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Welcome to the Annual WE United 5k Walk!
In the spirit of unity, while incorporating the organizational values of honor, authenticity, courage, and commitment, Women in Electronics (WE) strives to expand the opportunities for women in the electronics industry and related technology industries. As a 5013c non-profit, social impact organization, WE is dedicated to our goals to celebrate, advocate, develop, and empower our members professionally and personally through leadership growth programs, networking, resources, and events. Our Annual 5K Walk provides members with the opportunity to get moving and enjoy some fresh air, while contributing to the enhancement of WE programs and the development of new programs intended to lift up our next generation of leaders! Women in Electronics encourages all of our members to come together, men and women united, as a collective community to hit the pavement, take to the trails, and raise funds for the essential programming to help advance our mission!
2023 For The Love Of Justice Virtual 5K
ABOUT THE RACE: This Is Why We Run We run in memory of 1st LT Justice R. Stewart, a fallen United States Marine Corps officer who had a giving heart, a selfless soul, an infectious laugh, and a heartwarming smile. 1st LT Stewart was a daughter, a sister, a niece, a cousin, a friend, and a Marine. She was artistic, confident, and ambitious, setting goals years in advance. 1st LT Stewart tragically lost her life while she was on a run. We run for her. Every time our foot hits the pavement, it is symbolic of a heartbeat, bringing life into the memories that 1st LT Stewart left behind to share with the world. ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION HOSTING THE EVENT: Established in October 2021 in Columbia, South Carolina to celebrate the life and legacy of First Lieutenant Justice R. Stewart, the Empowering Justice Charitable Foundation raises funds through various fundraising opportunities and donations. This Foundation supports organizations that promote pathways out of poverty through Empowering Youth, Supporting Authentic Opportunities for Leadership, Promoting Youth Advocacy, Promoting Military Alliances in the Community, and Strengthening Communities through Youth Voice & Expression. As an extension of our primary mission, the Foundation also supports college ROTC programs as a way to honor the sacrifices service members have made and to support the recruitment and retention of a diverse officer corps. The Empowering Justice Charitable Foundation is sponsored by Central Carolina Community Foundation. Central Carolina Community Foundation is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization recognized by the IRS. Virtual Registration Click Here
Athena's Winter Conquest
Fear not mortals! Winter may have taken your motivation, but Athena’s shield will protect you. Run, walk, swim, bike any distance you want and defeat the winter!
Catalina’s Playground Fun Run Walk (2023)
Join us for our inaugural fun run/walk 5K in support of Catalina’s Playground anytime or place between March 1- April 30th. Proceeds will go towards helping under resourced communities rehabilitate local parks and playgrounds. Why Catalina’s Playground? When I had to leave my children with my parents while I attended a four month school, I realized there were no functional parks or playgrounds near them. I know how important it is for kids to play outdoors and get fresh air so that got me thinking, how can I help fix this problem? I envisioned an organization that could help raise funds and rehabilitate playgrounds so that parents and families could have safe and enjoyable environment for their children to play in. We thank God for allowing us the capacity to turn this vision into a reality. Our 501(C)3 non-profit organization was approved and established in 2022. We look forward to the support we will be able to provide communities and THANK you for your support.
5K Run for Autism Acceptance, Awareness & Inclusion
Please join Rocco's Voice for Autism as we host a Virtual 5K to help celebrate Autism Awareness Month and to continue to raise Awareness, Acceptance, and Inclusion. Rocco's Voice for Autism will be hosting a virtual 5K for the month of April- Autism Awareness month.
The proceeds from the 5k will go towards the everyday operations of Safe Inc. Of Schenectady. A little about who we are and what we have achieved. Mission: Safe Inc. of Schenectady exists to provide outreach, shelter, counseling, and supportive services to homeless youth who are at-risk and may be vulnerable to or have been subjected to sexual exploitation and trafficking. Vision: Our vision is to end youth homelessness, exploitation, and provide a safe environment within our community where youth can grow into healthy self-sufficient adults. What we have achieved: Safe Inc. of Schenectady began with one outreach program Project Safe, in 1985. We have grown today to have three programs and a 24/7 shelter to assist with youth and young adults. We provide a Life Skills program for young adults ages 18-35 to help them obtain and maintain safe and stable housing, street outreach for youth ages 12-21 who are couch surfing or living on the streets, and an Anti-Trafficking Program open to any age victims of sex or labor trafficking. Since 1985, Safe has served over 6,500 youth and young adults. The McIntosh House, our youth shelter, serves over 150+ youth a year. • Safe was granted an Aftercare Program that allows us to work with young teens and their families before they get involved in street life.
