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If you’ve participated in a virtual race at any time in you know the drill, but if not, it’s easy!
SIGN UP TO PARTICIPATE
The first step is registering and making it official! Click "sign up" at the top of this page to sign up for the Virtual 5K of your choosing- Run/Walk or Bike Ride.
RECEIVE RACE SWAG
During the registration process, you will be asked to confirm your shipping address to receive a race packet.** Included in your packet will be a Finisher medal, reusable tote bag, notepad, travel water bottle. Additionally, you will receive a digital race bib and an invitation to the Strides & Rides Virtual Recognition & Happy Hour event on May 28th.
PRINT YOUR DIGITAL BIB
We will be creating a "unique" race-themed Digital Bib that you will be able to download and print and/or share on social media. Keep an eye out for pre-race email that will give instructions on how to access your "digital bib".
WALK, RUN OR RIDE AT YOUR PACE
You can walk, run or bike ride 5K (3.1 miles) at your own pace anytime between May 1st and May 27th (11:59 PM ET). You can participate anywhere you'd like - your neighborhood, your favorite trail, your treadmill/stationary bicycle, or your local city park.
SUBMIT YOUR RESULTS
After you complete your 5K you can submit results directly on the runsignup.com results page. Please submit your results by 11:59 PM ET on Thursday, May 27th. If you have questions about submitting results don't hesitate to reach out to us. Results automatically update as times are submitted, so you can check the results to see how you stack up against the competition.
SEND US A SELFIE/SHARE YOUR PICTURES!
If you don’t take a picture did it even happen? We’d love to see your pre-and post-race pictures! You can post them during the result reporting process or directly to the RunSignup photo page. The best photo will be selected by the PAVE team to receive a prize at the virtual recognition event.
JOIN US FOR A VIRTUAL CELEBRATION!
Join us for a quick virtual recognition event and happy hour Friday, May 28th to celebrate the completion of the inaugural Strides & Rides for Student Design! Prizes in the form of American Express gift cards will be awarded to the male and female from each category with the fastest completion times as well as the top fundraiser and best race photo submission. Door prizes and raffles will also be awarded. Stick around after to mix and mingle with industry friends!
** Race packets can only be shipped within the United States and Canada and are limited to the first 150 participants.
Founded in 1992, The Planning and Visual Education Partnership (PAVE), is a vital and effective organization that enables young talent to build successful careers in all aspects of the retail environments industry. Our vision is to cultivate relationships with students and educators through financial assistance, top industry thinking, inspiration and mentorship. PAVE is a 501(c)(3) educational foundation.
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