Events

Welcome to our events page. This page was created to keep you in the loop as to the many local events going on that might be of interest to our fellow running enthusiasts. If you have a local event taking place and would like it posted on our event’s page, please send an email to therunningplace@gmail.com attention: Ken Taylor.

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April

5

Friday

SAP & TRF PURPLE RUN 5K RUN/WALK IN HONOR OF LAURA FOLSOM

SAP & TRF are partnering together to fight pediatric cancer in honor of friend and colleague, Laura Folsom.

Laura Folsom was a 12-year veteran of SAP and a wonderful colleague who built long-lasting relationships with so many people. She was a ‘never-met-a-stranger’ kind of person who thrived in giving of herself and smiled at seeing happiness in others. If you look across the entire SAP organization, you’d be hard-pressed to find anyone with a bigger heart, warmer smile, more selfless attitude, and a more giving spirit.

Tireless in her efforts to give back, Laura found a small foundation to partner with for our CSR efforts at FKOM Las Vegas in 2016 – the Tyler Robinson Foundation. Laura embraced Tyler’s family and the foundation, and devoted her time and efforts to bring their cause to the attention of not only SAP, but also our long-standing trusted partners.

In honor of her selfless devotion to others, SAP has set up a special way to honor Laura with donations to the Tyler Robinson Foundation in her memory.
When you go to register for race day (Either at Rose Tree or virtually), there will be an option to add a donation to your order when you go to checkout. If you do not plan on participating in the run/walk but you still wish to make a donation go to the "Donation" tab and it will allow you to donate without registering to participate in the race.

SAP offers a donation matching program called Benevity open to US SAP employees under "TRF Foundation – Salt Lake City, Utah, United States". Please visit the SAP Benevity website for more information : https://sap.benevity.org/request-a-match

There will never be another Laura Folsom. She was one of a kind and the best kind.

Registration Time: 8:00 AM EST- 8:45 AM EST
Race Start Time: 9:00 AM EST Read More


April

6

Saturday

The 26th Annual Tyler Arboretum 10K Trail

The 26th running of Delaware County's premier trail run, in the historic and beautiful Tyler Arboretum. Great race course, great food, great gifts, on a course that is challenging for the fastest runners yet suited to novice trail racers. Limit of 400 runners, and we always sell out in advance, so don't wait. Registration is open now! Read More


April

7

Sunday

BR5KHAVEN FUN RUN 5K RACE/WALK IN BROOKHAVEN, PA

ABOUT THE RACE
100% of proceeds will go to benefit the Brookhaven Fire Company. We want to rally the community to support our local fire department. They are hoping to raise money for a new lighting package for one of their trucks, so that they can do their job better at night. All registration fees and extra donations will go directly to the fire company. The race itself and all that it entails is being sponsored by Faith Community Church.

We hope that this will be a really fun opportunity for the whole family to get involved in. We are going to have contests over and above the race to help create some fun. We will have the usual gendered awards for 14 and under, 15-24, 25-34, 35-44, 45-54, 55-64, 65 and above. If you are a firefighter, we have a special contest for you. Who will be the fastest firefighter? For everyone else, I guess we'll see if you can beat a firefighter.

Contests will include:
1. Largest Team
2. Best Individual Costume
3. Best Couple Costume
4. Best Group Costume
5. Fastest Overall Female Finisher
6. Fastest Overall Male Finisher
7. Youngest Competitor
8. Oldest Competitor
9. Fastest 1st time 5K Runner
10. Fastest Firefighter

If you have any questions, please call Jill at 610-874-1729.

REGISTRATION
Registration - T-shirts cutoff March 25 (Individual): $35

Child Registration (Individual): $15 Read More


April

13

Saturday

Camp Innabah Challenge Trail 5k

DESCRIPTION
Join us for the fifth annual trail romp and hike around the beautiful hills and dales of one of PA’s oldest Summer Camps!

Course: The course ranges from dirt trails, gravel roads, and a few short paved sections over rolling terrain above the beautiful French Creek in scenic Chester County. The course traverses a variety of gorgeous landscapes and is pretty awesome, just saying. All proceeds benefit the summer camping programs and scholarship funds. Back by popular demand, a delightful pancake and bacon breakfast in our dining hall! Walkers will receive race T-Shirts and goodies, but will not be timed or scored.

Where: 712 Pughtown Road, Spring City, PA 19475

Registration: at www.runsignup.com Cost: $30 before race day, $35 Day of Registration 8-8:45AM

Amenities: T-Shirt to all pre-registered runners, pancake breakfast after the run, as well as coupons to All Kinds of Fast – Phoenixville and North Wales Running Company

Awards: M & F 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Plus - Top 3 age group awards to: 17 and under, 18-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+ Read More


TAILS & TRAILS 5K RUN/2K WALK

Mark your calendars for the eighth annual Tails & Trails 5K Run/2K Walk on Saturday, April 13th 2019! Tails & Trails has become a highly-anticipated, family-friendly event welcoming all members, including those who are four-legged and furry, to attend. Set on a cross country-style course traversing rolling hills, this race offers sprawling views of MLAR's 60-acre farm, the surrounding countryside, and spring foliage. Stick around post-race for a lively after-party with food, beer, raffles, adoptable animals, and more.

