Virtual 5K

October 4-18, 2020

 on your mark, get set, go! 

 

Join us as we move to raise money for vital mental health programs
for Chicago's youth!

Since it's a virtual race, you choose the day, time, course & companions

(following your state's social distancing guidelines) to run or walk your 5K.

Race must be completed between October 4th-18th.

Check out our FAQ to learn more about the event!

 

Register Now!

Registration ends Friday, September 18th 

GO THE EXTRA MILE FOR JPA! 
We encourage all participants and teams to set up their own fundraising pages
(after completing registration) 
to show you support JPA,
as well as to have your network cheer you on!


Prizes for first place female & male and top individual fundraiser
will be announced soon!

individual registration

Tier I
5K registration

  • Gildan race t-shirt

  • JPA neck gaiter

  • JPA reuseable tote

  • Digital finisher's certificate

$60*

Tier II
5K registration

  • Gildan race t-shirt

  • JPA reusable tote

  • Digital finisher's certificate

$50*

Tier III
5K registration

  • Gildan race t-shirt

  • Digital finisher's certificate


$40*

*Nominal registration fee applied at checkout covers mailing of race packets.

Please be sure to verify your mailing address during registration.

Registrations can not be transferred or refunded.

Team registration

Gather coworkers, friends, or family together and complete your race as a team! 

To form a team, appoint one person as team captain. That person will register themselves and choose 

“create a team“ during registration.  Adding members is simple!  Participants can register themselves by selecting to be added to a team during registration and searching for the team name.

Sponsorship opportunities 

Sponsorships are crucial towards JPA raising the necessary funds to continue providing life-changing services
to more than 3,000 children, parents & educators each year. 

It's also a great way to showcase your business to potential customers & clients from various communities, as well as promote employee fitness, boost morale & encourage some friendly competition.

Learn more about the benefits of sponsorship!

$5,000 platinum Sponsor

  • Logo on back of race shirt- need by Sept. 11

  • Complimentary registrations (15)

  • Logo on JPA website with link to company's website

  • Recognition in event email sent to over 5,000 JPA donors

  • Logo on each participant's "Finisher's Certificate" 

  • Social media post acknowledging sponsorship

  • Opportunity to include promo item with race packets (approx. 150) if received by Sept. 21st 

$1,000 silver sponsor

  • Logo on back of race shirt- need by Sept. 11

  • Complimentary registrations (5)

  • Name on JPA website 

  • Recognition in event email sent to over 5,000 JPA donors

  • Social media post acknowledging sponsorship

$2,5000 gold sponsor

  • Logo on back of race shirt- need by Sept. 11

  • Complimentary registrations (10)

  • Logo on JPA website with link to company's
    website

  • Recognition in event email sent to over 5,000 JPA donors

  • Social media post acknowledging sponsorship

  • Opportunity to include promo item with race packets (approx. 150) if received by Sept. 21

$500 bronze Sponsor

  • Complimentary registrations (2)

  • Name on JPA website 

  • Social media post acknowledging sponsorship

 
 
 

Frequently asked questions

 

event questions

 
What exactly is a virtual 5K and why should I participate?

​The virtual 5K (3.1 mile) is a run/walk that you can complete according to your schedule!  You pick the day/time, location and people to join you (or you can do it solo!).

 

Now more than ever, the children & families JPA serves need our help!  Our therapists provide vital mental health services to improve the social & emotional well-being of at-risk children who have experienced unimaginable traumas, like violence, abuse and neglect.  Together, we can raise the funds necessary to ensure our clinicians are able to continue to connect with their clients, even though they are physically apart.

How/when do I get my race packet?

All event packets will be mailed to the address provided during registration and should arrive the week of October 5th.

How do I track my distance/time?

We encourage you to track your distance/time through a GPS-enables device, such as the Runkeeper app (free) or something similar. 

What do I do when I finish the race?

You can either take advantage of the free ASICS Runkeeper app integration or upload your results manually by logging into your Race Roster account.

How long do I have to complete the race?

You can submit your time anytime between Oct. 4th-Oct. 8th.

 

 

When does registration open/end?

Registration begins August 10th and ends September 18.

Can we register as a team?

Yes, you can register as a team or join an existing team during the registration process.

 

Can registrations be transferred or refunded?

No, registrations can not be transferred and there are no refunds. 

 

I'm a sponsor.  How do I register my complimentary participants?

Thank you for your sponsorship!  You should be receiving a promo code each participant can apply during the registration process.  Please contact Katy Hinsdale with any questions.

Team Questions

 
 

How do I create a team?

Appoint one person as the team captain.  That person will register your team online by choosing “create a team“ during registration.  

How do I join a team?

During your registration process, select to join a team and search for the team name.

Am I required to be part of a team?

No! You do not have to join a team to complete registration.

Fundraising questions

 

What does the money I raise go towards?

Donations raised will support JPA's therapeutic counseling services provided to children & families in Chicago's under-resourced neighborhoods.  

How do I view my personal/team fundraising page?

Just log into the Race Roster account you created.

How do I send my personal/team fundraising page to friends and family?

You can either post onto social media and/or email it from your Race Roster home page.

Do I need to register for the race to create a personal fundraising page?

Yes, you do.  We appreciate your support!

I'm not registered for the race but would like to donate to an individual or team.  How can I do that?

Thank you for your wish to contribute!  You can do this directly from JPA's Event Page (on the left side select "Donate to participant").

Contact us

If I have any questions, please contact Katy Hinsdale at khinsdale@jpachicago.org or 312-698-6939.

 
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Chicago, IL 60614

Email: jpadevelopment@jpachicago.org

Phone: 312.440.1203

EIN #: 36-2167765

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