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Team up with us to raise awareness about breast cancer and to help those battling the disease. Through the proceeds raised from this event, Out of the Shadows seeks to continue fighting breast cancer through education, transportation assistance for cancer treatments, and one-on-one compassionate support of patients battling this awful disease.
Out Of The Shadows was founded by Rev. Dr. Twanna Henderson in 2018 after going through a bout with breast cancer. It was birthed out of a desire to create an initiative purposed to support breast cancer fighters and survivors in practical ways and to bring much needed awareness. OOTS is an initiative that comes under the 501(c)(3) umbrella of New Beginnings Church in Matthews, NC.
You can choose to Walk or Run outdoors OR on a treadmill - it's totally up to you!
This challenge is open to everyone and for all ages. Follow these steps to participate:
• Review the FAQs to learn how the challenge works.
• Register for the challenge up until 5 p.m. EST on Thursday, October 15th using the name Out of the Shadows.
• Prepare for the race with these optional, 3 week training plan - one for runners and one for walkers.
• Complete the Virtual 5K Walk/Run by walking or running 3.1 miles anytime between 6 a.m. EST Friday, October 16th and 8 p.m. EST Sunday, October 18th.
• Enter your time on the Virtual 5K results page if you're the competitive type and want to see how you compared to other participants.
You can access the 3-Week Run/Walk Training Guides in the PDF below.
Click the icon below to download the attached PDF.
What is the Out of the Shadows Virtual 5K Walk/Run?
The virtual 5K event is open to everyone and all ages. You can choose to run or walk outdoors or on a treadmill, and will track and enter your completion time online.
When will the Virtual 5K Challenge take place?
You can complete your 5K anytime between 6 a.m. EST on Friday, October 16th and 8 p.m. EST on Sunday, October 18th. This will be held rain or shine.
Where will the event be held?
This is a virtual 5K event and can be completed anywhere you would like - outdoors or on a treadmill.
How long is a 5K and how can I measure how far I walk or run?
A 5K is equal to 3.1 miles. You can track/measure how far you run or walk using several free apps such as Runkeeper, MapMyWalk, Samsung Health, Google Fit, iPhone Health App, etc.
Will the event be timed?
The event is intended to be something everyone can participate in with the goal of adding additional activity to your day. Each participant will track and enter their own time.
Is there any reason I should not participate?
Participation is optional. If you have or are experiencing an underlying health condition, please consult with your physician prior to participation. If you choose to walk or run outside, please be sure to follow CDC's recommendations regarding social distancing.
Every person who registers, completes the challenge, and enters their time for the Virtual 5K Walk/Run will be entered into a random drawing to receive one of 10 - $20 Amazon gift cards. So encourage your housemates or teammates to join you.
ALL COMPLETED RACE TIMES MUST BE ENTERED BY 12 NOON ON MONDAY OCTOBER 19 TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR THE DRAWING.
If you have any questions about this virtual race, click the button below.Questions?