18th Annual Swarthmore Lions Independence Eve 8K and 2 1/2 Mile Walk


Friday, July 03, 2015

On site registration opens at 5:30pm.  Race starts at 7:00pm.

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121 Park Avenue

Swarthmore, Pennsylvania 19301

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     The online registration deadline for this event has passed.


This is one of the friendliest community races in the area. The USA T & F certified 8K course goes through the beautiful Swarthmore College campus and the tree-lined neighborhoods of the charming borough of Swarthmore. There is a gradual uphill climb for the first mile and a half but afterwards the course is mostly flat and downhill. Proceeds from the race will support Lions charities which include organizations that assist the visually impaired such as the Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired in Chester and the Delaware Valley Eye Bank. Awards will be presented to the first three male and female runners and to the first three male and female runners in 8 age groups-10 and under, 11-13, 14-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60 and over. Refreshments will be served after the race. Tech t-shirts are guaranteed to all preregistered runners and walkers and while supplies last.