Brad Schoener 5k Run/Walk & Mascot Fun Run

601 Amazing Schoener 5K Participants Brave the Rain! THANK YOU for supporting Upper Darby Kids & Music!

Thank you… to the 601 participants in pouring down rain at yesterday’s Schoener 5k. Thank you… to the 5k coaches and hundreds of Upper Darby kids who invest their time in staying healthy and running for a cause and pride in their school. Thank you… to our incredible volunteers from the UDAEF Board, Mike Ranck and MJ & the YMCA, the Upper Darby/Lansdowne Rotary, the UDAE Service Club, Arlington Cemetery, the Schoener 5k & Festival Committees, the UDHS Drumline, the UDHS Cheerleaders, DelcoSpidey, the Phillies Phanatic, Upper Darby Police Dept, UD Fire Police, UD Township, Honor Bagpiper Bob Kephart, Mayor Tom Micozzie, PA State Representative James Santora (Jamie), Drexel Hill Middle School, MadBeatzz Philly, the incredible National Anthem flutists (Karen Cervante & Sabrina Ta) and the men who saved the steps in the 11th hour: Jason Speck, Steve Van Osten, Jeff Gentile, Peter Genzlinger, Matt Colliton, and Stephen Ford —- and that was just the first 4 hours of the day! The Brad Schoener Fund is nothing without all of these amazing people.  — Jen Schoener, Chair, Brad Schoener Memorial Music Fund

Location:  Arlington Cemetery, Drexel Hill PA
Date:  May 19, 2018 –RAIN OR SHINE!
Registration Time: Race Day On-Site Registration Opens @ 07:30 am at Drexel Hill Middle School


GET YOUR BODY PUMPING AT 8 AM IN DREXEL HILL MS GYM WITH PEFORMANCES BY MadBeatz Philly Drummers! UDHS Drumline & Cheerleaders! JOIN IN THE MASCOT FUN AT 8:15 AM WITH The Phillies Phanatic! The Amazing Spiderman! And MANY MANY MASCOTS!
Runners start @ 9:00 am  (Sign up for Military Challenge at Registration)
One-Mile Spirit Walk @ 9:15 am  – Honor Mr. Schoener with a beautiful walk through Arlington Cemetery — All Walkers should meet at the flagpole in front of Toppitzer Funeral Home to start.

NEW FOR 2018!


Our Military Challenge immediately following the 5K will see if you and your team have what it takes!  Adults of age 18+ ONLY may enter!

4th Annual Mascot Challenge starts at 8:15 am! Does the DHMS Falcon have the right moves to keep his crown?? Get there early to join in the fun!

PLUS – DON’T MISS DAVE & BUSTER’S FUN PATROL FOR THE KIDS in the DHMS Cafeteria after the race! 

Dave & Buster's

REMEMBER DUE TO THE WEATHER FORECAST – 5K registration will be held in the Drexel Hill Middle School Cafeteria and our 5k Awards Ceremony will be held in Drexel Hill MS Gym. Pre-race festivities will begin at 8 am in DHMS Gym — including a Mascot Dance Off with the Philies Phanatic!  THE FUN CONTINUES!!!

Walk-Up Registration will still be available the morning of the Schoener 5K at Drexel Hill Middle School – 7:30 am-8:30 am

Day of Race Registration does not guarantee a race t-shirt!

The Schoener Fund welcomes local cheering squads of Upper Darby to cheer on our race participants along the course! PLUS – Listen for jazz combos, bagpipers, string ensembles, drumlines, and more as you walk or run through beautiful Arlington Cemetery!

Post-race BRAD SCHOENER FESTIVAL OF UPPER DARBY ARTS  at the Upper Darby Performing Arts Center – 10:00 am to 3 pm!

The Schoener School Spirit Competition Continues! PLUS The Schoener “YMCA” Cup — $500 and a traveling trophy awarded to the UDSD school with the most 5K participants! That includes runners AND walkers! Be sure to represent your favorite school when you register! Special thanks to the YMCA for their support of this award and the young musicians of the Upper Darby School District!

This is a one loop run course, (or one-mile loop walk) in beautiful Arlington Cemetery, the resting place of Upper Darby’s beloved band director, Brad Schoener.


Along the course, runners and walkers will be treated to live music by some of Brad’s students and friends. After the race enjoy more live music right across the street at the Upper Darby Performing Arts Center at the Music Festival to benefit the Brad Schoener Fund.

Participation in this event has grown steadily over the last nine years. We encourage everyone to register EARLY to guarantee your slot as we may sell out by race day!

Parking available at Drexel Hill Middle School and walk to State Road entrance of the Arlington Cemetery.