Penn State Health hosts third annual 5K benefiting charitable causes

CENTRE HALL, Pa. — The third annual Happy Camper 5K Run/Walk at the Centre County Grange Fair raised more than $3,600 for Centre County PAWS and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Teams in Training. Half of the funds raised will be used to provide food, safety and a temporary home to local animals, with the additional portion going to help fund blood cancer research. The Aug. 19 event was presented by Penn State Health and Left Right Repeat in State College.

“Penn State Health was excited to once again host this race, which showed steady growth in its participants and overall support from the community. We look forward to continuing our relationship with Left Right Repeat and our sponsors in the years to come as part of our ongoing dedication to promoting activity and lifelong health,” said Dr. Wayne Sebastianelli, associate dean for clinical affairs at the University Park Regional Campus of Penn State College of Medicine and medical director of Penn State Sports Medicine. Sebastianelli presented awards at the 5K event. 

This year’s Happy Camper 5K included 162 participants ranging from 4 to 68 years of age. Using chip timing, awards were given to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners in each age group along with the overall men’s, women’s and children’s winners. Prizes also were awarded to the oldest and youngest participants.

The following organizations sponsored the Happy Camper 5K: Centre County Grange Fair, Centre Daily Times, Colonial Press, HealthSouth Nittany Valley, Impressions, BB&T Bank, Juniper Village at Brookline, 5 Star Nutrition and Wynwood House. In addition, the following organizations donated their time, goods and services to the event: Au Bon Pain, BagelCrust, Cold Stone Creamery, Colonial Advertising, D-Stress Station, Dam Donuts, Darren Weimert Photography, DelGrosso’s Amusement Park, Dragonfly Massage, Empower Bootcamp Fitness Studio, The Family Clothesline, Giant Foods, Hotel State College, Penn State Centre Stage, Penn State Athletics, State College Spikes, Tussey Mountain, Victory Sports and Fitness, Weis Westerly Parkway and WR Hickey.

Last Updated September 11, 2017