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[Photo Story] 2023 THON 5K

THON kicked off its fundraising events for the year with the annual THON 5K on Sunday. Participants, including students and families, shared a memorable day of fun while sprinting to the finish line or leisurely walking the route in good company.

Take a closer look at moments from the THON 5K race through the lens of our photographers.

Participants lined up at the starting line, eager to begin the 5K.

It was around 45 degrees in Happy Valley when the race began, but the colder temperatures didn’t stop THON supporters from hitting the pavement in the THON 5K.

Hundreds of supporters made their way to the east side of campus to cheer on friends, families, and other Penn Staters on their 3.1-mile journey.

Some runners even ran the route in their Halloween costumes.

As the first few runners made their way across the finish line, participants were relieved to complete the course and supporters were ecstatic to cheer on the finishers.

Another fantastic THON 5K is officially in the books. We dance in 116 days, Penn State!

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Ishaan Kalani

Ishaan is a senior economics student from Ridgefield, Connecticut. In his free time, he enjoys taking film photography, skiing, and playing the guitar. He's also an avid Red Sox fan. Feel free to check out his instagram for more pictures @ishaankalani.

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