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Come One, Come All: Penn State Day Oct. 22!

image of pumpkins, fall leaves behind text that reads Penn State Day, 5K and 1 Mile Walk, Oct. 22
9/16/2011 —

It’s that time of year again: fall! And what better way to celebrate than with an outdoor, carnival-themed celebration? Penn State Brandywine’s annual Penn State Day festival will take place on Saturday, Oct. 22, from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., on the campus grounds.

The fun-filled day will feature games for all ages, including a diaper derby and toddler trot, best dressed Penn Stater, a pumpkin painting and a pie-eating contest. The Nittany Lion will pose for photos with festivalgoers and can usually be found bustin’ a move on the dance floor when the live music gets rolling.

During the event a larger-than-life-sized pink Dietz & Watson piggy bank will appear on campus. The gigantic pink piggy bank, which is approximately four feet high and six feet long, will be on campus to help raise awareness and funds for the breast cancer movement for the Philadelphia Affiliate the of Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation. Each year, five of these piggy banks travel throughout Delaware County to raise awareness and funds. In its first three years, Pretty in Pig has raised approximately $200,000 from their travels.

Penn State Day is free and open to the public and includes carnival-themed food, plus Penn State favorites like grilled stickies. Student clubs and organizations will offer information about their various activities on campus.

Before the event, the Blue and White Society will host a 5K on the campus cross country trail (more information below).

High schoolers considering college at Penn State Brandywine, are invited to attend a morning “Get to Know Us Program” from 9:45 a.m. to noon. Admissions staff will discuss what it takes to get accepted. Students will learn about the many academic and social opportunities on campus, take part in an application workshop explaining what to do when it's time to apply and get a student-led tour of the campus. To register for the Admissions program, click here. Or call 610-892-1200 for more information.

5K Run and 1 Mile Walk

Runners will loop through the woods on a true cross country course to raise money for student scholarships during the Penn State Day 5K Run/Walk at the Brandywine campus on Saturday, Oct. 22.

The event, which is open to the public, will feature a one-mile short course for those who choose to walk, and will kick off the campus’ annual fall festival, Penn State Day.

Registration will begin at 9 a.m. and the runners will take off on the winding trail at 10 a.m. Walkers begin at 10:10 a.m. All are welcome to then head over to the Penn State Day festival on the campus grounds.

The online pre-registration fee for the 5K is $25. Those who wish to sign up on the morning of the race will pay $30. All students with a valid ID (Penn State or other) will pay $10. Online registration ends on Monday, Oct. 17 at 11:59 p.m.

Awards will be given to runners with the best times in various categories. Those who pre-register will receive a T-shirt, Gatorade, water and fruit on race-day.

The campus’ course is regularly used by its cross country team and played host to renowned author and runner Chris McDougall, who, alongside members of the campus community, tackled the course barefoot in December 2009.

Proceeds from the run/walk will benefit the Delaware County Alumni Chapter’s Scholarship for Brandywine students and the Penn State Brandywine Alumni Society Scholarship.

Visit http://tinyurl.com/5w7tty4 to register for the 5K or contact Alexander Pratt at 610-892-1253 or AEP5006@psu.edu for more information. Both events will be held rain or shine.

The Day's Events

Admissions Program

9:45 a.m.-noon
Information covered: Penn State admissions criteria, Penn State Brandywine offerings, an academic fair, application workshops, and a campus tour by our Lion Ambassadors.
To register for the Admissions program, click here.

5K Run/Walk

9 a.m., registration
10 a.m., Run
10:10 a.m., Walk

Penn State Day

11:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
There will be a FREE all-campus fall festival featuring live music, games, barbecue, student club activities, and more. Bring your family and enjoy the day with us! No registration required!

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