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    Rock N Glow 5K
    Sat 1st Jun
    Manheim, PA, United States
    $24.99
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    Rock N Glow 5K

    1 Market Square, Manheim, PA 17545, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    The Manheim Area Chamber of Commerce is gearing up for the Annual Rock-N-Glow 5K race and after party to be held on our historic Market Square in downtown Manheim.

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    Ronald House Run
    Sat 1st Jun
    West Deptford, NJ, United States
    $10 - $30
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    Ronald House Run

    RiverWinds Community Center, 1000 Riverwinds Dr, West Deptford, NJ 08086, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Sign-up to participate in our Annual Ronald House 5K Run and 1 Mile Walk. This was a great event last year and we are looking forward to an even better day. Chip Timing for the avid runner.

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    Night Nation Run - Philadelphia
    Sat 1st Jun
    $60
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    Night Nation Run - Philadelphia

    1100 Pattison Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19148, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    The Night Nation Run is the Worlds 1st Running Music Festival an ultimate blend of a Music Festival and a Fun Run. Experience a music filled course with Live DJs, Light Shows, Bubble Zones, Neon and Black Lights. Cross the finish line into an Epic Main Stage After Party featuring Top Headliner DJs.

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    Wissahickon Trail Classic 10K
    Sat 1st Jun
    $30 - $45
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    Wissahickon Trail Classic 10K

    Philadelphia County, Philadelphia, PA, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    The Trail Classic has all the elements of a great trail race: First there is the beauty. Enjoy the Nations largest municipal park featuring windy single-track trails, gravel tow path, rushing water, a great variety of animal species, all blanketed by old growth shade trees and lush vegetation. But do not be fooled by the beauty. This is also a challenging course with numerous short but steep hills as runners navigate through the Wissahickon gorge. Lungs and legs will be tested equally. The Wissahickon park provides a full rural trail experience right in Philadelphia. Now in its 13th year, the Trail Classic attracts runners from throughout the Delaware Valley and New Jersey because there is no other trail race quite like it.

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    Run with the Docs 5k & 1 Miler
    Sun 2nd Jun
    Voorhees Township, NJ, United States
    $20 - $25
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    Run with the Docs 5k & 1 Miler

    100 Bowman Dr, Voorhees Township, NJ 08043, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Proceeds from the Run with Docs 5K will support Virtua's Perinatal Bereavement and Palliative Care Program: Virtua's Perinatal Bereavement and Palliative Care Program provides care to families that face challenges before and after the loss of an infant.

    Proceeds from the Run with the Docs 5k will support the comprehensive Perinatal Bereavement and Palliative Care Program for families in our region. The program will help ensure that families who experience the loss of a pregnancy or infant loss have access to a multidisciplinary range of services that provide comfort and support during a very difficult time.

    Thanks to generous gifts already made in support of the program, Virtua hired a manager for the Perinatal Bereavement and Palliative Care Program in 2015. This position continues to be fully funded through donations and is a resource for families in our region, whether they are patients at Virtua or another health care system.

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    Inkaway’s No Regret 5K
    Sun 2nd Jun
    $25
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    Inkaway’s No Regret 5K

    1023 Sycamore Mills Rd, Media, PA 19063, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Please join us on Saturday, September 21, 2019 at Ridley Creek State Park (picnic Area 11) for the Inkaway No Regret 5K run and 1 mile walk to benefit the Down Syndrome Interest Group of Delaware County. This course is USATF certified.

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    United Way of Gloucester County Sun Run 5k & Family Fun Walk
    Sat 8th Jun
    West Deptford, NJ, United States
    $30
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    United Way of Gloucester County Sun Run 5k & Family Fun Walk

    RiverWinds Community Center, 1000 Riverwinds Dr, West Deptford, NJ 08086, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    A family friendly event with something for everyone. This is a super hero themed 5k Run and 1 Mile Super Course at RiverWinds Community Center in West Deptford.

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    Good Samaritan 5K
    Sat 8th Jun
    Malvern, PA, United States
    $10 - $20
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    Good Samaritan 5K

    Malvern, PA 19355, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    The Good Samaritan 5K is pleased to bring to you our 3rd annual event in support of local causes and families in financial need in the greater Philadelphia area. Needs can be as a result of medical expenses and other essential bills impacting quality of life. The event is organized by the St. Thomas Mar Thoma Church of Delaware Valley, Malvern.

