Registration is open for the Philadelphia Bar Association's 36th Annual 5K Run/Walk on Sunday, May 17. The event benefits the Support Center for Child Advocates.
More than 1,000 runners and walkers are expected at Memorial Hall in Fairmount Park (4231 Avenue of the Republic). A new event, a one-mile dash, has been added to this year's event. The one-mile dash begins at 8 a.m. and the 5K Run/Walk starts at 8:30 a.m. The one-mile dash is limited to 250 runners and no race-day situation is available. Registration is $35 to participate in either the one-mile dash or the 5K Run/Walk. To participate in both the one-mile dash and the 5K Run/Walk, registration is $45.
Law firms and companies may enter 5K Run teams. A legal team comprises a minimum of three members and maximum of five members. The team may consist of male, female or both male and female runners, of any age group, all of whom must be full-time or part-time employees of your firm. An individual registration form must be completed and signed for each team member and returned along with a completed team application and a contribution check of $400 for each team entered. For an application contact Michael Berkowitz at email@example.com or 215-567-2010 (ext 132). The deadline for team registration is May 8.
The morning features face painting and other treats for kids. Children ages 5-10 can enter the free Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney Kids' Dash, a 200-yard non-competitive dash. Registration is required for each child. A parent or guardian must be present.
At least 100 volunteers to help with various tasks on race day. Children age 6 and older, who can follow instructions, are welcome. All volunteers will receive a T-shirt.
For more information, to register, or to volunteer, visit phillybarcharityrun.com.