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Registration Open for Charity 5K on October 26

by Staff Writer / Philadelphia Flyers

Competitive and amateur runners dressed in their most creative costumes are encouraged to participate in the second annual “Flyers Charities Halloween 5K and 1-Mile Walk” at the Wells Fargo Complex on Saturday, October 26, beginning at 8 a.m. The 5K is a USATF certified course that will begin and end at XFINITY Live! Philadelphia and be timed by Mid-Atlantic Timing using the Jaguar Chip Timing System.

Early bird registration is $35 to participate in the 5K and $25 to participate in the one-mile walk. Regular prices will begin August 1. All participants will receive a race bib (including timing chips for 5K runners only) and commemorative tech T-shirt; an athletic wicking shirt. Log on to to register.

Prizes will be awarded for top male and female runners in the 5K, along with prizes for best costumes. The event will also feature a family fun area that will include interactive inflatables, face painters, pumpkin painting and other fun activities. Event parking is free.

Event Timeline:

8:00 a.m. Check-in/Registration begins; Family fun area opens

8:30 a.m. Warm-up

9:00 a.m. 5K run begins

9:10 a.m. 1-mile walk begins

10:00 a.m. Costume contest, prizes and announcements

*Timeline subject to change.

Net proceeds benefit Flyers Charities. Since its inception Comcast-Spectacor Charities, which encompasses Flyers Charities and Global Spectrum Charities, has contributed over $25 million to charity. The funds raised from the annual Flyers Wives Carnival and other initiatives of Comcast-Spectacor Charities help support hundreds of non-profit organizations throughout the Greater Philadelphia Region, including the Ed Snider Youth Hockey Foundation. Comcast-Spectacor Charities prides itself on helping support not just one but a multitude of worthy non-profit organizations that benefit everything from important health care initiatives such as heart health and stroke and cancer awareness to various youth recreation programs and plenty more. If it matters in your community, it’s important to Comcast-Spectacor! For more information on Flyers Charities, please visit

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