Brad Schoener 5k Run/Walk & Mascot Fun Run

THANK YOU to all who came out to run in support of young Upper Darby musicians!

2017MascotChampionsCongratulations to the Penn State Nittany Lion & Drexel Hill Middle School Falcon – our 2017 Schoener 5K Mascot Champions!

2017YMCACupAwardCongratulations Garrettford Elementary! 2017 Schoener 5K Winners of the YMCA Cup & Cash Award for Most Participation

2017SchoolSpiritAwardStonehurstCongratulations to Stonehurst Hills Elementary – led by their Stallion to the 2017 Schoener School Spirit Award!


Location:  Arlington Cemetery, Drexel Hill PA
Date:  May 19, 2018 –RAIN OR SHINE!
Registration Time: Race Day On-Site Registration Opens @ 07:30 am
Runners start @ 9:00 am            Walkers will follow runners!

4th Annual Mascot Run starts at 8:30 am! Will the DHMS Falcon keep his crown?? Get there early to join in the fun!

In the event of rain – 5K registration will be held in the Drexel Hill Middle School Cafeteria AS WELL AS our 5k Awards Ceremony. Mascots will be cheering from the dry porch of the Toppitzer Funeral Home — but 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 two loop run course, (or one 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.