Tropical 5K Classic

What is the
Tropical 5K Classic?

The Obstacle Course Race known as the Tropical 5K Classic is a fun and challenging Hawaiian-themed event held at Hartwood Acres. Participants will be crawling, climbing, bouncing and bending to raise funds for The Stanley M. Marks Blood Cancer Research Fund and Lending Hearts.

Each team is responsible for carrying one pineapple throughout the course without letting it touch the ground. Customarily costumes are worn and for those who participate in the dress-up, a best costume prize is awarded at the Luau. After the race, participants and sponsors are invited to join us for a Luau complete with Hawaiian food, drinks, awards and steel drums!

Tropical 5K donation

Our Mission

The Stanley M. Marks Blood Cancer Research Fund continues to make an indelible impact on the overall body of knowledge of cancer treatment, detection, and prevention, the UPMC Hillman Cancer Center, and the 100,000 patients it serves annually. It does so by supporting highly innovative research at UPMC Hillman Cancer Center aimed at the development of new and more effective therapies for patients with all types of cancers as well as early detection and prevention strategies to reduce the burden of cancer regionally, nationally, and globally.