Virtual 5K to benefit the Blue Band Legacy Fund

Traditionally, the Alumni Blue Band Association’s major fundraising event has been Homecoming. Coming home and reliving your Blue Band days has been something many members have cherished. Most importantly we have been able to raise thousands of dollars to support the current Blue Band while reliving our amazing experiences. 

This year coming home will not possible for alumni Blue Band members. While we are all disappointed, we also recognize that the current Blue Band members will not have the thrill of marching into the stadium, not traveling to away games and not experience marching out of the tunnel to play for hundreds of thousands of screaming fans. However, these resilient Blue Band members are still doing everything they can to keep the Blue Band Legacy alive. The band is practicing, sharing rehearsal videos and planning for virtual performances to uplift the Penn State Family.  

We the Alumni Blue Band Association want to continue our mission to support the current Blue Band. We invite you to participate in the first Virtual 5K to benefit the Blue Band Legacy Fund. This virtual 5k will allow you to race at your pace. Want to walk/run a 5K in one day, or complete your 5k over throughout the weekend? Not a problem! Want to run it at one time? Totally ok! Not able to participate but would like to send a donation? There’s a donate button just for you! Participation in this event and help us Raise the Song and Share the Blue Band Legacy. 

Your registration donation of $35 includes an event exclusive t-shirt, swag (while supplies last), and an invitation to an event only Facebook group to get to know or reconnect with other 5Kers. You also have the option to add a Blue Band mask to your order for an additional $10. Event packets will be mailed in plenty of time to wear during your run/walk. This event supports the Blue Band Legacy Fund, which helps to secure the long term financial needs of the Blue Band.

Who will you 5K for? #5KForTheLegacy


Registration: September 14-27

Invitation to private Facebook group: a few days after registration closes

Event packets mailed out: October 12

Virtual 5K (run/walk/crawl): October 17-23



Registration is now closed. Thank you for your support of this event to benefit the Blue Band Legacy Fund.