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Ready, Set, GO(LD) 5K Walk and 8K Run (Formerly known as 5K Walk/8K Run to Live)

Sat April 13, 2019 Directions

8K Run

$30 8:30AM EDT - 10:00AM EDT Price increases after March 16, 2019 at 11:59pm EDT

5K Walk

$25 9:00AM EDT - 10:00AM EDT Price increases after March 16, 2019 at 11:59pm EDT

Kids' Fun Run and Obstacle Course

$5 10:30AM EDT - 11:00AM EDT
300 spots left. Price increases after April 12, 2019 at 11:59pm EDT


$0 7:00AM EDT - 12:00PM EDT Registration ends April 13, 2019 at 11:59pm EDT
Coplay Park and Pavilion/Saylor Park/Ironton Rail Trail (Front and Keefer Streets in Coplay, PA)

JUST ANNOUNCED ... the reduced price for registration as been extended through 11:59 p.m. on March 10th!

9th Annual Ready, Set, GO(LD) 5K Walk and 8K Run (Formerly know as 5K Walk/8K Run to Live)

To benefit The Pediatric Cancer Foundation of the Lehigh Valley
Welcome to the 9th Annual Walk / Run to benefit the Pediatric Cancer Foundation of the Lehigh Valley on Saturday, April 7, 2018 at the Ironton Rail Trail in Coplay.
For the last 8 years, this event has been a Lehigh Valley favorite of runners and walkers alike. Last year's event raised over $70,000 to support our mission. Our goal this year is $80,000!

This is a fun and exciting event that brings the community together to help local families that are battling childhood cancer. It’s a remarkable day filled with love and friendship, and we are delighted that you are looking forward to participating…either for the first time or once again.

This year’s event will take place on April 7th at the Ironton Rail Trail in Coplay and features an 8K run, a 5K walk, a raffle with fabulous prizes, music, food, entertainment, and a kids’ fun run and obstacle course for kids 12 and under.

Join us and help SPREAD THE GOLD for kids with cancer and their families!

*Please consider participating in our fundraising options! READ THESE INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE PROCEEDING!*

  • Click on Sign Up
  • Fill in personal registration information.
  • "Sign" our waiver.
  • Answer questions about registrant.
  • At this point, you can choose to proceed as an individual or join a team. If you DO NOT want to join a team, choose "no team fundraiser". If you DO want to join a team, click the drop down tab to find a team that has already been created OR create a new team.
  • Donations are always optional when you are registering. You can opt to make a donation here to get the ball rolling or not.

7-8am Registration/Packet Pick-Up/Fruit and Snacks Available
8-8:30am Welcome
8:30am 8K Run
9am 5K Walk
10:30am Kids Fun Run and Obstacle Course
11am Awards Ceremony and Post-Race Lunch and Refreshments
(Early packet pick-up on Friday, April 6th from 10am-7pm at Coplay Park Pavilion)
Location: Ironton Rail Trail/Coplay Park Pavilion at Front and Keefer Streets in Coplay, PA 

Top 3 Male & Top 3 Female finishers in the 8K Run ($75/$50/$25) (under 18 not eligible)
Top 2 Males & Top 2 Females in these age groups: Under 18, 19-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+
Top Individual Fundraiser
Top Fundraising Team
Most Spirited Team
Largest Team

Each 5K Walk and 8K Run participant registered by 3/12 is guaranteed a t-shirt and goodie bag (people who register after that or in person on race day will be given one subject to availability); bibs are provided to runners; water stations are provided; free food; entertainment; community resource information tables; prizes!

TEAM INFORMATION: If you are forming a team and set a password, you will need to give that password to each registrant to allow them to register for your team! Thanks!

DIRECTIONS TO THE IRONTON RAIL TRAIL AND COPLAY PAVILION: From the south (ie. Route 22) on MacArthur Rd./145, turn right at the light onto Lehigh Street (just past the U-Haul). Follow Lehigh St. to S. Front St. and turn left. (This is the corner with the Hokendauqua Football Field.) Follow S. Front St. through town. It turns into N. Front St. and then into S. 2nd St. and then N. 2nd St. The Coplay Pavilion will be on your right once you pass Keefer St. Parking is available on your left, across the street from the park/pavilion. From the north, turn left at the light on Lehigh St. and follow these directions. Copy and paste the following to see a map of the location: https://www.google.com/maps/dir/''/coplay+community+pool/@40.6758274,-75.4971441,17z/data=!4m8!4m7!1m0!1m5!1m1!1s0x89c43870b6298045:0x7df52ddf900b72e2!2m2!1d-75.4949533!2d40.6758486

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The Foundation

The Pediatric Cancer Foundation of the Lehigh Valley is a local 501c(3) non-profit foundation dedicated to helping children and families affected by pediatric cancer by providing free and unique programming and support during treatment, survivorship, and bereavement. We are focused on creating a loving and supportive cancer community for families whose lives have been forever changed by hearing the words, "Your child has cancer." We host events and activities to create free-of-charge opportunities for families to have fun and to find nurturing support within the pediatric cancer community. We have regular, ongoing programming like our Art Soup program and monthly Moms’ Night Out, as well as much-loved annual events like Big Top Circus and Camp Smile. PCFLV makes monthly visits to the inpatient pediatric floor and the outpatient pediatric oncology clinic at Lehigh Valley Health Network through our Chemo Circus/Golden Days program, armed with an array of arts and crafts, gifts, entertainment, and food to distract children during their treatment and to create happiness and smiles. We are also always available to make specially-requested and personalized visits to children during inpatient stays, as well as home visits. We provide individual and specialized assistance based on the needs of our families as well, often in the form of grocery and gas gift cards to help defray the often-unrecognized costs of dealing with a pediatric cancer diagnosis. We provide housecleaning services for newly diagnosed families, a college scholarship fund for high school graduates, and much more! Our fundraising events support this mission.

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Coplay Park and Pavilion/Saylor Park/Ironton Rail Trail (Front and Keefer Streets in Coplay, PA)


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