Haverford College Joe Schwartz '83 Memorial 3K Run/Walk


Race Details       

When: Sunday, April 28th @ 12:30pm
Where: Haverford College - Founders Green
What: 3K with shorter distance available for walkers

Entry Fees          

$10 for Haverford College students and all others <18
$20 for Haverford College Community Adults (Faculty, Staff, Alumni, Family)
$30 for participants not associated with Haverford College (18+)

Pre-Registration Deadline Friday, April 12th by 5pm (Free race apparel!)
Race Day Registration available from 11:00am-12:00pm


  • Individual   
    Training Contest Winner
    Top overall male & female finisher
    Top male and female finisher in various age groups         
  • Team  
    Training Contest winners
    Three-person race team (at least one female, student, and faculty/staff/alumnus/a)
    Customs Team (participation)

Event Activities          

Kids Fun Run, BBQ, Music, Games, & More!

Event Goals          

  • Promote health and fitness throughout the Haverford College Community
  • Raise awareness and donate proceeds to The ALS Association for research and patient services

Additional Information

Joe Schwartz '83 Memorial 3K Run/Walk Recap Video
2018 Photo Gallery
2018 Race Results
Past Race History
Join the Joe Schwartz Facebook Page

Joe Schwartz graduated from Haverford College in 1983. He was a committed member of Haverford's cross country and track teams for the four years he attended Haverford, and he excelled in both sports. He encouraged those who won MAC Championships as well as students who were casual participants to be part of something bigger than themselves. From the moment he stepped on the Haverford campus, Joe was integral in building a proud tradition of athletic excellence at this school. In 1995, Joe contracted Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) at the age of 34. He first noticed the symptoms when he was out training for road races. He courageously endured the hardships imposed by this cruel disease for thirteen years until his unfortunate death on March 2, 2008.

The Joe Schwartz '83 Memorial 3K Run/Walk is designed to attract the running superstar and the walking novice because that is exactly how Joe would want it. He simply loved people lacing up their shoes and enjoying the freedom to run and walk, a freedom that was deprived from Joe by ALS. Proceeds will be donated to The ALS Association and directed towards ALS research and patient services. The ALS Association is the only national non-profit organization dedicated solely to the fight against ALS. The cause, cure and means of control of ALS are unknown. Symptoms of ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease, include the wasting and paralysis of the muscles of the limbs and trunk as well as those that control vital functions such as speech, swallowing and respiration.