The University of the Sciences’ ninth annual 5K Race for Humanity
kicks off at 9 a.m. on Saturday, March 29. All proceeds will benefit Youth Service, Inc
., a local organization working to meet the needs of family units in Philadelphia, helping at-risk teens and promoting child safety.
Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. in the Athletic/Recreation Center (ARC) at 43rd and Woodland Avenue. The race then weaves through The Woodlands, a well-marked and paved national historic cemetery just a few blocks away. This event is sponsored by Omega Chi Psi, a co-educational academic service fraternity founded at USciences in 2005.
Anyone interested in participating should fill out a registration form, and drop it off at the Student Affairs office between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. The $20 pre-registration fee guarantees entrants a T-shirt and post-race refreshments, as well as timing by Athlete’s Closet. Race Day registration is $25.
Morgan Siegmann took home the best overall male title in 2013, with a 5K time of 19:37. Kathleen Davies came in shortly after with the best overall female time at 19:49.
“The 5K Race for Humanity team is dedicated to providing aid to those in need,” said Ralph Rocco, an event coordinator. “Each year, we select a new nonprofit organization to receive a majority of the race profit.”
Gifts of $500 or greater (made before March 7) will elicit sponsoring organizations' logos on the back of the race t-shirt. Donation checks can be made out to “Youth Service Inc.” and mailed to:
MaryKate McGinty, Race for Humanity Advisor
University of the Sciences in Philadelphia
600 S. 43rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104