Sweat for Vets 10k/5k

About the Run:

On Sunday, November 12, 2017, runners and hikers will take on a unique 10K event and a 5K race. Participants will begin at 1pm from the Brush Mountain Sportsmen’s Club immediately off the Pinecroft Exit of I-99 in Antis Township, Blair County, PA about 5 miles north of Altoona.

After the run, runners will be treated to a post-race celebration at Brush Mountain Sportsmen’s Club with food, drink, music and family-orientated activities. All net proceeds from the event will go directly toward caring of local veterans here in the Alleghenies.

Your entry fee includes:

  • A premium, gender-specific, technical race shirt
  • Finishers medal (for this race, a military-spec “challenge coin”)
  • Free post-race food from hot wings, hamburgers from Outback Steakouse, Best-Way Pizza and pasta and drink provided by Furrer Beverage.
  • Post-race music entertainment
  • A kids race and activities like a Christmas card station during and post-race

Race Time is Sunday, November 12, 2017 at 1pm.

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Directions and Parking:

Tim Sheehan runs under a flag at the top of Brush Mountainn

The race will start and end at The Brush Mountain Sportsmen Club 5 miles north of Altoona along Interstate 99 at the Pinecroft Exit. From the south (Altoona, Bedford), turn right after exiting the interstate: turn left if traveling south from Tyrone, State College. The entrance to the sportsmen’s club is on the right. Parking is first come, first serve with parking guards directing you where to park. Parking will be available first at The Brush Mountain Sportsmen’s Club, then the Boy Scout Camp adjacent to the sportsmans club, then the Pinecroft Park and Ride, then along Brush Mountain Road then across the interstate at Furrer Beverage, Comfort Suites and finally the Assembly of God Church. (This means the earlier you get there, the closer you are to the start/finish.)

GPS: 100 Brush Mountain Rd, Altoona, PA 16601


The Course:

The 10K course will be behind the sportsmen’s club for a mile before turning directly up the face of Brush Mountain where the course makes 1 mile, 1150 feet hill climb challenge. Then runners will continue their adventure until finishing back at the Brush Mountain Sportsmen’s Club. The distance of the run will be just under 10k.

There will also be a 5K course that will remain at the base of Brush Mountain with a mix of single and doubletrack and dirt service roads.

For 2017, there will be a new 5K ROAD WALK on Brush Mountain Road.

History of Giving

On January, 2016, we presented a check for $20,000 to the local chapters of the Armed Forces Mothers and the Vietnam Veterans Association from 100% of the net proceeds from the November 8th, 2016 race.

On Feb. 15, 2016, we presented a check for $20,000 to the Hollidaysburg Veterans Home. The $20,000 donation is from proceeds at our 2015 Sweat for Vets. Each resident at the Veterans Home will get a $45 gift card and the rest of the money will go toward programs and activities for the residents.

The check presentation to the Hollidaysburg Veterans Home on Feb. 15, 2016.