Whether you are in it to be the first person across the finish-line, or just looking to have fun, enjoy the outdoors, and make a difference, it's a win-win situation at University of the Sciences' 4th Annual 5K Race for Humanity on Saturday, March 28, 2009.
The race, which benefits the Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House, kicks-off at 9 a.m. A new course will be unveiled this year, taking runners and walkers through the gentle slopes of The Woodlands – a historic landmark adjacent to the University’s campus.
The Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House provides a ‘home away from home’ for families of critically ill children receiving treatment at local hospitals. The organization operates two Houses in Philadelphia, serving a total of 59 families each night. Founded in 1974 as the very “first House that love built”, the Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House is the model for the more than 285 Ronald McDonald Houses in the world.
There will be water stations along the course, as well as race marshals present along the route to ensure the safety and comfort of the approximately 500 runners and walkers expected to participate. Registration and post-race ceremonies will be held in the Athletic/Recreation Center (ARC) in the heart of the University’s campus.
Awards will be given to top finishers and the celebration will continue with family games for prizes and free health screenings. The post-race festivities will also include refreshments, free t-shirts, and raffles for race participants.
For more information on how to support this important cause, or to register for the race, please visit http://www.usp.edu/5krace/