2015 Harnessing Hope 5K Run/Walk


Thank you to everyone who made our 2015 Harnessing Hope 5K Run/Walk an amazing event!  Please take a moment to watch the short video below.  We have also listed the run/walk age category winners below.  Photos from the race day will be posted here soon.  We cannot wait to see you all next year!

Memories from this annual event held in Hughesville, PA each fall.

Photographs courtesy of Justin Brown Photography.

2015 Race Results

Congratulations to all of the finshers!  You are all winners, as you showed up and ran or walked.  Special congratulations to those who finished first in their age category!


Overall Male:  Will Holdren – 21:11

Overall Female:  Sylvia Dewire – 21:29

Male 13 & Under:  Blake Davis – 40:00

Female 13 & Under:  Haley Poust – 28:18

Female 14 – 25:  Samantha Mahaffey – 34:34

Male 26 – 40:  Wes Brink – 21:17

Female 26 – 40:  Nora Logue – 27:52

Male 41 – 55:  Brian Potter – 24:23

Female 41 – 55:  Colleen Temple – 26:24

Male Over 55:  Jack McKernan – 22:34

Female Over 55:  Lori Staggert – 34:15


Overall Male:  Rick Mahonski – 37:49

Overall Female:  Darby Lewes – 30:39

Female 13 & Under:  Sophie Bittenbender – 52:20

Female 26 – 40:  Ashton Hackenburg – 46:18

Male 41 – 55:  Stuart Wolfe – 57:21

Female 41 – 55:  Nancy Guerrisky – 37:04

Male Over 55:  Kevin Baggett – 47:57

Female Over 55:  Judy Baggett – 47:57


Join the Paternostro Family Foundation during our signature event on Saturday, October 17, 2015!

Harnessing Hope.  Living Passionately. Inspiring Others.  Giving Back.

Race Details:

WHAT:  Harnessing Hope 5K Run/Walk

PRESENTED BY:  The Paternostro Family Foundation

And, they are off! 2013
And, they are off! 2013 Race Start.

WHEN:  Saturday, October 17, 2015

WHERE:  Hughesville High School

TIMES: 7:30 a.m. – Registration Opens

8:45 a.m. – Opening Remarks/Sponsor Recognition

9:00 a.m. – Race Begins!

10:?? a.m. – Awards Ceremony


2015 Race Poster:


2015 Race Poster

Online Registration!

This year, we have partnered with EventBrite for our online registration.  Simply click the link above to be redirected to our online registration page.

2015 Printed Registration Form

Use this link if you prefer to register in the more traditional way or to pay by using cash or check!  Please print and complete this form and return it to the Foundation!

2015 Sponsorship Opportunities

We welcome both returning and new sponsors for our 2015 event!  Please click this link to view available opportunities to showcase your business in front of those who care about giving back to our community.  We LOVE our corporate sponsors!

2015 Harnessing Hope 5K Waiver

Whether you are running or walking, all registrants must complete and sign our event waiver!  Please send us your completed copy to the Paternostro Family Foundation, PO Box 1862, Williamsport, PA  17703 or email it to us at paternostrofamilyfoundation@comcast.net.

2015 Race Course


Registration Fees:

INDIVIDUAL REGISTRATIONS (Early Bird Registration Ends September 30):

Individual Runner/Walker:  $20.00 – early bird* (through October 16), $25.00 on-site

*An additional processing fee will be added for on-line registrations.

Virtual Runners**:

  • Perseverance Support – $30.00
  • Hope Support – $20.00
  • Courage Support – $10.00

**As a virtual registrant, you are unable to attend the event in person but would like to make a donation to our Foundation to show your support for the Foundation and this race.  This fee does not include any race amenities, but your generosity and team spirit is appreciated!  In 2013, we welcomed 30 virtual runners from 13 states, including Pennsylvania.  


  • Race bib & timing chip
  • Harnessing Hope 5K race shirt
  • Prizes awarded to the top finishers (see prizes, below)


Medals will be awarded in the following categories:

  • Top Male Finisher – Run/Walk
  • Top Female Finisher – Run/Walk
  • Top Finisher 13 & Under – Male/Female
  • Top Finisher 14 – 25 – Male/Female
  • Top Finisher 26 – 40 – Male / Female
  • Top Finisher 41 – 55 – Male/Female
  • Top Finisher Over 55 – Male/Female

Why We Run:

Proceeds from this race will benefit the Paternostro Family Foundation and will be used to fulfill our mission to provide memorial scholarships to students at Hughesville High School who exemplify the values and work ethic of our father and sister; to provide support to those facing a cancer diagnosis, especially mothers who have young children; and to keep the memory and spirit of Kathleen and our Dad alive for their families, friends, and loved ones.

On July 1, 2011, the word cancer first entered our lives.  It was on that day that we watched our 39 year-old sister Kathleen, loving mother of her 3 year-old baby girl, begin a journey that no one saw coming. It was on this day that she first heard the words:  ”You have cancer.”

Her proudest life legacy was being Josie’s Mommy.  She fought so hard to live for Josephine.   She fought for her own future.  She fought for Josephine’s future.  She fought for the amazing love they shared.  Throughout her fight, Kass’s heart was filled with this strength and grace that to this day we have no words to describe.  We said our last goodbye on July 2, 2012 almost a year to the day following her diagnosis.

But, it was beyond our wildest imagination that cancer would come back into our lives out of nowhere just two years later.

We lost our devoted and loving father on September 8, 2014, just three days following his cancer diagnosis.  We still struggle to find the words to capture what the loss of our patriarch, our Dad, has meant to our family.  Our Dad dedicated his life to making children our highest priority.  He dedicated his life to his family and to his community. We will love him and miss him for the rest of our days.

We could never have anticipated the devastating impact these losses have had in our lives.  We have been changed forever. But, we know that the strength of our love will never die, as our spirits are forever intertwined.

From the darkness comes the light. We started our Foundation as Team Kass in 2013, but after losing our Dad, we now operate as the Paternostro Family Foundation.  Every day, we try to do our small part to help other families who are dealing with cancer.  We also invest in our future by providing memorial scholarships to honor their beautiful lives.

We do it all with love.  The love we have for our Dad and sister is our only compass.

Event Photography

Pose for a picture and smile!  A photographer will be on hand to capture the moments and memories of race day.  Groups can pose for photos before the race at the tribute wall or simply enjoy the memories of crossing the finish line.  Photos will be posted on the Paternostro Family Foundation website following the race.

Support / FAQ:

How far is a 5K?

3.1 miles.

What is the race course?

Please click here for a copy for the race course:  2015 Race Course

Will there be restrooms available?

Yes, restrooms will be available in the school for before and after the race.

Can I use my iPod?

To ensure a safe race, iPods and other listening device are not allowed on the race course.

Can I use a jogging stroller?

Yes, jogging strollers are allowed on the race course, but we ask that you start in the back of the race pack to ensure you do not impede other runners.

Is there parking available race day?

Yes, there is plenty of parking available at the Hughesville High School.

Do you need race day volunteers?

Absolutely!  If you are not a runner but are interested in offering your support of this run, please email the Foundation at paternostrofamilyfoundation@comcast.net.  We need help during registration, at the water station, at the finish line, at the tribute wall, etc.

Why do you use the hummingbird in your logo?

The hummingbird, a symbol of peace, love, and happiness, was Kass’s favorite bird!

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