INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY Virtual 5K & 1-Mile Run

Please join us for the first annual International Women’s Day Virtual 5K and 1-Mile Run benefiting Women for Women International! A virtual run or walk is a distance that can be completed at any location (such as a treadmill, a park, your neighborhood or even during a local race). By registering for this virtual race, you'll be running or walking with women and men around the globe in honor of International Women's Day.

We are very proud to be working in partnership with Women for Women International as the beneficiary of this event. In countries affected by conflict and war, Women for Women International supports the most marginalized women to earn and save money, improve health and well being, influence decisions in their home and community, and connect to networks for support. By utilizing skills, knowledge, and resources, she is able to create sustainable change for herself, her family, and community.

International Women’s Day (March 8) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity. Since 1975, International Women’s Day has been observed and celebrated with different themes addressing challenges women face in society today.

Register today and join us in 2018 for the virtual run and be a part of celebrating women across the world while taking steps to make a difference!

How to register

How do I register for the International Women’s Day Virtual 5K & 1 Mile Run?

Registration is easy! Here’s what you need to do:

  • 1 Register for the Virtual 5K & 1-Mile Run as an individual or team.
  • 2 Choose to raise additional funds for Women for Women International by creating a fundraising page during registration. Fundraising is not required to participate in the virtual run.
  • 3 Invite your friends (local and virtual) , family members, and colleagues to complete the race with you (in person or virtually) by sharing the links provided in your registration confirmation.

How to participate

How do I participate in this event?

Once you’re registered, you’ll begin receiving event updates via email from us. All you have to do next is:

  • 1 Follow @womensday5K on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
  • 2 Choose what date you will complete the 5K or 1-Mile — any time between March 4 and March 8, 2017. Check your email the week of the event, print your virtual bib and wear it when you complete your run.
  • 3 Complete the 5K or 1-Mile Run and post a photo to Facebook and Instagram. Tag your picture with @womensday5k and use the hashtags #womensday5k and #beboldforchange so you can celebrate and connect with other participants across the globe!

Our MISSION

Our mission is to inspire women and men across the globe to run or walk together - whether in person or virtually - to generate awareness of International Women’s Day. We believe everyday acts of bravery and boldness can and will make a difference in someone's life and the 2017 International Women's Day Virtual Run is a time for us all to be bold for change while raising funds for Women for Women International.

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