Inaugural Penn Relays 5K Presented By Toyota Set For Oct. 16

PHILADELPHIA - The Penn Relays is excited to announce the inaugural Penn Relays 5K presented by Toyota on Saturday, October 16, a scenic, competitive run through Penn Park that will finish on the track of historic Franklin Field. The Penn Relays and the local Tri-State Toyota Dealers welcome runners of all levels, as the event will feature a 5K, a One-Mile Fun Run, and a Virtual Run for those that cannot participate in person.

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What time does it all start? 

The One-Mile Fun Run will kick off the day at 8 a.m. in Franklin Field, where participants will have the opportunity to run or walk the track for four laps. The competitive 5K will follow at 8:30 a.m., starting in front of the Palestra on Shoemaker Green, running through scenic Penn Park with the Philadelphia skyline in the background, and ending at the Penn Relays finish line in Franklin Field. A post-event party on the infield of Franklin Field will feature an awards ceremony as well as food, beverages, music, sponsor and vendor tents, giveaways, and more. For virtual runners, participants will have the opportunity to submit their 5K times from anywhere in the world starting Sunday, October 10 through the in-person event on October 16. 

How much does it cost to register? 

Penn Relays 5K
  • Pre-Registration: $30
  • In-person Registration: $35
  • All runners will receive a Penn Relays 5K tech t-shirt and medal
One-Mile Fun Run
  • Pre-Registration: $10
  • In-Person Registration: $15
  • All runners will receive a Penn Relays 5K tech t-shirt
Virtual 5K Run
  • Registration: $20
  • All runners will receive a Penn Relays 5K tech t-shirt 

Will you accept teams to register? 

Of course! We will have three different team divisions: men, women, and co-ed. Your team must consist of at least five runners with a maximum of 10. Your top-five finishers will accumulate your team's score. For co-ed teams, a minimum of two women will be in your top-five scorers.

What do the winners get?

Great question - and we have a lot of awards! We have several award categories for the 5K race, including the overall top three finishers for men and women. See below for all the prize breakdowns per category: Top 3 Finishers by Gender (Male and Female):
  • 1st Place: $100, Penn Relays Baton, Two tickets to Saturday at the 2022 Penn Relays, Prize Pack
  • 2nd Place: Two tickets to Saturday at the 2022 Penn Relays, Prize Pack
  • 3rd Place: Prize Pack 
Top 3 Finishers by Age Group and Gender (Male and Female):
  • 1st Place: Penn Relays Baton, Two tickets to Saturday at the 2022 Penn Relays, Prize Pack
  • 2nd Place: Two tickets to Saturday at the 2022 Penn Relays, Prize Pack
  • 3rd Place: Prize Pack
**Age Groups: 19 & under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+** Top Team by Gender (Male, Female, Co-Ed): Top five finishers score (just like a cross country meet!)
  • Winning Team Receives: Penn Relays Baton, 5 Penn Relays awards, 10 tickets to Saturday at the 2022 Penn Relays
All NCAA and NFHS/local high school association rules around accepting prizes apply to current prospect age and collegiate student-athletes.Virtual participants are not eligible for prizes, but you can win bragging rights!

Ok, I'm in! How do I sign up?!

Registration is open! CLICK HERE to head to the registration portal and sign up! We look forward to seeing everyone on the campus of the University of Pennsylvania on October 16, and if you can't make it, share your virtual 5K experience by using the hashtag #PennRelays5K. The Penn Relays is pleased to partner with The Live Like Brent Foundation on this year's inaugural Penn Relays 5K in order to help fight blood cancers and raise money for the Penn Medicine Abramson Cancer Center for blood cancer research. To learn more and donate, click here: 

About Tri-State Toyota Dealers Association
The Tri-State Toyota Dealers Association (TDA) is comprised of 25 Toyota Dealers in the Greater Philadelphia market dedicated to providing customers in Southeastern Pennsylvania, Northwestern Delaware and Southern New Jersey communities with Toyota sales and service. The Tri-State TDA has an ongoing partnership with multiple community organizations and causes, including the association's focus on sports and its partnerships with organizations related to the Olympic/Paralympic movement. 

About Toyota
Toyota (NYSE:TM) has been a part of the cultural fabric in North America for more than 60 years, and is committed to advancing sustainable, next-generation mobility through our Toyota and Lexus brands plus our 1,800 dealerships. Toyota has created a tremendous value chain and directly employs more than 47,000 in North America. The company has contributed world-class design, engineering, and assembly of more than 40 million cars and trucks at our 14 manufacturing plants, 15 including our joint venture in Alabama that begins production in 2021. Through its Start Your Impossible campaign, Toyota highlights the way it partners with community, civic, academic and governmental organizations to address our society's most pressing mobility challenges. We believe that when people are free to move, anything is possible. For more information about Toyota, visit 

About The Live Like Brent Foundation
The Live Like Brent Foundation, part of Carve for Cancer, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit that was founded in 2010, is dedicated to the mission of fighting blood cancers while inspiring others to live an impassioned life. The non-profit was conceived by blood cancer warrior, Brent P. Evans in 2010 when he was diagnosed with stage IV non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. While being treated in Philadelphia, Brent envisioned an epic snowboarding and music festival to raise funds to "shred" blood cancer. By 2012, the first grass roots fundraiser was underway in the Pocono Mountains and numerous events quickly spread across the Tri-State area. This includes golf outings, movie premiers, 5K races, skateboarding competitions, and a 5-year Gala. In 2016, unfortunately Brent's cancer returned and he ultimately passed away due to complications with the disease in 2017. In memory of his amazing spirit and can-do attitude, his family and friends launched the Live Like Brent Foundation to honor his passion, bravery and unselfish soul. Today, Brent's vision remains strong and an army of dedicated volunteers work tirelessly to increase awareness, assist patients with financial needs and raise funds for research for our partner hospitals from Philadelphia, Lehigh Valley and Northeast Pennsylvania.