Hundreds to Run for Lung Health at 46th Annual Radnor Run

Registration Open, American Lung Association Invites Runners and the Community to Take Strides To End Lung Disease

An iconic event for local runners and the community, the Radnor Run will celebrate its 46th year on Sunday, November 5 at 8:00 a.m. and kick off Lung Cancer Awareness Month. Registration is now open.

The event takes place at the Radnor Township Building & Grounds with a fundraising goal of $110,000 to support research, advocacy and education for lung diseases, including lung cancer and COVID-19..

Participants can choose between completing a timed and certified 5-mile race on a challenging course through the beautiful backroads of Wayne, PA; or a 1-Mile Run in which all finishers receive a medal. The event also offers an untimed 2-Mile Trail Walk for adults and youths of all ages on the scenic and stroller/wheelchair accessible Radnor Trail (run the 5 or 1-Mile race and join your friends and family on the Trail Walk). Registrants can also opt to participate virtually in their own neighborhoods. All registered participants are encouraged to follow the Facebook page for training tips and event updates.

“In its 46th year, the Radnor Run continues to be a solidifying and wonderful community event that attracts runners from all over and helps save lives by raising awareness and funds for lung diseases like lung cancer, asthma and COVID-19,” said Caroline Hutchinson, Executive Director at the Lung Association in Pennsylvania. “In Delaware County alone, there are 46,746 adults and 8,245 children living with asthma. Runners have a deep appreciation for lung health and a keen awareness of the importance of being able to breathe. This event is critical in helping to improve lung health and the air we all breathe.”

Money raised through the Radnor Run supports lung disease research through the American Lung Association. Last year, the Lung Association funded $13.2 million for nearly 130 lung health research grants, including a local award to Megumi Shigematsu, PhD, Jefferson University and resident of Philadelphia with a $50,000 Catalyst Award. Over the past three years the Lung Association has funded nearly 1.4 million dollars in local lung disease research at Temple Lung Center, Fox Chase Cancer Center and Thomas Jefferson University.

Participation and donations also support local advocacy and education for clean air, tobacco use including vaping, COVID-19, COPD, lung cancer and asthma. 

2023 Team Highlights – (Advance Interviews Available)

  • The De Lage Landen Group of Wayne, is marking its 20th year of participation in the Radnor Run and have raised over $17,673 in the last 10 years. (Steve Smart, Phoenixville, and  Steve McMenamin Murrell’s Inlet, SC, also serve on the event’s executive committee.   
  • Sixth year participant and King of Prussia resident, Sue Amor, co-captain of Team Miguel Memorial, formed the team with the support of her husband’s employers GSK in honor of her husband Miguel who passed away from lung cancer in 2018. This year they have recruited their largest team ever with 21 participants and a fundraising goal of $2000.

Registration is online at Lung.org/radnorrun. The fee for the event is $46 for 5-Mile Race, $20 for 2-Mile Trail Walk (kids under 12 are free), and $20 for the 1-Mile Run. All participants who raise $100 or more will receive a Radnor Run event T-shirt. There will be a packet pick-up event prior to the race, stay posted at Lung.org/radnorrun.

Thank you to our local sponsors: Brandywine Realty Trust, DLL Financial Solutions Partner, Radnor Township, aptmanagement, Independence Blue Cross, IM Health, Indoor Air Quality Associations, Aether Medicine, Nolan in the Neighborhood, Jody and Ben Sack and SCM Stevens Capital Management.

For media interested in speaking with an expert about the event, a lung health expert or lung champion, contact Val Gleason at [email protected] or 717-971-1123

Media Resources:

Downloadable Lung Association Logo.

Radnor 22 - Google Drive

For more information, contact:

Valerie Gleason
717-971-1123
[email protected]

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