March 13, 2020 Announcement

​Dear friends of the Capital 10-miler,

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.

But the C10M is a “run for the arts,” and like many performing arts organizations in the country, we must find creative alternatives for people to participate in the arts.

So 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 also 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.

We invite you to document your run (which can be of any ten-mile course of your choosing!) , and to post pictures, videos and comments to our Facebook page (, our Instagram (@capital10miler) and Twitter (@capital10miler). Don’t forget to include the hashtags #capital10miler, #C10M or #runforthearts in your posts!


Here are some of the prizes we are offering:


Most money raised for one of the participating organizations:

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.

Category: Fastest time (Men and Women):

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


Category: Slowest time:

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

Category: Best selfie on the course:

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


Category: Best video of the course:

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

Category: Best hashtag describing your Cap10 Virtual Run experience:

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


Category: Best picture of the scenery on the course:

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


The Capital 10-miler is an incredibly popular race, due to its scenic and challenging course, see course, and Open Stage is proud to have administered the Capital 10-miler for nine successful years, and we hope that you’ll make our tenth anniversary a special, albeit unique one for the books. 


For those participating, you can time your run using apps such as Runkeeper and Strava, or simply take pictures of your device to document your time and distance and submit to


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


More information can be found at or by calling our box office at 717-232-6736.

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