Making Strides for Girls in STEM 5K
Join us for Making Strides for Girls in STEM, xScion’s first virtual 5K Run/Walk/Hike May 1-15, 2023. Race proceeds will benefit STEM For Her, a non-profit foundation in Washington, D.C. that fosters STEM interest in girls and young women with programs such as hands-on educational activities, virtual programs, mentoring, scholarships and support for community programs. This virtual 5K is open to everyone – all ages and skillsets are welcome. The route can be completed at any location that is convenient for you at any time between May 1 - 15, 2023. It’s a great way to get active, have some fun and make a difference for girls and young women. To learn more or make a donation directly to STEM for Her, visit xScion is a woman-owned technology consulting business and a proud supporter of STEM for Her. Our mission is to help clients Turn Change Into Value® through digital transformations and help our communities by supporting girls in STEM.
2023 Alaska Athletic Training Association Virtual IditaRUN
Support the Alaska Athletic Trainers Association Governmental Affairs Committee by participating in our first annual IditaRUN! Join us for 3 months of racing across Alaska in your preferred method of exercise: walk, run, bike, swim, snowshoe, ski…etc. Share your journey with us and we will share various check points along the way!
The Cute Syndrome Foundation Virtual 5K
Support The Cute Syndrome Foundation and our mission to raise SCN8A awareness, fund SCN8A research, and provide support to families around the world who are affected by this disorder. We invite participants to run, walk or roll 3.1 miles in celebration of our SCN8A community!
Together we March for Meals
SSM Health at Home’s Meals On Wheels program provides over 300 meals a day, Monday – Friday, to Madison, Middleton and Monona residents. Our volunteer crew covers 250 miles daily serving some of our most vulnerable community members. While many recipients receive funding from Dane County and other organizations, some do not. Funds raised help to bridge that gap, making sure we can provide nutritious meals and crucial safety checks to all those in need regardless of ability to pay. March for Meals is an annual campaign created by Meals on Wheels America and participated in by Meals on Wheels programs across the country. Each year the SSM Health at Home Foundation of Wisconsin holds a March for Meals fundraising campaign to raise funds used to support the program and its recipients. By participating in our March for Meals Virtual 5k you are helping us support your neighbors in need. Run, walk, or march in your neighborhood or beyond. You can complete our 5k in one day or break it up over the course of our “March” which runs from 3/21/23 to 6/30/23. By logging your distance and time, you can help us to achieve a combined 250 miles in support of Meals On Wheels. March for Meals participants will receive a t-shit, race bib, and medal.
WNY Pride 5K (2023)
Niagara Pride, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization serving LGBTQ+ individuals and families in Niagara County and the surrounding WNY area. We offer community-based educational programming and engage in charitable work. Niagara Pride collaborates with other organizations to offer LGBTQ+ programming, social meet ups, Diversity and Inclusion training for organizations and businesses, health-based initiatives, and other visibility events, including numerous June Pride events. As part of our charitable outreach, we have multiple donation drives throughout the year, which benefit individuals, families, and children in need. Niagara Pride, Inc. also facilitates welcoming social events, creating safe spaces in the community for LGBTQ+ individuals. As part of our mission, we envision an LGBTQ+ community in which all individuals and families feel safe, secure, and affirmed where they live, work, worship, and play, especially in the Niagara County and surrounding Western New York areas. To that end, Niagara Pride strives to bring awareness of LGBTQ+ issues, create safe and welcoming events for people of all ages, promote visibility of the LGBTQ+ community, and partner with other agencies to connect LGBTQ+ individuals with resources. Niagara Pride, Inc. was able to provide the following programs and services in 2022: LGBTQ+ Diversity and Inclusivity Trainings for businesses and organizations – over 7,000 individuals, both locally and nationally, attended these trainings throughout the year. Jean Hopkins Memorial Scholarship – a $500 scholarship was awarded to a graduating high school senior pursuing higher education. Niagara County GSA Grants – seven $500 grants were given to local GSAs to help fund LGBTQ+ diversity programs at their high schools. WNY Shopping with Pride – a campaigned designed to highlight and celebrate locally owned and operated LGBTQ+ and ally businesses and merchants in WNY and beyond Know Your Status – a campaign designed to provide free sexual health information and resources to residents of WNY as well as create an online tool that allows individuals to easily locate HIV/AIDS and STI testing sites throughout the 8 counties of Western New York. WNY LGBTQ+ Youth Vocational Training Conference – a one day event aimed at providing LGBTQ+ youth between the ages