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    Hot Potato 5K
    Sat 8th Jun
    $20 - $35
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    Hot Potato 5K

    Mercy LIFE Valley View, 111 Elwyn Rd, Elwyn, PA 19063, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Sterman Masser, Inc. is excited to host Hegins Valleys 7th Annual Hot Potato 5K Run/Fun Walk, which will again include the 6th Annual Tater Tot Trot for kids ages 12 and under. It is one of SMIs core beliefs that community involvement is essential for the success and continued growth of the Hegins Valley community.

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    Woodstream Swim Club Dash and Splash 5K
    Sun 9th Jun
    Evesham Township, NJ, United States
    $20
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    Woodstream Swim Club Dash and Splash 5K

    3 E Main St, Marlton, NJ 08053, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Join us for first annual 5k through the tree lined neighborhood of Woodstream in Marlton, NJ. The race will begin at J Harold Van Zan Elementary School and finish at Woodstream Swim Club where all registered runners are welcome to join us for a Community Day at the Swim Club.

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    Elizabeth Haddon 5k Paint Race & 1 Mile Fun Walk
    Sun 9th Jun
    Haddonfield, NJ, United States
    $10
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    Elizabeth Haddon 5k Paint Race & 1 Mile Fun Walk

    501 W Redman Ave, Haddonfield, NJ 08033, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Come join the fun as runners start the race wearing a shirt that is light and cross the finish rainbow bright!!! Paint spraying and other fun obstacles are optional for all participants.

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    Owego Strawberry Shake 5K Run/Walk
    Fri 14th Jun
    $10 - $25
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    Owego Strawberry Shake 5K Run/Walk

    Owego, NY 13827, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    ALL PROCEEDS WILL BENEFIT THE OACSD CROSS COUNTRY TEAM AND OTHER OACSD YOUTH SPORTS.

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    Race for Recovery 5K
    Sat 15th Jun
    Pennsauken Township, NJ, United States
    $20
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    Race for Recovery 5K

    Cooper River Park, N Park Dr, Pennsauken Township, NJ 08109, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Join hundreds of runners, walkers, and supporters who will raise funds for the Peter P. Black IV Scholarship Fund at Maryville, which helps reduce the cost of treatment for those who cant afford it.

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    Colonial Cafe 5K Beer Run
    Sat 15th Jun
    West Deptford, NJ, United States
    $25
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    Colonial Cafe 5K Beer Run

    201 Wolf Dr, Thorofare, NJ 08086, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Join us for a Beer Run to the Colonial Cafe! A chip-timed fun run/race with a great after party at the Colonial Cafe!

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    York Habitat for Humanity's 5K Run/Walk
    Sat 22nd Jun
    $25
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    York Habitat for Humanity's 5K Run/Walk

    Allen Ln, Dover, PA 17315, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Our Annual 5k Run & Walk starts and ends on Allen Lane in the Dover Borough. This area is the location of Habitat's "Field of Dreams" neighborhood where we built sixteen homes on two cul-de-sacs.

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    Pineland Striders Independence Races 5K, 10K & 1 Mile Walk
    Sat 29th Jun
    Medford, NJ, United States
    $15 - $25
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    Pineland Striders Independence Races 5K, 10K & 1 Mile Walk

    600 Tabernacle Rd, Medford, NJ 08055, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    The Pineland Striders 42nd Independence Races - Run for our Veterans. Discount to all Vets, Youth 17under and Age 70+.

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    Angie Gioiosa 4th of July Memorial Race
    Thu 4th Jul
    Altoona, PA, United States
    $22
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    Angie Gioiosa 4th of July Memorial Race

    Mishler Theatre, 1208 12th Ave #206, Altoona, PA 16601, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    The 4th of July Angie Gioiosa Memorial Race is for everyone! From the start of the race, with the Hollidaysburg drum-line sending off our participants - to the end of the race in the Heritage Plaza, patriotism is on display! Runners and walkers will enjoy our courses designed for all members of the family. Our 4th of July Race has been a community favorite for 45 years with over 1,000 participants!

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    Cheetah Chase 5K
    Wed 17th Jul
    Gloucester County, NJ, United States
    $25
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    Cheetah Chase 5K

    195 Center St, Sewell, NJ 08080, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    The inaugural Cheetah Case 5K will take place on the GCIT campus with all proceeds going to the GCIT Athletic Department.

