What is a Virtual 5K?

Doesn’t matter where you live just run, walk, jog, bike or treadmill at your leisure. Once you finish, post your results and receive your medal and a HIPPY water bottle, while supplies last.

How much is it to participate?

  • Ages: 18+, $35
  • Ages: 12-17, $25
  • Ages: 8-12, $15
  • Ages: 7 and Under Free
  • Family: $85

Do you offer team discounts?

Yes. Please email

Can kids participate?

Yes, there are no age limits.

Is there a specific tracking app I need to use to record my results?

You can use one of the several popular tracking apps through your phone or a device.

How do I enter my results?

Email you first and last name, race method (ran, jogged, walked, etc) distance and time and a picture if available. Feel free to post your pictures on our Facebook, Instagram or Twitter pages, #RunForYourHIPPYHeart

Do I have to finish in a certain time?

No, you set the pace and complete your activity. Although the official dates are April 20-May 4, you can start or finish at you leisure.

I am having problems with my bib.


How soon will I get my medal and water bottle?

Once your results have been posted, allow up to three weeks. Supplies are first-come-first-served.

With this pandemic, is it safe?

For those of you who may be anxious about COVID-19 and participating in activities we understand your concern. At all times, we advise you follow the guidelines of your local and state officials as to ensure that you are in compliance with their guidelines. If you have health concerns, please contact your doctor. Within the 5K registration form, there is a waiver that speaks specifically to this topic as well as guidance from the Center from Disease Control. You also have the option of making the fundraiser your own with indoor biking, treadmill or any other physical activity that you enjoy. And if you want to give to HIPPY just because, we welcome your support with a donation. Additional resources about exercise amid COVID-19 can be found at the World Health Organization and CDC provides information face coverings and physical activities.

For over 30 years, 

Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY) USA  has equipped parents with skills, tools, and confidence to prepare their children for success in school in their most important role as their child's first teacher.

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