OUTAthletics is the world’s largest international initiative for bringing together LGBTQ+ athletes and allies to sweat for a cause in a safe, inclusive fitness environment, and we are excited to announce our first ever Virtual 5K on Sunday, November 8, 2020 to raise money for our programs supporting the LGBTQ+ community.

Those interested can register at https://raceroster.com/events/2020/33548/outathletics-virtual-5k to either run, walk, or wheel at this virtual event. 

The event kicks off at 11:00 a.m. EDT via Instagram Live with opening remarks from our Founder and Chief Mission Officer, Will Lanier, trailblazing hall of fame triathlete, Chris Mosier, and black, queer, and transfeminine storyteller, Ianne Fields.

“We’re really looking forward to this event,” said Eddie Plata, Executive Director of The OUT Foundation. “With COVID-19, we’ve had to get creative with the types of events we hold to engage our community, and offering our first-ever Virtual 5K is an exciting opportunity for us as we look to expand our reach beyond just workouts inside a gym.” 

Registration is $20, and those fundraising over $50 will earn the newly designed Virtual 5k t-shirt. The t-shirts come in Run 5K, Walk 5K, and Wheel 5K. The first 100 people who register will receive an exclusive medal. Money raised will support the work of The OUT Foundation to remove the barriers that block LGBTQ+ individuals’ access and participation in fitness, health, and wellness. The OUT Foundation is a recognized 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

The top 3 fastest racers and the top 3 fundraisers will receive a prize bag with goodies from our corporate sponsors, including Athletic Brewing Company, RockTape, goodr Sunglasses, Ciele Athletics, Pride Socks, and WHOOP. There will also be a spirit award for the most colorful, most engaged, super extra racer for those who tag @out.athletics on Instagram using hashtag #OA5K.

Worried about completing a 5K? Our friend Heidi Jones, an LGBTQ+ fitness instructor, has got you covered with running programs to help you achieve your 5K! Click here for the beginner running program and here for the intermediate running program. To follow Heidi or inquire about a paid custom plan, check her out on Instagram at @trainingwithheidi.

Learn more and register now at https://raceroster.com/events/2020/33548/outathletics-virtual-5k