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The 5k AnyWay is a virtual race with a goal of raising funds for the World Transplant Games Federation with the hopes of virtually uniting transplant survivors, donors, their families and supporters from around the world. Collectively, we will virtually run around the globe together. When is the 5k AnyWay?
The 5k AnyWay officially kicks-off Friday, May 28th through Friday, June 4th, 2021. Registration will open August 17, 2020 and remain open through June 4, 2021. Where can I complete my 5k AnyWay?
Anywhere in the world you’d like! How can I complete my 5k AnyWay?
You may complete your 5k any way you’d like! We currently have 22 ways people are doing the 5K! These include Triathlon, Bike, Walk, Run, Swim, Golf, Mountain Hiking, Table Tennis, Tennis, Basketball, Soccer, Tenpin Bowling, Darts Rollerblading, Canoe/Kayak, Horseback Riding, Archery, Disc Golf, Scootering, , Rowing, Watercraft, Wheelchair race
Whatever activity you choose, you can do it at your own pace, and time it yourself. The important thing is, is to have fun and help spread the message about the impact each person can make by signing up to be a transplant donor. How does it work?
Step 1: Register! You will register through the sign up tab located at the top of this page or https://runsignup.com/5kanyway/signup. You can join your Member Federation’s team, your State team, or you can create your own team and invite friends & family to join you!
Step 2: Join a fundraiser! You can join your Member Federation’s fundraising team, your State team, or you can create your own. (No one is required to raise money or donate) Once your registration is complete you will receive an email confirmation.
Step 2: Complete the 5k any way you’d like from Friday, May 28th through Friday, June 4th.
Step 3: Take photos and share them with us on Instagram and Facebook!
Step 4: After finishing your 5k AnyWay, post your time under the Log Activity tab.
Step 5: Watch the interactive map located (insert link) as we run around the world! Can I run more than one 5k? Each participant may only run one 5k per registration. If you want to do more, feel free to register more than once.
Is the leaderboard only for walking/running? All activities will be included and there will be a leaderboard per race activity.
Who am I competing against? People from all over the world will be competing in this race. Check out the team page https://runsignup.com/RaceGroups/93112 to see more about other competitors. I’ve completed my run, now what??
Tracking Your Activity
How do I track and report my activity? You should track your run using any GPS-enabled tracking systems (e.g., Strava, Map My Run, Garmin, Wahoo, Apple Watch, FitBit, etc.). From there you will self-report the time and distance of your run based on your GPS tracking, which will update the leaderboard and move your team’s dot across the course map. It is important that both the distance and time is tracked so we can ensure everyone completes their 5k. Entries without GPS will be permitted but are not encouraged for the sake of running validation.
Details about inputting activity results can be found atLog Activity tab. Do I need a GPS watch/tracker, or Strava? Will I need to show my watch or device for proof of running? Only racers finishing in the top 10 of each race discipline may be asked for verification based on GPS/tracker. How do I keep track of my mileage? Ideally you use a GPS watch or phone to track your workout. Overall winners in each event will be required to show proof of time for validation of their official ranking. What if I don’t run with a GPS? While this is allowed, it is highly encouraged that you use a GPS device or app to track your runs. If you are in the running to be in the top 10 in your division, you should be prepared to validate your runs. I forgot to log my activity, can I go back? Yes, you can go back and log activity until June 4th at 11:59pm central standard time. Do I have to complete my activity all at one time? We also understand that many of our participants have different fitness levels. For those that need a little extra time you can also break up your distance into manageable segments. Just make sure you add the full time when submitting your final results.
How do I register? You may register by clicking the sign-up tab on the top of this page or select this link https://runsignup.com/5kanyway/signup
When can I register? Registration is now open!
How much does the event cost? The cost is $25/person + $2.50 Processing fee. There is a referral program that can help provide a discount and/or waived registration fees. (2 Participant Referrals = $5 Rebate Off Registration Cost, 5 Participant Referrals = $25 Rebate/Waived Registration Cost). There is also an incentive offered to waive registration fees based on donations collected. See additional information under “Referrals” and “Fundraising” sections.
