5k Challenge



The Challenge is a 5k walk/run event that started in 2008 as a way to bring together Purdue University fans, alumni, community, students and those want to fight cancer…together! We have raised, in total, over $ 244,000 for cancer research right here at Purdue.  Wonderful results are able to surface thanks to the dedication of our sponsors, participants, and of course the very talented researchers we have on staff at the Center.

All of the money raised goes to support cancer research at the Purdue University Center for Cancer Research.  We have amazing sponsors that help offset the costs so that participants registration fees and donations go directly to help find a cure for cancer right here at Purdue.

The Challenge is the only certified race in Tippecanoe County.  This means, participants can officially use their time at this race for qualifying for other races around the state and country.


Find out more about The Challenge at the race’s website.