Tuesday, October 31, 2017

SVCC to host 5K run this Saturday, November 4

The Susquehanna Valley Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center, a non-profit organization, will host the 8th Annual MAG Memorial 5k Fall Flash on Saturday, November 4, 2017. Named in memory of Melissa A. Glenn, former executive director of Susquehanna Valley Chamber of Commerce, this run provides an opportunity to run the Veterans Memorial Bridge crossing the Susquehanna River. This year’s annual event is made possible through the Gold Sponsorship of Lancaster County Solid Waste Management Authority and the sponsorships of additional businesses listed on our website.

The course for this event crosses the Susquehanna River via the Veterans Memorial Bridge (Rt. 462) between Lancaster & York County which is closed to vehicular traffic during the event. Runners may enjoy the scenic course against the fall foliage of the river valley. The Fall Flash begins in Wrightsville at 8:30 am and finishes against this autumn backdrop.

Pre-registration is available through the SVCC Visitors Center and includes a T-shirt with runner registration while supplies last. Participants may also register on the day of the run beginning at 7:30 am at Wrightsville Elementary School (300 Chestnut St.) 

Following the race, medals will be awarded to the top male and female overall champions as well as to the top three male and female finishers in thirteen age groups. Door prizes donated by local businesses will complete the awards ceremony. The Fall Flash is held rain or shine. Timing services are furnished by Ron Horn of Pretzel City Sports of Reading. 

 For more information or a registration form, visit www.PaRivertowns.com or call 717-684-5249. Walkers are welcome. Please, no pets or backpacks.


Kerry Glenn said...

9th Annual? My wife passed away on October 3, 2009; 8 years ago.

Anonymous said...

Kerry, I believe [not positive] the annual run was held several years before they "re-named" the run to honor Melissa for her great work in the community.

Joe Lintner said...

The information in the article is from an SVCC press release. I revised the article based on the information you provided.