Skip to main content


Sat September 22, 2018 Philadelphia, PA 19131 US Directions

Are you the race director for this race? If so, Click Here to claim this race.

Race Website

Additional race information can be found at


Fairmount Park @ Belmont Avenue & Avenue of the Republic,
Philadelphia, PA US 19131


The 21st Annual Walter E. Brandon Sickle Cell 5K Walk/Run fundraiser sponsored by the Sickle Cell Disease Association of America, Philadelphia/Delaware Valley Chapter and AFSCME District Council 33 will be held on Saturday, September 22, 2018, 7:00 am - 12 noon in Fairmount Park at Belmont Avenue and  Avenue of the Republic, Philadelphia, PA. 19131 (across from Please Touch Museum).  


Founded in 1998 in memory of our agency co-founder, Walter E. Brandon, this event has served as a platform to raise awareness about sickle cell disease and sickle cell trait, along with the importance of getting tested. Reverend Brandon lived with sickle cell disease, which influenced his life’s work. Due to his dedication, love and compassion for adults and children living with the illness, the 5K walk/run was named in his honor.

The Annual Walter E. Brandon Sickle Cell 5K Walk/Run will feature a morning kick-off program; bell ringing ceremony  remembering those who have passed away from complications of the disease ; 5K walk/run; wellness pavilion; health screenings; community resources/information; children’s activities; award ceremony for top female/ male runners in each age group; music, entertainment and refreshments. The walk/run is a rain or shine event. Online registration for individuals and teams is available at: 21st Annual Walter E Brandon Sickle Cell 5-K Walk/Run or at


Race Participant Survey

Please complete the following survey to help us better understand your race experience.

Did you participate in the race?

Would you recommend this race to a friend?

If you continue to use this site, you consent to use all cookies. We use cookies to offer you a better browsing experience. Read how we use cookies and how you can control them by visiting our Privacy Policy.

If you continue to use this site, you consent to use all cookies.