YMCA 5K YOUR WAY is an event that can be completed on your own time and in your own place – your neighborhood, even your backyard or living room. Find your “happy pace”. You can participate in the virtual competition by running a 5K (3.1 miles) or have fun being active in your own way with a family run, walk, bike, 45-minute dance party or more. Find what works for you. As long as you can maintain appropriate social distancing, you can do it!
Participate anywhere, any way you'd like and enjoy knowing that you are supporting our local community! This is a fundraising event with all proceeds going to fund our Outreach Program which provides financial assistance to those who are unable to pay the stated fees for membership and youth sports and programs.
Donations encouraged in lieu of registration fees. By participating in this virtual 5K, 100% of your donation directly benefits YMCA Outreach Scholarships.
Make it fun, Make it a competition
Win prizes just by participating and tagging us in your photos on social media! Use hashtags: #yocc5Kyourway #celebrate35withus
All participants will have until October 25th by 11:59 PM to complete their 5K run and submit a photo proof of your time and distance. You can run any course you want, even on a treadmill. You choose where and when to run. The photo proof can be of your GPS watch, smart watch, phone app, treadmill display or any other device. This must be submitted via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Your submission needs to include your name, age and gender. Once we get all submissions sorted out we will list the winners on the event Facebook page and send email to all participants with the results.
BEST RACE WITH A K9!
Take a photo with your dog while on your race and tag us on social media for a chance to win this category!
Dress up in your most festive Halloween outfit for your race and tag us in a photo to enter to win a prize!
Frequently Asked Questions
WHY A VIRTUAL 5K?
While we have had to shift our annual fall 5k event to virtual engagement, we remain committed to ensuring the social, emotional and mental health of our community in a fun family environment.
WHEN WILL THE VIRTUAL 5K TAKE PLACE?
The YMCA Virtual 5k Your Way will take place on your schedule betwee October 18-25th. You can complete a physical activity challenge on your own time schedule in your neighborhood, in your home, or other safe and accessible space. All participants are encouraged to maintain appropriate social distancing and go at their own happy pace.
We will celebrate everyone’s achievements by posting your pictures, quotes, and stories. If you are able, please share your success by emailing pictures to email@example.com or posting on social media using #yocc5kyourway
FREE! but this is a fundraiser so we encourage donations to support our Outreach Program.
DO I NEED TO REGISTER FOR THE VIRTUAL 5K?
Yes! This is a free event but we encourage you to register so we can include you in any race motivators and information. Every participant will be entered into a raffle.