • 45 – 54
  • 55 – 64
  • 65 Years +


  • Overall Male and Female
  •  5K – Top 3 male & female per age group

Posted at Race and on  later in the week of May 15th

Packet Pickup: @ PARPC Office

  • Wednesday, May 10th noon – 6:00 pm
  • Thursday, May 11th 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
  • Friday, May 12th 8:00 am – noon

OR 7:00 am-7:45 am the morning of the race at the race site


  • Chip timed
  • Fast, traffic free course
  • Runners Prize Basket
  • Bathrooms
  • DJ
  • Free childcare
  • Water stations / Timers throughout course
  • Dri Fit tee to all pre-registrants registered by 4/24, after 4/25 there’s a limited supply
  • Raffle Baskets $1 per ticket – 6 for $5
  • Post-race refreshments and swag bag
  • Note: Stroller friendly

All proceeds benefit the “Maggie Leach Scholarship Fund” with the Palmyra Area Recreation & Parks Commission (PARPC) by providing economically disadvantaged youth in the Palmyra area the opportunity to participate in Summer Camp.

The Palmyra Area Recreation and Parks Commission (PARPC) and the Leach Family would like to take this opportunity to Thank our past and present sponsors. Our 12th annual Run for the Children event would not be possible without their continued support.We would also like to extend our appreciation for the approval, assistance and guidance provided by:

  • North Londonderry Township Board of Supervisors
  • North Londonderry Township Police Department
  • South Londonderry Township Board of Supervisors
  • South Londonderry Township Police Department
  • South Annville Township Board of Supervisors
  • South Annville Township Police Department
  • Campbelltown Volunteer Fire Company
  • Campbelltown Volunteer Fire Police
  • Palmyra Fire Police

And all of our many volunteers who consistently donate their time to make this annual event such a huge success!