The THON 5k is an annual 5 kilometer run/walk around Penn State’s campus in October! The event starts with a kids’ run, where children of four diamonds families participate in a 100 m dash with costumes and facepaint while members of the THON community cheer them on from the sidelines!! Springfielders have loved donning their fairy wings and superhero capes as Calli, Syd, and Taiven have run in the past two years’ races.
After that, a group of Springfielders partakes in the 5k with our families!! In keeping with our self-proclaimed title of Least Athletic THON Organization, we leisurely walk the 3.1 miles while goofing off and laughing! The whole day is also full of visits from the Nittany Lion, concerts, performances from the Lionettes, and more!
This event, at the beginning of the fall semester, is one of the first intimate events as the semester is underway. Come out and walk with us in October and get to know some of our families, our members, and enjoy one of the first big THON events of the year as we gear up for February 2020!