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The Pink Elephant 5K - 2023


We are a nonprofit organization formed to help shed light on the opiate crisis, to bring peace and joy into the lives of children and families who have been affected by this epidemic and to give families an opportunity to remember their loved ones.

10:00 AM, Sat. Oct 7, 2023

Philadelphia, PA 19125

Race / Category
Prizes / Awards
No surprise fees - what you see is what you pay, service fee included
10:00 AM
Commit to raising at least $75 via your personal fundraising page by August 31st.
10:00 AM
Overall and AG awards will be given.
10:00 AM
10:00 AM
No prizes in kid's run. Ages 10 & under only.
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From the Organizer

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What: The Pink Elephant Movement 5K Race/Mile Walk/Kid Fun Run

When: October 7, 2023

Race Day Registration: 8:00 AM

Opening Ceremony: 9:30 AM

Race Starts: 10:00 AM

Take advantage of the early registration price of $30 by 8/15. On 8/16, registration is $35. Race day registration jumps to $40.00. Kids Fun Run is FREE for kids 8 & under. Please be sure to register them! Registration comes with a t-shirt on the day of the race only if you register before 9/15. If you pre-register after 9/15, shirts are then on a first come first serve basis along with race day registrations.

Pre-pick up is TBD

We highly recommend not waiting until race day to register!

Race day t-shirts are first come first serve.  There are no guarantee of getting a shirt if you sign up on race day.

Where: Start and end location is at Cione Playground on Aramingo and Lehigh Avenues

Why: The Pink Elephant Movement is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that was created to assist children and families whose lives have been affected and altered because of a love one’s addiction. There are countless number of grandparents, aunts, uncles and other family members who are raising children who aren’t theirs because their loved one has either passed away because of addiction or is in active addiction and unable to care for their children. Our goal is to help these families both spiritually and financially to uplift them in their time of need through community events and individual giving programs.

How We Got Started: A couple of us have come together to try to create change - to light up the darkness. We figured we would start in our own community with a 5K in the streets of our own neighborhood, the place we grew up in. Our hope is that those families that are suffering could feel all of the love and support that we have to share, so that those same families could feel a little hope; so the kids that are growing up powerless over their situation can be encouraged to take a different path, one that is less destructive. 

We also wanted to create a space where families could come together and proudly honor the memory of their loved ones who lost their life to drug addiction or alcoholism, to heal, to feel comforted and to feel loved and supported. We hope you will join us for a day of spreading joy, hope, love and healing.

God Bless,

The Pink Elephant Movement