Spring 5K

Events Details

Join Us for Our 2021 Winter/Spring 5K Run/Walk Series!

Building off our inaugural 2020 races, Cairn University Athletics and RUN 12:1 Running Club are excited to bring you a series of Winter/Spring 2021 5K races. The third race in the series is the Spring 5K being held on Saturday, April 10th. The Spring 5K is a trail race at Core Creek Park, Langhorne, PA. 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. 

To maintain proper social distancing and safety for everyone, registration for the on-site Spring 5K is limited to 200 participants. Runners will be assigned wave times to maintain social distancing and comply with park covid guidelines. As guidelines and restrictions change over time, the number of participants per race may be capped at a higher or lower number depending on the current conditions. 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 multiple races will be entered to win awards in the Winter/Spring Race Series. In addition, everyone completing 3 or more races in the series will also receive an additional Race Series shirt. 

Please note: the COVID-19 pandemic is a fluid situation and should guidelines change, it is possible the Bucks County Health Department and/or State of Pennsylvania may require the live 5K event be converted to a virtual-only event. Should that occur the Virtual Challenge will still be held and all registrants for the Winter 5K will be converted to the Virtual Challenge format. Other options may also be offered. No refunds will be issued.  

5K Details

The Spring 5K raises money for the Cairn University Cross Country Team. Following is information about the Spring 5K:

Race Information - Saturday, April 10, 2021

  • Course: Trail format laid out on an established dirt path over a rolling terrain course
  • Distance: 5k (3.1 miles)
  • Location: Core Creek Park, Langhorne, PA
  • Parking: Parking and check-in will be held at pavilion 10 just past the tennis courts. Enter Core Creek Park across from Maple Point School. Follow signs to parking and registration. 
  • Registration: Please complete on-line by Friday, April 9. 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, Spring 5K race-shirt
  • Series Race Shirt: Anyone completing 3 or more races in the Cairn Winter/Spring Race Series will receive a special series race shirt


    Donation & Registration
  • The registration fee is tax deductible. The entire amount will go directly to the Cairn University Cross Country Team


  • Top 3 Male / Female Overall Winners
  • Race Series points will also be earned with overall winners eligible for Winter/Spring Race Series Awards

Virtual Challenge Details

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

From Thursday, April 8 – Sunday, April 11, 2021, 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, April 8 through Sunday, April 11, 2021 
Where: Anywhere in the world
Time: Any time that fits your schedule
Who: Open to all
Cost: $25 per participant
Shirt: All participants receive the custom designed Spring 5K race shirt. Shirts will be mailed to all participants in the Virtual Challenge
Series Race Shirt: Participants completing races in the Cairn Winter/Spring Race Series (virtually or in person) will receive an additional Race Series shirt
Prizes: All participants are eligible for prizes selected by random drawing during the virtual challenge