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Read And Run | 5K Run/Walk

The Lewistown Read & Run is a vibrant 5k Run/Walk hosted by the PHN Charitable Foundation, benefiting our literacy initiatives in the community. Whether you’re a seasoned runner or simply seeking a leisurely stroll, there’s something for everyone at the Read & Run! Join us for the festivities at The Lewistown Community Health Center, located at 106 Derry Heights Blvd, Yeagertown, PA, on May 18, 2024. Your participation in this inaugural Read & Run isn’t just a run—it’s an opportunity to be part of something extraordinary! By joining us, you play a pivotal role in supporting our literacy initiatives across the counties served by Primary Health Network.

With picturesque views of the surrounding mountains, the Lewistown Read & Run guides you through the charming side streets of Yeagertown, PA. Hills and inclines add an exciting challenge to the race. The race begins and ends at Primary Health Network’s Lewistown Community Health Center on Derry Heights Blvd., Yeagertown, PA.

Our post-race celebration features an awards ceremony, live DJ, light meal, children’s book drive, and a 50/50 cash draw! Any participant who brings a new or lightly used children’s book as a donation to our Little Free Library™ at Kish Park will receive one free ticket for the 50/50 drawing, when you purchase one set of 5! Limit one of each ticket per participant, but feel free to donate as many books as you’d like.

Come create lasting memories with us, knowing that your involvement is a catalyst for positive change in our community! Prepare for an unforgettable event that blends the joy of reading with the warmth of community connection! Help us spread the love of reading with children throughout the 16 counties of Pennsylvania and one county in Ohio that are served by Primary Health Network!

Sign Up today at: PHN Charitable Foundation’s Lewistown Read & Run 5K Run/Walk (runsignup.com)

Online Registration will be available until Friday, May 17th, 11:59 PM. You may also register on the day of the event between 9:00 am & 10:00 am at Primary Health Network’s Lewistown Community Health Center, PHNCF office, first floor.


Sponsorship Opportunities: https://phncharitablefoundation.salsalabs.org/ReadandRun/index.html

Find out how your organization can sponsor the Read & Run event!  Visit our sponsor sign-up page listed above or call 724-981-2875, ext. 2100.


Pre- Register for the Lunch Option: https://phncharitablefoundation.salsalabs.org/ReadRunLunchRegistration/index.html

Lunch is provided which includes subs from Milroy Deli and other accompaniments.  If you are not a race participant, but would like to join us for the meal, the price is $12 per person. 

Read And Run 2024 | Pricing

Early bird registration discounts are available, and the pricing schedule is listed below, so secure your spot now!

  • Now – March 31st: 5k – $30 | Just Walk – $20
  • April 1st – April 30th: 5k – $35 | Just Walk – $25
  • May 1st – May 18th: 5k – $40 | Just Walk- $30

Refer two friends & you could win a $100 gift card from Weis Markets of Central PA!

Now through May 17th, you can earn a chance to win a $100 gift card from Weis Markets of Central PA for every two people you refer who participate in our inaugural Read & Run event on May 18th!

How it works: When you sign up for our race at the full registration price, you will receive a unique coupon code to share with friends, family, and co-workers. Anyone you refer will have 72 hours to use this coupon code to sign up for the race and receive 50% off their fees! For every two participants you refer, you will be entered into a drawing to win a $100 gift card from Weis Markets of Central PA! There’s no limit on how many entries you can receive!

All participants, including those already pre-registered for the Read & Run, are eligible for this promotion! Referred racers are even eligible if they refer two people.

If you’ve already registered, email Courtney Musser at [email protected] for assistance.

Read And Run 2024 | Race Information

For 2024, the event will start at 10:30 a.m. at Primary Health Network’s Lewistown Community Health Center, 106 Derry Heights Blvd, Yeagertown, PA. To ensure all participants have a great race, please line up according to your anticipated race pace within your registration.

5k | This is built for those in the group who plan to run the entire race. Only participants in the 5k will receive a timing chip.

Just Walk | This option is built for those who don’t wish to run but still want to participate in the event. If your plan is to just walk with family and friends and support the PHN Charitable Foundation, then this option is for you! If you register for this choice, please line up toward the rear of the race. Walkers will not receive a timing chip.

Read And Run 2024 | Schedule


Wednesday, May 15th | Packet Pick Up at Primary Health Network’s Lewistown Community Health Center Conference Room, located at 106 Derry Heights Blvd, Yeagertown, PA, from 9am to 6pm.

Saturday, May 18th | Race Day: Lewistown Community Health Center PHN Charitable Foundation Office, First Floor, located at 106 Derry Heights Blvd, Yeagertown, PA, from 9:30am to 10:00am

10:30 AM – 5k & Just Walk event start

11:15 AM – Post Race Food & Award Ceremony

11:30 AM – 50/50 Cash Drawing

Overall top finishers as well as Men’s, Women’s, and Non-Binary top finishers.

Live DJ from 10:30 AM until Read & Run 2024 Concludes!


All 5k participants will receive the following as part of their race entry.

  • A cooling scarf for use after the race to help you cool down! We will place a tub of water at the finish line so you can activate your scarf immediately after the race. While supplies last.
  • Book Lover’s Lunch provided by Milroy Deli
  • Opportunity to snap a selfie at our selfie station! 

Event Book Drive!

  • We are looking for new or lightly used children’s book to fill our Little Free Library™ located at Kish Park. Please consider dropping a few books into our donation box while you are here! 

Read And Run | 50/50 Cash Drawing

All Participants 18 years of age or older may purchase tickets for our 50/50 cash drawing. Tickets are 5 for $10 and there is no limit on how many you can purchase!

If you bring a new or lightly used children’s book to contribute to our book drive, you get 1 free 50/50 ticket when you purchase one set of 5! Limit 1 free ticket per person, but feel free to donate as many books as you’d like! Same day ticket purchases for the 50/50 drawing are cash only.

Read And Run | Additional Information

  • Ample parking will be available in Primary Health Network’s Lewistown Community Health Center Parking lot. 
  • Please bring cash or a credit card for any payments. 
  • While we welcome your pet to our event, there are no pets allowed inside the Primary Health Network’s Lewistown Community Health Center.

Keep In Touch!

Stay tuned for our future events & initiatives by visiting our Facebook page, website, or by calling 724-981-2875.


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