Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Man allegedly tries to lure girl into vehicle

A man tried to lure a 17-year-old girl into his SUV on Cherry Alley this week, Elizabethtown police reported.

The girl was walking on South Cherry Alley between Vine Alley and Park Street when the man, driving a red SUV, stopped and asked if he could take a picture of the girl and showed her pictures of females on his camera. He then asked if she wanted to go for a ride to a park and grabbed the girl's hand. She was able to get away and run from the scene.

Monday, April 27, 2015

Lace up your running shoes and test your endurance!

Runners in greater Elizabethtown area and beyond have several chances to test their distance skills in the coming month.
  • 10th annual Run for Childen, 8 a.m., May 9 -- This event features a 10K, a 5K and a 1-mile fun run that starts and finishes at the Paramount Sports Complex in Annville. PennLive reports that "the race benefits the Maggie Leach Scholarship Fund, which provides financial grounds for economically disadvantaged children to attend summer camp. Last year's race provided enough funding for each of the 16 children who requested to attend the ability to go." You can register for the race here.
  • Second annual ROTARY Mother's Day 5K, 3 p.m., May 10 -- Held at Masonic Village in Elizabethtown, the event benefits the Elizabethtown Rotary Club and its local community projects. Registration is available here.

  • Second annual Arm of Hope 5K, 9 a.m., May 23 -- This event is held at Hope Community Church, in Rheems. I can attest that it is a great race, having run the inaugual event last year. The course has some flat sections and some small hills to make it interesting, and the race organizers do a good job making it a fun event. This was the first race that my son, who was then 13, beat me, and there's been no catching him since. I have come to terms with that! Register here.
  • Third annual Rock-N-Glow 5K, 9 p.m., May 30 -- Supporting the downtown in Manheim, this race attracted more than 2,000 runners last year. While I didn't run it, I've heard good things about it from those who did. Festivities get started at 6 p.m., and there's an after party with live music, food and dancing. It sounds like a good time! Registration is here.