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    Randolph Toymakers 5K FUNdraiser
    Sat 27th Jul
    Randolph, NY, United States
    $10 - $20
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    Randolph Toymakers 5K FUNdraiser

    Weeden Rd, Randolph, NY 14772, USAView event
    About the event

    Run for a good cause in this 5k through charming Randolph. This event is great for the whole family, with a flat course out and back along Weeden Road. Come for the finisher's t-shirt (first 100 participants) and feast on the post-race cook-out.

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    $25
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    Philly Mayor's Cup

    4226 N American St, Philadelphia, PA 19140, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    This is the Mayor's Cup: Runners from each and every Philadelphia community - fast runners and slow runners, trail runners and road runners, ultra-runners and 5K specialists, competitors and volunteers - coming together to represent the "team" they call their own.

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    Tioga Old Home Day 5k
    Sat 17th Aug
    $20
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    Tioga Old Home Day 5k

    Tioga Fire Department, Rarick Dr, Tioga, PA 16946, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Tioga Old Home Day is sponsoring a Family Event for runners and walkers of all ages. The course is a flat grassy course in the Borough of Tioga. Strollers are welcome! Bring the whole family!

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    Main Street Classic 5K for the Homeless
    Sat 17th Aug
    Uniontown, PA, United States
    $25
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    Main Street Classic 5K for the Homeless

    31 Evans St, Uniontown, PA 15401, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Get ready for our annual Main Street Classic 5K Run/Walk for the Homeless on in beautiful downtown Uniontown hosted by City Mission-Living Stones, Inc! As always, the proceeds of this 5K race benefits City Missions emergency shelter programs.

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    ZERO Prostate Cancer Run/Walk – Lehigh Valley
    Sat 24th Aug
    Bethlehem, PA, United States
    $15 - $30
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    ZERO Prostate Cancer Run/Walk – Lehigh Valley

    SteelStacks, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem, PA 18015, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    The ZERO Prostate Cancer Run/Walk - Lehigh Valley features a 5K run/walk, 1 mile walk, Kids' Superhero Dash for Dad, and virtual Snooze for Dudes program. Stick around for the family-friendly post-race celebration. Run/walk participants will receive shirts, free food and prizes, and the opportunity to connect with others who are impacted by prostate cancer.

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    Indiana County Fair 5K and Fun Walk
    Sun 25th Aug
    Indiana, PA, United States
    $25
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    Indiana County Fair 5K and Fun Walk

    803 Hospital Rd, Indiana, PA 15701, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Annual 5k and Fun Walk INSIDE the Indiana County Fair Grounds. This race will feature a beginning half mile and an ending half mile on the track in front of the grandstands so spectators can watch the race unfold before their eyes! Total distance will be 3.1 miles and a course map will be available on the Indiana County Fair Facebook Page and Website.

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    “Race to Graduate 5k & Fun Run”
    Wed 28th Aug
    Haddonfield, NJ, United States
    $15 - $20
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    “Race to Graduate 5k & Fun Run”

    427 W Crystal Lake Ave, Haddonfield, NJ 08033, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Haddon Township High School Parent Teacher Association presents the5th Annual "Race to Graduate 5K & Fun Run".

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    Pat Purcell Memorial 5k and 1 Mile Walk
    Sun 1st Sep
    Scranton, PA, United States
    $20
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    Pat Purcell Memorial 5k and 1 Mile Walk

    Scranton, PA, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Pat Purcell Memorial 5k and 1.5 Mile Walk will start on Sunday, September 2nd 2018, in Scranton (USA).

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    Dupont’s Lion’s Club 5k
    Sun 1st Sep
    Dupont, PA, United States
    $10
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    Dupont’s Lion’s Club 5k

    Polish American Citizens Club, 111 Elm St, Dupont, PA 18641, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    The Annual Beccles & District Lions Fun Run is a not a racing or timed event as it has been specifically conceived to provide people of all ages and abilities the opportunity of having fun setting and achieving their personal goals whilst, if they wish, raising money for their favourite Charity or Organisation.

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    Mount Laurel Police K-9, 5k Run and Dog Walk Event
    Mon 2nd Sep
    Mount Laurel Township, NJ, United States
    $25 - $30
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    Mount Laurel Police K-9, 5k Run and Dog Walk Event

    Laurel Acres Park Dr, Mt Laurel Township, NJ 08054, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Mount Laurel Police K-9, 2nd Annual 5k Run and Dog Walk. This 5K and 1 mile dog walk event is to help support Mount Laurel Police K-9s, Gunner and Nina. Proceeds from this event will help with feeding, veterinary care, training, and equipment expenses for the K-9 units.

