As I’ve mentioned in previous blogs, Hershey, Pennsylvania is a beautiful place to live and visit. It offers a rich history and breathtaking experiences in the form of museums, gardens, a zoo and, of course, Hersheypark. But what makes Hershey so special is the community and what goes on within it. A particular event that seems to unite Hershey and its surrounding area is the Hershey 10K. This year marks the 7th anniversary of the event, and it is a sure fire way to stay healthy, meet new people, and have a great time at Hershey.

The Hershey 10K is a 6.2-mile journey throughout several of Hershey’s biggest attractions. The path takes runners on a peaceful trip past the Hershey Entertainment Complex, through Hersheypark itself before ending up in the Hersheypark Stadium. The Hershey 10K is the perfect opportunity to bring the family and get some great exercise. It’s also a fantastic opportunity to get a sense of Hershey and its various attractions. After the event, make a stop in Hersheypark and enjoy some of the various rollercoasters and rides; or, take the family to Hershey Gardens and bask in the beautiful Spring nature; visit the Hershey Story Museum and learn about the town’s history. There’s always something to do.

While staying fit, enjoying the company of others, and having some fun at Hersheypark is terrific, the true beauty of the Hershey 10K is in its charitable contributions. The event benefits multiple charities philanthropic organizations. More specifically, it benefits the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central PA, Aaron’s Acres, Pennsylvania Family Support Alliance and Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD).

The Hershey 10K is a great chance to let loose and have some fun, but you can also test your abilities against other runners and compete for prizes. The top male and female finishers will earn $100 each.
If you’re looking for a great chance to have fun with your family, mingle with like-minded individuals and experience a beautiful town, look no further than the Hershey 10K. The race will take place on April 7, and begins at 7:30 AM. To register, click here.