Unite for HER 5K


Saturday, September 21, 2019
7:30 a.m. Race Day Registration
8:30 a.m. Race Welcome


West Chester
Race welcome held at Wells Fargo parking lot (next to The Classic Diner)
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Friday, September 20, 2019
4:30 – 7:00 p.m
The Classic Diner


Join us for our 2019 Unite for HER 5k Run/2k Walk in West Chester, presented by Swayne Real Estate! Last September, we had a record turnout of over 1,503 registered participants honor women affected by breast cancer and became the largest 5K in West Chester. This year, we want to crush that number as we unite the community to run by HER side in support of those affected by breast cancer.

Because of the incredible outpouring of compassion and support within our community, we ask that runners/walkers will please break tradition (and superstitions) and wear their pink event shirts on race day as a show of unity and support for our women.

Event Details

Runners/walkers who pre-register are encouraged to pick up their race packet at Classic Diner on Friday, September 20 from 4:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Day-of registrations and race welcome will be held in the Wells Fargo parking lot next to Classic Diner.

Please join us after the race for our family tailgate, including a Cheers To You Champagne Bar, DJ, complimentary bites, kids games and bounce house, food trucks, exciting local vendors and photo opportunities. Back by popular demand, designed for our youngest supporters, Kids’ Dashes for ages 9 and under! Registration Required for Kids’ Dashes. Free registration for children 9 and under participating in the 5K Run/2K Walk.


Parking is free at meters along the streets of West Chester on Saturday until 5 pm. Please be cognizant of any borough notices along the streets. There are also three large parking garages located near our Family Tailgate.

  • Bicentennial Parking Garage
    $.75/30 minutes – max $9.00/day
    20 S High St
    West Chester, PA 19382
  • Chestnut Street Parking Garage
    $.75/30 minutes – max $9.00/day
    14 E Chestnut St
    West Chester, PA 19380
    Phone: 610-436-9689
  • Justice Center Parking Garage
    Free Parking on the weekend
    220 W Market St
    West Chester, PA 19382

Race Information

Race day registration – 7:30 a.m.
Race welcome – 8:30 a.m.
Kids’ Dash (at race starting line) – 8:45 a.m.

Race start – 9:00 a.m.
Awards – 10:00 a.m.

Cash prize for the top male and female finisher 

Before and after the race you will enjoy live music, complimentary bites, exciting local food trucks and vendors, and photo opportunities. Plus, kids (ages 9 and under) are invited to join us on the course for a Kids Dash! Registration is required for Kids’ Dashes. Free for children 9 and under participating in the 5K Run/2K Walk.

Runners/walkers who pre-register are encouraged to pick up their race packet at The Classic Diner on Friday, September 20 from 4:30 – 7:00 p.m. Day-of registrations and race welcome will be held in the Wells Fargo parking lot next to The Classic Diner.


Limited quantities of race t-shirts may be available to late registrants at packet pick-up. Register by September 5, 2019, to receive a free race t-shirt!

Adults – $30
Kids (5-13) – $15
Children 9 and Under Dash Only – $5


Virtual Registration

Can’t be in West Chester on September 21nd? Don’t fret – you can now join us virtually! Gather your friends and family and run your own 5K or walk 2K from anywhere in these easy steps:

  • Register online and select ‘Virtual’ Registration. Complete form as directed.
  • Download a mobile run-tracking app like MapMyRun or Nike+ Training Club.  Create an account as directed.
  • Wear your 2019 UFH 5K t-shirt to run by HER side on Saturday, September 21!  Take photos before your race and use your run-tracking app to track your distance.
  • Take a celebratory photo after you’ve completed your race and take a screenshot of your route.
  • Submit all photos


Create your own personal or team page to invite friends/family to run/walk with you, set a fundraising goal, track progress, and invite others to donate on your behalf.  When registering, click “become a fundraiser” to create or join an already existing team.  

Team Fund a Woman

Pledge to raise at least $2,000 individually or as part of a team and you’ll receive special benefits.

Commit to fundraising at least $2,000 and create your own Fund a Woman team! Through this $2,000 pledge, your donation will provide a Wellness Day experience and full year of complementary therapies for one woman.

Fund a Woman individual or team benefits include**:

  • Priority On-Site Registration
  • Distinctive Team Fund a Woman Race Day Swag (must have joined team and raised $2,000 by 9/16/2019)
  • VIP Tent Access Passes at the Family Tailgate (VIP Food & Drinks, Lounge Area)(must have joined team and raised $2,000 by 9/16/2019)
  •  Dedicated VIP Porta-Potties

… plus some exciting surprises!

**The above benefits are for up to 10 people at the $2,000 minimum. Benefits for one additional team member will be added for every additional $200 raised above the $2,000 minimum.

The top individual fundraiser and top fundraising team will be invited to a private dinner reception with Unite for HER staff and awarded a gift package with local West Chester goodies.

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5K Partners & Sponsors

We are incredibly grateful for the generous businesses, families, and individuals that sponsor our 5k. Please take a moment to view our sponsor information and be sure to support these businesses in our community.

Lead Event Sponsor ($10,000)

Family Tailgate Sponsor ($5,000)

Sponsor of UFH 5K Training Team, the Cynwyd Trailblazers ($5,000)

Finish Line Sponsors ($3,500)

Water Station Sponsors ($2,000)

Course Sponsors ($1,000)

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Pace Sponsors ($500)

Community Sponsors ($250)

  • Glenolden Exxon

Unite for HER 5K Friend ($100)

  • Peninsula Condominium and First Service Residential

Unite for HER Partners

  • Acure
  • AJS Pancott Gynastics
  • Mancino Manufacturing

Hospital/Foundation Partners

  • Abington Jefferson Health
  • Aria Health
  • Bryn Mawr Hospital
  • Capital Health
  • Chester County Fund for Women & Girls
  • Chestnut Hill Hospital
  • Crozer-Keystone Health System
  • Doylestown Health Cancer Institute
  • Einstein Medical Center Montgomery
  • The Foundation for Delaware County
  • Fox Chase Cancer Center
  • Lankenau Medical Center
  • Kennedy Health
  • Mercy Health System
  • Mercy Health System
  • Paoli Hospital
  • Chester County Hospital
  • Abrason Cancer Center
  • Phoenixville Hospital
  • Riddle Hospital
  • Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson