LECOM 6,000 Steps for Success 5K and 1-Mile Wellness Walk

Saturday August 5th, 2023 Erie, PA 16509 US Directions


5K Run

08/05 9:00AM EDT - 12:00PM EDT

1 Mile Walk

08/05 9:00AM EDT - 12:00PM EDT


5401 Peach St
Erie, PA US 16509


Over the past three years since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, The Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM) has been working tirelessly to advocate for our scholars, residents, and alumni. 


We are pleased to announce our 10th annual LECOM 5K “6,000 Steps for Success” as a healthful event that enables you to walk or run either our 3.1-mile course or one-mile course. This year’s event is centered around successfully achieving 6,000 steps, the average number of steps it takes to complete a 5K. LECOM Medical Fitness and Wellness Center encourages an active lifestyle throughout our great nation. So, we are maintaining our virtual option for those who are unable to attend our live event. Our virtual option does not require a timing device for you to participate, but you have the option of posting your time on the registration site to see how your time compares with others from around the country. Our live event will be utilizing timing devices and bibs so you can either compete for a place medal, or just go for a personal best. The primary focus of both events is on the students who will be the future of our healthcare. 


We have seen the heightened risk that has faced our medical professionals as they have battled the COVID-19 Virus. They are stalwarts on the front line, providing care to those in need of medical attention and risking their own lives to save others. Our profession is a noble one, and mindful of those currently in the battle, our efforts now will benefit those who will serve in years to come. 


All proceeds from the 5K event will benefit the LECOM Student Scholarship Fund, helping to defray the educational costs of our future health care providers from LECOM.


LECOM is an institution that trains Osteopathic Physicians, Pharmacists and Dentists. Since its inception, LECOM has proven itself as an educational institution that encourages and supports its scholars through and beyond their years of study. Our Annual LECOM Student Scholarship Galas are the chief generator of resources that are used to assist students in defraying and offsetting the cost of their medical education. Each year, we raise millions of dollars in scholarship aid for our deserving students. In a time during which there is an increased need for primary care physicians, the need for successfully graduated medical practitioners is felt now more intensely than ever before.


Participating in our live event:

  1. Register by August 4th, 2023.
  2. Pick up your race packet the night before between 5:00-7:00 PM at the Wellness Center or on the day of the live event. Registration and packet pick-up will begin at 8:00 AM on race day and close at 8:45 AM.
  3. Registrations after July 1st will not be guaranteed a shirt by race day. Participation medals will be available after the conclusion of the virtual event.
  4. Post-race refreshments will be provided.
  5. Awards will be given to the top 3 male and female finishers in the 5K race.
  6. First 30 participants who check in at the registration table on race day will receive a free t-shirt courtesy of Life Fitness.
  7. Each participant will be automatically entered to win a variety of prizes, including Erie Otters tickets, Rita's Italian Ice Gift Cards, and Spa Gift Sets!

Optional: Donation or Sponsor A Student


Participating virtually:

  1. Register by September 29th, 2023.
  2. Complete the 1-mile or 3.1 miles between May 1st and September 29th, 2023 and upload your results to https://runsignup.com/Race/PA/Erie/LECOMERIE5K 
  3. Receive your completion t-shirt/medal by mail in the following month.

Optional: Donation or Sponsor A Student

T-shirts and Medals will be mailed to all virtual participants.


Need help getting ready for the race?  Try a training plan to keep you on target and consistent!

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