Parx Casino and Parx Racing at 2999 Street Road in Bensalem will host the second annual Octoberfest 5K Run to benefit the Foundation for Breast and Prostate Health on Saturday, Oct. 12. Participants will get to run on the legendary Pennsylvania racetrack for a truly meaningful cause.
The Foundation is a Philadelphia nonprofit and think tank highly regarded worldwide in the advancement of breast and prostate cancer research and treatment.
The event will coincide with National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
“Parx has been a generous supporter of the Foundation for Breast and Prostate Health for the past two years, donating time, resources and support to our annual Father’s Day Gary Papa Run,” said Colleen Daley, the Foundation’s executive director. “We are thrilled to be chosen as Parx’s 5K beneficiary and to continue this wonderful partnership.”
The event is scheduled to start at 10 a.m. with runners traveling the perimeter of the casino and racetrack grounds and finishing on the track itself. Famed announcer Keith Jones will call the final lap.
There will also be a one-mile fun walk at 9:30 a.m. Cameras will be placed along the course so that supporters can watch the action unfold on the track’s infield video screens.
Cash wagering vouchers and trophies will be awarded to overall and age-group top-three finishers. Gift cards will be awarded in youth divisions.
Registration is available in advance via runtheday.com or on-site at 8 a.m. before the race. ••