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Run/Walk for Women 5K at Penn State Behrend

August 27, 2023 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am

Whether you’re a seasoned athlete, a novice runner or a couch potato up for a challenge, the Women’s Engagement Council’s 5K Run/Walk for Women is a safe place to stretch your legs, find your wings and accomplish your personal fitness goals with the support and encouragement of women just like you. The Run for Women, a Penn State Behrend Women’s Engagement Council event, gives women the rare opportunity to be the front runners and cross the finish line first. Regardless of your age or ability, we hope you’ll gather your friends, family, and colleagues to revel in the immense empowerment of a women’s 5K! Note that participation in this event is open to all regardless of sex or gender.

Need more incentive to toe the line at the Run for Women 5K at Penn State Behrend? How about Penn State’s world-famous Berkey Creamery Ice Cream at the post-race party. This sweet treat – courtesy of Penn State Behrend Athletics Program — will be the perfect way to cool down and refuel while you kick back and chill with all your new running friends.

Details, details

Race date: SUN., AUG. 27, 2023 

Time: 8 a.m. – rain or shine

Location: Penn State Behrend’s Advanced Manufacturing and Innovation Center (AMIC), 5350 Technology Drive (top of Jordan Road).

Parking: Burke Parking Deck (Technology Drive), Junker Center, Almy or Erie lots.


Please be sure your email address is correct to get parking maps, course maps, last minute race instructions, and a code for packet pickup!


Run or walk

There will be no official walk division or walk awards, entrants may run, walk or do a little of both. Please note that those under 18 must be accompanied by an adult, however the adult is not required to participate.



The entry fee for the 5K is $25.  This price includes a women’s-fit race t-shirt (shirts run small, so order a size up if you want it looser). Students in grades K-college are $15 with a shirt. There is a $5 discount if you don’t want a shirt. Register online at behrend.psu.edu/wec.


Day-of-race registration and packet pickup on race morning at AMIC from 6:30 to 7:30 a.m. Note: T-shirts will not be available for late/day-of-race entries. You must pre-register by 8/11 to get a shirt. 


The Course

The 3.1-mile course starts at Behrend’s Advanced Manufacturing and Innovation Center (AMIC) on Technology Drive, loops through Knowledge Park on closed roads, and returns to finish in front of the AMIC building.



Heather Cass has been running and racing in the Erie area for nearly 25 years. She founded the Her Times Women’s 5K, which she directed for 15 years at Presque Isle State Park.



Timing by Big White Trailer Timing. Results will be posted shortly after the race. Awards (for women) will be distributed at an awards table when results are complete. Results will be posted at  bigwhitetrailer.com.


The top three women overall, top master, and the top three women in each of the following age groups will receive awards: 8 & under, 9-12, 13-15, 16-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-70, 70-74, 75-79, and 80+.



Early packet pickup will be held on FRIDAY, Aug. 25, from 4-6 p.m. at  Penn State Behrend’s Advanced Manufacturing and Innovation Center (AMIC), 5350 Technology Drive (off Jordan Road) in Harborcreek. There will be signs posted. These are the only times you’ll be able to pick up at Behrend before race morning. You CAN pick up your packet on race day morning though!


*** Be sure your email address is correct when you sign up to get last minute race instructions and a code for packet pickup!



Proceeds from this race will support Behrend students and programming that promotes women and allies of women, including the Lion’s Pantry at Behrend, which is committed to providing free period products to all Behrend students.


Race updates, encouragement and information can be found at runforwomen5k.wordpress.com

Like “RunForWomen5KatPSB” on  and “PSBwomenscouncil” on Facebook.

Learn more about the Women’s Engagement Council at www.behrend.psu.edu/wec

Online registration available here.

R4W5K 2023 application (Printable!)


August 27, 2023
8:00 am - 11:00 am


Penn State Behrend
5301 Station Rd
Erie, PA 16563 United States
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