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Octoberfest 5K is at Parx

Parx Casino and Parx Ra­cing at 2999 Street Road in Ben­s­alem in­vites run­ners, walk­ers and their sup­port­ers to take part in the second an­nu­al Oc­to­ber­fest 5K to be­ne­fit the Found­a­tion for Breast and Pro­state Health. Par­ti­cipants will run on the le­gendary Pennsylvania horse track on Sat­urday, Oct. 12, for a truly mean­ing­ful cause.

The Found­a­tion for Breast and Pro­state Health is a Phil­adelphia-based non­profit and think tank re­garded world­wide in the ad­vance­ment of breast and pro­state can­cer re­search and treat­ment. In hon­or of Na­tion­al Breast Can­cer Aware­ness Month, Parx is ded­ic­ated to rais­ing aware­ness about early de­tec­tion for breast can­cer, along with the funds to help or­gan­iz­a­tions like FBPH.

On Sat­urday, Oct. 12, at 10 a.m., re­gistered run­ners will tra­verse the peri­met­er of the casino and racetrack grounds be­fore com­plet­ing the course with one lap of the Parx racetrack. Track an­noun­cer Keith Jones will call the ac­tion. There will also be a one-mile Fun Walk start­ing at 9:30 a.m. Both events will be filmed and tele­vised live on the track’s gi­ant closed-cir­cuit screens for run­ners’ fam­il­ies and friends to watch. 

Parx will award cash wager­ing vouch­ers and trophies to the first three fin­ish­ers in each adult di­vi­sion. Gift cards will be awar­ded to the top three in each kids’ di­vi­sion. Re­gis­tra­tion may be com­pleted on­line at runtheday.com by search­ing for “Parx” in the race list­ings. On-site re­gis­tra­tion starts at 8 a.m. For in­form­a­tion about Found­a­tion for Breast and Pro­state Health, vis­it www.fbph.com ••

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