Casino to host charity run

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 or on-site at 8 a.m. be­fore the race. ••

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