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YMCA Altoona Curve Home Run!

June 4, 2008 - Erik Brown
Will you be going for a run this weekend? Why not challenge yourself a little and join in the fun at this Saturday’s YMCA Altoona Curve Home Run Race?
 
The Altoona Curve has teamed up with the Hollidaysburg Area YMCA for the second annual YMCA Altoona Curve Home Run. The Altoona Curve baseball club, the AA affiliate of the Pittsburgh Pirates, has become an institution in Blair County. The Curve partnering with the YMCA will make for a great event!
 
The race will take place on Saturday, June 7th at 8:30 AM. This is the makeup of the second leg of the YMCA’s Community Wellness Challenge Series that features a total of eight races including a late summer triathlon at Canoe creek. This year’s race was originally scheduled to be coordinated with an Altoona Curve baseball game. That game was rained out.
 
Course Descriptions: Both courses start and finish at the Hollidaysburg Area YMCA on Hewitt Street, Hollidaysburg
 
5 Mile Run: Rolling hills
2 Mile Run, 2 Mile Walk: Flat
 
You can register online here, or pick up an entry form at the Hollidaysburg Area YMCA, 1111 Hewitt St., Hollidaysburg, PA 16648 (814) 695-4467.
 
Race Packet Pickup
 
Before race day: at the Hollidaysburg Area YMCA on Friday, June 6th from 5:00 AM to 9:00 PM
 
On race day: at the Hollidaysburg Area YMCA on Saturday morning from 7:10 AM to 8:10 AM
 
Last Year’s YMCA Altoona Curve Home Run Race Results
 
5 Mile Run
1st Overall Male: Tom Hesford, 31:16
1st Overall Female: Erika Suhy, 34:04
 
2 Mile Run
1st Overall Male: Braedon Diehl, 13:04
1st Overall Female: Alyssa Beyer, 13:24
 
Fitness Walk
1st Overall Male: William Obert
1st Overall Female: Sherry Obert
 
Tonight, tonight the highway's bright
Out of our way, mister you best keep
'Cause summer's here and the time is right
For racin' in the street.
 
--Bruce Springsteen

 
 

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