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First-ever Exciting Unique “The Beat Goes On Adventure Race” 5k & 2k Fun Run On April 30, 2022
THE PEYTON WALKER FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES FIRST-EVER EXCITING UNIQUE “THE BEAT GOES ON ADVENTURE RACE” 5K AND 2K FUN RUN ON APRIL 30, 2022
RUNNERS AND FAMILIES PARTICIPATING WILL HELP ENHANCE LIFE-SAVING WORK TO COMBAT SUDDEN CARDIAC ARREST IN ONLY RACE OF ITS KIND ON EAST COAST
Registration Open to Runners & Adventure Enthusiasts From Across The Country Sponsorships Still Available
Mechanicsburg, PA – The Peyton Walker Foundation is hosting its first ever and one-of-a-kind “The Beat Goes On Adventure Race” to celebrate Peyton’s love for adventure and to continue their life-saving efforts. The 5K
Adventure Race features 12 obstacles (including cargo nets, slides, steep hills, tunnels, paintball and more!) and is a course that will challenge every level of fitness. In addition, a 2K Fun Run with five friendly obstacles (including tires, slides, climbing and more!), will be available for most skill levels and ages 8+.
WHEN: Saturday, April 30, 2022
11:00AM- 2:45PM 5K staggered start times
3:00PM-4:30PM 2K Fun Run staggered start times
WHERE: Roundtop Mountain Resort / Ski Roundtop
925 Roundtop Rd, Lewisberry, PA
SPONSORED BY: 5K Presenting Sponsor Planet Fitness, 2K Fun Run Presenting Sponsor Delta Dental, UPMC, Avive, Capital Blue Cross, Karns Foods and Members 1st
Proceeds from this unique East Coast event, that is open to runners and adventure enthusiasts from across the
country, will support the life-saving work of The Peyton Walker Foundation whose mission is to increase
awareness and survival rates of Sudden Cardiac Arrest.
Peyton’s Mom and executive director of the Foundation, Julie Walker, says, “Hosting a first-of- its- kind adventure race like this at Roundtop – where Peyton worked for several years – has been a long-standing vision of ours. Tying Peyton’s love of adventure and the outdoors together with a thrilling event that raises awareness of SCA, attracts runners from across the country, and will help to fund our future work is a wonderful tribute to our daughter’s legacy.”
- Award winning and nationally-recognized programs and services include:
- Providing FREE heart screenings for kids in partnership with UPMC, CHOP, University of
Pennsylvania/Lancaster General Health and Geisinger Health Systems;
- Donating over 250 Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) throughout Central PA;
- Advocating and successfully passing, “Peyton’s Law,” which went into effect in July 2020 – impacting all
students who participate in PIAA sports;
- Providing CPR and AED certification classes and community demonstrations;
- Partnering with the Cardiac Safety Research Consortium to provide heart screening data for research in the hopes of positively impacting the future of youth cardiac healthcare.
NOTE: Adventure Race Video on the Foundation YouTube: https://youtu.be/ZwVNsUID7Kw
Nonprofit organizations and sports teams can request a free AED by contacting the Foundation. For more
information on Peyton’s Law or on the Foundation, go to PeytonWalker.org.