Sweat for a Cause: Charity Walks and Runs in Philadelphia This Fall

Here, 19 ways to help others and get in shape.

September

9/11 Heroes Run 2012
Date: Sunday, September 9th at 9 a.m.
Charity: Travis Manion Foundation, named for a soldier and Doylestown native who was killed in action in Iraq in 2007. The organization assists veterans and families of fallen soldiers.
Location: Memorial Hall in Fairmount Park, 4231 Avenue of the Republic, Philadelphia.
Registration: $25. Learn more and register here.

Great Prostate Cancer Challenge
Date: Saturday, September 22nd at 9 a.m.
Charity: ZERO, an initiative to end prostate cancer.
Location: Campbell’s Field, 401 N Delaware Ave, Camden.
Registration: $25 for the 5K, $15 for the 1-mile course. Learn more and register here.

October

Step Out Walk
Date: Saturday, October 6th at 9:30 a.m.
Charity: American Diabetes Association
Location: Philadelphia Museum of Art, 26th Street and Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia.
Registration: Fundraising encouraged. Learn more and register here.

Kidney Walk 1-Miler
Date: Sunday, October 7th at 9:30 a.m.
Charity: National Kidney Foundation
Location: Philadelphia Zoo, 3400 West Girard Avenue, Philadelphia.
Registration: Free, donations are encouraged. Learn more and register here.

Walk to Empower 5K
Date: Saturday, October 13th at 9 a.m.
Charity: A Woman’s Place, a domestic-violence organization in Bucks County
Location: Doylestown Central Park, 452 Wells Road, Doylestown.
Registration: $25. Learn more and register here.

Kids’ Chance of PA 5K & 10K Walk/Run
Date: Saturday, October 20th at 2 p.m.
Charity: Kids’ Chance of Pennsylvania, which offers scholarships to kids of injured workers.
Location: Wissahickon Valley Park, Northwestern Avenue and Forbidden Drive, Philadelphia.
Registration: $20 before October 5th, $25 after. Learn more and register here.

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5K
Date: Saturday, October 20th at 8 a.m.
Charity: American Cancer Society
Location: Memorial Hall in Fairmount Park, 4231 Avenue of the Republic, Philadelphia.
Registration: $30. Learn more and register here.

Laurel House 5K Dash Against Domestic Violence
Date: Sunday, October 21st at 9 a.m.
Charity: Laurel House, which provides emergency shelter and help for abused women and children.
Location: Upper Gwynedd Township Building, 1 Parkside Place, North Wales.
Registration: $25 in advance, $30 day of. Learn more and register here [PDF].

AIDS Walk/Run
Date: Sunday, October 21st at 9 a.m.
Charity: 30 Philadelphia-area AIDS organizations. See a full list here.
Location: Philadelphia Museum of Art, 26th Street and Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia.
Registration: Fundraising encouraged. Learn more and register here.

DelcoWAR Race for Victims’ Rights
Date: Sunday, October 21st at 10 a.m.
Charity: Delaware County Women Against Rape
Location: Rose Tree Park, 1671 North Providence Road, Media.
Registration: $30 in advance, $35 day of. Learn more and register here [PDF].

Southwest Center City 5K
Date: Saturday, October 27th at 9 a.m.
Charity: SWCC Run, Inc., which contributes to beautification initiatives in the neighborhood.
Location: Julian Abele Park, 22nd and Montrose streets, Philadelphia.
Registration: $20. Learn more and register here.

Penn Medicine Radnor Run 5K
Date: Sunday, October 28th at 8:30 a.m.
Charity: American Lung Association
Location: Radnor Township Building, 301 Iven Avenue, Wayne.
Registration: $30 until October 12th, $35 after. Learn more and register here.

21st Annual Lupus Loop
Date: Sunday, October 28th at 9 a.m.
Charity: The Lupus Foundation of America
Location: Memorial Hall in Fairmount Park, 4231 Avenue of the Republic, Philadelphia, PA 19131
Registration: $20 until October 18th, $25 after. Learn more and register here.

November

Kristin’s Krusade 5K Run/Walk
Date: Saturday, November 3rd, 9:30 a.m.
Charity: Kristin Mitchell Foundation, which raises awareness about dating-related violence.
Location: Saint Joseph’s University, 5600 City Avenue Philadelphia.
Registration: $30 in advance, $35 day of. Learn more and register here.

Free to Breathe 5K Run & 1-Mile Walk
Date: Sunday, November 4th at 8:30 a.m.
Charity: National Lung Cancer Partnership, which promotes research and awareness for lung cancer.
Location: Memorial Hall in Fairmount Park, 4231 Avenue of the Republic, Philadelphia.
Registration: $30 in advance, $35 day of. Learn more and register here.

Lemon Run 5K
Date: Sunday, November 11th at 8:30 a.m.
Charity: Alex’s Lemonade Stand
Location: Memorial Hall in Fairmount Park, 4231 Avenue of the Republic, Philadelphia.
Registration: $30. Learn more and register here.

Heart Walk
Date: Sunday, November 4th at 8 a.m.
Charity: American Heart Association
Location: Citizens Bank Park, 1 Citizens Bank Park Way, Philadelphia.
Registration: Free, but fundraising encouraged. Learn more and register here.

Y12K
Date: Saturday, November 10th at 9 a.m.
Charity: WHYY, the Philadelphia region’s public media organization.
Location: Philadelphia Museum of Art, 26th Street and Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia.
Registration: Starts at $45 and goes up until race day. Learn more and register here.

December

Jingle Bell 5K Walk/Run
Date: Sunday, December 9th at 10 a.m.
Charity: Arthritis Foundation
Location: Great Valley High School, 225 Phoenixville Pike, Malvern.
Registration: $20 through November 1st, $25 after. Learn more and register here.

>> Know of any Philly-area charity walks or runs that we missed? Share in the comments!

  • Susan Moran

    I think you missed a BIG one. The Susan G. Komen breast cancer walk will take place Oct. 5,6,7. I think it should be included.

    • Emily Leaman

      Hey Susan! We’re only seeing dates in our area in May 2012. Do you have a link by any chance? Thanks!

      • http://issuu.com/adamhunt25 Ashlee Ahmad

        Thanks for everything I’ve read here in 2012 and I promise I’ll be here in 2013. Happy birthday, best wishes for you and your family, professional achievements and joy in the family!

  • Jenn

    The Junior League is hosting a 5k run/1 mile walk on Sunday, November 4th in Ardmore. http://www.jlphiladelphia.org/?nd=harvesthustle2012