Race for Uganda Virtual 5K and Fun Run

Participate by 06/13/2024

(race date estimated)

Race for Uganda Virtual 5K and Fun Run Description

 

Race for Uganda Virtual 5K and Fun Run
(formerly known as Global Strides)

Complete your run between May 30 - June 13, 2021

Run for a cause and help fund the important work that REACH does in Uganda by participating in, or sponsoring, the Race for Uganda Virtual 5K and Fun Run. This is family-friendly event, including your 4-legged friends. 

When: Sunday, May 30 to Sunday, June 13, 2021 -  Anytime!  Just need to finish the race or fun run by Sunday, June 13, 2021.

Where: Anywhere you are! 

How: Complete your 5k (3.1 miles) or Fun Run (any distance, we suggest between 0.25 - 1 miles) on your own or with friends and family! Time your 5K and enter your scores back on this site before June 15. 

Fees: $25 for 5K registration and $15 for Fun Run, includes a digital bib. All race proceeds benefit education and healthcare through the REACH for Uganda Programs (formerly Arlington Academy of Hope). 

 

Race packets will be emailed to participants before May 30!  


Prizes & Fun! 

  • 5K racers will compete in age groups for special prizes, including gift cards and studio certificates
  • Make sure to post you pics and stories to your social media using #raceforuganda 
  • All participants will receive access to a special post-race yoga session video from CorePower Yoga
  • All participants aged 16+ will receive a free in-person class at Pentagon City CorePower Yoga 

Want to Sponsor the 5K?

Sponsoring is a great way for your company to support REACH for Uganda and expand your client base! Our sponsorship packages include benefits at each level!

Download the Sponsorship Packet

  

REACH for Uganda partners with communities in rural Uganda to improve the quality of their daily lives and realize their future potential through improved education, healthcare, and community development. We help children in rural Uganda reach their full potential. We built a model school and two health clinics so that education and healthcare, local development, and community outreach could improve the quality of life and transform poor villages into self-sustaining communities. 

Resources: REACH works with local community members to promote the growth of self-sustaining and vibrant communities. We seek opportunities to develop and reinvest the skills and expertise of REACH graduates, staff, and community members back into the local communities. 

Environment: Creating sustainable agriculture programs, installing solar lighting, placing concrete floors in family homes, and ensuring clean water are all ways we help our community thrive.

Academics: Our goal is to serve as a model which lifts the standards of education and demonstrates student success at the primary, secondary, and post-secondary levels. 

Community: REACH's ripple effect is felt through the community. We are a major employer and impact the local economy and entrepreneurial opportunities through our demand for construction services, school supples, food, transportation, and more. 

Healthcare: We have two clinics to ensure that both the students and members of the community at large have access to reliable, high quality health services. 

Our Impact: More than 800 students are currently supported by REACH. Over 700 students have attended Arlington Junior School since it opened. More than 75 students have graduated from certificate, diploma, and degree-granting institutions including 31 with Bachelor’s degrees. Overall, 51% of our students are female. We serve over 20,000 students in our Outreach Program through our partnerships with 26 government primary schools. In 2017, our clinics served 24,072 patients.

 

For more information, please contact Ani Arzoomanian at ani@reachforuganda.org.  


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    Race for Uganda Virtual 5K and Fun Run

  • Location: Anywhere
  • Race Date: 2021/06/13 08:00:00 PM (Sunday)
  • Categories:
    • Virtual 5K
    • Virtual Fun Run


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Race for Uganda Virtual 5K and Fun Run Reviews

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Most Helpful Review
5.0/5
Course: 4.5/5
Organization: 5.0/5
Happy

I think it is a great idea to give participants a couple weeks to get their run in on a day and time convenient to the runner. After looking at their website I am happy to support this charity. My wife and I will look into sponsoring. Thank you.

Dan K. 3/3 found this review helpful.

5.0/5
Course: 4.5/5
Organization: 5.0/5
2021 Race Review
Review On:2021-05-03 14:57:27
Happy

I think it is a great idea to give participants a couple weeks to get their run in on a day and time convenient to the runner. After looking at their website I am happy to support this charity. My wife and I will look into sponsoring. Thank you.

Dan K. has attended 1 times
3/3 found this review helpful.
5.0/5
Course: 5.0/5
Organization: 5.0/5
2021 Race Review
Review On:2021-04-22 09:22:08
Great charity

I've ran the races this charity hosts for the past 4 years! It's a great organization doing awesome work in Uganda.

Molly R. has attended 4 times
2/4 found this review helpful.
4.5/5
Course: 5.0/5
Organization: 5.0/5
2021 Race Review
Review On:2021-04-23 13:44:20
Glad they're back

I'm so happy the race is back! I ran their race in 2019 and I know COVID affected a lot of charities and events so nothing happening in 2020. REACH is local Arlington organization and I was able to travel to Uganda with them back in 2018. They used to be called Arlington Academy of Hope back then. Great people, great cause!!!

Sam L. has attended 2 times
2/4 found this review helpful.
5.0/5
Course: 5.0/5
Organization: 5.0/5
2021 Race Review
Review On:2021-05-14 08:54:38
REACH Races

Just learned about this charity through my daughter's school. Great cause. We are happy to support them and look forward to participating in this family friendly activity.

Charlie T. has attended 1 times
1/1 found this review helpful.
5.0/5
Course: 5.0/5
Organization: 5.0/5
2021 Race Review
Review On:2021-05-24 12:19:27
Tradition

My children run in this race each year at Bluemont Park! We are happy they're back this year virtually to keep everyone safe. We hope to run in person with everyone next year! Good luck everyone. Have fun!

Tori W. has attended 5+ times
1/1 found this review helpful.
5.0/5
Course: 5.0/5
Organization: 5.0/5
2021 Race Review
Review On:2021-06-09 11:49:18
So fun!

Loved being able to run in my own neighborhood while still supporting REACH for Uganda's mission! Great idea!

Marie L. has attended 1 times
1/1 found this review helpful.

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