Autumn 5K

Events Details

We are excited to announce a live 5K Run/Walk series!

Cairn University Athletics and RUN 12:1 Running Club are excited to bring you a series of Fall 2020 races. The Autumn 5K, run on a beautiful, rolling hill course at Tyler State Park, Newtown, PA, with both challenge and inspire you. We are working with authorities and a committee of race experts to organize this event. Be assured our highest priority is the health and safety of all our participants, volunteers, and staff. This event benefits the Cairn University Cross Country Team. It is also one of only a few live races to be held in our area this year!

To maintain proper social distancing and safety for everyone, registration for the on-site Autumn 5K on November 21st is limited to 200 participants. There is also a virtual run for those who prefer that option. All registrants will receive a unique, custom designed shirt for each race, and those completing all the races in the series will receive an additional RUN 12:1 Running Club moisture wicking race shirt.

5K Details

The Autumn 5K is hosted by the RUN 12:1 Running Club and raises funds for the Cairn University Cross Country Teams. Following is information about the Autumn 5K:

Race Information - Saturday, November 21, 2020

  • Course: Paved trail format over a rolling terrain course
  • Distance: 5k (3.1 miles)
  • Location: Tyler State Park, Langhorne, PA
  • Parking: Check-in will be held in the Tyler Park Center for the Arts area. Use the No. 1 Lane Trail road accessed off Newtown-Richboro Road (Rt 332). Parking to the left and check-in to the right.
  • Registration: Please complete on-line by Friday, November 20. Limited on-site registration will be available as space permits
  • Check-in: 8:30am - 9:15am
  • Start Time: The race will start at 9:30am – Rain or shine
  • Fee: $25 (pre-registration)/$30 on-site; alumni, faculty & staff $20; students $15; special team pricing available
  • Race Shirts: All participants will receive the custom designed, Autumn 5K race-shirt
  • Series Race Shirt: Anyone completing both races in the Cairn Fall Race Series will receive a RUN 12:1 Running Club moisture wicking shirt

Donation & Registration

  • The registration fee is tax deductible. The proceeds will be divided between the Cairn University Cross Country Team


  • Top 3 Male / Female Overall Winners

Virtual Challenge Details

What is a "virtual challenge", how does it work, and why should I do it?

From Thursday, November 19, 2020 – Sunday, Novmeber 22, 2020, take up the challenge and run or walk 1 mile, 5K, 5 miles, or as many miles as you can. This is something that can be done by anyone, anywhere (no matter where in the world you live or are traveling to), any time night or day, any distance, at any pace, during any # of days. You can walk or run any combination of days and distances that works best for you. You can even do it indoors on a treadmill - so just about anyone can do it!

Virtual Challenge

When: Thursday, November 19, 2020 through Sunday, November 22, 2020
Where: Anywhere in the world
Time: Any time that fits your schedule
Who: Open to all
Cost: $25 per participant; alumni, faculty & staff $20; students $15
Shirt: All participants receive the custom designed Autumn 5K race shirt. Shirts will be mailed to all participants in the Virtual Challenge
Series Race Shirt: Participants completing both races in the Cairn Fall Race Series (virtually or in person) will receive a RUN 12:1 Running Club moisture wicking shirt
Prizes: All participants are eligible for prizes selected by random drawing during the virtual challenge