Join one of the largest 5K races in central Pennsylvania.
The purpose of the THON 5K is to support THON’s yearlong effort to raise funds and awareness for the fight against childhood cancer. Your 5K registration fee will go directly to benefit Four Diamonds at the Penn State Children’s Hospital, which they will use to help cover 100 percent of the costs of patient care, as well as to fund critical, life-saving research. Weaving through scenic University Park, PA, runners will be cheered on by enthusiastic THON volunteers. By participating in the 18th Annual THON 5K, you will be joining us, and thousands of others, in the fight against childhood cancer! Register below to #RunWithUsFTK in the 18th Annual THON 5K on October 21st!
Virtual THON 5K
Even those who cannot travel to University Park on the weekend of the THON 5K can still take action and #RunWithUsFTK, via our Virtual THON 5K. If you can't make it to Penn State for the local 5K on Sunday, October 21st, you can register below to run your own 5K that weekend, on your own time - any pace, any place. Upon completing your registration, you will be mailed a runner number. Join us in the Virtual 5K as we take the fight against childhood cancer beyond State College and spread hope around the world!
What to Expect
The THON 5K is more than just a race - it is a day full of fun for the entire family. At the THON 5K, you will have the opportunity to interact with Four Diamonds Families, meet other THON volunteers, listen to live music, purchase THON merchandise, enter to win the THON Raffle, hear special guest speakers, partake in fun games, and most importantly, have fun!
How Can I Register for the THON 5K?
On the day of the race, you can register by visiting the Special Events table by Gate A of the Bryce Jordan Center beginning at 8:00 a.m.
Cost: $15 per registrant for the race.