Race Against Poverty On June 7

Race Against Poverty On June 7

South Central Community Action Programs (SCCAP) will host the 9th Annual Race Against Poverty 5k, taking place through historic downtown Chambersburg on Friday, June 7, and includes a 5K Main Street race, walk, Kids Runs, a block party with DJ, & lots of amazing door prizes.

SCCAP is proud to bring Race Against Poverty to downtown Chambersburg for the ninth year in a row. Race Against Poverty will is a great way to see the town in a new way as you race (or walk) by Fort Chambers, the colors of Main Street, and the peaceful beauty of the Conochocheageue Creek. Awards are presented beneath the glow of sunset. 100+ door prizes will be given at awards ceremony. All registrants are eligible for the name drawing.

Race day registration is permitted.

Check-in starts at 5:30pm at the King Street Church parking lot along Main Street, Chambersburg.

Race Against Poverty is an opportunity for our community to take a stand together against the poverty that grips many of our own and stifles our full potential. All proceeds will go directly to continue the work of Support Circles. 1 out of 5 Franklin County families cannot meet basic living expenses without the help of assistance programs. Support Circles is a collaborative effort working to build relationships that inspire and equip our community to overcome poverty. Through this initiative, we are seeing community members move into long term stability as their dreams become reality! Support Circles work to empower families to break the cycle of poverty and build long-term stability, so they no longer need to rely on assistance.


5:30 pm – Check In Opens 6:30 pm – Kids 1 Miler 6:45 pm – Kids Dash 7:00 pm – Walk Start 8:00 pm – Race Start 8:45 pm – Awards Ceremony

Note: Check In for runners closes at 7:30pm on Race Day.

Registration and additional info at www.RaceAgainstPoverty.org or by calling 717-263-5060 ext. 320

2019 Race Against Poverty Set For Downtown Chambersburg

2019 Race Against Poverty Set For Downtown Chambersburg

Hard to believe, the Race Against Poverty, set for June 7 through downtown Chambersburg, is less than a month away. It is the 9th Annual Race Against Poverty, working to empower families to break the cycle of poverty and build long-term stability . There is still time to sign up. Register as an individual here.  Register as a team here. Register as a duo here.

Race Against Poverty has become so much more than just a 5k walk or run. It is a fun community event with music, Kids Runs, vendors–including Bernard’s Jamaican Jerk Chicken–festive atmosphere, plus lots of cool door prizes. Most of all, it helps such an important cause. To learn more about the value of Race Against Poverty, visit raceagainstpoverty.org.  Please share on social media and use #RAP5k.

Race Against Poverty Part of June First Friday in Downtown Chambersburg

Kick off June with the 7th Annual Race Against Poverty on June 2 at First Friday in downtown Chambersburg. The race, literally run through downtown Chambersburg, begins at 7 PM and is a highlight of June’s Health & Wellness First Friday. The annual race is a chance for runners, walkers, and children plus teams and duos to support elimination of poverty in Franklin County. Race Against Poverty empowers and funds the work of Support Circles of Franklin County, which works to move people from a place where basic needs are unmet to a place of long-term stability.

Online registration for Race Against Poverty remains open until May 31. Day-of-race registrations are welcomed at check in, which opens at 5:30 PM in the parking area of King Street Church. Lots of family-fun activities are part of the race. It is more like a block party with kid’s activities, BBQ chicken on the grill, ice cream, and music.

The June First Friday, sponsored by Chambersburg Apothecary and organized by the Downtown Business Council, emphasizes healthy living and ensuring a well community. Vendors will focus on healthy lifestyles for children, families, and older citizens. Downtown Business Council offers a chance to win a gift basket of local goods and services, valued at $250.