About

When you Wage Hope at PurpleStride Philadelphia 2018 Presented by Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson Health, the walk to end pancreatic cancer, you join a vibrant community of survivors, impacted families, loved ones, researchers and advocates committed to rewriting the future of this deadly disease. Your fundraising and participation directly funds efforts to help patients and families. Come out and stride with us at our 5K run/walk!

Event Day Schedule

Saturday, 11/03/2018

  • 6 a.m. Registration

  • 7:15 a.m. Opening Ceremonies

    The Opening Ceremonies highlight why it’s crucial to take action in this fight, from the words of a survivor or special guest.


  • 8 a.m. 5K Run/Walk Begins

Location Details


Memorial Hall, Fairmount Park
*Located near the Please Touch Museum.
43 S Concourse St.
Philadelphia, PA
19131


Want to train on the route before the event? We'll post the route map here as we get closer to the event.

Street parking is highly recommended; however, available street parking is limited. There will be shuttles available to take participants to the venue, though space on the shuttles will be limited.

ADA parking will be available near the event village before 6 a.m. It is limited and on a first come, first served basis. Shuttles will be available for pick up at the corner of Belmont Ave and South Concourse for your convenience.

We love animals just as much as you do! However, due to safety and liability reasons, pets are unfortunately not allowed at Pancreatic Cancer Action Network events. Service animals are, of course, welcome.

Strollers and wheelchairs are absolutely welcome at PurpleStride!

Registration Information

  • Participant Types
  • Pre-Event
  • Event Day
  • Participant Type:   Survivor
  • Pre-Event:   FREE
  • Event Day:   FREE
  • Participant Type:   Adult Timed
  • Pre-Event:   $35
  • Event Day:   $40
  • Participant Type:   Adult Untimed
  • Pre-Event:   $30
  • Event Day:   $35
  • Participant Type:   Youth Timed
  • Pre-Event:   $15
  • Event Day:   $20
  • Participant Type:   Youth Untimed
  • Pre-Event:   $10
  • Event Day:   $15
  • Participant Type:   Virtual Strider
  • Pre-Event:   FREE
  • Event Day:   N/A
  • Participant Type:   Volunteer
  • Pre-Event:   FREE
  • Event Day:   FREE


A few things to keep in mind:
  • Youth registration is for children ages 3-12. Children ages 2 and younger are not required to register.

  • Your registration fee will count toward your personal fundraising goal, and you’ll receive an email including your registration confirmation and tax information. Please note that registration fees are not tax-deductible.

  • If you want to register by mail, download this form.

Register by the dates listed below in order to secure these benefits.

  • Online Registration: Tues., October 30, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. EST
    Registration will still be available at packet pick-up and on event day.

  • Mail-In Registration: Fri., October 26, 2018
    Your mailed registration form must be received by this date in order to be processed for the event.

  • T-Shirt: Sun., October 7, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. PST
    Registration must be processed by this date in order to guarantee an event T-shirt.

Packet Pickup

Beat the lines on event day by picking up your T-shirt at packet pick-up. Registration prices increase on event day, so make sure to invite friends and family to register at this time if they haven’t already done so! We'll post more information here as we get closer to the event.

Special Guest

We are pleased to have David Murphy return as emcee for PurpleStride Philadelphia!

David Murphy is the weekday meteorologist for Action News Mornings (4:30am-7am) and Action News at Noon. David has earned Seals of Approval from both the American Meteorological Society and the National Weather Association, and also holds a Certificate in Broadcast Meteorology from Mississippi State University, following four years of study in the atmospheric sciences and geosciences.

David came to WPVI-TV in 1990, as a general assignment reporter. Prior to joining Action News, David was a reporter with WJZ-TV, Baltimore, Maryland, WMAR-TV, Baltimore, Maryland, WNEP-TV Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, Pennsylvania, and with WFMZ-TV in Allentown, Pennsylvania. David was honored with several United Press International Awards for reporting while in Allentown, Pennsylvania. David is also a graduate of Temple University, Philadelphia, where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications.

In 1984, he was the first Temple University student to win a national scholarship from the Radio-Television News Directors Association.

As a weather reporter, David has covered hurricanes in North Carolina and Louisiana, as well as a major tornado outbreak in Oklahoma, and has produced Action News feature reports on numerous aspects of local Delaware Valley weather. Memorable news assignments include the Oklahoma City Federal Building bombing and the attacks against the World Trade Center in 1993 and 2001.

David and his wife, Barbara, have 3 children and reside in suburban Philadelphia. He enjoys traveling with his family. David is involved with several local charities including annual fundraising efforts for the Parkinson Council and the Delaware County Regional Cancer Center. David is also a long-time Phillies fan and can often be spotted with his children and friends at the ballpark.

Event Contact Information

Still have questions or want to find out more? We’re here to help! Contact the appropriate individuals below.