Need in Deed 5K

Need in Deed 5K Run/Walk
Need in Deed

About Need in Deed 5K

The Need in Deed 5K Run/Walk will take place on October 6, 2019 in Fairmount Park.

The event features a professional pre-race warm-up & stretch, a professional announcer, live DJ, one of a kind Need in Deed event gear, and just an amazing time with friends, family, neighbors, co-workers and other charitable individuals like yourself.

• All Ages
• ​​​All Abilities
• ​​Chip Timed​
• Top Finisher Awards
• Top Fundraiser Awards

• Finisher Medals

View the Course Map Here


Starts at:  October 6, 2019 6:30 AM
Ends at:  October 6, 2019 9:45 AM


Fairmount Park
Please Touch Museum
4231 Avenue of the Republic
Philadelphia,PA 19131 USA


Lisa Johns

Why Participate?

Founded in 1987, Need in Deed helps 3rd-8th grade students in Philadelphia public schools develop their academic, social and emotional skills. Students engage in a yearlong process of active problem-solving around a social issue in their community.

Need in Deed supports classroom teachers in the School District of Philadelphia who join our Teacher Network and voluntarily implement our service-learning framework into their classrooms. We collaborate with representatives of the city's vast network of public agencies and private organizations who serve as community partners throughout the project process.

Funds raised through Need in Deed's 5K will help ensure that more than 3,900 students and 150 teachers in 63 Philadelphia public schools experience the transformative power of service-learning.