SATURDAY, AUGUST 17, 2019, 8:30AM
Talleyrand Park, Downtown Bellefonte
Created by Jeremy’s friends and family, Herbie’s Home “TOWN LOOP” (HHL) is a community run/walk put on in memory of Jeremy…to remember him, to honor him, and to give something back to the community who gave so much to them. This year marks the 13th Annual HHL.
The event will take place on SATURDAY, AUGUST 17, 2019 beginning at 8:30AM at the intersection of High and Spring Streets in downtown Bellefonte.
***Funds raised from this year’s event will again benefit the Bellefonte Area School District’s Track Project. Last year we were able to donate $150,000 raised from a decade worth of fundraising to this project!
Following Jeremy’s death on April 16, 2007 there was an outpouring of love and support from the Bellefonte and State College communities for Jeremy and his family. By the summer of 2007 Jeremy’s family was anxiously looking for a way to give something back to their community as a thank you of sorts. They knew that whatever they did would seem small in comparison to what the community had done for them, but they were determined to try and come up with something substantial. As well, they desperately wanted to do something for Jeremy, not just to remember him, but to give him his day, a day he’d never have, as he’d lost out on so much through his untimely death (gradations and a wedding, children, birthday party milestones, all of that stuff that’s so easy for us to overlook in our everyday lives and take for granted). And so, was created Herbie’s Home Town Loop.
Initially, HHL was just a 4-mile run. The route follows a path Jeremy and his siblings used to run together often. Jeremy was always naming his runs silly things, and this run naturally picked up the tag line “Town Loop” (as it loops the town of Bellefonte). From Day 1, Jeremy’s High School Cross Country and Track teammates and coaches called him Herbie. His hometown was Bellefonte, and so, we fittingly named the event Herbie’s Home “Town Loop”.
Jeremy enjoyed running races, local 5K’s and 10K’s, all the food thereafter, race t-shirts, beer at the finish line, the whole to-do! We like to think he would have appreciated HHL. So we ask you to run with us, to enjoy the day, to remember Jeremy and his vibrant spirit, and to support our community. Thank you!