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    Stamp Out Hunger 5K
    Mon 2nd Sep
    Medford, NJ, United States
    $10
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    Stamp Out Hunger 5K

    229 Tuckerton Rd, Medford, NJ 08055, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Join us for our 5th Annual Stamp Out Hunger 5K and 1 mile run/walk on Labor Day, Monday, September 2nd, in Medford.

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    Lehigh Valley Pink Heals 5K
    Mon 2nd Sep
    Easton, PA, United States
    $25
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    Lehigh Valley Pink Heals 5K

    Notre Dame High School, 3417 Church Rd, Easton, PA 18045, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Pink Heals, Lehigh Valley Chapter, is a local 100% volunteer non-profit organization providing support and comfort to area women and their families during times of illness. Our pink fire truck, Sally, wears this color in honor of all women, not just those with breast cancer. All proceeds raised by Pink Heals stays local to the area in which it is raised. The volunteers of Pink Heals, Lehigh Valley Chapter, make appearances with Sally throughout the Lehigh Valley at all types of events, but most importantly, are our home visits. During home visits, the organization visits women in the community struggling with an illness in order to make a positive difference by touching their lives. Pink Heals focuses on women and what they mean to us in our daily lives! You can learn more about Pink Heals, Lehigh Valley Chapter, by following us on Facebook, or at www.pinkhealslv.org.

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    LVRR September Summer Series 5K
    Wed 4th Sep
    Allentown, PA, United States
    Free
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    LVRR September Summer Series 5K

    Little Lehigh Parkway Path, Allentown, PA 18103, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    No entry fee is one more way the club supports and encourages fitness for our community . Participants must register (either online or in person on race day).LVRR 5K course. Accurately measured, mostly flat, cinder trail in the Parkway.

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    The Pink Pumpkin Project 5K
    Sat 7th Sep
    Allegany, NY, United States
    $25
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    The Pink Pumpkin Project 5K

    Firemans Park, Allegany, NY 14706, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    This event has been created to help raise awareness regarding breast cancer and to support local men and women who are currently fighting the disease. The Pink Pumpkin Project gives hopes to fighters, one pumpkin at a time!

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    Flying Fish 5K
    Sat 7th Sep
    Somerdale, NJ, United States
    $40
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    Flying Fish 5K

    900 Kennedy Blvd, Somerdale, NJ 08083, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    THE SIXTH ANNUAL FLYING FISH 5K

    Of course, the Flying Fish 5k starts and finishes from Flying Fish Brewery in Somerdale, NJ. It is timed perfectly for the release of the 2015 GABF Silver Medal winning Oktoberfish Fest Beer. So, this is guaranteed to be a party. Race includes:

    Official Beer Mug for all finishers with Flying Fish sampling for every adult runner! Live Music from 10am-4pm!Lawn game zone with Cornhole, Life Size Beer Pong and Kan Jam. Food Trucks and vendors all afternoon at Somerdale Day Festival. Family Fun Zone with Moon Bounce and more. Specials for groups, teams and companies!

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    Patriot 5K Color Walk/Run
    Sat 7th Sep
    Williamsport, PA, United States
    $18
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    Patriot 5K Color Walk/Run

    1307 Grove St, Williamsport, PA 17701, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Our nation warriors have sacrificed so much for our country; now it's your turn to answer the call! Join Blue Star Mothers North Central PA 12 and the 327th Quartermaster Battalion Family Readiness Group for our 3rd annual red, white, and blue color run/walk to honor our bravest! Challenge your stamina and endurance by carrying a flag, pushing a stroller, or maybe carrying a friend! All levels of physical abilities are welcome.

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    Rock ‘n’ Roll Philadelphia Half Marathon
    Sat 14th Sep
    $62 - $102
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    Rock ‘n’ Roll Philadelphia Half Marathon

    The Oval, 2451 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy, Philadelphia, PA 19130, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Set for its 10th annual running this year, the Rock & Roll Philadelphia Half Marathon sees more than 15,000 runners cross the finish line each year, at a race that unfolds largely along the banks of the Schuylkill River.

