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LET’S GET MOVING EVENT & 5K (2nd Annual)

Sat September 21, 2024 Concord, NC 28027 US Directions


1 Mile Buddy Run/Walk

$0 9:00AM EDT Registration ends September 21, 2024 at 8:55am EDT


$35 9:30AM EDT Registration closes on September 20, 2024 at 11:59pm EDT and re-opens on September 21, 2024 at 12:00am EDT

Decathlon Activity Adventure course for non-runners

$25 9:30AM EDT - 10:30AM EDT Registration ends September 21, 2024 at 9:25am EDT

Virtual 5K

$30 Registration ends September 21, 2024 at 11:59pm EDT


760 Orphanage Road
Concord, NC US 28027


Come join us on Saturday, September 21 at Vietnam Veterans Park in Concord, NC for this great inclusive event for people of ALL ABILITIES!  Let’s Get Moving for a great event and get all bodies in motion. Proceeds support the work of KennedyStrong Foundation.

Event is RAIN or SHINE

Register by Friday, September 6th to be guaranteed a shirt. All supplies after this date are first come first serve. 

Race Day Packet Pickup opens at 8:00am

Join us from 8a.m. to noon. There will be a DJ and activities for all.

  • 8:00 a.m. - event site opens
  • 9:00 a.m. - Buddy Run starts
  • 9:30 a.m. - 5K starts
  • 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. - Decathlon Activity Adventure course open as an alternative to the run/walk events
  • Virtual 5K for those who cannot attend in person but want to participate where they are

There will be 5k awards given to overall top 3 male and female and to the top three male and female finishers in each age group: 10 & under, 11-15, 15-20, 21-30, 31-40, 41-50, 51-60, 61 -70, and 71 and up. Awards will be given to the top three male and female finishers in the Decathlon and for each Decathlon Station.  Awards will be given to the top three mail and female Fun Run finishers. 

5k runners and Decathlon participants will receive a bag, shirt, and giveaway items. 

Virtual Runners will not be eligible for awards.

Packet Pick Up: Thursday, September 19th at the West Cabarrus YMCA in Afton Village from 6pm to 8pm.  See Packet Pick Up section below.

Parking:  This is a 'shuttle to destination' event.  Those with special needs can receive a parking pass at packet pickup. 

About KennedyStrong Foundation

KennedyStrong Foundation is unlocking potential and empowering lives. We are driven to create a more inclusive community and workplace by providing these programs, services, and initiatives:

  • Let’s Go To Work
    Courses for individuals with disabilities to gain job skills, independence, and confidence
  • Let’s Make Connections
    Opportunities for inclusive fun and engagement among people of all abilities aged 18+
  • Let’s Get Inclusive
    Training for businesses/governments to provide a more inclusive workplace and community
  • Let’s Build Community: Independence Village
    Plans for a mixed-use, inclusive community for people of all abilities to live, work, learn, and play
  • Let’s Get Moving 5K (and bodies-in-motion event)
    Inclusive fundraising event for participants of all abilities: 5K, Buddy Run, Activity Adventure course

Your participation creates pathways to inclusion, independence, and joy. Make an impact today!

Race Contact Info

If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.

Pre-race Packet Pickup

Pre-race packet pick-up will be held on September 19th from 6p.m. to 8p.m. at the West Cabbarus YMCA.  The Y is easy to find - it is located in Afton Village just off I-85 exit 54. 

Address:  5325 Langford Avenue, Concord, NC  28027


Decathlon Activty Descriptions

Please open the attached file for a description of the 10 decathlon activities.

Click the icon below to download the attached PDF.


Fun Run & Buddy Walk Map

Click the icon below to download the attached PDF.



Parking for this event will be at Harvest Community Church located at 4284 Orphanage Rd, Concord, NC 28027.  Shuttle service to the park will be available.  Shuttle times are TBD and will be posted in this section when available.  Special needs parking passes will be available at packet pickup.


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