Purdue holds record breaking 'Challenge' 5K

All donations from this 5K went to Tyler Trent Cancer Research Endowment.

Posted: Apr 13, 2019 5:04 PM
Updated: Apr 13, 2019 11:44 PM

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind (WLFI)—Greater Lafayette put on their running gear and walking shoes, for the 12th annual Purdue Challenge 5K run/walk. 

More than 2,000 people pre-registered. That's the most in 12 years.

The race began at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday and was open to the public. 

Last year the race registered nearly 2,000 runners with 100 percent of the registration funds going to the Purdue Center for Cancer Research. 

Since the race has begun, there has been over $800,000 dollars fundraised.

This year all of the donations will go to the Tyler Trent Cancer Research Endowment.

Assistant Coach for Purdue Football Chris Barclay said today's race carried so much of Tyler's spirit.

"His fight and his incredible spirit really inspired our program," said Barclay. "And we wanted to be a part of this community, we are apart of this fan base and we're all one."

The total amount of money raised during Saturday's event has not been released yet.

This story will be updated .

West Lafayette
Clear
63° wxIcon
Hi: 79° Lo: 55°
Feels Like: 63°
Kokomo
Clear
65° wxIcon
Hi: 78° Lo: 53°
Feels Like: 65°
Rensselaer
Partly Cloudy
68° wxIcon
Hi: 78° Lo: 55°
Feels Like: 68°
Fowler
Partly Cloudy
63° wxIcon
Hi: 77° Lo: 55°
Feels Like: 63°
Williamsport
Clear
63° wxIcon
Hi: 78° Lo: 55°
Feels Like: 63°
Crawfordsville
Clear
68° wxIcon
Hi: 78° Lo: 54°
Feels Like: 68°
Frankfort
Clear
68° wxIcon
Hi: 77° Lo: 53°
Feels Like: 68°
Delphi
Clear
67° wxIcon
Hi: 79° Lo: 54°
Feels Like: 67°
Monticello
Clear
69° wxIcon
Hi: 78° Lo: 56°
Feels Like: 69°
Logansport
Clear
66° wxIcon
Hi: 78° Lo: 53°
Feels Like: 66°
Another great workday for your Tuesday with sunshine
WLFI Temps
WLFI Planner

Indiana Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 774097

Reported Deaths: 14012
CountyCasesDeaths
Marion1064061810
Lake571801030
Allen43386701
Hamilton37585426
St. Joseph37480568
Elkhart29847471
Tippecanoe23679231
Vanderburgh23586405
Porter19665327
Johnson18990394
Hendricks18232323
Clark13691199
Madison13675348
Vigo12937256
Monroe12673178
LaPorte12617225
Delaware11207198
Howard10791237
Kosciusko9839124
Hancock8845150
Bartholomew8327157
Warrick8194157
Floyd8108183
Grant7430181
Boone7279105
Wayne7264201
Morgan6974143
Marshall6365117
Dubois6310118
Cass6121112
Noble605891
Dearborn605478
Henry5988111
Jackson520177
Shelby514098
Lawrence4999127
Gibson470997
Montgomery463592
Clinton461755
DeKalb460785
Harrison458377
Huntington426982
Whitley420045
Steuben413661
Miami409373
Jasper403457
Knox396091
Putnam388362
Wabash373184
Adams357156
Ripley353871
Jefferson349787
White341454
Daviess3102100
Wells305581
Greene297585
Decatur294093
Posey288035
Fayette287464
Scott284458
LaGrange278772
Clay277049
Washington256838
Randolph248483
Jennings242149
Spencer240231
Fountain238350
Starke231359
Owen226159
Sullivan223243
Fulton210045
Jay203732
Carroll199723
Orange193856
Perry193039
Vermillion182844
Rush178927
Tipton174348
Franklin173735
Parke157016
Pike143734
Blackford138432
Pulaski124648
Newton124136
Benton111415
Brown106643
Crawford106516
Martin92915
Warren88115
Switzerland8528
Union73710
Ohio58511
Unassigned0429

COVID-19 Important links and resources

As the spread of COVID-19, or as it's more commonly known as the coronavirus continues, this page will serve as your one-stop for the resources you need to stay informed and to keep you and your family safe. CLICK HERE

Closings related to the prevention of the COVID-19 can be found on our Closings page.

Community Events