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Complete Lancaster County Race Calendar and Guide For August 2018

Here is your complete Lancaster Race Calendar for August 2018 along with the price, discounts and what you will get for your registration fee.

S.W.A.G. = Stuff We All Get for completing the race

Grab your sharpie, get our your race calendar and flip it to August because you will not want to miss the fun events that are going on all around Lancaster County this month. This August, you can make whoopie (Get your mind out of the gutter, it’s a virtual race to celebrate our local dessert the Whoopie pie), run miles through the Susquehanna River or combine the two and join other Runikers as you run and kayak across the finish line in Columbia.


August 2018 Lancaster County Race Calendar


Makin’ Whoopie Challenge Virtual Race Series

When: August – October 31, 2018

Where: Anywhere/ Anytime

Race Swag: 3 Finisher medals that snap together to form a Lancaster County Whoopie Pie, Free Whoopie Pie, Free Ice cream cone, Free Stroopie, Free wine tasting glass and free wine tasting and discounts to other area small businesses.

Cost: $45 for all 3 virtual 5k races

Discount: Use discount code “dogdays” for 25% off original registration fees

Complete a series of 3 5k virtual runs as you celebrate Lancaster County, Pa and support local small businesses.

A virtual race is a race that can be run (or walked)  from any location you choose.  You can run, jog, or walk on the road, on the trail, on the treadmill, at the gym or on the track (or even at another race). You get to run your own race, at your own pace, and time it yourself.  And your medals will be shipped directly to you. The Makin’ Whoopie Challenge Virtual Race will empower you to push yourself to complete 3 5k runs, support local small businesses all while celebrating our local dessert, the Whoopie Pie.


Lititz recCenter 4th Annual Triathlon

When: August 5, 2018

Where: Lititz

Race Swag: Register by July 23 to guarantee a Tech-shirt

Cost: $90

Discount: n/a

Swim 300 meters, bike 15.8 and run 3.1 miles in the beautiful farmlands surrounding Lititz!

Summer 5K Series

When: Wednesday night, August 8.

Where: Lancaster Bible College

Race Swag: T-shirts will be awarded to the top three male and female overall winners and the top male and female in each age category.

Cost: $10.00

Discount: n/a

Lancaster Bible College Cross Country leads this 5K series around the college campus.

37th Annual Ox Trot 5 Miler

When: Saturday, August 11

Where: Bowmansville Park

Race Swag: T-shirt

Cost: $25.00

Discount: n/a

The Ox Trot is a challenging 5 mile road race which starts and finishes at Bowmansville Park.

Chiques Challenge

When: Saturday, August 11, 2018

Where: River Park, Columbia

Race Swag: One T-Shirt per runaker (Thats per runner/ Kayaker)

Cost: $40

Discount: n/a

Susquehanna Valley Chamber of Commerce hosts a duathlon for teams and individuals. The race starts with a 4 Mile run run by the river followed by a kayak race.

Color My Dreams 5K

When: Saturday, August 18, 2018

Where: Columbia

Race Swag: n/a

Cost: $25 for adults $15 for kids 13 and under

Discount: n/a

Make your way around the colorful 3.1 mile course all while supporting the Columbia Presbyterian Church/ Hands across the Street

Amos Herr 5K Honey Run and Kids’ Run 2018

When: Sunday, August 26, 2018

Where: Amos Herr Park, 1756 Nissley Rd, Landisville

Race Swag: Ribbon and optional T-Shirt

Cost: 5K run $25 with tech shirt or $15 no shirt (if registered by 8/19)

Discount: n/a

Proceeds from this year’s event support Hempfield recCenter’s Everyone Belongs campaign and restoration projects at the Herr Homestead in Landisville.

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  • November Races
  • December Races

If you would like your race added to the list, feel free to contact us with the information and we would love to list it for you!