Sunday, October 16 (Virtual Run/Walk 10/09-10/16) Directions
Penn Park or any course of your choice!


Grab your running shoes and some friends and join us in person at Penn Park or from anywhere in the world for a 5k Run or a Funky Miler Walk. When you do, you’ll be making a real, lasting impact on the lives of local area hospital patients.

Since 2014, the annual WXPN 5k Run has been the primary event to raise much-needed funds for WXPN Musicians On Call which brings musicians to the bedsides of patients in the Delaware Valley. In 2020, Musicians On Call expanded its virtual programs to reach more patients and caregivers during the pandemic and was one of few charities able to continue providing programming directly to hospitals over the last 2+ years.  Although in-person visits are temporarily paused because of COVID-19, WXPN Musicians On Call is prepared to return to in-person programming when it is safe and we’re hopeful for a return later this year.

Bringing live streams and recorded music to the bedsides of patients and their caregivers is more important than ever. Join us for our sole fundraiser of the year to help us deliver the healing power of music.

This year's event offers the option to run a 5k or walk a mile on your choice of our in-person course or a course near you. In-person participants are eligible for event medals.

Registration includes:

  • Admission to the Celebration and Dance Party 
  • Run/Walk Playlist
  • Pre-race yoga warmup
  • All the feels you get from knowing that your support helps bring joy to hundreds of hospitalized patients.

BONUS!  Registrants will receive a commemorative race shirt! (Note: Must be registered by 9/1 to ensure size availability. Virtual participants will receive their shirts through the mail. Virtual registrants who sign up by 9/1 are expected to receive their shirts before 10/16.)

Deadlines and Fees
  • Registration is open through October 11 (in person) and October 15 (virtual)
  • Registration fee: $40 / $25 for students
  • Race Day Fee: $50 / $25 for students (in person only)
  • Student discount is automatically applied for registrants aged 18 and under. College/University students will be prompted to select discount, and enter student ID.
  • Please note that registrants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
  • Every registered participant will be set up with the ability to fundraise for WXPN Musicians On Call.
  • When you register you can choose to fundraise individually or as part of a team that you form or one that already exists (such as Team Rave On)
  • Customize and promote your individual or team fundraising page to encourage others to help deliver the healing power of music.
  • Top fundraisers are eligible to will be recognized during our post-race celebration.
Race Contact Info

If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.


Volunteering for the WXPN 5k is a great way to support the healing power of music! Volunteers power our packet pickup on the Friday before and on race day, serve as course monitors, hand out food and water to runners, and help set up and break down the race operations.

Interested in volunteering? Get more information and register your interest with our team by completing the form here.


Penn Park or any course of your choice!

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