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Virtual Race - 5K Challenge Virtual Race - 5K Challenge

Virtual Race - 5K Challenge

WHEN - Ongoing
DISTANCE - 1 mile, 2 miles, 5K
CHARITY - St. Jude Children's Hospital
By running this race you will help the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital continue the research for childhood cancer and other life-threatening illnesses. Please read about the great success of the St. Jude at www.stjude.org.opens a new window


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The Gone For a Run 5K Challenge is a Virtual Race like no other - we train you, encourage you, celebrate you along the way to your 5K finish line with this progressive 5K challenge. Every step of the way you have coaching and support as you reach each Milestone in this progressive 5K. As you complete each Milestone (1 mile, 2 miles, 5K) you add the magnetic distance token to your 5K Challenge Medal.

With your purchase you’ll be able to:

  • Ask Coach Megan Questions
  • Receive exclusive tips and videos
  • Download customizable training programs that provide the training and support to get you to your goal
  • Share pics of your accomplishments and see others
  • Receive encouragement from Race Challenge teammates from all over the country

Look for our email about an hour after your purchase for full instructions.

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Your Race Package Includes

Choice of Fitted or Unisex Tee Choice of Fitted or Unisex Tee
Authentic Race Bib Authentic Race Bib
5K Challenge Medal 5K Challenge Medal

Add Extra Race Swag for a Discount


This runner's journal is a running log, a motivational tool and a catalog of your training, your goals and your achievements.


These moisture-wicking crew socks are sure to keep a runner's feet comfortable and dry with the RUNTECHNOLOGY® material and ventilation zones.


Our lightweight performance visors have a wide stretchable band to ensure all day comfort. Along with comfort this visor has a no-slip design and are sure to stay cool and dry.


Stay safe and motivated while out on the road with our single sided Nylon IDmeBAND TECH ID Bracelet. Our nylon webbing wristband features a laser engraved tag to engrave your emergency information.


These high quality performance socks are designed with arch support and cushioning to pad the contours of your feet. Moisture wicking and super comfortable.


Our 5K car magnet sticks to cars or any solid surface- perfect for the runner who wants to represent what they love in style.


his beautiful 5K pendant charm is .925 sterling silver and comes on your choice of a variety of sterling silver chains or a black cord with a sterling silver clasp.


The RokBAND can be folded to the width or thickness you want, you can wear it as a headband, hair band, or even like a beanie. Unrolled completely, it makes an excellent face covering or neck gaiter.

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from 5k challenge I love these virtual runs I have not been able to get a runDisney run for 2 years and with your runs it’s so easy and with these crazy times I have time to do as many runs as I want too
Date published: 2020-06-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved the challenge! I actually put my own twist on this challenge and ran at least a 5K everyday in April. It was a nice way to stay active during this time and support the cause.
Date published: 2020-05-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great motivation Did this on a whim to try to get back into running and so glad I did! Completed it way sooner than I thought and already signed up for another virtual 5k!!
Date published: 2020-05-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from cool stuff the shirt came in a size bigger then I had ordered, love the medal. over all I'm thrilled with this purchase
Date published: 2019-08-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Simple and easy for the busy gal Love Gone for a Run! It gets me moving, while being fun. It’s also a great way to give back to worthy organizations.
Date published: 2020-06-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful treasure I bought it over a month ago an I love it! I'm glad I joined this group because it keeps me motivated.
Date published: 2020-06-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great I received the pack some days after the payment. The medal is so beautiful.
Date published: 2020-04-03
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Received my package, but where do I find the training plan?

Asked by: Lindsey
Hi! Thanks for your question! You should have received your training program in an email once you placed your order for the 5K Challenge. The training program can also be found on the Gone For a Run Virtual Race Series Facebook page under files. You can also reach out to our customer service team at Support@chalktalksports.com and our customer service team can email the training plan to you. Thanks!
Answered by: Kate
Date published: 2020-05-28

Hi, I'm putting together a COVID Couch Potatoes to 5K team of work colleagues and would like to set up a group. How do I go about doing that? Is it $40 a person? Do I just register for the number of people and all the swag comes to me and I distribute?

Asked by: Heather
Hi! Thanks for your interest in our 5K Challenge Virtual Race! We are more than happy to help you with your order for the 5K Challenge. Our customer service team can help you place the order, they can be reached at support@chalktalksports.com. We also wanted to let you know about a new program we are launching where you can create your very own virtual race with a custom medal and swag. The link to creating your own virtual race can be found below! We look forward to hearing from you! https://www.goneforarun.com/custom-virtual-races/
Answered by: Kate
Date published: 2020-05-13

I have yet to receive any instructions on how to access the coach, other runners or videos and training. I purchased my package last week.

Asked by: MontanaTexan
Hi! Thanks for your question! You should have received an email regarding the training guide. To access all the videos, coach and training material you can join the Facebook Gone For a Run Virtual Training & Race Challenge Series. If you do have any questions regarding material our customer service team can be reached at support@chalktalksports.com. Thanks!
Answered by: Kate
Date published: 2020-04-20

What is the training program like for the 10k? Could I receive more information on that before purchasing?

Asked by: Jenny
Hi! Thanks for your question! So the 10K training program is based off a 12 week training program, in which that are two versions one for a new runner and other for an more advanced runner. What is great about this program that it is all on your pace so if you feel like you need to repeat a week you can until you feel comfortable moving to the next level. Thanks!
Answered by: Kate
Date published: 2020-04-03

Hello.....do the medals and shirts ship to FPO addresses for those who work overseas with the military? Thank you. 

Asked by: Matt
Hi! Thanks for your question! Unfortunately at this time we do not ship overseas. If you would like you can ship to someone in the US because virtual races have free economy shipping and they can then this the virtual race to you overseas. Thanks!
Answered by: Kate
Date published: 2020-03-25

Hello! Can anyone help me with the YOUTH sizing please? My daughter would like to train for her first 5K!

Asked by: Paige Story
Hi! Thanks for your question! That is great to hear that your daughter wants to train for a 5K. On the 5K virtual race page there is size chart and here you can see all the sizing measurements. The youth sizing is only available on the unisex (orange) tee. We do suggest that you measure a shirt that they are currently wear and compare those measurements to our size chart and that will give you the most accurate size to order. Thanks!
Answered by: Kate
Date published: 2020-02-18

Can the 5k be done on a treadmill versus outdoors?

Asked by: Monica
Thank you for your question! You can absolutely run a virtual race on a treadmill as opposed to outside! The goal of the virtual race is to challenge yourself to complete a set distance, but whether you run or walk the race inside or outside is 100% your choice! The great thing about a virtual race is the freedom to run the race on your own terms while still supporting a great charity. Please let me know if you have any other questions!
Answered by: Dillon
Date published: 2020-02-16

Is there a time limit to complete the 5k challenge, or do we have unlimited access to the training materials until we complete our goal?

Asked by: Barb
Hi Barb! Our new race challenges were designed not to limit the timeframe in which you could complete your 5K, so you have unlimited access to the training materials until you meet your goal!
Answered by: Melissa
Date published: 2020-02-16
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