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