As the crisp, cool air rolls in and the fall semester gets underway, Penn State Brandywine is buzzing with excitement for this year's jam-packed annual Penn State Day event. In addition to the fall festival and accompanying admissions program for high school students on Saturday, Oct. 20, the campus will host its second annual 5K Run/One-Mile Walk to raise money for student scholarships, a volleyball tournament and a cross country invitational.
Penn State Day, which is free and open to the public, will feature carnival-like games and food, such as pumpkin painting, a pie-eating contest, grilled stickies, popcorn, a diaper derby for the little tikes, a Best Dressed Penn Stater competition, entertainment and much more. The festival will begin at 11:30 a.m. and end at 2:30 p.m. and will take place on the campus lawn. Check for updates at www.bw.psu.edu in the event of inclement weather.
The 5K/One-Mile Walk
The day will begin with the 5K, which will take runners through the woods surrounding campus and along its official cross country course. A one-mile short course will be laid out for walkers. Registration will begin at 9 a.m. and the race begins at 10 a.m. 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.
To register for the race, please visit http://bit.ly/PSUDay5K2012 online.
The Admissions Program
The admissions program for high school students will begin with registration at 9:45 a.m. in the Tomezsko Classroom Building lounge. Students will learn about the Penn State admissions process, criteria and the University's academic offerings, and take a tour of campus with a Brandywine Lion Ambassador. To register, visit http://bit.ly/O28sw4 or call 610-892-1200 for more information. All attendees are encouraged to stick around with their families for some fun at the Penn State Day festival.
The women's volleyball team will host league rivals Penn State Mont Alto in one of its last matches before the post-season. The match begins at noon and promises to be a great battle.
Cross Country Playoffs
While the Lady Lions battle in the gym, at 1 p.m. the cross country team will host the Pennsylvania State University Athletic Conference (PSUAC) championship race on the same outdoor course being used for the morning 5K. With more than 10 teams competing, including the Brandywine Lady Lions, the campus will be swarming with runners vying for individual and team honors.