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RUN. WALK. IMPACT. CURE.

The Challenge 5K Run/Walk is a certified race in Tippecanoe County that incorporates the community, staff, students, and athletes of Purdue University. ALL of the money raised goes to support cancer research at the Purdue Center for Cancer Research. We have amazing sponsors that help offset the costs so that participants’ registration fees and donations go directly to help find a cure for cancer right here at Purdue. We have raised, in total, over $715,000 for cancer research at Purdue University. This is thanks to the dedication of our sponsors, participants, and of course the very talented researchers we have on staff at the Purdue Center for Cancer Research. Get fit, give back, and take The Challenge!

Registration for the 2017 race is now closed.  Thank you to all of our participants!

Save the date for next year's race:

April 14, 2018

Registration Fees

Student

5k

Closed

Non-Student

5k

Closed

Sleep in for The Challenge: Student

5k

Closed

Sleep in for the Challenge: Non-Student

5k

Closed

Fundraise Only

Closed
Nov 3 - Apr 6 FREE

Thank You to our 2017 Sponsors

PLATINUM Level


Purdue Federal Credit Union logo


 


 

GOLD Level



AT&T logo

 

  

 



SILVER Level



Basham



      

 


 

DeFouw


 

MEDIA Sponsors


 

  

 

 

Fundraising and Donations

We invite you to participate in our quest for effective treatments and cures. 

Join us by creating a personalized fundraising page and share with family and friends!

Awards will be given for the most money raised as an individual, community group, faculty/staff group, and student group at the conclusion of the race.

You do not have to be registered in the race to participate as a team member for fundraising!


Top Teams

1

Team Kickin'it

Raised: $11,245.00

2

BL's Herd

$6,240.00

Raised

$5,000.00

Goal
3

KISS IT, Cancer

$2,029.00

Raised

$3,000.00

Goal

Top Fundraisers

1

Alan Karpick

$9,585.00

Raised

$10,000.00

Goal
2

Lu Ann Blough

$6,250.00

Raised

$6,000.00

Goal
3

Julie Pepple

$1,629.00

Raised

$1,000.00

Goal

Event Schedule

  • April 7 04:00 PM EDT - Packet Pick-up (4-7 pm Ross-Ade Stadium)

  • April 8 07:00 AM EDT - Packet Pick-up; Registration (7-8:15 am Ross-Ade Stadium)

  • April 8 08:00 AM EDT - Runners and Walkers line up

  • April 8 08:05 AM EDT - Welcome and Warm-up

  • April 8 08:30 AM EDT - Start

  • April 8 10:00 AM EDT - Awards Ceremony

Contact Information

Event Location

Ross-Ade Stadium, Steven Beering Drive, West Lafayette, IN, United States

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