Legend has it that in 2005 a few graduating seniors of the Bucknell XC/T&F team decided turn a run into a challenge to see if they can successfully run from Penn State back to Bucknell campus along Route 45. After completing this 55 mile journey (and a ride back from teammates) this "challenge" immediately became a tradition for outgoing seniors.
2020 was a year unlike any other. The COVID-19 pandemic saw our Bucknell student-athletes leaving campus early, cancellation of the spring track season, postponement of graduation ceremonies and an uncertainty around fall sports.
Please join us by running, jogging or walking the equivalent of the traditional Long Town 55 from Penn State back to Bucknell to show your support for the Bucknell XC and T&F teams. We hope to make this virtual fundraiser an annual event so we can keep the Long Town 55 "tradition" alive and continue to support our student-athletes.
Find out more about the sponsoring organizationFred Torres Memorial Fund