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Pretzel Twist 5K & Kids Run

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47th Annual Pretzel Twist   

Lititz recCenter | September 21, 2024


Pretzel Twist 5K Event Details
  • 8am race start, 7 am post-reg and check in opens
  • Kids Run at 7:45 am before 5K start
  • Fast and accurate course in Lititz neighborhoods and countryside
  • Family-friendly run/walk/stroller for all competition levels – novice to advanced
  • Cash and pretzel prizes!
  • Goody bags and event shirts


Age Groups (Male/Female):

14 & Under 30-34 50-54
15-19 35-39 60-64
20-24 40-44 65-69
25-29 45-49 70+



Enter the recCenters of Lancaster County Triple Crown 5K Series


Pay $65 to register for all three 5K events:

Ephrata (May 27)

Hempfield (August 24)

Lititz (September 21)

Athletes are eligible for $100 first place prizes and $65 second place awards in three categories for top and runner up male and female: 17 and under, adult, and Master’s (50+). Awards ceremony at last event, Sept 21. Registration deadline for Triple Crown 5K race series is May 12, 2024 for event shirts, May 27 for race entries (MUST be registered prior to start of first race). Participants must complete all three events in order to remain eligible for Triple Crown 5K prizes. Participants are also eligible for individual event prizes. Events have option for individual event registrations, however only Triple Crown 5Ks registrants will be eligible for Triple Crown awards.


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  • Cash prizes for top overall 3 males/females 
  • Prizes awarded in age categories and team divisions
  • Triple Crown 5K – Athletes registered for all 3 recCenters of Lancaster County 5K’s are eligible for additional prize money!


Questions?   Contact Race Director or call 717.626.5096 ext. 229

Kid’s Race runs from:  7:45-8am


Adult Race runs from: 8-10am

Kids Mile Run

For our youngest runners, a fun mile run for kid-friendly competition.  Kids get race bibs and shirts and lots of sideline cheering to keep them moving toward the finish line.



Pretzel Twist 5K Course Route


View 2023 Race Pictures