New Year’s Day 5K Race and Fun Runs

SRA New Years Day 5K Race

Kick off SRA’s 80th year by joining the Swarthmore Recreation Association for its annual New Year’s Day 5K and Kids’ Races on Wednesday, Jan. 1.

Click HERE to register for the SRA 2020 NYDay 5K

Race-day registration starts at 9 a.m. at Swarthmore College’s Lamb-Miller Field House.
The 5K starts at 10:30 a.m. and winds through Swarthmore in a flat and fast course that ends with a lap at the college track. Kids’ races, also on the college track, start at about 11:30 a.m. for children ages 2 through 13.

Early registration is $20.20 (through Nov. 1). Regular pre-registration (Nov. 2 through noon Dec. 31) is $25, and the race-day registration fee is $30.
Checks or cash preferred – no credit cards day of
Those who are pre-registered 5K runners receive long-sleeve tech T-shirts.
Post-race refreshments will be served, and unique race medals of etched wood are awarded to the top two finishers overall and in each age category, male and female.
Kids’ races are FREE, and ribbons will be awarded to all youth participants.
Walk-up participants for the kids’ races are more than welcome!
this race is managed by Run The Day 
 and will be held rain or snow!

Schedule for Race Day:

9:00-10:15 Registration: Field House Indoor Track.  Check in, sign waiver, get bib / tshirt
10:30AM:  5K Race Start Time Outside Track
11:30AM: Awards Ceremony
11:45AM: Kids’ Fun Run
Ages 2-4 half lap race
Ages 5-7 half lap race
Ages 8-10 full lap race
Ages 11-13 full lap race
Children will need to be registered and ready to go at 11:45 right after the Awards Ceremony ends. We will
organize the children by age groups starting with the youngest first and working up to the older runners.
Prizes: Overall winner male and female, age groups, medals to first and second place winners.
Registration will be through Run The Day  Website at
Long sleeved tech shirt to all preregistered runners.


Online Early Registration Fee: $20.20 (until Nov 1st)
Pre-Registration Fee:  $25 (Nov 1st-Dec 31st)
Race Day Registration is $30 for 5K Race – Cash only
Kids’ Fun Run are FREE!
 All participants will need to complete and hand in a Swarthmore College Waiver