Our college and career program is a critical support to students who have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. School budgets are being cut, and with them essential services that prepare students for life after high school. All proceeds from the 5K Run/Walk will support Global Kids’ college and career readiness program, which provides one-on-one support to students who have been disproportionately affected by the pandemic due to already existing disparities in housing, employment, and food access. They are at risk of being left behind peers who have access to more resources. Through our program, students will explore options after high school; go on (virtual) college tours; get help with their college, scholarship, and financial aid applications; attend career panels; participate in internships, and receive job readiness training. With GK support, students learn that they can, and will, succeed, no matter what challenges they face.
Your donation will help provide our high school students with the skills and opportunities they need to be successful in college and beyond. Currently, only 75% of public high school seniors graduate from NYC's public high schools each year and only 1 in 4 have skills necessary for college success; yet last year 97% of GK youth graduated from high school with 94% heading to college. It is now more important than ever to continue offering these life-changing programs to students who will be left behind by budget cuts that are eliminating college counselling and other services. By donating to GK and participating in the 5K, you are helping to ensure youth from our most vulnerable, hardest-hit communities are supported and empowered.
$25 Early Bird until Midnight 10/16
$30 10/17 until Midnight 10/30
$35 10/31 and After
Staff & GK Students - FREE!
Under 18 - FREE! (Enter Age for Discount)
12.5 laps on a track = 5K
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'
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 selfie and/or photo (up to 5 photos!)
EARLY REGISTRANTS (before 10/30) can start posting times 10/31 - 11/8.
LATE REGISTRANTS (after 10/30) allow up to 24 hours to post times.
BIB MAILING begins 10/26. Please 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 11/8*
Top 3 M/F Age Groups: 12 & Under, 13-18, 19-29, 30-39, 40-59 & 50+