Join Us For Our 1st Annual...
Official 5K and 1 Mile Walk with timing by Integrity
We are excited to launch our first 5K run, mile run/walk, and family festival called Race to Neverland held at Tudek Park in State College, Pennsylvania on August 19th, 2017 and with our guest speaker, Sue Paterno!
Pre-registration by 11:59PM EST on August 1, 2017 guarantees a T-shirts on race day. Same-day registration will begin at 8:00 am to 8:45. The 5K will begin at 9:00. The mile walk/run begins at 9:15. The festival will begin at 9:00 and run through to 1:00. The festival will include a basket raffle, face painting, games and activities, Disney-inspired photo opportunities, and free food and drinks. There will also be an optional Disney-themed custom contest voted on by our event volunteers. The winner will win a prize. There will also be a prize for the participant who raises the most money for Pixie Dust Wishes.
Awards will be presented to the top male and top female 5K race finishers in each of the following age brackets:
12 and Under
A prize to the overall top male and female 5K finishers will be presented.
Pixie Dust Wishes is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that grants Disney wishes to children and individuals with special needs/disabilities throughout Pennsylvania. We are similar to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, but we are focused on the disability community. Pixie Dust Wishes was founded in State College, Pennsylvania in 2017. We are excited for our third annual family fun event which includes a 5K run, "mile" fun walk, and family festival called Race to Neverland held at Tudek Park in State College, Pennsylvania on August 10th, 2019.
Pre-registration by 11:59PM EST on July 22nd, 2018 guarantees a T-shirt on race day. Registration and check in will begin at 8:00 AM and will last until 8:45 AM. The 5K will begin at 9:00 AM after our brief introduction. The fun walk registration and check in will occur 8:00 - 8:45 AM with the walk beginning at 9:00 AM shortly after the runners start.
Pixie Dust Wishes will be presenting another wish recipient at the conclusion of the 5K at 9:45 AM, with 5K awards to follow. The festival which includes Disney themed arts and crafts, games, basket raffle, and silent auction will be ongoing from the start of the 5K throughout the morning, with the silent auction and basket raffle winners being announced by 11:30 AM. Our VERY POPULAR Disney themed COSTUME CONTEST will return again this year so if you choose to do so, come dressed as your favorite Disney character. We will have prizes for the best costumes, and our photographer will be taking pictures of all of our costume participants to show the Disney magic of The Race to Neverland to everyone. Our costume contest will be awarded in three categories: individual, couple, group (3 or more people).
Children in strollers are permitted to participate in the 5K and fun walk for free UNLESS you want your child to have a t-shirt, then the regular price will be charged. Children 5 and under who are walking are permitted to participate in the fun walk as well UNLESS you want your child to have a t-shirt, and then you will be charged as well.
We will have free food available for all registered runners and walkers including sandwiches, drinks, desserts, fruit, etc.
If you would like a different size shirt than is listed for choices, please email Jaimie Miller at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line "t-shirt size for race" and we will try to accommodate your request.
If you would like to volunteer for the race, contact Kathy Swidwa at email@example.com
AWARDS: A prize will be presented to the Overall Top Male and Female 5K finishers, as well as awards to the Top Male and Female 5K race finishers in each of the following age brackets: 12 and Under, 13-17, 18-30, 31-40, 41-50, 51-60, 61-70, 70+.
Timeline of Events:
8:00-8:45 am: Registration and check in for 5K
8:00-8:45 am: Registration and check in for walk
8:45-9:00 am: Welcome/directions/national anthem
9:00 am: 5K start time
9:15 am: Walk start time
9:00-11:15am: Arts and crafts, games, basket raffle and silent auction
10:00 am: Pixie Dust Wishes wish recipient presentation
10:15 am: 5K awards and winners presentation for all age groups
11:30am: Basket raffle and silent auction winners announced
Sign up by August 1st @ 11:59 EST. to be guaranteed a T-Shirt and lunch.
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