The Dr. Edwin H. Sponseller Memorial 1&5K
It is with great sadness that we have decided to cancel this year's EdK race due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.
As you know, the main purpose of the EdK is to promote inclusive exercise in the community and raise money for the LiveStrong program at the Chambersburg YMCA. The family felt this was the best way to remember and celebrate Ed's life who was always encouraging others with his infectious love for exercise (primarily road racing and spinning at the Y), especially during
his 10 year fight with Lymphoma.
Even with the cancellation of the race, we can continue to celebrate Ed in our own ways - his torch burns as bright as ever.
We encourage our racers to support the LiveStrong program so that it continues to Live Strong at the YMCA by donating their entrance fee. This will allow the YMCA to continue to provide their recovery services for our community members who are fighting their own battle with cancer.
We greatly thank you for your continued support of this race, the YMCA LiveStrong program, and the celebration of Ed Sponseller!
Trojan Stadium at CASHS
Dr. Edwin H. Sponseller
Track & Field Complex
Walk / Run and fun for all ages!
Benefits the LIVESTRONG program at the Chambersburg YMCA
& other local charities.
SUNDAY MAY 3, 2020 - CANCELLED
12:30 - 1:45 pm
2:05 pm 1K TRACK FUN RUN or walk
5K Walk / Run
$10 1K Fun Run
includes snack box & award
$25 5K registration
$30 RACE DAY
include t-shirt & other awards
(guaranteed if registered before 04.01.20).
*all entries include LIVESTRONG band
Proceeds from the Ed/K will go to LIVESTRONG at the Chambersburg YMCA as well a local charity.
This year, we have selected the CHRISTIAN KEYES FOUNDATION.
CHRISTIAN KEYES FOUNDATION: Local Non-Profit Organization whose primary focus is providing local families who have children battling terminal illness with financial assistance during treatment. Also the organization focus on giving back to the community that so graciously helps put smiles on many childrens faces, with a local student scholarship, created in 2012.
Cheers to a fun time with Ed's favorite beer, Roy Pitz Best Blonde!
21yo & over? Bring your race bib to enjoy
FREE Best Blonde!
Roy Pitz Stube
140 N 3rd St, Chambersburg, PA 17201
In April 2017, Ed lost his 11 year battle with Lymphoma. Join us in honoring Ed and his love for running... any age, any distance.
Choose your course.
Train & encourage others.
Run happy and SMILE!
Benefits the LIVESTRONG program at the Chambersburg YMCA.
Ed was a lifelong athlete. He enjoyed skiing, basketball and long distance running. He completed nearly forty marathons, including London, Prague, New York and Boston. His first was the Marine Corps Marathon in Washington D.C. in 1983 (pictured right), which he went on to run several more times, including the 1995 race when he joined his two sons in running their first marathons.
His love of running inspired many others in the community. He had a smile and a positive word for all runners, from the winners to those in the back of the pack. He enjoyed participating weekend training runs along with his brother and many friends in the mountains of Caledonia State Park in Fayetteville, PA.
LIVESTRONG at the YMCA is a program designed to treat the whole person. It is a 12-week evidenced based program that helps cancer survivors reclaim their health and well-being following a cancer diagnosis.
The goal of the LIVESTRONG at the YMCA program is to empower adult cancer survivors to improve functional capacity and to increase their quality of life through group fitness and strength training.
Participants build cardiovascular endurance, core muscle strength and endurance, core flexibility and balance, which may help improve functional ability stress management, reduce the severity of therapy side effects, prevent unwanted weight changes and improve energy levels and self-esteem.