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Run for Women 5K at Penn State Behrend

August 27 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

n.b. – data copied from 2022 race.  To be updated.

Run for Women 5K at Penn State Behrend



Whether you’re a seasoned athlete, a novice runner or a couch potato up for a challenge, the Women’s Engagement Council’s 5K Run/Walk for Women is a safe place to stretch your legs, find your wings and accomplish your personal fitness goals with the support and encouragement of women just like you. The Run for Women, a Penn State Behrend Women’s Engagement Council event, gives women the rare opportunity to be the front runners and cross the finish line first. Regardless of your age or ability, we hope you’ll gather your friends, family, and colleagues to revel in the immense empowerment of a women’s 5K! Participation in this event is open to all regardless of sex or gender.

August 27, 2023

Race date: SUN., AUG. 27, 2023

Time: 8 a.m. – rain or shine

Location: Penn State Behrend’s Advanced Manufacturing and Innovation Center (AMIC), 5350 Technology Drive (top of Jordan Road).

Parking: Burke Parking Deck (Technology Drive), Junker Center, Almy or Erie lots.

Please be sure your email address is correct to get parking maps, course maps, last minute race instructions and a code for packet pickup!

Run or walk

There will be no official walk division or walk awards, entrants may run, walk or do a little of both. Please note that those under 18 must be accompanied by an adult, however the adult is not required to participate in the race itself.


The entry fee for the 5K is $25. This price includes a women’s-fit race t-shirt (shirts run small, so order a size up if you want it looser).

Day-of-race registration on race morning at AMIC from 6:30 to 7:30 a.m. Note: T-shirts will not be available for late/day-of-race entries. You must pre-register by 8/10 to get a shirt.

The Course

The 3.1 mile course starts at Behrend’s Advanced Manufacturing and Innovation Center (AMIC) on Technology Drive, loops through Knowledge Park on closed roads and returns to finish in front of the AMIC building.

The Race Director

Heather Cass has been running and racing in the Erie area for nearly 25 years. She founded the Her Times Women’s 5K, which she directed for 15 years at Presque Isle State Park until COVID-19 caused a two-year hiatus. This offered an opportunity to reinvent the race with a new presenting sponsor and location, but the same as HT5K.


Timing by Big White Trailer Timing. Results will be posted shortly after the race. Awards will be distributed at an awards table when results are complete. Results will be posted at


The top three women overall, top master, and the top three women in each of the following age groups will receive awards: 8 & under, 9-12, 13-15, 16-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-70, 70-74, 75-79, and 80+.

Every finisher will get a small finisher’s gift.

Sweet Endings

Need more incentive? How about Penn State’s world-famous Berkey Creamery Ice Cream at the post-race party. This sweet treat – courtesy of Penn State Behrend Athletics Program — will be the perfect way to cool down and refuel while you kick back and chill with all your new running friends.

Pre-race packet pick-up

Early packet pickup will be held on FRIDAY, Aug. 26, from 4-6 p.m. atPenn State Behrend’s Advanced Manufacturing and Innovation Center (AMIC), 5350 Technology Drive (off Jordan Road) in Harborcreek. There will be signs posted. These are the only times you’ll be able to pick up at Behrend before race morning.

You can pick up for others. If you are picking up for a large group, PLEASE email by Thursday, August 25 and we’ll try to have them set aside for you!

Race proceeds

Proceeds from this race will benefit the Women’s Health Initiative at Penn State Behrend and research work being done by faculty members and students on women’s health issues.


Sorry, we cannot offer refunds or transfers for this event as either incurs additional costs to the race.

Keep in touch!

  • Race updates, encouragement and information can be found at
  • Like “RunForWomen5KatPSB” on and “PSBwomenscouncil” on Facebook.
  • Learn more about the Women’s Engagement Council at


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Penn State Behrend – Advanced Manufacturing and Innovation Center

5350 Technology Drive Erie, PA  16510View Map


Penn State Behrend
4701 Behrend College Dr
Erie, PA 16563 United States
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Race Type
Run, Run/Walk
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