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Swing for the Fences 5K

Fri June 2, 2023 Swarthmore, PA 19081 US Directions


5K Run/Walk

7:00PM EDT


121 Park Ave
Swarthmore Borough Administration Building
Swarthmore, PA US 19081


Whether you’re running, walking, or just looking for a good excuse to celebrate our wonderful community – come out and join us on Friday evening, June 2nd on Park Avenue in Swarthmore!

This USATF-sanctioned 5K race will help Nether Swarthmore Baseball & Softball raise funds to improve safety features at our local athletic fields.  100% of all race proceeds (and all donations made through this site) will be allocated to improving our fields and facilities - starting with better/safer dugouts for our youngest boys and girls.  Every dollar makes a difference!

Registration Fees & Deadlines
•  Register by May 26, 11:59 p.m. = $40 for adults (21 and over); $30 for 20 and under
•  Register May 27-June 2 = $45 for adults (21 and over); $35 for 20 and under
Course & Race Day
•  Course is a 2.5-kilometer loop through the heart of Swarthmore (see attached map below)
•  Prizes for top-2 finishers in several age groups
•  First 130 registrants will receive a race t-shirt!
•  Bottled water and Philly pretzels provided at end of race
•  Post-race celebration with food and drink available from 2SP Brewing Company, Renato Pizza, Ship Bottom Brewery, and Aria Mediterranean Cuisine.
•  PARKING map and suggestions are BELOW
Bib Pick-Up & Results
•  Bibs may be picked up on Thursday June 1st from 5:00pm to 7:00pm at Bryn Mawr Running Company (1 W Front St, Media, PA 19063).
•  Alternatively, bibs may be picked up on Race Day (June 2nd) starting at 5:30pm, near the start line.
•  Race results and award winners will be published on

Our Mission Statement: Through its baseball and softball programs, the objective of Nether Swarthmore Baseball & Softball is to implant firmly in the children of the community the ideals of good sportsmanship, honesty, loyalty, courage and respect for authority, so that they may be well adjusted, stronger and happier children and will grow to be good, decent, healthy and trustworthy citizens. We help our players grow and mature by giving them opportunities to learn new skills and meet new challenges through the promotion of healthy competition, the development of core competencies, and the value of teamwork. Successes are praised while mistakes are corrected with discretion, patience, and a positive attitude. Every player, regardless of skill level, is valued as a person and is readily accepted as a contributing member of the team. We conduct our practices and our games to show respect for both the needs of the individual and the needs of the team. 

Race Contact Info

If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.

Course Map

Click the icon below to download the attached PDF.


Parking Suggestions & Map

Please use the following parking lots (see attached map):

  1. SEPTA Parking Lot
  2. Cunningham South Lot (Swarthmore College)
  3. The Inn at Swarthmore
  4. Fieldhouse Lane (lot adjacent to Tarble Pavilion)

Click the icon below to download the attached PDF.



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