Whether this is your first 5k or you're a seasoned pro, these are 5 things that can help anyone have a successful event!


Take some time before training to stretch your muscles. This will help you stay loose and prevent avoidable injuries.

Rest Up 

Be sure to take breaks in your training and get a good night’s sleep before you tackle your 5K. Rest is essential for repairing and building muscles, and everyone needs a break once in awhile!

Get Together 

Grab your friends, family, coworkers, and neighbors! Get together with people to support one another and spread the word about the virtual 5K!

Plan Ahead 

Map out where you’re going to complete you 5K ahead of time. Know where you’re going, which turns to take, and how to get back to where you started. Check for the safest routes and choose a time of day when roads are not crowded with vehicles. Use MapMyRun.com to create your own route or to keep track of the routes you use while you train.

Have Fun!

We may be serious about ending mental health stigma, but we’re also serious about having fun! Have some fun while you’re out being active, and take pride in knowing that you’re spreading a positive message to support those who struggle with their mental health. Get active, get healthy, and get happy!


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