How do I know that I'm registered for the 5k AnyWay? Once your registration has been processed, you will receive a confirmation email. This email will serve as your confirmation of registration.
What does registration include? The race fee includes: ● Virtual race around the world! ● Leaderboard and online map updates ● Virtual travel experience through fun facts and photos of things you would see along the route ● Access to the Around the World Celebration
How old do I need to be to participate? There are no age restrictions, however, if you are under the age of 18, you must have an adult register on your behalf.
Who can participate? Everybody and anybody, anywhere in the world!
What team do I join and how? There will be a drop-down list during the registration process where you can select the country team or other team you are representing, or you can create a new team!
Do you offer group discounts? Please contact us for more information. Tell us the name of your group and the number of people you expect to register.
Can I register as an individual? Absolutely!
Is there a maximum number of participants per team? No! We encourage teams to be as big as possible!
As a team captain, can I register multiple people? Yes, once you create your team in the registration process, you will get to the final payment page for your registration and there is an option to click on “add registrant” which will allow you to enter another participant for your team. You can enter in as many people as you wish during this step.
How do I become a team captain? Once you begin the registration process you will be asked if you want to “Join An Existing Team” or “Create a New Team”, please select the option to “Create a New Team” and you can select the name you want for your team and once you have completed your registration, you will be the Team Captain of the team created
Is there a refund policy? Unfortunately, 5k AnyWay registrations are non-refundable and non-transferable.
How do I donate? Along with making a donation to the World Transplant Games Federation during the registration process, you can also donate here
Where do the donations go?
All fundraising will go towards the award-winning Fit for Life! program and its expansion to help transplanted children get active. The expansion will see the introduction of junior ambassadors, transplant adventure camps, mentoring, education, inspiration and participation of more juniors at future World Transplant Games.
The Fit for Life! Global Initiative was launched in November 2016 to a record sell-out crowd of 62,500 people at a rugby match between Ireland and the New Zealand All Blacks at Soldier Field, Chicago.
Fit for Life! ambassadors came from all over the world, representing heart, lung, kidney, liver, pancreas and bone marrow recipients as we launched the initiative mantra of “more transplant recipients, more active, more often”. Since then this initiative has won awards and included participation in various events, congresses and research initiatives, the appointment of additional ambassadors, a global online walking challenge and the launch of “Refit for Life – an online rehabilitation program for transplant recipients”.
The Fit for Life! initiative aims to elevate the importance of physical activity and organised sport at all levels in the long term management and well-being of transplant recipients.
The importance of a transplant recipient remaining as ‘healthy around their transplanted organ as possible’ through physical activity has been confirmed by research. Our mission is to assist recipients to rehabilitate and focus on their fitness, health and well-being, while providing essential support around exercise, mental well-being and nutrition.
With your support we can expand opportunities for our transplanted children to support them in being Fit for Life!
Can I donate instead of participating in the 5k AnyWay? Yes! All donations are welcome, you can even visit our 5k AnyWay store to purchase custom swag to support the event.
Are donations tax-deductible? Yes.
Do I have to fundraise? Fundraising is optional but there are several incentives for fundraising including a reduced registration price and the opportunity to benefit the mission of the World Transplant Games Federation.
Fundraising Rewards We are hoping to raise as much money as possible to benefit the World Transplant Games Federation. Any individual that raises $125.00 will be eligible to receive a $25.00 rebate that will give a refund back on the registration fee.
What do referrals mean? The only thing better than the 5K AnyWay experience is sharing it with friends and family! Invite others to join you on your journey and you can earn rewards. 2 Participant Referrals = $5 Rebate Off Registration Cost, 5 Participant Referrals = $25 Rebate/Waived Registration Cost How does it work? All you need to do is share your unique referral link (found in your registration confirmation email)! You can email, share on social media, or text your friends the link. Remind them to use your link so you can score all the rewards!
How do I become a sponsor? Please contact us for more information.