5K and 10K Race | Hands-On House

Hands-on House Race Is On For 2021!

Saturday, September 25, 2021

Bring back that finish line feeling! On Saturday, September 25 Hands-on House will host a 5K and 10K race (using our traditional course) along with a virtual option for those unable to join us in person!

The Hands-on House 5k & 10k walk/run event being held on Saturday, September 25th. Participants receive race T-shirts and medals with additional prizes for top finishers. (T-shirts guaranteed for those who register by September 1st). Great for kids, grownups, and serious runners. Event features electronic timing, water stations, after race refreshments, and traffic control.  

Proceeds aid in providing programming to underprivileged children, enhancing indoor and outdoor exhibits, and offsetting operating costs for Hands-on House. 

Race start time is scheduled for 8:00 am for the 10K and 8:15 for the 5K. On-site parking and shuttle parking will be available. Check back for details.  

Our focus this year is returning to an in-person event and bringing the community back together safely. We will not be holding a half marathon event in 2021, but we will continue to evaluate future options for this distance that offer an enjoyable experience for participants.

The Hands-on House Race supports the programs and exhibits at Hands-on House, Children’s Museum of Lancaster, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

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Race Day Information

Packet Pickup:

Packet pickup will be available from 4:00 – 7:00PM on Friday, September 24th at Hands-on House Children’s Museum!

Race Day Registration 

Race day registration is available beginning at 6:30AM. Please note that shirts are not guaranteed for race day registrants so sign up early!

Chip Timing

The race will be timed by 2L Race Services using a disposable Chip Timing System. Why disposable chips? Utilizing timing chips on your race bib and overhead antennas that read the chip, participants do not need to attach chips on their shoes. Simply wear your bib as instructed, and run through the finish arch. There is no need to remove the chip from your bib.

Race Start

Pre-race announcements begin at 7:50AM in the big circle near the entrance of the museum. 10K participants will be invited to the start line just up the hill and will begin promptly at 8:00AM.5K participants will be invited to the start line at 8:10AM and their race will begin promptly at 8:15AM. 

Signage

Both courses will be well-marked with signage every kilometer.

Post-Race Festivities

All finishers will celebrate their accomplishment with a finisher’s medal upon crossing the finish line! Additionally, there will be a variety of drinks and goodies available!

Age Group Awards 

All finishers will celebrate their accomplishment with a finisher’s medal upon crossing the finish line! Additionally, there will be a variety of drinks and goodies available! The awards ceremony will begin at 9:00AM.

Race FAQ’s

What happened to the half marathon?

Our focus this year is returning to an in-person event and bringing the community back together safely. We will not be holding a half marathon in 2021 but will continue to evaluate options for this distance that offer an enjoyable experience for participants. 

Is there a virtual event this year?

We are pleased to offer a virtual event! Participate at your leisure and we will mail you our famous long-sleeved tech shirt to celebrate you!

Where should I park?

We have ample parking at the Hands-on House Children’s Museum. More details to come!  

Why should I participate in this race?
  1. Support Hands-on House Children’s Museum where we learn through play
  2. The BEST long-sleeved tech shirts
  3. Medals for all 5K and 10K finishers
  4. Beautiful farmland 
  5. Closed course, 100% paved
  6. Free museum admission
  7. Awesome volunteers supporting you
  8. Age group awards
  9. Fun, community feel
  10. You CAN!
Can I pick up a packet for a friend?

Sure! Just be sure to let them know you are doing them a favor so they do not panic wondering where their bib is located.

Can I walk one of the races?

We love walkers! Our course will remain closed until 10AM. You can definitely walk this course!

We are pleased to offer a virtual event! Participate at your leisure and we will mail you our famous long-sleeved tech shirt to celebrate you!

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor for the

2021 Hands-on House Race, please contact us to learn more

about opportunities and benefits.

Special thanks to our 2021 sponsors
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