Schoener Musicman 5k Run & 1 Mile Spirit Walk

SAVE THE DATE! Saturday, May 20, 2023 Let’s come together for our community and the legacy of The MusicMan – Brad Schoener – to keep the music playing in Upper Darby and throughout Delaware County!

Register NOW for the 2023 5K!

Check Out Our 5K Festivities!

Proceeds from the 5K Run support the Brad Schoener Memorial Music Fund and its MusicMan Academy programs. The mission of Brad’s Fund is to support the musical abilities and aspirations of instrumental music students in the Upper Darby School District through the funding of instruments, instruction, and experiences for interested and talented students who might not otherwise have the opportunities due to personal circumstances. Brad’s Fund is supported by the Upper Darby Arts & Education Foundation.


WHAT’S NEW IN 2023??

NEW FOR SPECTATORS: Come hungry and wake up with Five Points Coffee while cheering on your runner! Also available for morning refreshments will be East Coast Mini Donuts — featuring HOT fresh mini donuts, donut sundaes (that means with ice cream!)  and donut fried oreos! Not to mention – we are welcoming Calaveras Street Tacos and their delicious homemade breakfast empanadas and lunch tacos for healthy and yummy options!

NEW FOR THE 21 AND OVER PARTICIPANTS! JOIN THE SCHOENER 5K AFTER PARTY AT THE ARSENAL!  The Artillery Brewing Company is pleased to support the mission and the programs of the Schoener Memorial Fund that help bring music alive for the children of Upper Darby. On the day of the Schoener 5K event, we will be hosting a live band event in the parking lot adjacent to our new location, The Arsenal Taproom at 4221 Ferne Blvd in Drexel HillAs a participant in the race event, you’ll receive a voucher good for one free pint of Artillery beer on race day! We look forward to seeing you there!

Look for the tent on Arlington Field behind the Arlington Mansion (Toppitzer Funeral Home)! We will kick off the day’s festivities at 8:30 am with the “Running of the Royals” as we “hold court” and crown the 2023 King (or Queen) of the Upper Darby Royal Family!  As always — look for surprise guests during our pre-race festivities!  Last year we welcomed Gritty– be sure to arrive in time to find out who this year’s guest is from 8:15 – 9:15 am!  Families are encouraged to complete the 5K or the 1 Mile Spirit Walk together and then… we have SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE as we celebrate our 13th year of keeping Brad Schoener’s wishes alive for Upper Darby children.

The Brad Schoener 5K Run / Walk is the primary fundraiser for the MusicMan Academy programs and initiatives.

We thank all of you for the past thirteen years of support for the Schoener Fund, Upper Darby Arts & Education Foundation, and its programs. 


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