500 Feet Expected to Pound the Pavement in this Year’s Elegance 5K Challenge


HERSHEY, PA – The Elegance at Hershey 5K Challenge is a certified chip-timed 5K race that runs behind the picturesque Hotel Hershey® on June 13, 2015. Participants are challenged early, running the same Grand Ascent hill climb course that dozens of vintage race cars will attack upon completion of the 5K foot race. The descent takes runners on a scenic, tree-lined path that leads to the flat and fast section of the race along the Swatara Creek. The home stretch is lined with magnificent race cars, adding yet another dimension to the runners’ experience.TheElegance_5k

Cash prizes will be awarded to top finishers and medals will be given to first, second and third place finishers in six different age categories. All runners will receive goodie bags that include, among other things, a race-tech commemorative shirt and two passes to the Grand Ascent.

“The Elegance 5K Challenge is just that, a challenge!” states Holly Simpson, Board Member and
Chairperson for the 5K Challenge. “Rewarding its runners with beautiful scenery, vintage race cars and5k challance (of course) lots of goodies, this race helps The Elegance’s primary beneficiary, Juvenile
Diabetes Research Foundation, in its quest to find a cure for Type 1 Diabetes as well as the AACA Museum and the AACA Library and Research Center. I’ve learned a lot about runners while working on this event and, simply put, runners love a
challenge and they love a good cause. The Elegance 5K Challenge is a win/win!”

Do you want to Conquer the Challenge? You can register now online for the race or first thing race-day morning on location.

Click here for details about the 5K Challenge. 

To register online for the 5K Challenge, click here. 

Click here for more information about The Elegance event. 

About The Elegance at Hershey

The Elegance at Hershey, a 501 (C) (3) organization based in Hershey, PA, was established in 2010. In its first four years, The Elegance at Hershey has donated over $550,000 to its three charities, JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation), The AACA Museum and the AACA Library & Research Center. Contributions are facilitated by significant sponsor support. Together with a great team of volunteers and donors, The Elegance is excited to move forward with the 2015 event. The event will be held on June 12, 13 and 14, 2015. 

The weekend-long program commences with the Grand Ascent on Friday and Saturday (a vintage race car hill climb), Saturday’s 5K Challenge (a 3.1 mile foot race on the hill climb course), followed by the Saturday evening dinner and auction. The weekend culminates with the spectacular Concours on Sunday. New events this year will be the Concorso Bizarro (an assemblage of off-beat automotive oddities) and seminars that both novice and experienced collectors will enjoy. Adding to the excitement are our special guests including Rick Doubleday, the Executive Vice President and CCO of DexCom (company will be honored for its accomplishments in diabetic care), along with the Keno Brothers, best known from TV’s The Antiques Roadshow. Sierra Sandison, Miss Idaho and a Type 1 diabetic, will also grace us with her presence throughout the weekend.  

The Elegance at Hershey is currently seeking high-quality sponsors and vendors for its 2015 events. A wide range of vending and sponsorship opportunities exists. Vendors and business interested in sponsoring and exhibiting at The Elegance at Hershey 2015 should contact Don Stabilito at (717) 534-1910 or don@theeleganceathershey.com.

For additional information, visit www.theeleganceathershey.com.