This special run is sure to get you in the Christmas spirit! Runners are encouraged to race in their most festive attire: a super ugly sweater, a Santa outfit—or maybe you and your group dress up as a team of elves or reindeer! Both the top finishers and the top costumes, both individuals and teams of three or more, will receive candy cane themed prizes. All registrants will receive a long sleeve T-shirt, candy canes, hot chocolate and marshmallows, Christmas cookies, and the traditional post-race water and bananas.
The Candy Cane 5K is a collaborative event between Cairn University, ChoiceOne, AlphaCare and RUN 12:1 Running Club to raise money for the New Horizon Scholarship Fund at Cairn University. New Horizons is an initiative to provide support to new mothers who chose to give birth even though their educational and career goals would be interrupted by unplanned pregnancy, delivery, and parenthood. Students who receive the full tuition scholarship also receive academic support and a nurturing Christian community as they seek to renew and/or begin their pursuit of undergraduate education.
The Candy Cane 5K takes place on paved roads throughout the Cairn University campus and surrounding neighborhood streets. There is also a family friendly 1-mile fun run/walk option and a virtual option for those who prefer. You can participate at the 5K or 1-mile event in Langhorne, PA, on Saturday, December 10, or participate virtually from anywhere in the world during the weekend of Thursday, December 8–Sunday, December 11.