5K Run/Walk for Women @ Penn State Behrend
Join us for 3.1 miles on Sunday, August 27, 2023, at 8:00 a.m.
Whether you're a seasoned athlete, a novice runner, or a couch potato up for a challenge, the Women's Engagement Council's 5K Run/Walk for Women is a safe place to stretch your legs, find your wings, and accomplish your personal goals with the support and encouragement of women just like you.
The Run for Women, a Penn State Behrend Women's Engagement Council event, gives women the rare opportunity to be the front runners and cross the finish line first. Regardless of your age or ability, we hope you'll gather your friends, family, and colleagues, and revel in the empowerment of a women's 5K!
Participation in this event is open to all, regardless of sex or gender.
- Race date: Sunday, August 27, 2023
- Time: 8:00 a.m., rain or shine
- Location: Penn State Behrend's Advanced Manufacturing and Innovation Center (AMIC), 5350 Technology Drive (off Jordan Road).
- Parking: Burke Parking Garage (Technology Drive), Junker Center, Almy, or Erie lots.
- Registration: Coming soon.
Run or Walk
There will be no official walk division or walk awards. Entrants may run, walk, or do a little of both. Please note that an adult must accompany those under 18; however, the adult is not required to participate.
The entry fee for the 5K is $25. This price includes a women's-fit race T-shirt (shirts run small, so order a size up if you want it to fit more loosely).
Note: T-shirts will not be available for late/day-of-race entries. You must pre-register by Friday, August 11, to get a shirt.
The 3.1-mile course starts at Behrend's Advanced Manufacturing and Innovation Center (AMIC) on Technology Drive, loops through Knowledge Park on closed roads, and returns to finish in front of the AMIC building.
The Race Director
Heather Cass has been running and racing in the Erie area for nearly 25 years. She founded the Her Times Women's 5K, which she directed for 15 years at Presque Isle State Park.
Timing by Big White Trailer Timing. Results will be posted shortly after the race. Awards (for women) will be distributed at an awards table when results are complete. Results will be posted on the Big White Trailer website.
The top three women overall, top master, and the top three women in each of the following age groups will receive awards: 8 & under, 9-12, 13-15, 16-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-70, 70-74, 75-79, and 80+.
Every finisher will receive a small finisher's gift.
Need more incentive? How about Penn State's world-famous Berkey Creamery Ice Cream at the post-race party? This sweet treat—courtesy of the Penn State Behrend Athletics Program—will be the perfect way to cool down and refuel while you kick back and chill with your new running friends!
Pre-Race Packet Pick-Up
Early packet pickup will be held on Friday, August 25, from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. at Penn State Behrend's Advanced Manufacturing and Innovation Center (AMIC), 5350 Technology Drive (off Jordan Road) in Harborcreek. There will be signs posted. These are the only times you'll be able to pick up your packet before race day.
You can pick up packets for others. If you are picking up for a large group, please email [email protected] by Thursday, August 24, so we can try to have them set aside for you.
Note: Be sure your email address is correct when you sign up to get last-minute race instructions and a code for packet pickup!
Proceeds from this race will benefit The Lion's Pantry, which is committed to providing free period products to all Behrend students.
Keep in Touch
- Race updates, encouragement, and information can be found on the Run for Women 5K website.
- Like "RunForWomen5KatPSB" and "PSBwomenscouncil" on Facebook.
- Learn more about the Women's Engagement Council.
Email race director Heather Cass at [email protected].