The THON 5K Presented by PNC is the largest 5K in Central Pennsylvania. Annually, over 3,000 supporters come together in University Park, PA to take a stand in the fight against childhood cancer. The Virtual 5K is perfect way to #RunWithUsFTK from any place, at any pace. This year, our team will be participating in an effort to take the fight beyond Central Pennsylvania and spread hope around the world.
As the Metro Washington DC Alumni Chapter, we are spreading THON's mission nationwide while building a community of alumni to remain involved in THON! We are gathering alumni in the area to participate in the 5K, and we need your support to make make an impact.
Each year, 16,500 students and over 25,000 alumni supporters across the nation unite in the fight against childhood cancer. Since 1977, THON has raised over $168 million for Four Diamonds at Penn State Children's Hospital, providing comprehensive care for 4,000 families and funding critical research. THON's year round efforts culminate in a 46-hour, no-sitting, no-sleeping dance marathon every February.