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 Fees





Sleep in for The Challenge: Student


Sleep in for the Challenge: Non-Student


Fundraise Only

Thank You to our 2018 Sponsors


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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!

Event Schedule

  • April 8 8:30 AM EDT - Start

  • April 13 4:00 PM EDT - Packet Pick-up (4-6:30 pm Ross-Ade Stadium)

  • April 14 7:00 AM EDT - Packet Pick-up; Registration (7-8:15 am Ross-Ade Stadium)

  • April 14 8:00 AM EDT - Runners and Walkers line up

  • April 14 8:05 AM EDT - Welcome and Warm-up

  • April 14 8:20 AM EDT - Awards Ceremony

Contact Information

Event Location

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

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