FAQ’s (Frequently Asked Questions)


1. What’s with the name?

The Mad Anthony Run Thru the Park” takes its name from Waynesboro’s namesake, American Revolutionary War General “Mad Anthony” Wayne.

Does that mean the race has a ‘colonial era theme’?  No!  No three-corner hats, powdered wigs or shoes with big brass buckles.

Don’t think of Gen. Wayne’s era, instead think of his moniker, ‘mad‘, and think ‘crazy, insane, bananas, kooky, loony’.

OK, be truthful, what does your significant other, family, friends etc. think of your “running interest, hobby, addiction”?

Get the picture?

The Mad Anthony Run Thru the Park” celebrates our ‘whimsical, slightly off-balance, affection’ for the great sport of RUNNING and the lovely parks in Waynesboro.


2. Race Entry Fees (Updated June 29th, 2017)

January 2nd, 2018 – May 17th 2018: $35

January 2nd, 2018 – May 17th 2018 – 17 years and younger: $30

Day of race (May 18th, 2019): $45 cash only

Beer Festival/Mad Anthony Combo Tickets: $50



1.  ALL race registrations are to be completed online, NO paper registration forms.  Credit card only, NO cash or checks.

2.  Walk-up registration: Cash only from 7:30 am – 8:30 am race morning. Please bring exact change if possible. Race shirts to be ordered for walk-up registrations per request.

3. Prizes and Awards

Awards to be determined:

1st – 3rd  Open Male & Female
1st – 3rd  Masters (40 & older) Male & Female
1st  Male & Female Age Group (10 year increments)

All above winners will receive a finisher’s gift. All finishers will receive a finishers medal and t-shirt. To guarantee a t-shirt, please register by May 1st. T-shirts will be ordered upon request after the May 1st cut off for pickup.

*No double dipping.  Finisher’s are awarded the highest prize available.  If a finisher is eligible for both an open and masters’ award, their final place corresponds to the highest prize available.

For example, if a 35-year old runner finished first overall, and a 42-year old runner finished second overall, the 42-year old runner would be recognized as the first Masters and not included in the top  Overall awards.

NO awards or event-shirts will be mailed (you must be present to receive them).

4. Coordinating Instructions

NO rain date

Receipt of event shirt on race day:  To guarantee receipt of your event shirt on race day, your registration needs to received by mid-night May 1st.  Event shirts for registrations received after May 1st should be available 1 – 2 weeks after the event for pickup.

Race Registration Closings:

Race registration closes 8:30 am, May 18th, 2019.

There are no deferrals, refunds or registration transfers.

Race Start:  9 AM ~ Course Closes:  11:30 AM

Race packet pick-up
Pre-race May 17:  5 – 7 pm in the Main Street Park/Start location. The park is located next door to Center Square Real Estate Settlement Company.

Race Day May 18:  7:30 – 8:30 am in the Main Street Park/Start location.

Course Start & Finish:  The Mad Anthony Run Thru the Park” starts and finishes across from the new downtown park next to Center Square Real Estate.

Porta-potties at race start/finish area and there are on-course bathrooms in the parks.

EMS, on-call

Multiple water stations

Post-event eats and drinks

Keep in mind this course includes grass and beginner level trails. Not easily handicap accessible or stroller accessible.

Directions & Parking:

a. US Interstate 81 to Exit 5.  Take PA Route 16 East toward Waynesboro.  Turn right at light onto South Potomac St. then left onto West Second Street.  Go one block and turn left into the Rotary Parking Lot.

b. US Route 15 to MD 140 West (Emmitsburg, MD).  MD 140 becomes PA 16.  Continue west thru Blue Ridge Summit, Rouzerville, Wayne Heights and into Waynesboro.  Turn left at Walnut St., first right onto East Gay St. for 2 blocks to the Rotary Parking Lot.

c. Parking:  Free parking in the Rotary Parking Lot (look for signs).  2-minute walk to the downtown park. There is also limited parking behind the Main Street Park, limited parking behind Presbyterian Church of Waynesboro, and limited street parking for a fee.

5.  No Parking areas: The eastbound lane of Main Street from Church St to Clayton Ave will be closed for the start and end of the race. No parking allowed here.

Email madanthonyrun@gmail.com with any questions.

Thank you!