Pirate 5K & Half Marathon

Saturday, June 11, 2022 • Harrisburg, PA • Course Map

Part of a race series that takes place across the Keystone State throughout the year, Harrisburg’s Pirate Half Marathon & 5K is the second race in the series, which features a “lights, camera, action!” theme at its film-buff-focused events, where many runners cross the finish line in costume across the red carpet.

For each of the event’s race distances, runners follow an out-and-back course that starts and finishes on City Island, in the middle of the Susquehanna River just south of downtown Harrisburg.

From there, the race goes through Harrisburg down the riverfront, first running south along Spring Creek, then turning around just after mile 5 and retracing the path from the first section of the race.

After that, the second half of the race leads runners north along the Susquehanna River along North Front Street, then leading back along the route runners just ran, bringing them back along the Susquehanna all the way back to City Island for the race finish. Scheduled starting time for the half marathon is 8:00 AM.

Morning in Manchester, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Shyn Darkly/flickr)

Morning in Manchester, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Shyn Darkly/flickr)

Race Weather & Climate

Nestled along the Susquehanna River in southern Pennsylvania, about 20 miles southeast of Harrisburg and roughly 100 miles west of Philadelphia, Harrisburg typically sees cool to occasionally mild weather in April, which also features moderate precipitation all year long.

  • June 11 average low temp: 61ºF
  • June 11 average high temp: 79ºF

Past Results

Course Map

See the race route map for the Pirate Half Marathon here.

Starting Time

  • 8:00 AM – half marathon
  • 8:20 AM – 5K


  • $50 and up – half marathon
  • $27 and up – 5K


To reserve your spot in the 2022 running of Harrisburg’s Movie Madness Half Marathon or 5K race, register online at RunSignUp.com here.

Official Race Website



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1 comment… add one
  • Shawket Mourtada April 8, 2019, 9:45 am

    Good morning!

    I hope that this message finds you well. My name is Shawket Mourtada, and I am the owner of Bon Appetit Crepperie located in Midtown Harrisburg. We recently launched our catering services, and would love to set up a crepe stand at this event. Please reach back out if this is something you folks would be interested in. Thank you in advance!


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