Can Do 5k Fun Run!

While the world isn’t ready for us to come together in close proximity, the Can Do Community is definitely ready to celebrate everything that defines the Can Do Spirit virtually. We welcome new and returning
Can Do 5K participants to support the incredible children and adults who exemplify the best in all of us. Let’s run/walk/roll together virtually!

We are changing things up this year by adding Can Do Fun Run medals, a Virtual Kids Fun Run (complete with Can Do Fun Run Medal), a week to complete your Can Do 5K Fun Run, and more opportunities to interact over social platforms. Check out what’s new—and register today!

When: Run from April 24th to April 30th, 2021

Start/Finish: Anywhere and Anyplace.

Registration includes:

  • All Can Do 5K Fun Run participants receive a Can Do 5K Fun Run medal. (Additional iconic Can Do 5K t-shirts and sweatshirts are available for purchase during registration.)
  • Wear your Can Do 5K Fun Run medal and/or t-shirt and share your Can Do 5K Fun Run experience on social media with the tag #CanDo5K in the photo.
  • All race items will be mailed to the address provided at registration. 

Packet Mailing Information:

  • If you are registered by April 5th, you will receive your items by the event kick-off date of April 24th
  • If you register after April 5th, the items might not arrive in time for the kick-off. (Please allow 2 to 3
    weeks for arrival.)

Registration Fees:

All Can Do 5K Fun Run and Kids Can Do Fun Run participants receive a Can Do 5K Fun Run medal.
Wear your Can Do 5K Fun Run medal and/or t-shirt, and share your Can Do 5K Fun Run experience on
social media with the tag #CanDo5K in the photo. Get creative and have fun!

Can Do 5K Fun Run – $35

Kids Can Do Fun Run – $15

 

Can Do Fun Run Information:

All ages and abilities are invited to participate.

Run your own Can Do 5K Fun Run! You can run, jog, walk, roll, or a combination of any of these options. You can choose the location: your favorite trail, path, or treadmill. You can choose your company: your Can Do 5K Team, or family, or friends, or just go solo.

 Post a picture/video of you doing your own Can Do 5K Fun Run on Instagram using hashtag #CanDo5K.

 You can also post to the CanDo5k Facebook page. Get creative and have fun!

 We will choose the best images to create a video that will be featured on the CanDo5K website at the end of the race period.

 

 Fundraise for the Can Do Community! 

Funds raised from the Can Do 5K support the My Village Northwest Community Group Grants, which are designed to create:

  • New and increased opportunities of community for our families
  • Housing and employment opportunities for individuals with special needs
  • Social and support opportunities for our families
  • Meaningful, inclusive, recreational activities for individuals with special needs

My Village Northwest Coalition activities and events aimed at developing community.

  • Partnerships with organizations offering services to individuals with special needs
  • Programs to support information exchange
  • Increased disability awareness training

Create your Can Do Fundraiser Page here

Can Do 5K Fun Run Team Challenge

The Can Do 5K Fun Run Team Challenge continues in 2021! It’s more fun to run/walk/roll together, even if it is virtually, so join or create a team and motivate each other to reach new goals—and win some special recognition.

The 2020 Team Challenge winners are below. Can they retain their titles? Will another team sneak up and grab the glory? Who will walk away with the coveted Largest School Team Stinky Shoe Award? Can’t wait to find out!

Remember: Teams with 50 registrations or more will receive a $500 donation to the school’s PTA or the represented not-for-profit to support inclusive opportunities. (50 registrations, NOT 50 team members.) Go to teamsco@cando5k.org for more info.

 

2021 Challenges

Largest School Challenge – The Stinky Shoe Award
We want to encourage our schools to engage in a friendly rivalry of who can form the biggest school team. Bragging rights for the year!

 Largest Team Challenge
Get your whole company, department, group, club, family, friends, or sports team to join the team!

 Greatest Fundraiser (Awards for both team & individual)
Talk to everyone you know and be known in the community as the team that raised the most money. Your efforts and team’s generosity need to be recognized!

 Best Team Spirit
Be the team that has the most fun. Wear costumes or special shirts, sing, do a cheer and celebrate as you run/walk/roll or train. Send in a video or picture to #CanDo5K.

2020 Challenge Winner

 

Largest School Team

Northshore Early Childhood – 51

Largest Non-School Team

Run BUMC – 32

 

Why are we doing this?

The money that we raise through the CAN DO 5K will help fund:

My Village Northwest Community Group Grants designed to create

  • New and increased opportunities of community for our families
  • Housing and employment opportunities for individuals with special needs
  • Social and support opportunities for our families
  • Meaningful, inclusive, recreational activities for individuals with special need

My Village Northwest Coalition activities and events aimed at developing

  • Partnerships with organizations offering services to individuals with special need
  • Programs to support information exchange
  • Increased disability awareness training

Supporting families with children with special needs is a step towards making our community more inclusive for everyone.