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    Pocono Plateau Hero Dash Festival
    Sat 21st Sep
    Cresco, PA, United States
    Free - $25
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    Pocono Plateau Hero Dash Festival

    304 Pocono Plateau Rd, Cresco, PA 18326, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    2019 marks our running festival's 6th year! This is a wonderful opportunity to challenge yourself and spend a day at a beautiful place. Our Hero Dash 15K, 5K, and One-Mile Fun Run courses take you along some of the most beautiful parts of our property. The festival also includes access to our 30-foot climbing tower for anyone looking for an extra challenge after your race. Races are professionally timed by Pretzel City Sports. Come dressed as your favorite super hero and participate in the best dressed super hero costume contest.

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    Jason Kilderry Memorial Swim/Run and 5k
    Sat 21st Sep
    Medford, NJ, United States
    $30 - $60
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    Jason Kilderry Memorial Swim/Run and 5k

    1303 Stokes Rd, Medford, NJ 08055, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    The race will take place on Saturday, September 21, 2019 - 9:00 a.m. sharp.

    All events start and finish at Ymca Camp Ockanickon 1303 Stokes Road Medford, NJ US 08055

    All proceeds will solely benefit Jason's son, Finn.

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    Amish Country Running Festival
    Sat 28th Sep
    Randolph, NY, United States
    $10 - $80
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    Amish Country Running Festival

    122 Church St, Randolph, NY 14772, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Enjoy this course as it rolls through the largest Old Order Amish Community in the US. You will have breathtaking views from vistas that you wont get anywhere else. You will see working Amish farms, clothes lines full of crisp, clean laundry, the colors of autumn and be greeted by waving Amish families as you run past their homes. Prizes will be handmade items from these amazing artisans. Food, fun and more makes this a great event for all ages and families too.

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    Run For Roger
    Sat 28th Sep
    Scranton, PA, United States
    $20
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    Run For Roger

    3 W Olive St, Scranton, PA 18508, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Join us for the 4th Annual Run for Roger! Run for Roger is in loving memory of Roger P. O'Malley Jr. Roger was only 41 years old when he passed away on February 23rd, 2015 after suffering a massive heart attack. Roger was born and raised in Dunmore, PA. He graduated from Dunmore High School and went on to study at The Lackawanna College Police Academy in Scranton, PA as well as The Federal Bureau of Prisons Academy in Glynco, GA. Roger was a correctional officer at the Federal Corrections Institute in Otisville, NY after serving as a Dunmore Police Officer. Roger was a devoted husband and a father to three beautiful children.

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    Jack Pyrah Memorial 5k Run/Walk
    Sat 28th Sep
    Gloucester City, NJ, United States
    $25
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    Jack Pyrah Memorial 5k Run/Walk

    Knights of Columbus, 605 Monmouth St, Gloucester City, NJ 08030, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    This run will honor the legendary Villanova coach and athlete Jack Pyrah. Don your best green running gear, Irish pride is encouraged but not required! Course is an approved 5k course.

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    Paw Prints 5K and Fun Trail 1-Miler
    Sat 28th Sep
    Mount Holly, NJ, United States
    $15 - $35
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    Paw Prints 5K and Fun Trail 1-Miler

    803 Smithville Rd, Mt Holly, NJ 08060, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Join us to run and walk for homeless animals in Burlington County on Sept. 29 at 8 a.m.. The off-road 5K course winds through beautiful Smithville Park in Eastampton. For those who prefer a shorter distance, we have a fun trail walk that's 1 mile long. It's a family affair, so bring your kids and pets.

    The Paw Prints race is our largest fundraising event of the year. Everyone is encouraged to solicit pledges. Let's make Burlington County a no-kill community for companion animals by year 2025!

    The event starts at 8 a.m. The award ceremony will be at 10:30 a.m.

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    For The Cure 5K Run & Fun Walk
    Sun 29th Sep
    West Deptford, NJ, United States
    $15
    Details

    For The Cure 5K Run & Fun Walk

    RiverWinds Community Center, 1000 Riverwinds Dr, West Deptford, NJ 08086, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    All proceeds will be donated to the American Cancer Society to help the studies of cancer research.

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    Kristy Ryczak Memorial PROSPER 5K Run/Fun Walk
    Sat 5th Oct
    Scranton, PA, United States
    $20
    Details

    Kristy Ryczak Memorial PROSPER 5K Run/Fun Walk

    Love Rd, Scranton, PA 18508, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Proceeds benefit evidence based drug and alcohol prevention programs which have been proven to reduce adolescent substance use and other risky behaviors, as well as improve family communication and problem solving in the Carbondale Area and Riverside School Districts.

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