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First Responder Memorial Race to Benefit Hollidaysburg Veterans' Home

Sat September 9, 2023 Altoona, PA 16602 US Directions


Kids' Run (1 mile) - Race Registration

8:45AM EDT
Open to ages 12 and under.


Lakemont Park
700 Park Avenue
Altoona, PA US 16602


AppRunCo - Altoona’s third annual “First Responder Memorial Race” will take place on Saturday, Sept. 9, 2023. The 5K walk/run will take place at Lakemont Park, and proceeds will be donated to the Hollidaysburg Veterans' Home. Lakemont Park is a co-sponsor of the event. 

This year, we will also offer a FREE kids' 1 mile race that will take place after the 5K (ages 0-12). Lakemont Park will offer a coupon for a $5.50 wristband that day to all kids who participate in the 1-mile race!

The original Appalachian Running Company opened in 2008 in Carlisle PA, and quickly became the go-to destination for the regional running community. As the stores have grown and expanded over the years, adding an Altoona location in 2021, we have put our passion for running into a passion for serving those who now run alongside us, regardless of athletic ability or speed. You can find us in the following PA towns: Altoona, Camp Hill, Carlisle, Erie, Homestead, and Wexford. 

Lakemont Park has been in operation since 1894. They have been a part of the Blair County community for generations and are constantly striving to make it a better place for people of all ages. To learn more, visit their website:

Ticket registration includes a t-shirt and race packet. Packet pickup will take place at AppRunCo - Altoona from 9/6 thru 9/8 during store hours or at the event day-of

  • Adult - EARLY registration is $20 and ends on 8/27*.
  • Student - EARLY registration (ages 7-17) is $10 and ends on 8/27*.
  • Adult - LATE registration is $30.
  • Student - LATE registration (ages 7-17) is $20.
  • Kids 6 and under are free.

*T-shirts are guaranteed for registrations recorded before 8/27.

Special Event Add-ons/Discounts:

  • Free adult EARLY-registration with purchase of $100 AppRunCo Gift Card (LIMIT ONE), ends on 8/27.
  • Discounted adult LATE-registration with purchase of $100 AppRunCo Gift Card (LIMIT ONE), ends on 9/8

The final day to register, regardless of age group, is 9/8. 

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