The 15th annual Challenge 5K run/walk is a race in Tippecanoe County that incorporates the community and Purdue University faculty, staff, students, and student-athletes.
TAKE YOUR NEXT GIANT LEAP!
Register to race or raise funds, share with family and friends, or pledge to a participant or team today.
SATURDAY, APRIL 15
The race is just the beginning. Thanks to our generous sponsors, 100% of the money raised directly supports lifesaving cancer research at Purdue.
With every small step, we’re closer to a cure!
The Challenge, which has generated more than $1 million for lifesaving cancer research at Purdue since 2008, reminds the community that Purdue cancer research provides hope to survivors.
RUN. WALK. IMPACT. CURE.
Questions regarding the 5K:
Office of Special Events
Questions regarding cancer research:
Purdue Institute for Cancer Research
For safety reasons, scooters are not allowed along the race route.
Is running not for you? Sign up to create a personalized fundraising page to share with family and friends!
FreeJan 17 - Apr 14
StudentRegistration closes in 17 days 7 hours
Join us for the 5K race as a student participant.
Early bird pricingJan 17 – Mar 15
$30.00Now registering Mar 16 – Apr 14
NonstudentRegistration closes in 17 days 7 hours
Join us for the 5K race.
Early bird pricingJan 17 – Mar 15
$40.00Now registering Mar 16 – Apr 14
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 it with family and friends for a chance to win one of the 2023 Challenge 5K awards!
Use this social media toolkit to let all your followers know about The Challenge 5K
You do not have to be registered for the race to participate as a team member for fundraising!
2023 Challenge 5K Awards
Running a fast time isn't the only way to win an award at the Challenge 5K run/walk. We offer awards for fundraising and volunteering, too!
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.
Recognizes (1) student and (1) nonstudent who achieve the highest individual fundraising amounts.
CHALLENGE 5K RUN/WALK OUTSTANDING VOLUNTEER AWARD
Recognizes (1) student and (1) nonstudent who are outstanding Challenge 5K volunteers.
OVERALL FIRST PLACE FINISHER
Recognizes first male and female to cross the finish line.
FIRST PLACE FINISHER BY AGE GROUP
Recognizes first male and female to cross the finish line in each of the following age groups:
14 and under
80 and over
COMMUNITY CHALLENGE AWARD
Recognizes the team that achieves the highest fundraising goal.
LEROY KEYES AWARD
Recognizes the Purdue faculty/staff team that achieves the highest fundraising goal.
TYLER TRENT STUDENT CHALLENGE AWARD
Recognizes the Purdue student team that achieves the highest fundraising goal. #TylerStrong
To learn more about how you or your company can be involved with the 2023 Challenge 5K, contact Jessica Richardson at firstname.lastname@example.org. Whether through an in-kind donation or sponsorship, there are many ways that you can be a part of the Purdue Institute for Cancer Research’s race for the cure!
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- April 14 4:00 PM EDT - Packet pickup begins (Dauch Alumni Center - 403 W. Wood Street, W. Lafayette, IN 47906)
- April 14 6:30 PM EDT - Packet pickup closes
- April 15 7:00 AM EDT - Packet pickup/registration next to the Gateway to the Future Arch (N University St & W Stadium Ave)
- April 15 8:00 AM EDT - Runners and walkers line up on Stadium Mall
- April 15 8:05 AM EDT - Welcome and warm-up
- April 15 8:15 AM EDT - Packet pickup and registration close
- April 15 8:30 AM EDT - Race starts
- Event contact
- Office of Special Events
- +1 765-494-0900
- Visit website