Sweat It Out Virtual 5k

Mon April 20 - Tue June 30, 2020 Columbia, SC US 29209 Directions

Sweat It Out 5k Run/Walk

$30 Registration ends June 30, 2020 at 11:59pm EDT
Old Woodlands Park
Columbia, SC US 29209

This year YOU can Sweat Anywhere for Nick!  We had originally planned to hold our Six Annual Sweat It Out 5k on June 6th, 2020.  But because of the Covid-19 crisis in our community, we have made the decision to go VIRTUAL this year!   The Duke family knows firsthand the precautions they need to take to keep Nick, who is immunocompromised, and our runners and walkers safe and healthy!  They did not want to cancel this important community event so they hope you and your family will join us for the Sweat It Out Virtual 5K 2020!

This means you can  Sweat for Nick and run or walk the 5K distance where ever you choose!  It can be outdoors practicing social distancing or indoors on a treadmill.  You can complete your race anytime from April 20, 2020 until our deadline of June 30, 2020!

When you complete your race, you will have the option of reporting your time on this  link:

If you choose not to report a time, that's fine too. In an effort to help with costs and to be sure we can make a big donation to the National Foundation of Ectodermal Dysplasia (NFED) , we will not be giving overall or age group awards this year.  This year we want all of our runners and walkers to get extra SWAG!

This year we want all of our runners and walkers to get an extra award for their support! Everyone registered will receive a great quality race shirt and a Custom Sweat It Out 5K 2920 Buff for the event!  These buffs come in handy in times like these because you can use them as a face mask!  We will ship you your SWAG after the event closes during the first few weeks of July 2020!

Follow guidelines from local, state, and federal agencies on how to stay safe.  Depending on your area, you may need to wear protective equipment and maintain safe social distance.

We hope that by making the race virtual, we will be able to attract even more participants across the United States who want to support our great cause!  Please share this race with all your friends!  Post your race pictures and results our event page!  Here is a link: https://www.facebook.com/events/277630296362428/

When posting on your social media, please tag our rave and use these hashtags :

#sweatanywherefornick  #sweatitoutvirtual5K2020


We will do our best to make sure everyone gets their shirt and buff but there is no guarantee on either if you have not registered by JUNE 8, 2020!  We will order extra for those who register between June 8 and June 30th -- but supplies and sizes are not guaranteed. We will keep an inventory of shirts on our registration site so you can see the sizes available if you register after June 8th!   We expect shirts and buffs to be delivered in the few weeks of July!   We appreciate your understanding.

Our Cause:

 Ectodermal Dysplasia is a rare inherited genetic disorder that affects 1 in 17,000
individuals worldwide. It is a multisystem disorder that typically affects the hair, teeth, nails, sweat
glands, and skin. The primary feature of HED is lack of or diminished sweating: hypohydrosis. The
National Foundation of Ectodermal Dysplasia (NFED) is a nonprofit organization that helps and
supports families affected by HED. They have been so helpful to the Duke family since the diagnosis of their son Nicholas. Their mission is to empower and connect people touched by HED through education,
research, and support. Their vision is to be a recognized leader among health related nonprofit
organizations and will be known for providing comprehensive services with loving care for individuals
affected by HED. NFED will help individuals and families benefit from early diagnosis care, and will
continue to be there throughout their lives. Ultimately, a cure will be found and NFED will be the force
behind this cure!
Our race has two goals: Raising awareness and raising funds. Please join us again this year for this worthy cause!

We are honored to be on the Columbia Running Club Tour of Columbia!  Runners and Walkers in the club will receive a special discount through the club and receive participation points!  For more information on Columbia Running Club, please visit their website: www.columbiarunningclub.com

This event is non refundable!  We appreciate your support!

Race Contact Info

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Why We Run.
Course Map

Although we are doing the race virtual for 2020, feel free to use our course if you would like!  You are free to run or walk where you please -even on a treadmill.   We appreciate your support!

Runner Swag

Because we are going Virtual in 2020, we are not going to be giving overall or age group awards this year! Unfortunately, the cost of the awards would make it so we can't donate to our cause and our cause is the reason we do this race! 

This year we will be giving all participants the same award -- A Custom Sweat It Out 5K 2020 Buff!  This buff serves lots of purposes!  You can even use it as a protective mask.  We thought this would be the perfect way to show our appreciation to all who support our event!

All participants will also be shipped a quality running shirt to commemorate your run or walk!




Enter Your 5K Race Time!

After you have completed your 5K distance, you can enter your time on this link:


Let's see who completes their distance the fastest and gets the Sweat It Out 5K Bragging Rights for our Virtual 2020 event!  We will update our social media with your distances and give you a shout out!   Logging your time is optional!

Please share pictures from your run or walk for our event page!  You can post them directly to our event page.

https://www.facebook.com/events/277630296362428/  We can't wait to see your pics!  Also, please tag our event in your posts and use these hashtags:

#sweatanywherefornick #sweatitoutvirtual5k2020





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