• Annual Herbie’s Home Town Loop back to support family, track at Rogers Stadium

    herbieAnyone 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 register, visit this link: Registration. To see the race map, visit this link: Route. More information about Herbstritt and the annual race can be found, here: Jeremy Herbstritt Foundation.

    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.