WAYNE, PA | August 30, 2022
The event takes place at the Radnor Township Building & Grounds with a fundraising goal of $150,000 to support research, advocacy and education for lung diseases, including lung cancer and COVID-19. Participants will be required to follow current Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and state and local guidelines.
Participants will complete a timed and certified 5-mile race on a challenging course through the beautiful backroads of Wayne, PA; or an untimed 2-Mile Trail Walk for adults and youths of all ages on the scenic and stroller/wheelchair accessible Radnor Trail; and for ages 12 & under, a ½ Mile Kids Fun Run where all finishers receive a medal. 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.
“The Radnor Run is around the corner and we are excited to have our running community join us at the Radnor Run Township building for the 45th Annual event,” said Caroline Hutchinson, Executive Director for the Lung Association in Pennsylvania. “Runners have a deep appreciation for the ability to breathe and overall lung health—and this event is critical to help raise funds and awareness for lung diseases like lung cancer and COVID-19 as well as improve the air we breathe.”
The annual race Packet Pick-Up Party will be hosted on Friday, October 28 by IM | Health and held at their newly constructed, one-of-a-kind, three-story brick office building at 372 W. Lancaster Avenue in Wayne PA. Participants can pick up their T-shirt and race bib to avoid morning of event lines. Pick-Up Party attendees will be provided with complimentary drinks and snacks, a facility tour and meet and greet opportunities. Virtual participants who register by October 4 will be mailed a T-shirt and race bib.
Money raised through the Radnor Run supports lung disease research through the American Lung Association. This year, the Lung Association funded 101 research projects for a total of $12.6 million. Locally, their funding two researchers at Fox Chase Cancer Center Johnathan Whetstine, Ph.D. and Alfonso Bellacosa, M.D., M.H.S. through their Lung Cancer Discovery Award. Participation and donations also support local advocacy and education for clean air, tobacco use including vaping, COVID-19, COPD, lung cancer and asthma.
Registration is online at Lung.org/radnorrun. The fee for the event is $35 for 5-Mile Race, $20 for 2-Mile Trail Walk, and $15 for ½ Mile Kids Fun Run. Participants who raise a $100 or more will have their name placed on a star at Start/Finish area Wall of Fame.
The American Lung Association is the leading organization working to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease through education, advocacy and research. The work of the American Lung Association is focused on four strategic imperatives: to defeat lung cancer; to champion clean air for all; to improve the quality of life for those with lung disease and their families; and to create a tobacco-free future. For more information about the American Lung Association, which has a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator and is a Platinum-Level GuideStar Member, call 1-800-LUNGUSA (1-800-586-4872) or visit: Lung.org. To support the work of the American Lung Association, find a local event at Lung.org/events.
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