Patti J Nelson Memorial Foundation
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The foundation was created to celebrate the life and legacy of Patti Nelson, whose contributions to the community will continue in her honor.
All proceeds from the PJN Foundation benefit the Evans City Library! CLICK HERE TO DONATE
Be a part of our charity events including our 3rd annual 5k memorial run! There are many great ways to be a part of the event. Contact us to learn more!


3rd Annual 5K and Fun Run/Walk

(Optional 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk Open to Everyone – Kids 12 under receive a finishers medal)

In October of 2015, the Evans City Community lost a great philanthropist when Patti Nelson lost her courageous battle with Cancer. Patti was a life-long Evans City resident and when she wasn’t walking her dogs on the Old Rt. 68 loop, she was giving back. She was a “professional volunteer” – who spent her time giving to many organizations: Evans City Library, EDCO Park, Carnegie Museum, The Caring Quilts of St. Kilian, The Quilters of St. Johns, the Evans City Community Food Cupboard, Highmark Caring Place, and was a founding partner of the Nelson Charitable Foundation.

In her memory, we are holding the third annual 5K and Fun Run on April 21st on that same loop you could see her on every morning at 7 a.m. to benefit the Patti J. Nelson Foundation.

Please join us in making this event a success and carry on the legacy of the tremendous human being who is inspiring it.

LOCATION: (Near Lamperski Greenhouse) 400 Old Route 68 Evans City, PA 16033

8:00am (Registration) 10:15am (1mile Start Time)
10:00am (5k Start Time) 11:00am (Awards Ceremony)

Lunch and entertainment following the awards ceremony!

Race Location:
Start and Finish at 400 Old Route 68, in Forward Township (2 miles North of Evans City). There will be free parking and restrooms near the finish line. Registration, awards ceremony and post-race celebration will be held at 400 Old Route 68.

Course Description:
Challenging course through the scenic, rolling hills on Old Route 68, Needlepoint, and Dufford Roads – which was Pat-ti’s favorite walking route.

5K Top 3 Male & Female Overall, Top 3 Male & Female in the following age groups:
14 and under, 15-19; 20-29; 30-39; 40-49; 50-59; 60 and over
The overall Male and Female Champion runners will have their names and times engraved on a trophy that will be on display for the next year’s Patti J. Nelson Memorial Run and thereafter.
1 Mile Run/Walk —all registered finishers under 12 will receive a medal

All pre-registered (by April 7th) runners & walkers will receive a long or short sleeve t-shirt.

Timing & Results:
Miles of Smiles Timing Services –

Packet Pick-Up:
Packet Pickup – April 20th from 4 PM -7PM at Nelson Financial Services,
1525 Evans City Rd (Rt. 68) Evans City, PA 16033 and day of the race.

Prizes to be announced; Assorted Chinese Auction Baskets; 50/50

5k Run/Walk: $20 Until April 2nd, $25 after April 2nd and race day

1 Mile Fun Run: $15 until April 2nd, $20 after April 2nd and race day

$10 Non Runner Admission

RUNNER REGISTRATION INCLUDES: Bib, t-shirt and participation bag, food, beverage and entertainment (live band)

NON RUNNER ADMISSION INCLUDES:  All food, beverage and live entertainment (live band).


Sponsorship Options Available HERE

Register For The Memorial Run

Join us Saturday, April 21st For The 3rd Annual 5k Race!
Register Today