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Paterno Family Beaver Stadium Run to Benefit Special Olympics Set for Sunday

by on April 18, 2018 4:30 AM

The Paterno family will host the ninth annual Beaver Stadium Run to benefit Special Olympics Pennsylvania (SOPA) beginning at 11 a.m. Sunday at Medlar Field, with a 2-mile family fun walk starting 10 minutes later.

The course stretches down Curtin Road, winds its way back through campus, and finishes inside Beaver Stadium with runners and walkers entering through the players’ tunnel. The money the event raises will be used to help nearly 20,000 Pennsylvanians with intellectual disabilities.

The run has become a post-Blue-White game Sunday tradition, and more than 3,000 runners already are registered to participate. The schedule for the event is as follows:

  • 7:30 a.m. — Registration (located at Medlar Field)
  • 10:15 a.m. — Registration closed
  • 11:00 a.m. — 5K Start Time
  • 11:10 a.m. — 2 Mile Fun Walk Start Time
  • 12:15 p.m. — Race Course Closed
  • 12:15 p.m. — Awards

Registration is ongoing, and costs $35 for adults, $20 for students (with ID), and is free for children under eight. Those who can’t make it to State College can register as a virtual participant for $35. Virtual participants still receive a t-shirt, which will be shipped on May 14.

More information on the event can be found on the Beaver Stadium Run’s website.

Emma Dieter is a writer for Onward State.
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