ALC 5K to Educate


Event Date

Sat, May 30, 2015


Harrisburg, PA

About This Activity

Come join us for a fun day on City Island for the inaugural ALC 5K to Educate. ALC is the Adult Learning Center, which provides tutoring for adults who need to brush up academically before they enroll in formal GED classes. We put this event together with the hope of involving the local community in this worthy cause. The race will be a family friendly 5K run/walk. Strollers and families are welcome. Proceeds from the event will benefit the ALC. Hope to see you there!

Entry Fee
$25 for preregistered participants over 12 years old. Race day registration $30.

$75 1st place male & 1st place female
$50 2nd place male & 2nd place female
$25 3rd place male & 3rd place female

T-shirts & Goodie Bags
All participants who register by May 1, 2015 will receive a t-shirt and goodie bag. S, M, L and XL available.  Registration will continue up to and including race day, but t-shirt availability and size selection cannot be guaranteed.

The Race
Race day registration and packet pickup will be available at the Carousel Pavilion from 7:45am – 8:45am. The race will start at the same location at 9:00am. Water will be available at the half-way point. Refreshments will be available at the finish line.

The Course
The race will start in front of Carousel Pavilion making a full loop around City island, then cross over the Walnut Street Bridge, turning right to go along Riverfront Park with a turn around to go back across the Walnut Street Bridge and finish in front of Carousel Pavilion.  Professionally timed by Pretzel City Sports.

Rain or shine. However, in the case of extreme/dangerous weather the race coordinator will determine whether to cancel the race. There are no refunds if the race is canceled.

About the Adult Learning Center (ALC)
The Adult Learning Center (ALC) is an education re-entry program designed to provide highly personalized, student-lefted instruction to adult learners over the age of 18 from the Harrisburg area who would like to improve in one or more academic areas of study before they enroll in a formal GED or other classroom-based program. The Center offers individualized instruction in:
• basic math skills,
• basic reading and language skills,
• basic computer skills
• study skills,
• test taking skills, and/or
• skills needed to make the transition from ESL/ELL to basic English literacy

The ALC opened in October 2014 and since then, the enrollment has rapidly expanded and continues to grow. There is much diversity in the group in terms of age, ethnic and racial backgrounds, and a wide range of academic levels, abilities and interests. Most participants have set for themselves a number of more immediately achievable intermediate goals, such as obtaining a driver’s license, qualifying for promotion in their present employment, or getting a first job, but nearly all enrollees are planning to complete the coursework required for a GED certificate.
Students at the ALC work one-on-one with volunteer learning facilitators who use a variety of materials and resources in their instruction, including traditional textbooks, workbooks, and skill books, as well as state-of-the-art computer programs tailored to each student’s level and goals. Students and facilitators work together in private, cubicle-style workstations, each equipped with a computer, and all students are also encouraged to work on developing workplace skills, either independently or with the assistance of a facilitator, in the purpose-built computer lab.

The Adult Learning Center is Pine Street Presbyterian Church’s most recent community outreach program, operating in collaboration with the Tri-County Opportunities Industrialization Center (OIC). It is located on the first floor of the Boyd Memorial Center at 234 South Street, directly across the street from Pine Street Church. Anyone interested in attending the ALC should first contact Tri-County OIC by phone at 717-238-7318 or in person at 500 Maclay Street to register and to schedule testing to determine academic needs.
For more information about the hours of operation, the instructional program, becoming a volunteer learning facilitator, or making a tax-deductible contribution to the ALC, please contact Dr. Kathleen E. White, ALC Director, at 717- 963-7444 or by email at

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