Every day, Special Olympics athletes demonstrate courage, adhering to the Special Olympics athlete’s oath, "Let me win. But if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt."
The 8th Annual Paterno Family Beaver Stadium 5K and 2 Mile Family Fun Walk, presented by the Sheetz Family will be held on Sunday, April 23, 2017 at Penn State University during Blue White Weekend to benefit Special Olympics Pennsylvania. Proceeds from the Run benefit Special Olympics Pennsylvania and nearly 20,000 children and adults with intellectual disabilities. Every fundraising achievement will help us send more athletes to State, National and World Games. So make a commitment today to change someone's life forever! Be sure to share your experience by using #StadiumRun on any social media platform.
New This Year!
BE A VIRTUAL RUNNER OR WALKER
If you can’t make it to State College on April 23rd to participate in-person at the Annual Beaver Stadium Run for Special Olympics PA, but still want to get involved by fundraising and/or being part of a team,register today as a Virtual Runner/Walker! Join the movement toward making this world more inclusive by fundraising through our new Virtual Runner/Walker program.
What is Virtual Running/Walking?
Virtual running/walking is a way to participate that can be done at any location, any time, and at any pace at the distance of your choice (3.1 mile run or a 2 mile fun walk). You can walk, jog, use the treadmill, run outside, or you can participate in another "real-world" race. It's completely up to you! You can run your race at your own pace wherever and whenever you like. However, we recommend you do your virtual run/walk between April 1st and April 30th to coincide closely with the official Beaver Stadium Run on April 23rd. Be sure to share your experience by using #VirtualBSR on any social media platform!
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RETURNING PARTICIPANTS - PLEASE BE SURE TO UPDATE YOUR PERSONAL PAGE AS ALL INFORMATION IS CARRIED OVER FROM LAST YEAR. YOU CAN CHANGE YOUR PERSONAL MESSAGE, ADD PHOTOS, E-MAIL POTENTIAL DONORS AND UPDATE YOUR GOAL.
EARLY RACE CHECK-IN/DAY OF REGISTRATION
Friday, April 21st - 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. - Outside the main entrance of Medlar Field.
Saturday, April 22nd - 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. - Outside the main entrance of Medlar Field.
Sunday, April 23rd – 7:30 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. – Medlar Field Concourse area
Please Note - Children ages 8 and under are FREE, use discount code "child" if registering online. If not, parents will be required to sign an event waiver the day of the event. Children's strollers must be parked in the identified area on Curtin Road directly across from the tunnel entrance. Participants running with jogging strollers must vacate their strollers on south side of Curtin Road prior to entering the tunnel. Volunteers will be there to assist you.
DAY OF EVENT SCHEDULE (RAIN OR SHINE):
7:30 am - Registration (located at Medlar Field)
10:15 am - Registration closed
11:00 am - 5K Run/Walk Start Time
11:10 am - 2 Mile Fun Walk Start Time
12:15 pm - Race Course Closed
12: 15 pm - Awards
Past Race Results