of 15-21 with lifelong skills and tools to seek employment, create resumes, interview for jobs, and effectively seek out training programs. WNY LGBTQ+ Health and Wellness Fair – an opportunity for community members to learn about LGBTQ+ specific and/or affirming programs, services, and resources offered by local community service providers. WNY Pride 5K – a virtual 5K race/walk in WNY with a focus of bringing awareness to, while also celebrating the local WNY LGBTQ+ Community Community-based Pride Celebrations – Niagara Falls Pride, Newfane Pride, North Tonawanda Pride (in partnership with the Oliver Street Merchants Association)…and coming in 2023, Lockport Pride! And in partnership with other agencies, Niagara Pride has been able to offer groups/services for addictions and housing discrimination assistance. This year, Niagara Pride is excited to announce that WNY Pride 5K is an in-person event, being held on a 5k sanctioned course. Niagara County Community College is the host site for this year’s event. The proceeds from the WNY Pride 5K will benefit Niagara Pride, Inc., a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, to help fund the expansion of LGBTQ+ community-based programs and services the agency offers in Niagara County as well as throughout WNY, including additional community outreach, groups and programs for youth and senior LGBTQ+ individuals, and increasing our health awareness initiatives.
No Excuse for Child Abuse
April is Child Abuse Awareness month, so lace up and help us work towards ending child abuse and neglect!
Inaugural NYSPHSAA Foundation Virtual 5k (2023)
Join us for our inaugural virtual 5k in support of the NYSPHSAA Foundation! Run or walk at your own pace any time between May 12-29, then upload your results to the completion page. You can also share your photos and encourage others to participate. Proceeds will go towards one of the Foundation’s main areas of focus: increasing student participation opportunities, professional development for coaches, and recruitment and retention of sports officials. We greatly appreciate your support of the NYSPHSAA Foundation and the student-athletes of NY! To learn more about the NYSPHSAA Foundation or make a tax-deductible donation, visit
ACG 2023 Ride of Stride for 45 Virtual Challenge
For March Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, ACG challenges you to run, walk or bike 45 miles this month to show your support for colorectal cancer screening starting at age 45.
Move for Your Mind
You're invited to participate in a month-long run streak challenge with Still I Run - Runners for Mental Health Awareness. The Runstreaking for Mental Health event, which takes place in May, challenges participants to walk or run at least one mile daily for mental health during mental health awareness month. This is the perfect way to get out there for your own mental health, while also smashing the stigma, earning sweet swag, and connecting with other warriors around the country. Joining the May 2023 Runstreaking for Mental Health Challenge is super easy. All you have to do is pick your level of participation (each comes with sweet swag), register, join the Still I Run Private Facebook group, and then run or walk a mile every day. Once you’re done with your mile for the day, post about it to the FB group or to your own social media account using #SIRunstreak23. After the challenge, you'll have completed 31 days of run streaking (and who knows, you may even want to keep streaking after that!) Still I Run is a community of runners and mental health warriors. Our mission is to promote the benefits of running for mental health, and, through our collective stories, defeat the stigma around mental illness. Through various programs we offer, we hope to educate others about running for mental health, raise mental health awareness, provide encouragement to others, and help people experiencing hardship get started in their running journey.

Run with Us and Never Stop Running! You can run alone or with a group of friends. It’s your race, on your terms! Each of our fun themed races vary in distance, beginning at 5K (3.1 miles).


A wonderful component of our Virtual Race Series is the contribution to various charities. A percentage of each race registration is donated directly to the selected charity for that particular race. Our great community of virtual race runners have made it possible for Gone For a Run to donate thousands of dollars to an assortment of charities including:

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A Virtual Race Series that trains, encourages and celebrates your journey.


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Complete a 5K! Includes a training program, medal, t-shirt, race bib and a virtual running coach.
Image of Virtual Race - 10K Challenge
Complete a 10K! Includes a training program, medal, t-shirt, race bib and a virtual running coach.
Image of Virtual Race - Half Marathon Challenge
Complete a half marathon! Includes a training program, medal, t-shirt, race bib and a virtual running coach.
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Complete a marathon! Includes a training program, medal, t-shirt, race bib and a virtual running coach.
Check how the community is doing. Compare your time and submit your photos!