5th Annual Run the Park Challenge Set for Sept. 23

For Immediate Release       

Contact: Ed Morrone

Phone: 610-461-5987     

Email: [email protected]


5,000 Steps For Families Affected by Cancer: 5th Annual Run the Park Challenge Set For Sept. 23

On Sunday, Sept. 23, the HEADstrong Foundation will present the 5th Annual Run The Park Challenge. This is an event for the entire family, featuring a challenging 5K race that takes runners on a scenic tour of historic Ridley Park and a 1-Mile Fun Run/Walk. Proceeds from the event will stay local, supporting the mission of the HEADstrong Foundation, as well as a 16-year-old boy from Broomall who is currently fighting cancer. The event is held annually in memory of HEADstrong founder Nicholas “HEAD” Colleluori.

Early registration prior to Sept. 1 is encouraged. Pre-registered 5K runners will receive a commemorative event performance shirt, fanny pack and post-event swag bag. Registration details are listed below.

5th Annual Run The Park Challenge Details:

WHO: Run The Park is an event for the entire family that includes a 5K Race open to participants at least 12 years of age and a 1-Mile Fun Run/Walk open to all ages.

WHEN: Sunday, September 23, 2018 (Rain or Shine)

7:30 a.m. — Check-In Opens                           

8:30 a.m. — Dynamic Warm-up

9:00 a.m. — Run The Park 5K Start                             

9:15 a.m. — 1-Mile Fun Run/Walk Start

WHERE: Ridley Park Lake, Constitution Terrace, Ridley Park, PA 19078

WHY: To help REAL FAMILIES devastated by the overwhelming costs of cancer, to provide lodging to families traveling to the Philadelphia area for comprehensive cancer treatment, to enhance inpatient accommodations at area hospitals and to empower families to live with a greater quality of life during their journey. YOU can be the difference.  

COST:            Run The Park 5K Challenge                       1-Mile Fun Run/Walk

                        Early Bird 5K (Before 9/1): $35.00        Early Bird 1-Mile (Before 9/1): $20.00

                        5K (After 9/1): $40.00                                 1-Mile (After 9/1): $25.00

                        5K Walk-Up Registration: $45.00          1-Mile Walk-Up Registration: $27.00         



Nicholas “Head” Colleluori founded the HEADstrong Foundation in 2006 while undergoing treatment for non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.  HEADquartered in the Philadelphia area and providing service throughout the United States, HEADstrong Foundation is committed to serving as a direct support system to families overcome by cancer, offering financial, emotional and physical support, including Nick’s House (complimentary living accommodations).  Nick will forever be a hero and an inspiration. Our promise is to uphold, preserve and expand Nick’s vision and final request that others would benefit from his life and experience through cancer.

To donate, get involved or learn more, please visit HEADstrong.org. Follow HEADstrong Foundation on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram at @HEADstrongFnd.