Joslyn, Wallace Win the 48th Annual Harrisburg Marathon

by Clay Shaw

HARRISBURG, PA, November 10, 2019—Fred Joslyn of Mt Holly Springs won the Harrisburg Marathon for the second time, winning in 2:36:03.  Joe Phifer of Alexandria, VA was second in 2:36:45, just ahead of AJ Kelly of Altoona (2:36:49).  Luis Miranda of Lebanon, really improved from his 2018 time, by placing fourth in 2:38:11.  Brett Shelly of Virginia was fifth in 2:42:04.  Brian Rosenberg of Mechanicsburg, former Baltimore Marathon champ, was top Master and eighth overall in 2:50:14. 

Lacey Wallace of State College led the women with a 2:56:22, becoming the first woman under three hours in quite a few years.  Amy Puleo, also from State College, was second in 3:07:02.  Hannah Jeter of New York City was third in 3:09:08.  Lauren Cramer of Hagerstown, Maryland was fourth in 3:12:01.  Danielle Stiff of Waynesboro, PA was top Master, and fifth overall in 3:13:47

654 participants finished the 48th running of Enders Harrisburg Marathon.  The event is friendly to walkers and slower runners, who start at 6:30 a.m. The regular start is 8 a.m. and has a six-hour limit. 

Top Men

  1. 2:36:03 Fred Joslyn PA
  2. 2:36:45 Joe Phifer VA
  3. 2:36:49 AJ Kelly PA
  4. 2:38:11 Luis Miranda PA
  5. 2:42:04 Brett Shelley VA
  6. 2:44:13 Noah Reighard PA
  7. 2:48:02 Cory Golden PA
  8. 2:50:14 Brian Rosenberg (42) PA
  9. 2:52:35 Greg Johnson PA
  10. 2:53:28 Eric Wolfgang PA

Top Women

  1. 2:56:22 Lacey Wallace PA
  2. 3:07:02 Amy Puleo PA
  3. 3:09:08 Hannah Jeter NY
  4. 3:12:01 Lauren Cramer MD
  5. 3:13:47 Danielle Stiff (43) PA
  6. 3:16:43 Kristin Snyder PA
  7. 3:16:52 Shelby Joslyn PA
  8. 3:24:18 Danae Peters PA
  9. 3:25:10 Sarah Kutz PA
  10. 3:26:00 Rayanne Luke DE

Full results are available at:

River Runners group photograph prior to the 2019 Harrisburg Marathon.
Start photo of 2019 Harrisburg Marathon on Market Street Bridge above City Island.
Greg Johnson and Fred Joslyn share the early lead along the Susquehanna. Both former champs of the Harrisburg Marathon, Joslyn would win 2019.
Noah Reighard #602 of Boiling Springs, PA runs with Brett Shelley of Blacksburg, VA, and Joe Phifer #567 of Alexandria, VA. All three men placed in the top six.
A.J. Kelly of Altoona placed third overall in 2:36:49.
York runners Eric Wolfgang (center) and Josh Jamison #386 run along the newly paved lower level along Susquehanna River. Tadd Morris #514 of Pittsburgh shares the pacing. Wolfgang placed 10th overall. Jamison was 14th and 3rd master, Morris was 33rd.
Roberto Rivera-Vazquez of York placed 42nd in 3:11:23. Marc-Andre Charette of Gatineau, Quebec (CAN) was 39th in 3:10:12.
Pete Mulligan of Baltimore leads the 4:40 group on the downhill to the Susquehanna.
Joe Phifer of Alexandria ran a solid maraton to place second in 2:36:45. Luis Miranda of Lebanon, PA, lowered his PR to 2:38:11 and finished fourth overall.
Mike Ravegum of York enjoys another marathon and the company of Amy Puleo of State College. Mike finished 22nd in 3:02:57; Puleo was second woman overall in 3:07:02.
Keith Straw of Malvern, PA leads the 3:35 pace group. Chris Blosenski #44 of Lititz, Jonas Stoltzfus of Holtwood, PA #711, and Rob Kole #421 of Carlisle form the happy group at Mile 10.
Pacer Matthew Wisner of Montville, NJ leads a group to just under 3:40. They are crossing the Walnut Street Bridge between miles 10 and 11.
Shawn Rairigh #589 of Camp Hill, PA and Evan Earl #266 with Derek Somerville #696 and the 3:30 pace group.
Katherine Shank leads a pace group that includes Betsy Alderman #4 of Champaign, IL, Leemarie Fisher #286 of Camp Hill, PA, and Emily Melton of New Cumberland, PA.
Athletes Serving Athletes group on City Island.
Jennie Bowman #52 and Lindsay Papachristou #551 of Hummelstown, PA smile for the camera on the back of the City Island loop.
Don Halke in signature pink running with Carrie King #414 of Edinboro, PA.
Pete Mulligan #522 leads the 4:40 pace group.
Mike Ravegum #594 and Amy Puleo #584 run on the ramp from the Walnut St Br to the path along the river. Ravegum finished 22nd overall and Puleo finished 2nd woman.
Lacey Wallace of State College is on fast cruise control nearing Mile 25, as she won in 2:56:22.
Rayanne Luke of Newark, Delaware in final mile, as she placed 10th in 3:26:00.
Julie Bengyak of Croton-On-Hudson, NY in final mile of Harrisburg Marathon. Lindsay Pridgen of Mechanicsburg, who had a PR, gives chase.
Beth Treas of Northumberland, PA gives a thumbs-up on way to 3:34:40.
Fred Joslyn of Mt Holly Springs on way to victory, nearing Mile 26.
Harrisburg Marathon River Runners signed and delivered this banner to a strategic spot along the course.
Miles of smiles and a sub 3 for women’s champ Lacey Wallace of State College, PA, who won in 2:56:22.
Mike Ravegum of York charges to the finish line in 3:02:57, good for 22nd place.
Amy Puleo of State College finishes second overall in 3:07:02.

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