What is a hybrid race?  
A hybrid race combines both an in-person race and a virtual race to allow you to choose what works best for you. The virtual race is one that you complete on your own time and at a place you choose. You can even run 5K on your treadmill at home, walk a neighborhood trail or favorite 5K course. The live 5K will be a modified in-person race in Essex, VT with professional chip timing and staggered start times.  
Virtual race dates:  Complete your 5K anytime between 4/24 and 5/8.  
Virtual race completion is based on the honor system. Submit your time and photos at runsignup.com/dreambig5krunwalkroll so we know you completed the race.
Live race date: April 24, 2022, 10am at Essex Middle School. 
Live race: Runners are asked to review our Conditions of Participation and Specific Race Requirements before registering. 

How do I register for the hybrid Dream Big 5K?
Register online at https://runsignup.com/dreambig5krunwalkroll. Choose the virtual or live race option. After registering, you may transfer from virtual to live, or vice versa, before 4/22. 

How do I create a fundraising team for the Dream Big 5K? 

  • You can create or join a fundraising team during registration.  When you get to the Donation page, click the orange button to Become a Fundraiser.
  • Under Become a Fundraiser, fill in your name for Your Individual Fundraiser Name and then navigate down to Team Fundraiser.
  • Under Team Fundraiser, select to Join an existing team or Create a Team Fundraiser.
  • At this point, you can make a donation to your fundraiser or just click Continue.
  • Once you have completed your registration, you will receive an email with a link to your Fundraiser.
  • You can also find your fundraiser on your RunSignUp profile. Navigate to Dream Big 5K (either by clicking “Manage Registration” or by scrolling down to Fundraising on your Profile page) and clicking “Edit Fundraiser.”

How do I get my bib & swag for the Virtual Dream Big 5K?
T-shirts, medals and SWAG are mailed in mid-April. Participants can download and print a race bib from their RunSignUp profile by clicking the View Pre-Race Bib link under their Upcoming Events.

What if I am not interested in doing either race option?
We understand that a 5K might not work for everyone.  If you’d like to still be connected to this great event, you can make a donation to a Dream Big fundraiser or directly to EDD Adaptive Sports, a 501(c)3 charitable organization.

How can I help?

  • Spread the word!  Invite your friends to virtually join you for the 5K or if comfortable come to the live race. Our goal is to have 250 participants for the 6th Annual Dream Big 5K.  Let’s see if we can bring together that many people to celebrate this momentous event in unusual times!  With more challenge comes more perseverance! 
  • Use #DreamBigVT when you post and share
  • Join our Facebook Group “Dream Big 5K Run, Walk, Roll.” Connect with other Dream Big participants, share messages of encouragement and photos of your run.
  • Leave a message of encouragement for EDD athletes on our Facebook page. 
  • Show your pride with some EDD gear. Purchase an EDD hoodie or an extra T-shirt.

Please contact Gretchen if you have more questions: events@eddfund or 802-399-4366 


If you continue to use this site, you consent to use all cookies. We use cookies to offer you a better browsing experience. Read how we use cookies and how you can control them by visiting our Privacy Policy.

If you continue to use this site, you consent to use all cookies.