The fifth annual event raises money for local non-profits

HARRISBURG, Pa. (June 25, 2018) – The fifth annual 5 Miler for 5 Charities, presented by the Harrisburg Young Professionals, arrives at the starting line in City Island on Saturday, September 29 at 7:30 a.m. for registration and begins at 9:00 a.m. Registrants can choose either a 5-mile run or 5k walk option. The course travels along the scenic Susquehanna River as the Harrisburg Greenbelt before returning to the finish line.

For each mile the participants run, a different non-profit is highlighted. This year, Amiracle4sure, American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, Bethesda Mission Community Center, Special Olympics Pennsylvania Area M, and HYP Outreach Initiatives will be in the spotlight. These charities will be receiving a portion of the donations collected to use towards their programs that improve the quality of life for the residents of Harrisburg.

“Last year, we raised $1,250 for each charity and are looking forward to exceeding that goal in our fifth year,” said Suzanne Patackis, president of HYP, “We’re thrilled to highlight and support these five local charities that are making an impact and providing valuable services for our community.”

In addition to the 5 mile and 5k options, children have the option of running a 1/4 mile Kids Fun Run.  The fun run starts at 8:30am and registration for this is day of the event.

Register for the 5mile run or 5k walk by visiting hyp.org/5miler. Those who pre-register will receive long-sleeve shirts. For more information about the charities, be sure to check the HYP social media platforms for our charity spotlights.

Sponsors of the 5th Annual Centric Bank 5 Miler for 5 Charities are: Centric Bank, Enders Insurance, Fitness U, Woodland Hills Apartments, & Karns Quality Foods.



Harrisburg Young Professionals – Harrisburg Young Professionals (HYP) is a group of young, active, civic-minded professionals who have a clear vision of Harrisburg’s future as a great place to live, work and play. We are part of a movement that is breathing new life into urban areas and lessening the negative impact of suburban sprawl. We also work to prevent the migration of educated young people to larger cities (often referred to as “brain drain”) and to encourage those who have left to return to the Central Pennsylvania region.

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