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New Year’s Eve race registration open

Harmony 5K race
The 5K race during Harmony's annual Silvester New Year's celebration starts in 2012. Butler Eagle File Photo

Registration is open for the Harmony 5K race and 1 Mile Fun Run, which will be held on the afternoon of New Year’s Eve. The race is part of a “Silvester” in which the community celebrates its German heritage by ringing in the new year at 6 p.m. — midnight in Germany.

The 5K race begins at 3:30 p.m. and the Fun Run at 4:15 p.m. The event started in 2006 and continues to a year-end tradition.

Runners can register online at or race day at Grace Church of Harmony Youth Center at 538 Main St. in Harmony.

Pre-register at a cost of $25 until Dec. 15, when the price rises to $30. Pre-register for the Fun Run for $10 until Dec. 15, when the cost will go up to $15.

Registration is also available the day of the event. Cash or checks are the only payments accepted on race day.

Early packet pickup will be at the Youth Center from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 30. Doors open race day at 2 p.m.

Age group awards will be done in five-year increments and include awards for the top three men and women.

For more information, contact Susie Altemus at 724-816-2996 or

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