5K Run/Walk for the Animals

The Humane Society of Harrisburg Area's (HSHA) 18th Annual 5K Run/Walk for the Animals at Wildwood Park and Olewine Nature Center in Harrisburg was a complete success.

This family-friendly event attracted more than 350 participants of various demographics from across Central Pennsylvania. Several local corporations/businesses showed their support by forming teams as well. The funds raised by all participants hit a record breaking total of $39,665.61. So a very big THANK YOU to everyone who participated. From sponsors, to donors, and runners everyone's support made a huge difference. Now, we gear up for an even better 5K in 2016 with more vendors, new acitivites, and exciting entertainment. Stay tuned for further details.


1st Place Overall

Male – Kyle Womer (21:02)

Female – Whitney Slaybaugh (212:51)

Age 18-29

Male - Steven Weinstock (25:58)

Female - Nadya Echmil (23:41)

Age 30-39

Male – Jarrod Ward (23:32)

Female – Amber Baxter (23:58)

Age 40-49

Male – Matthew Bemis (22:34)

Female – Jennifer Gruff (25:17)

Age 50+

Male – John Sygielski (25:03)

Female – Lindsey Artz (26:30)


1st – Leo Freedman (24:21)

2nd – Braden Markievich (24:37)

3rd – Samuel Hartman (26:16)

All the official running times can be viewed by clicking here.

See photos below from this year's 5K Run/Walk for the animals! 

For more information contact: 
Megan Strausbaugh, Director of Marketing at megans@humanesocietyhbg.org or 717-564-3320 ext. 125

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