Scranton Area Community Foundation to Benefit from Shine Like Susan 5K

The Scranton Area Community Foundation will receive donations from a group of Abington Heights High School students from the Class of 2025 and members of the school’s cross country and track and field teams have gathered to organize the upcoming 3rd annual Shine Like Susan 5K, a race in memory of Susan Burke, who lost her battle with colon cancer in 2022. The race will raise money to benefit the Susan Burke Foundation for Colon Cancer, a fund established in 2022 at the Scranton Area Community Foundation by the family of Susan Burke to provide support to individuals with a colon cancer diagnosis who are experiencing financial hardship.

The Shine Like Susan 5K will occur at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 20, 2024, at Abington Heights Middle School. All proceeds will benefit the Susan Burke Foundation for Colon Cancer at the Scranton Area Community Foundation. The event will include a free kids’ fun run (ages 8 and under), raffle baskets, music, course guides, and more. Interested parties can register online at The Shine Like Susan 5K registration fee is $25 online and $30 on race day.

Since its beginning in 2022, the Shine Like Susan 5K event has raised over $50,000 to support the Susan Burke Foundation for Colon Cancer.

Valley In Motion to Hold 5K

Registration is NOW OPEN for the Valley in Motions 5K

The race starts at 1pm on Saturday, May 6 and ends with a block party in front of the Backyard Ale House in downtown Scranton. 

Sign up here. We’ve had a few people register already, including a woman from Idaho. Good news travels fast!

We made a couple changes based on feedback last year. We made the walk shorter, adding hydration and a couple Office-themed activities to keep you going. And we’re adding a new turn to make sure runners can’t miss the Dwight Schrute Mural

Relive last year’s race with these photos or the race results. If you have your own photos, load them onto our Facebook post and drum up some excitement. Let’s get some exercise, have some fun, and make new memories!


5k to Honor Fastenal Founder

The BK5K Road Race is held to honor Bob Kierlin, founder of Fastenal and lifelong supporter of youth programs. All proceeds go to various  area youth organizations/programs demonstrating financial need. Funding grants will be evaluated for merit and dispersed by the BK5K Youth Fund Award Committee. ​​

VIM to Host The Office 5k

Valley in Motion is hosting The Office 5K. The road race passes sites featured on NBC’s “The Office.” Starting in the shadow of the Electric City sign in downtown Scranton, runners or walkers will pass the Penn Paper, Cooper’s, the Dwight mural, and more. Participants can dress up as their favorite Office character for fun and prizes.

WHEN: Saturday, April 30, 1pm
WHERE: Race starts and ends at the 500 Linden Street block in downtown Scranton
PRE-PARTY: Packet pickup and pre-race party at Cooper’s Seafood House on April 29 from 5-7pm. Office trivia, raffle baskets, and special Firkin Friday small-cask beer will be on tap.

A fun promotional video is here:

Race proceeds benefit Valley In Motion, a non-profit fostering community and quality of life in the Lackawanna Valley. More information about VIM at

Ronald McDonald House of Scranton 5k Race

Get Ready to Show Your Stripes! The 35th Annual Ronald McDonald House of Scranton 5K Race and Fun Walk in Historic Nay Aug Park will be held on Sunday, September 26th, 2021. Parents, children, college students, competitive runners, and even some family pets will run or walk in support our local Ronald McDonald House at this very FAMILY & PET FRIENDLY event.  Following the 5k, we will hold our Kids Fun Run where all children will receive a gift for participating. There will also be basket raffles!

With your $20 registration you will receive a swag bag with a moisture wicking race shirt, a customized race medal, and a swag bag.  Come show your stripes for the mission that keeps families close to their children as they receive critical care in local medical facilities. You will not want to miss it! Registration can be found by going to

Check us out on Facebook (Show Your Stripes 5k) to not only stay informed, but to also participate in some of our giveaways!