5k for the IOA and the Memory Mile Walk
Join us for the 2013 race!
The second 5K for the IOA and the Memory Mile Walk took place on September 22, 2013.
To connect and browse through a gallery of pictures from the day's events, click here. A special collage of event photos and thank you's can be downloaded in PDF format. For a recap of the day's activities, check out the IOA's blog.
Race results are available. Congratulations to all those who participated!
What Is the 5k for the IOA?
Penn’s 5K for The IOA and Memory Mile Walk raise awareness and support for the Institute on Aging at the University of Pennsylvania. The 5k race were held on a unique course on the campus of the University of Pennsylvania, starting on Shoemaker Green between the Palestra and Franklin field and running through Penn Park with its skyline views of the City. For a map of the race course, click here.
The 5K Run began at 8:00 AM on Shoemaker Green. The Memory Mile Walk began at 8:10 AM.
Registration, Fees, and Race Packets
To register online, click here. Or, print and mail back this registration form. Please be sure to leave enough time for your registration form to reach Penn for processing. Checks should be made out to the Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania with '5k for the IOA' on the memo line.
The registration fee is $20 prior to September 7th and $15 with Penn student ID. Registration after September 7th and the day of the race is $25. There is an online surcharge for registration that is added to the above fees. Registration closes at midnight September 18th.
Registration limited to the first 500 runners and walkers.
Medals will be given to top (3) male and female runners in the following age brackets: ages 14 and under; 15-19 yrs.; 20-29 yrs.; 30-39 yrs.; 40-49 yrs.; 50-59 yrs., and 60+ yrs.
Register early to receive your T-shirt for the race!
Race Packets (including race bibs for the 5K race) can be picked up in the lobby of the Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine, 3400 Civic Center Boulevard, on September 20th from 1-5pm and on race day from 6:30 am- 7:45am.
Getting to PCAM and Parking
Discounted parking is available in the Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine with your race bib.
Why Run and Walk to Support the IOA?
Penn's Institute on Aging (IOA) possesses one of the world’s most eminent research organizations committed to advancing the understanding of the cause and treatment of age related diseases like Alzheimer’s. Penn Medicine and the IOA can make the difference that will yield new knowledge, find cures, and change the lives for millions of people suffering around the world.
The IOA was created to improve the health of older adults by increasing the quality and quantity of clinical and basic science research in aging as well as educational programs that focus on normal aging and age related disease at the Perelman School of Medicine and across the entire Penn campus.
Penn’s first 5k for the IOA had 289 participants and raised more than $30,000 for age-related research via Penn’s Institute on Aging. The oldest 5k finisher was 84 years young.
Get the Word Out
If you'd like to share information on the 5K for the IOA and the Memory Mile Walk, please download one of the following items to circulate:
Frequently Asked Questions
- What happens if it rains? The race is still scheduled to take place.
- Can I bring my dog? Yes, for the walk.
- Can I walk a stroller or a wheelchair? Yes, for the walk.
- Do students still get a discount signing up the day of race? No, only prior to September 7th.
- I notice a surcharge online for registration. Is there a surcharge for mailing in? No just cost mentioned above.
- When are awards handed out? The awards will be distributed post-race.
- Can I pick up my registration package after 5pm or on a weekend? If you can't pick up your package September 20th between 1:00pm-5:00pm, please come early on race day to pick up your bib number.
- Do walkers need a racing bib? No, but they need to register and sign the waiver.
- Do walkers pay the same price for registration? Yes, as this is to raise funds for the IOA.
For all other questions, please contact 215-662-6736.
Making a Donation to the IOA
If you aren't able to participate in the 5K for the IOA or the Memory Mile Walk but wish to support the IOA's research efforts in aging and age related disease, you may contribute “IN HONOR OF 5K for the IOA” online or by mailing a check payable to:
the Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania
(indicating “5K for the IOA” on the memo line)
Should you have any questions about contributing or would like to learn more about supporting the IOA, please contact:
Irene I. Lukoff
Senior Director of Development
Penn Medicine Development & Alumni Relations
3535 Market Street, Suite 750
Philadelphia, PA 19104-3309
Tel: 215-573-0187 Fax: 215-573-2800
Should you have any questions about contributing or would like to learn more about supporting the IOA, Irene can be reached at
215-573-0187 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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