Kenya Connect 5K: Running/Walking for Education on Seven Continents!

Fri March 26 - Sat March 27, 2021 Elkridge, MD 21075 US Directions

KC5K Run/Walk

$35 3:00PM EDT - 3:00PM EDT Registration ends March 27, 2021 at 7:00am EDT

Couch Surfing Kenya Connect 5K!

$35 Registration ends March 27, 2021 at 3:00pm EDT

YOUTH KC5K Run/Walk (18 and under)

$25 3:00PM EDT - 3:00PM EDT Registration ends March 27, 2021 at 7:00am EDT
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Virtual Race
6030 Marshalee Drive
Elkridge, MD US 21075

In honor of our 7th KC5K Anniversary and due to the global pandemic, the KC5K will be a virtual 7 continent race.  Our goal is to have runners/walkers on all 7 continents participating in our virtual event to support and celebrate the work of Kenya Connect to strengthen education at 62 partner public schools in our rural community.  

We are inviting all registrants to still run, walk, skip, hop, or couch surf during the 24 hour period beginning Friday, March 26 at 3:00 PM (ET) to Saturday, March 27 at 3:00 PM ET.  You can run/walk outside or on a treadmill. Once you complete the 5K send us your time!   Top three runners/walkers in all age categories will win a hand-carved medallion from Wamunyu, Kenya and the top male/female overall will win a hand carved medallion and runner gift cards ($100 for first place and $50 for 2nd and 3rd place).

We also will have prizes for the largest team (perhaps your family, college group, HS group, workplace) and the top overall fundraiser (it could be a team or individual).  Fundraising teams are a special way to support the 18,000 students and 500 teachers to an empowered education.

We also want to see your pictures.  Since it is a 7 continent race, we will award a prize for the MOST CREATIVE PICTURE from each continent!  You may want to wear a Kenyan themed costume or pose in front of a special landmark.  Our judges will choose.  

Runners can choose between two premiums:  a knit beanie or a runners cap.   Participants must register by March 15 in order to be guaranteed a premium.  

Registration cost is  $35 until March 15.  The price will increase on March 16 to $45.   Participants 18 and under race cost is $25.


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