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ABOUT THE EVENT

HBCUs Outside is a 501c3 non-profit dedicated to diversifying the outdoors. We are raising capital to significantly expand our operations. Your support through this event will help set in motion a sustainable program that engages the most promising Black leaders of tomorrow with America’s trails, closes the adventure gap by providing empowering outdoor experiences, and connects HBCU students and alumni with professional opportunities in the Outdoor Industry to create lasting impact. Learn more at HBCUsOutside.com

#BlackToTheTrails5k has been designed to welcome all people. On September 19th, 2020 run, walk, or use your adaptive device to travel five kilometers to show your solidarity with the HBCUs Outside community. Participate is open from 9/19 to 9/27 and you may upload your times anytime between those dates to be included on our leaderboard. You are encouraged to enjoy your 5k on a trail whether high in the mountains or in a local urban greenspace. Posting images in social media of your participation is a great way to increase awareness and our success. Don't forget to mention @HBCUsOutside and use #BlackToTheTrails5k. Another way to maximize your impact is to create a team and personally recruit your friends to register with you. Finally, if you're looking for larger ways to get involved, you are welcome to visit HBCUsOutside.com/getinvolved 


TRACKING YOUR DISTANCE

12.5 laps on a track = 5K
Treadmill
MapMyRun.com
Find a Certified USATF Course
Some run/walk events display course maps at elitefeats.com
Many parks have measured 'fitness' trails open to the public
Download free app Strava & hit 'Record'


RACE DATES

Upload your times & photos beginning 9/19 - 9/27


QUESTIONS

For brands and press inquiries please email info@hbcusoutside.com


VIRTUAL HOW TO

1. Run/walk whenever & wherever you'd like!
2. Starting on the event date go to elitefeats.com/Results - click on this event.
3. Search for your name - click UPDATE.
4. Enter your time.
5. OPTIONAL upload up to 5 photos!
6. Get social and get your friends to join you! Share your running and bib photos on Instagram with our hashtags #BlackToTheTrails5k and #efvirtual. Tag and follow @hbcusoutside for special updates!


WHEN TO POST

EARLY REGISTRANTS (before start day) can start posting times ON start day!
LATE REGISTRANTS (after start day) allow up to 24 hours to post times.
BIB MAILING begins Monday prior to the start day. Allow 3-5 business days to receive.
You don't need the bib to run/walk, it's a keepsake!

*LAST DAY TO REGISTER & POST TIMES IS 9/27*

*REMINDER Please note the virtual run may not come with a shirt or medal.


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