What Will You Run For?
The Run For It 5k started in 2013 as a new way for us to connect with the people in our community and to share our mission of spreading hope and finding help for those struggling with mental illness. It’s an event that brings together the importance of caring for both our mental health and our physical health. In that first year, we witnessed hundreds of people move for things that mattered to them: their well-being, their recovery, their healing, or in memory of a loved one. Since then, the Run For It 5k has evolved from a single-community race in Central Florida, to thousands of people running virtually in all 50 states and over 10 different countries across the globe.
This year’s 7th Annual Run For It 5k will take place on Saturday, April 13, 2019.
You can join our team in Satellite Beach, Florida, or register for the Virtual 5k and participate from anywhere in the world! When you sign up and purchase a runner’s pack, you have the incredible opportunity to rally those around you and bring the power of hope and help directly to your community. No matter if you run or walk or jog, you’ll be moving for things that matter.
Our favorite part of the Virtual 5k are the meet-ups! These are small groups of runners and walkers coming together to complete their 3.1 miles together, wherever they call home. If you want to create a meet-up in your town, you can by becoming a Meet-Up Captain. As a captain, you will set the time and location of your Meet-Up and rally your community for this event.
Here’s how it works:
- You’ll receive a unique code that helps you recruit friends and family to join your meet-up team.
- Your team members will receive 15% off their Virtual Runner packs when they use your code at checkout.
- When three or more people use your code, you’ll receive a Level 1 Virtual Runner pack for FREE!
All Captains receive:
- Social media promo images to help recruit and share your race day experience.
- An exclusive 5k Meet-Up Flag to fly on Race Day! It is yours to keep.
- Instructions on how to create a team fundraising page and ways to help TWLOHA reach our fundraising goals.
To get started as a Meet-Up Captain or to find a Meet-Up to join, click below. For more information, please email RunForIt5k@TWLOHA.com or see our FAQ below.
WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?
The Run For It 5k is open to participants of all ages. You can join us in Satellite Beach or wherever you call home as a virtual runner. If you’re interested in helping us on race day and would like to be a volunteer, please contact RunForIt5k@twloha.com.
WHERE DO I REGISTER?
If you will be joining us in Satellite Beach, register online for the Run For It 5k here, or print out and mail in your registration here:
Attn: Run For It 5k
PO Box 2203
Melbourne, FL 32902
WHAT TIME DOES THE RACE START?
The race in Satellite Beach will begin at 8:00 AM. Registration starts at 7:00 AM and closes at 7:45 AM. For more information about the schedule of events, click here.
Virtual participants can run at any time on April 13th.
WHERE CAN I PICK UP MY PACKET?
Packet pickup (for those running in Satellite Beach only) is available at Running Zone before the race, as well as at check-in on race day. More information can be found here.
Virtual participants will have their race packets shipped directly to the location they specify at check-out.
WHERE IS THE RACE? HOW DO I GET THERE?
The official TWLOHA Run For It 5k is at the David R. Schechter Center in Satellite Beach, FL.
Virtual runners are welcome to run or walk whatever route works for them, wherever they are.
HOW DO I SUPPORT A RUNNER OR TEAM?
To learn more about how to sponsor a runner or team, visit our Classy page.