All-out Ostrich Uproar 5K Race

AOU’s traditional 5 km fun race will take place on Friday, 14 August, starting at 06:45. Runners will start from the Schuylkill River Park (across the river from UPenn) at Walnut Street. The course will follow the Schuylkill River north past the Art Museum, then along Kelly Drive into Fairmount Park, passing Boathouse Row. Runners will double back at the Rock Promontory, and then follow Kelly Drive south before passing to the east (left) of the Art Museum. The race will conclude (of course!) at the Rocky statue in front of the Art Museum. We aim to get runners back to UPenn before the start of the day’s scientific sessions at 08:00.

The $20 race participation fee includes a conference t-shirt and eligibility for ostrich-egg prizes. Runners who would like to participate can sign up and pay in advance be revisiting and revising their conference registration account online. Individuals who choose to run after arriving in Philadelphia can also sign up at the conference Registration Desk at UPenn.

Questions? Contact John Sauer ( or Annie White (