Registration Now Open for 17th Annual THON 5k The run takes place Sunday, October 15


Adriana Lacy | RISE MAGAZINE



Registration is now open for the THON 5k run on Sunday, October 15th. The run continues the fight against childhood cancer with all registration fees going directly towards Four Diamonds at the Penn State Children’s Hospital.

Participants have the option to sign up for a fun run/walk for a more relaxed race, or a competitive race. Or, for those who cannot make it to University Park the day of the run, those interested can register for the virtual 5k challenge and run anytime during that weekend. The fun run is $15, the competitive run is $18, and the virtual challenge is $20.

Participants can also nominate up to five friends and family to take the Steps Taken Towards a Cure Pledge. Those who pledge to sponsor a runner can donate one cent per step taken.

Race day begins with kids taking off at 10:30 a.m. followed by the competitive race at 11:30 a.m. During and after the races, participants can interact with THON families, purchase merchandise, enjoy live music, hear from special guests and feast on food provided to all runners.  Those interested in participating can register now on THON’s website.