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Pennsylvania > Movie Madness Half Marathon, 5K & Half Mile Trophy Fetch
Grantville, PA  •  Saturday, May 18, 2013  •  Course Map

Part of a three-race series that takes place across the Keystone State from January through May, Grantville's Movie Madness Half Marathon, 5K and Trophy Stretch is the third and final 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 three race distances, runners follow an out-and-back course that starts and finishes on the grounds of the Hollywood Casino At Penn National Race Course just outside Grantville, on Hollywood Boulevard. From there, the race follows what is roughly a U-shaped out-and-back route, along Firehouse Lane, Jamestown Road, Red Hill Road and Dry Run Road.

The final stretch of the first half of the race leads along Shells Church Road to the turnaround point on Station Road. There, the race heads back along the route runners just ran, bringing them back through East Hanover Community Park and Shellsville, and then back through Grantville to the casino and thoroughbred horse racing facility for the race finish.

Scheduled starting time for the half marathon is 8:00 AM, followed by the 5K at 8:10 AM. The half-mile Trophy Stretch race is the first race run on race day, at 7:30 AM. About 140 runners crossed the finish line at the race's 2012 running.

Race Weather & Climate

Located in central southern Pennsylvania, about 16 miles northeast of Harrisburg and roughly 100 miles northwest of Philadelphia, Grantville typically sees May temperatures that average between 71°F and 48°F, while rainfall totals average just over 4.6 inches, making May the town's wettest month of the year.

On the day of the race (May 18), the average high is 72°F and the average low is 48°F.

Course Map

View the race route map for the Movie Madness Half Marathon


$49 for the half marathon, if registered before January 1, 2013
$59 on Jan. 1 and after


To reserve your spot in the late spring 2013 running of Grantville's Movie Madness Half Marathon, 5K or half-mile Trophy Stretch, register online at the event website.

Official Race Website


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