2020 Schoener 5K Cancelled. New Date for 2021 - May 15th!

New Date: 2020 Schoener 5K Cancelled. NEW DATE for 2021 -May 15th!!

After careful consideration, the Schoener 5K Organizing Committee leadership is sadly announcing the cancellation of our 2020 Schoener 5K on Saturday, May 16, 2020. This includes the Schoener Music Festival typically held at the Upper Darby Performing Arts Center across the street on the same day.

The Schoener 5K and Festival Committees, UDSD 5K Coaches, Arlington Cemetery, Upper Darby Police Department, YMCA, Upper Darby Performing Arts Center, and Upper Darby Arts & Education Foundation, decided to take this action based on the most recent recommendations and directives of Gov. Wolf and the PA Department of Health to limit the spread of COVID-19 virus in our community and the State of Pennsylvania. None of these decisions have come easily.

We know this is not what many of our loyal participants, volunteers, sponsors, and donors had envisioned for this year, and we truly share your disappointment. We will work diligently to notify everyone and we thank all of you for your support and understanding. A new Schoener 5K date for 2021 has already been set on Saturday, May 15th! Please mark your calendars!

As of March 29, 2020, the Upper Darby Arts & Education Foundation and Schoener MusicMan Academy programs are still open for Summer 2020 and registration for MusicMan Camp, Jazz Jam! Camp, and "Stay in Shape" Summer Lessons is available online at https://udmusicman.udfoundation.org/  Updates will be forthcoming in the following days with more information as to the status of our 2020 MusicMan Academy summer programs as so many relating factors are 'on hold' at this point.

For eleven years,  your donations, sponsorships, and gift of time and effort have been the heart of keeping Brad Schoener's spirit alive and keeping music in the hands of Upper Darby children. We may be 'on hold' right now -- but with your help, patience, and generosity  -- we will be back. Please stay home, stay healthy, and add some music to your day to keep your spirit going! Many, many thanks for your continued support.

Much love and appreciation,

Jen Schoener - Chair, Brad Schoener Fund & Executive Director, UDAEF


Here Are Your Options:

We will transfer your registration to the new event date and look forward to having you join us. Thanks for your patience!

You understand that events are expensive, even when cancelled, and you want us to keep your registration fees to help cover our costs. We deeply appreciate your generosity and look forward to seeing you in the future.

We understand. We hope you can join us next time. Please allow time for us to process your request.

Proceeds from the 5K Run and 1 Mile Spirit Walk and the Festival of Upper Darby Arts support the Brad Schoener Memorial Fund. The mission of the Memorial Fund is to support the musical abilities and aspirations of instrumental music students in the Upper Darby School District through the funding of instruments, instruction, and experiences for interested and talented students who might not otherwise have the opportunities due to personal circumstances.

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Schoener School Spirit Award
YMCA Cup & Cash Award
To the UDSD School with the highest percent of participants (walkers & runners).


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