2020 Virtual 10-miler

We invite you to be a part of
our Virtual 10-miler.

This means you can run the course on your own time between now and Wednesday, April 15 and receive your shirt, medal, and a Capital 10-miler mug. Best of all, you can still raise money for one of our amazing participating organizations, such as The Pennsylvania Regional Ballet, the Susquehanna Folk Music Society, Market Square Concerts, the Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra, and Open Stage.

It is with a heavy heart that we inform you of the cancellation of the 10th anniversary of this race. Like many who are sponsoring public events in our country, we did not come to this decision lightly, but the safety of our runners, staff, and volunteers is our first priority, and per the advice of government officials, we believe that cancelling a large event such as this can play a small part in stopping the spread of COVID-19.


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About The Capital 10-Miler

This 10 mile race benefits many area arts organizations. The event will start and finish on City Island, with the course including the riverfront, Capital Area Greenbelt, and the scenic bridges over the Susquehanna.

“Each year, the race attracts a lot of interest,” reports Mary Lou Harris, founding race director, who is a local marathon runner and regional arts supporter. “600 runners, on average, register to run and we expect more each year.”

Registrants over the years included runners from several Mid-Atlantic and New England states as well as local and regional participants.

The Capital 10-Miler is administered by Open Stage, a not-for-profit professional regional theatre, funded, in part, by the Cultural Enrichment Fund, the capital region's united arts fund. Open Stage is a Constituent of Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the national organization for American theatre. 


How to participate in the Virtual 10-miler

1. Register for the race, if you have not already. You can register online or print the form.


2. Track your run (which can be of any ten-mile course of your choosing) with an app such as Runkeeper or Strava before April 15th.

3. Post pictures, videos, and comments sharing your virtual race to our social media.

4. Don’t forget to include our hashtags to be considered for the social media prize categories.

  • #capital10miler

  • #C10M

  • #runforthearts

5. Take screenshots of your device and submit your time and distance to virtual10@openstagehbg.com

Those participating can pick up medals, shirts, and prizes at Open Stage, Tuesday through Friday, 11am to 6pm, March 25 through April 28.

Categories and Prizes for the Virtual Race

Most money raised for one of the participating organizations:

Prize: A two-hour party for you and 20 of your closest friends in The Court Street Cabaret at Open Stage complete with small bites, wine and entertainment.

Fastest time (Men and Women):

Prize: A beer or wine basket with a fantastic collection of bottles.

Slowest time:

Prize: 2 Season Subscriptions to Open Stage for the 2020-2021 Season ($250 Value)

Best selfie on the course:

Prize: A two-hour cellphone photo shoot at Open Stage, complete with curated costumes, props, wigs and makeup.

Best video of the course:

Prize: Three one-hour private acting classes from one of our staff members.

Best hashtag describing your Cap10 Virtual Race experience:

Prize: Open Stage hoodie and gift certificate for two tickets to an upcoming show

Best picture of the scenery on the course:

Prize: A personalized singing telegram package from one of our resident artists.


Course Map


Arts Organizations

The Capital 10-Miler benefits participating 501(c)(3) arts organizations shown below.


Race Results & Photos


  1. Josh Sadlock - 53:26.63

  2. Alexander Hampel - 54:00.88

  3. Fred Joslyn - 54:24.88


  1. Ryan Blood - 51:58.08

  2. C Fred Joslyn - 53:55.55

  3. Matthew Herring - 54:16.06


  1. Ryan Blood - 50:32.74

  2. Alexander Hampel - 52:34.94

  3. Harrison Toney - 52:40.83


  1. Eric Balaban - 56:59.08

  2. Justin O'Brien - 57:17.54

  3. Brian Charlend - 58:42.96


  1. Ryan Blood - 52:22.99

  2. Travis Dean - 53:56.99

  3. C Fred Joslyn - 53:57.84

All Records

See all records by age group for all Capital 10-miler races.

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