Parx Announces Octoberfest 5K Run To Benefit PA Breast Cancer Coalition

Sep 19, 2012, 10:37 ET from Parx Casino & Racing

PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Parx Casino® & Racing, 2999 Street Road in Bensalem, Pennsylvania, is proud to announce the inaugural Octoberfest 5K Run to benefit the Pennsylvania Breast Cancer Coalition. Run on the legendary Pennsylvania racetrack on Saturday, October 20, 2012 for a truly meaningful cause.


In honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Parx is dedicated to raising awareness about early detection for breast cancer and the funds to help organizations such as the Pennsylvania Breast Cancer Coalition.  "We are thrilled and honored to partner with the Parx Casino® on this exciting event," said Pat Halpin-Murphy, President and Founder, PA Breast Cancer Coalition.  "Community events like the Octoberfest 5K Run are crucial to creating awareness and achieving the PBCC's goal of 'finding a cure for breast cancer now… so our daughters won't have to.'"

On Saturday, October 20, 2012, registered runners will travel the perimeter of the famed casino and racetrack to help fight this epidemic that affects millions of people every year. The final lap of the 5K will take place on the actual racetrack and will be called by track announcer Keith Jones. This exciting event will be filmed and shown live on the giant screens of the track's infield for family and friends to watch and support.

Parx will award over $2,000 in cash wagering vouchers and trophies to the first three finishers in each adult division. Gift card prizes will be awarded to the top three finishers of the kids' divisions. "We are honored to host the first Octoberfest 5K Run at Parx to benefit the PA Breast Cancer Coalition. We want to raise awareness about early detection to help battle this horrible disease," said Joe Wilson, COO of Parx Racing®.

The first 500 registrants will receive an official Octoberfest 5K Run t-shirt, Parx water bottle, custom car magnet and $10 free slot play with a new Xclub card sign up  (free slot play is for participants 21 years and older). All registered participants will enjoy a complimentary lunch after the race and free family fun in the picnic grove all day. Register at

For additional information on Parx Casino® & Parx Racing®, please contact Carrie Nork Minelli, 215.801.9389 (m),

Parx Casino®, largest and most impressive gaming complex in Pennsylvania, and Parx Racing®, legendary thoroughbred racetrack, are owned and operated by Greenwood Racing, Inc. Conveniently located 20 minutes north of center city Philadelphia, I-95 exit 37 or PA Turnpike exit 351(westbound), exit 352 (eastbound) onto Street Road in Bensalem, Parx features 164,000 square feet of gaming; 3,500 slot machines; 120 live table games; 60 poker tables; live racing & simulcast action; Parx Grill, an upscale signature restaurant; Foodies food court, Chickie's & Pete's, 360 bar and nightclub; Jax sports bar, Finish Line bar, SangKee Noodle Bar and complimentary parking for over 5,000 cars. For more information on Parx visit and

Media Contact:
Carrie Nork Minelli - 215.801.9389(m)


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