Annual Herbie’s Home Town Loop back to support family, track at Rogers Stadium
Anyone who knew Jeremy Herbstritt knew he had a passion for life, running and the outdoors. And this year, Herbie’s Home Town Loop is back in his memory to support a local family and the track facility at Rogers Stadium named in Herbstritt’s memory. Through Bellefonte Area School District’s capital campaign, funds are being raised to support Phase 2 of the project, which includes installation of the track and other features.
The Bellefonte Area High School Class of 1998 grad was a victim of the Virginia Tech shooting in April 2007, while he was a student at the university. Herbstritt was also a member of the track and field team at BAHS.
The four-mile run/walk and 10-mile run will be held 8:30 a.m. Aug. 17 in at the High Street and Spring Street intersection in Bellefonte. The annual event was created by family and friends of Herbstritt to remember and honor him and to give back to a community they say gave so much back to them. This is this 13th annual event.
To see information about donations in Herbstritt’s memory and the naming of the track, visit these links: Herbstritt donation and Jeremy Herbstritt and Lt. Jonas Martin Panik U.S. Navy Memorial Track.
To make a contribution to the capital campaign, visit this link: Capital campaign.
*By Brit Milazzo, public relations director, BASD. Photo provided by Jeremy Herbstritt Foundation.