Beaver Stadium Run

The Paterno Family Beaver Stadium Run for Special Olympics Pennsylvania (SOPA), presented by the Sheetz, is held at Penn State University during Blue-White Weekend, where more than 3,500 runners and walkers of all ages and abilities participate in a 5K run or 2-mile family fun walk.

Proceeds from the Run benefit Special Olympics Pennsylvania and the 13,000 children and adults with intellectual disabilities. The 2023 Beaver Stadium Run is scheduled to take place on Sunday, April 16th.

The Run begins in the vicinity of the Bryce Jordan Center on Curtin Road, moves through Penn State’s scenic campus, and concludes with runners racing through the Beaver Stadium Tunnel and onto the Nittany Lions’ home turf to “finish at the fifty!”

Follow this link to view previous event photos!

What time does the race begin?

7:30 am – Registration (located at Medlar Field)
10:15 am – Registration will close promptly
11:00 am – 5K Run/Walk Start Time
11:10 am – 2 Mile Fun Walk Start Time
12:00 pm – Race Course Closed
12:15 pm – Awards

Click here to view the 5k Run and 2-Mile Walk Courses

Note: Event will take place rain or shine

Win Four Tickets to Penn State-Indiana!

Win four seats in the Paterno Family box to see the Nittany Lions host the Indiana Hoosiers on Saturday, October 28, 2023 at Beaver Stadium. Only 1,000 chances will be sold.

The drawing will be held on Saturday, June 10, 2023 at Special Olympics Pennsylvania’s Summer Games. Winner does NOT need to be present.

Tickets are $25 each and can be purchased here. All proceeds benefit Special Olympics Pennsylvania. Call 724-375-7515 x 248 or follow this link for more information.