Runners work up a sweat in the ‘Sweetest Place on Earth’

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DERRY TOWNSHIP, DAUPHIN COUNTY, Pa. -- Runners hit the pavement on Sunday at the sweetest place earth for a good cause.

It was all for the 8th Annual Hershey Half Marathon in Dauphin County, bringing thousands of runners from all across the state.

The event benefits the Children's Miracle Network at Penn State Hershey Children's Hospital.

Participants ran 13.1 miles through Hersheypark, around "Chocolate Town," then finally finished at Hershey Stadium.

The half marathon also included chocolate stations for runners to take a quick stop and satisfy a sweet tooth.

"People get to go through different parts of Hershey Park and different parts of the route that runners don't typically get to do this time of the year," said Kaylee Dugan.

All proceeds will go toward patient services, research, equipment, program services and educational resources at Penn State Hershey Children's Hospital.

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