When: Sunday, April 26th @ 12:30pm
Where: Haverford College - Founders Green
What: 3K with shorter distance available for walkers
$10 for Haverford College students and all others <18
$20 for Haverford College Community Adults (Faculty, Staff, Alumni, Family)
$30 for participants not associated with Haverford College (18+)
Pre-Registration Deadline Friday, April 10th by 5pm (Free race apparel!)
Race Day Registration available from 11:00am-12:00pm
Training Contest Winner
Top overall male & female finisher overall
Top male and female finisher in various age groups
Training Contest winners
Three-person race team (at least one female, student, and faculty/staff/alumnus/a)
- Promote health and fitness throughout the Haverford College Community
- Raise awareness and donate proceeds to The ALS Association for research and patient services
- Kids Fun Run, BBQ, Music, Games & More!
Last year, the race was a resounding success as the race and its accompanying events throughout ALS Awareness Week at Haverford raised well over $10,000 for the ALS Association.
The race, supporting the fight against Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), has begun and ended at Haverford College's Founders Green for five consecutive years. Last year, 162 total participants competed in the 3K race as well as the mile walk, while overall attendance was noted at well over 300. In the 12 years of the event, the race has seen 2,293 total participants and raised more than $80,000 dollars for the ALS Association.
The overall winner of the 3K race was Russell Nicholson '18, as he finished the campus course in 11:16.5. The top female finisher was Natalie Neuhaus, who finished in 12:11.3. The top staff finisher was Haverford College Coordinator of Access and Disability Services Sherrie Borowksy (17:56.2).
Joe Schwartz graduated from Haverford College in 1983. He was a committed member of Haverford's cross country and track teams for the four years he attended Haverford, and he excelled in both sports.
He encouraged those who won MAC Championships as well as students who were casual participants to be part of something bigger than themselves. From the moment he stepped on the Haverford campus, Joe was integral in building a proud tradition of athletic excellence at this school.
In 1995, Joe contracted Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) at the age of 34. The cause, cure, and means of control of ALS are unknown. Symptoms of ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease, include the wasting and paralysis of the muscles of the limbs and trunk as well as those that control vital functions such as speech, swallowing and respiration. Joe first noticed the symptoms when he was out training for road races. He courageously endured the hardships imposed by this cruel disease for thirteen years until his unfortunate death on March 2, 2008.
The Joe Schwartz '83 Memorial 3K Run/Walk is designed to attract the running superstar and the walking novice because that is exactly how Joe would want it. He simply loved people lacing up their shoes and enjoying the freedom to run and walk, a freedom that was deprived from Joe by ALS.