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FEST, 5k & Chicken BBQ

May 7 @ 8:00 am - 1:00 pm

FEST, 5k & Chicken BBQ

Friendship Community FEST, 5k & Chicken BBQ - May 7th, 2022

5k Walk, Run & Wheel for Capabilities

Join us for our scenic 5k course suitable for runners, walkers, and wheelers of all ages. Gather your family, friends, co-workers and more and run for a great cause! Check-in/day of registration begins at 7am at the 2nd building at the large garage bay near Start/Finish line with the 5k starting at 8am. 

The scenic 5k course will start on Friendship Community's main campus at 1149 E. Oregon Road, Lititz. It will loop through Landis Homes property and finish back at the starting line. The route is off busy public roads - approximately 100 yards of the course is gravel with the remaining route being paved. We have a *NEW* modified route this year so please CLICK HERE to view the entire course map. We also offer an alternate optional 1-mile paved course for walkers/wheelers. Immediately following the 5k, there will be an awards presentation and a free kids fun run (0.22mi) - new this year!!

Registration is open with an early-bird price of $30 per registrant until April 15th. All entries received before April 15th will be guaranteed a free 5k t-shirt. Pricing then increases from April 16th through May 6th and is $35 per registrant with day-of registration on May 7th being $40. Registrations received April 16th through May 7th will be given a 5k t-shirt while supplies last so register early! We are offering Family or Group Discount prices this year!! 

Virtual Participation is available again this year! With the same price structure as In-Person Race above, add $5 if you want t-shirt mailed. Virtual run on your own includes goodie bag and t-shirt (t-shirt availability according to registration dates listen above).

We are again offering pre-race Packet Pickup. Visit Friendship Community's Main Office, 1149 E. Oregon Road, Lititz, to pick up your race bib and "goodie bag" ahead of time during the dates listed below to lessen the crowding at registration on Saturday! This pick-up is available for virtual participants who didn't request items to be mailed, and as an optional convenience to also help with crowding on Saturday morning.

Pre-race packet pick-up dates/times: 

  • 5/4/22 Wed. 8:00am-4:30pm
  • 5/5/22 Thu. 8:00am-4:30pm
  • 5/6/22 Fri. 8:00am-6:00pm (by or before 4:30pm Friday, the packet pickup will be moved to the 2nd building, to the large garage bay near where Start/Finish line will be)

Packets for virtual participants who registered before May 3rd and opted for their packet to be mailed, will go out in the mail on or before Wednesday May 4th. Packets for virtual participants who registered after May 3rd and opted for their packet to be mailed will go into the mail at earliest opportunity.

We have Peer-to-Peer fundraising available again this year! Click the button below to set up your online profile and help make a difference in the lives of over 130 Adults with Intellectual Disability and Autism!

We will have Cash prizes for the top three overall finishers - $75, $50, $25 (Male and Female). Medals will be awarded to top three Male & Females in the following age groups: 14 & Under 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, and 70+. Awards are only for in-person participants.

Race Results will be posted on this page following the event so please check back for official race times!

For more 5k information, please contact Phil Horning at VolunteerCoordinator@friendshipcommunity.net or (717) 656-2466 Ext. 1165.

Drive-Thru Chicken BBQ

Following the 5k Walk, Run & Wheel for Capabilities, we will be having a drive-thru chicken BBQ. There is both a meal option for $12 per meal and a chicken-only option for $8 per half-chicken. Each chicken BBQ meal includes Yost's 1/2 chicken, bag of chips, applesauce, roll with butter, dessert and a lemonade drink. Cash and credit card payments accepted. The Chicken BBQ will run from 11am to sell-out.

Tent Sales

Following the 5k Walk, Run & Wheel for Capabilities, we will also be having two sales tents. Visit the Friendship Heart Gallery & Studio tent to pick up your favorite original artworks, greeting cards, handmade jewelry and home decor items from our Primitives by Kathy Collaborative Collection. Visit the plant tent to find some new beautiful blooms for your home and garden. Both tents will have the perfect items for Mother's Day! Cash and credit card payments accepted. The tent sales will run from 11am to 1pm.


Have any questions or concerns in regard to our FEST, 5k & Chicken BBQ? Please reach out to Calista White at cwhite@friendshipcommunity.net or (717) 656-2466 Ext. 1155!

Friendship Community is a faith-based nonprofit cultivating capabilities of Individuals with Intellectual Disability and Autism in Lancaster and Lebanon Counties of south central Pennsylvania since 1972, ... 50 Years!

Thank you for supporting Individuals with Intellectual Disability and Autism!

Event Sponsors:


May 7
8:00 am - 1:00 pm


Calista White
(717) 656-2466 Ext 1155


Friendship Community
1149 E Oregon Rd
Lititz, PA 17543 United States
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