The Cabela’s 5 Miler and 1 Mile Runs took place on June 16, 2019 at Cabela’s in Hamburg, PA. Registration for the 5-miler started at $40 and the 1 miler started at $10. Schuylkill River Runners offered the opportunity for a 14-week training program. The 5 mile course was an out and back with the course winding around the Cabela’s building then into a residential area.
The country road course offered hills with a +378 foot elevation gain and scenic views of horse farms. There were 2 water stops along the course and plenty of race staff to direct traffic around runners.
Same day packet pick up was quick and easy. The starting line offered more than enough port-a-potties.
The race finish line offered a party with a DJ and 2 free Yuengling beers to all 21+ finishers and finisher medals. The DJ paid attention to how many runners were on the course and the finish line tear down did not happen until every runner crossed the finish line. This run is good for first timers, slower runners or walkers.
Pros: Free beer, port-a-potties, good for slower runners
Cons: Hills (If they aren’t your thing)