Registration/Check-in
7:30AM to 8:45AM
Race begins at 9:00AM
Rain or shine!

Registration Fees
$30 on or before March 16th, 2019
*all early registrations include free Tails & Trails t-shirt!
$35 after March 16th, 2019

Location
Pickering Meade Farm
Home of Main Line Animal Rescue
1149 Pike Springs Road
Phoenixville, PA 19460 Read More


April

27

Saturday

2019 TWILIGHT RUN 5K

ABOUT THE RACE
Certified course: the race starts at the HS and goes down Mill to Darby; to Eagle Rd.; to West Chester Pike and back to the HS.
Be sure to Party on the Town! Numerous pubs and shops will be providing free food and beverages as you visit them after the race. Look for details in your race bag.
Entertainment and refreshments afterward. Shirts to the first 500 Registered.
1 mile Elementary School Challenge course also uses Darby Rd.

Packet Pick up Sat. April 27thth 2:00pm - 5:00pm at Haverford High School
Havertown

You can volunteer by going to http://www.haverfordtwilightrun.org/volunteer.html

REGISTRATION
5K Run/Walk (Open Group): $30.00

1 Mile Elementary School Challenge (Open Group): $20 Read More


Narberth Take A Breather 5 Miler

COME SUPPORT THOSE BATTLING CYSTIC FIBROSIS

Narberth Take A Breather 5 Miler and Walk
5 Mile Race, 2 Mile Walk, and Kidz Fun Run
Supporting the Take A Breather Foundation and wishes for those battling Cystic Fibrosis

Saturday April 27, 2019
9:00AM Narberth Park,
Narberth, PA 19072

The Narberth Take A Breather 5 Miler is a 5 Mile Run & 1.5 Mile Family Fun Walk that winds through the quaint streets of Narberth. This USATF Certified course is one of the areas more challenging 5 mile runs. Run uses “chip timing”. Packet pick-up is at Pre-Registration on Friday, April 26th, between 5-7 pm in the Girl Scout Room (next to Narberth Library) or on Race Day from 7:30 – 8:45 am.

GO THAT EXTRA MILE AND HELP THOSE BATTLING CYSTIC FIBROSIS

Love this Run and Walk, and want to do more to help those battling Cystic Fibrosis? Now is your chance! We ask that each participant fundraise $100 or more which will help us give children and young adults battling this terminal illness a respite in the form of a breather. The TOP 3 fundraisers receive a special gift during the awards ceremony. Read More


April

28

Sunday

The Timothy School 5K Family Fun Run

DESCRIPTION
The Timothy School is hosting its fourth annual 5K Family Fun Run! The Timothy School is a non-profit organization dedicated to the needs of children with autism. Over the past 50 years, the school has grown to meet these needs by developing a research-based instructional model, a middle school program, a daily living center and a secondary school. A family friendly event for individuals of all ages and abilities. Participants can join by running or walking the full distance, or by participating in the one mile fun run/walk! Proceeds from this event will benefit the Timothy School Development Fund. The Timothy School Development Fund helps provide activities and initiatives not entirely covered by state funding.

***If you sign up and want to guarantee yourself a t-shirt, please sign up by April 12th, 2019.

Participants: Children 7 and under are free. There will be children's t-shirts available for sale the day of the race for $10, first come first serve.

Want to show your support in another way? Feel free to show your support by making a donation or becoming a sponsor!

Contact: Christina Turley/ cturley@timothyschool.com; Paige Steinkomph psteinkomph@timothyschool.com; Lauren Connor lconnor@timothyschool.com; Beth McCabe emccabe@timothyschool.com

Course:

The course will start and finish at Westlakes Drive along the Chester Valley Trail. It will be an out and back course.

Awards:

Overall and Age Groups 5K Run, Top 1-3 overall, top 1-3 in each age group,

Entry:

Before race day, 5K ($35) & 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk ($25 also on Race Day)/Race Day Registration 5K-$40

Amenities:

Scenic course along the quiet Chester County Trail, authentic t shirt, refreshments. water, prizes, & sensory table for children.

Race Results:

Race will be professionally timed by the Bryn Mawr Racing Co.; Results will be found at http://www.brynmawrracing.com Read More


Valley Forge Revolutionary 5-mile Run

RACE WEBSITE
Additional race information can be found at http://www.revolutionaryrun.org.

PLACE
1400 North Outer Line Drive
King of Prussia, PA US 19406
DESCRIPTION
Runners, trek this challenging 5-mile USATF certified course through scenic Valley Forge National Historical Park (1400 North Outer Line Drive, King of Prussia, PA 19406). Walkers stride 3 miles to and from the National Memorial Arch. Children, ages 6-14, race 1.776 kilometers during the Young Patriots Fun Run. All race proceeds benefit Valley Forge National Historical Park.

5-mile run starts at 8:30am SHARP, 3-mile walk starts at 8:35am, and 1.776 kilometer Young Patriots Fun Run starts at 8:50am.

Registration: http://www.revolutionaryrun.org

Email: revrun@valleyforge.org Read More


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