Registration now open for a family-friendly event benefiting Girard College students

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Along with kicking off a new school year, Girard College is also launching registration for the Beyond the Wall 5K Run and Family Fun Walk, to take place Thursday, October 17 beginning at 5:30 p.m. All are welcome to join in a 5K run beyond the walls of Girard’s campus, walk a mile around the school’s new track, and enjoy family-friendly activities in Founder’s Hall at the school’s historic campus on Girard Avenue.

The Beyond the Wall 5K Run and Family Fun Walk is an opportunity to build community and forge friendships in a family atmosphere. Individuals and teams are invited to run the 5K race, which loops around the school campus on College Ave and Ridge Ave. The team with the best theme will win a special prize! The top three finishers in each age bracket will be awarded a medal, and official results and video will be available online following the race. Timing is provided by South Jersey Race Timing.

Girard College President Heather Wathington is excited to welcome the community for this event. “Girard College has been a part of the Greater Philadelphia region as an educational resource for more than 170 years,” she said. “We are so excited to open our doors to the community and welcome our friends and neighbors to partner with us at the Beyond The Wall 5K.”

Those not running can walk a mile throughout the school’s historic 43-acre campus, and enjoy fun activity stations and refreshments throughout the evening. All participants of the event will receive a free T-shirt.

This evening of fun and exercise directly benefits Girard College’s student activities and programming. Runners are encouraged to raise funds for themselves or their team, and corporate sponsorship opportunities are available. 

Get to know the Girard College community and see what happens when we go beyond the wall for a good cause!