Virtual Running Races 5K Challenge

5K Challenge Medal
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5K Challenge

The 5k Challenge is a Virtual Race like no other - we train you, encourage you, and celebrate you along the way to your 5k finish line with this progressive 5k challenge. All while helping you build life-long memories and friendships with runners from across the globe! Best of all, your running supports St. Judes Children Hospital.

How does the Gone for a Run 5K Challenge work?

5K Challenge Package

Every step of the way you have coaching, support as you reach your milestones in this progressive 5K. As you complete each Milestone distance you add the magnetic distance token to your 5K Challenge Medal.

  • First Milestone 1 mile
  • Second Milestone 2 miles
  • Third Milestone 5K
  • 5K Challenge Medal
  • Authentic 5K Race Bib
  • FREE 5K challenge T-shirt
  • Up to 50% off 5K Swag
  • Exclusive Training Program for each Milestone
  • Access to exclusive coaching tips, guides, and videos from Coach Megan, on our exclusive members facebook page.
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Our Exclusive Training Program

Virtual Race Training Program

We offer exclusive milestone training programs by Coach Megan who will guide you through each distance on your way to your 5K. These training programs are customizable to your schedule and provide the training and the support to get you to your goal. You can watch training videos, download guides, or view them on your device. By registering for the 5K Challenge you’ll receive exclusive access to the Gone For a Run Virtual Training & Race Challenge Series Facebook Page where you can:

  1. View exclusive training content
  2. Ask Coach Megan questions
  3. Share pics of your accomplishments and see others
  4. Receive encouragement from your 5K Challenge teammates from all over the country

Introducing Coach Megan

Coach Megan - 5K Challenge Trainer

Megan Cunningham is an elite distance runner competing in distances from the 3,000m to the marathon.

While competing for the University of Missouri, Megan and her family were involved in a traumatic car accident which left her unsure if she’d ever be able to walk, much less run,again. Through patience, perseverance, and a bit of stubbornness, Megan returned to the track after nine months off of any running. Megan was able to overcome her injuries and walked away from her collegiate career a two time SEC Conference Champion (5k and 10k) and a two time NCAA Academic All-American.

Post-collegiality, Megan has shifted her focus towards racing on the roads as well as coaching fellow runners. Most recently, Megan won the Virginia Beach Rock N’ Roll Half Marathon and competed in the 2020 USA Olympic Marathon Trials.


I am here to not only help you improve as a runner, but to give you a better understanding of training and the benefits of each workout.
- Coach Megan

Run with a Friend(s)!

Run Virtual Races with Your Friends

Have a running buddy or group?

We encourage runners to grab a friend and experience this remarkable and rewarding challenge together. You’ll be able to see and share amazing benefits to your body and mind along the way. The challenge starts with lower mileage and allows you to build to your goal to join the ranks as a 5K-er!

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