Join the Behrend Digital Dash ~ May 15-17

If social distancing has you feeling cooped up, Penn State Behrend’s Alumni office is sponsoring a fun way for you to get outdoors and connect with the Behrend community (remotely, of course) — the Penn State Behrend Digital Dash 5K

All runners, joggers, walkers, and rollers are invited to join in the college’s first-ever virtual 5K race on May 15-17. This race is open to all Penn State Behrend alumni, students, faculty, staff, and family.

Here’s how it works:

  1. Register by emailing Kristen at Include your name, affiliation with Behrend, and the names of anyone else in your circle participating.
  2. Run, jog, walk, or roll a 5K on your own (6 feet apart, please!) any time between Friday, May 15, though Sunday, May 17.
  3. Submit your times to

A few notes:

There is no cost to participate. It’s free!

If you wear Behrend gear during your run, organizers will shave ten seconds off your finish time! They want proof though: just take a photo before or after your run and tag it with #BehrendDigitalDash on Facebook or Instagram. (You can also email it to if you don’t do social media). They’ll do the math on your submitted time.

There are prizes! The overall winner and five other randomly selected participants will receive a gift from Behrend Athletics.

Happy running!

Related: If you live near campus, check out this blog post from the archives that lists several running route options around Behrend. NOTE: it is an old post, so the races listed at the end are not current.


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