Due to the current global pandemic, we have decided that the safest option for the 2020 Be5K will be to host the event virtually. This means that for the 2020 event you can complete a 5K on your own time, at your own pace, and in your favorite location!
Although we will not be able to come together in-person, with our engaged virtual community we will all still walk/run for self & others for mental health awareness and suicide prevention.
All proceeds from the event will support mental health awareness and suicide prevention efforts on the URI campus through The Heather Fund. Suicide continues to be the 2nd leading cause of death for college-age students. Awareness is a key component to breaking down mental health stigma and making sure everyone has access to resources!
The Heather Fund was started by the family of a URI student who took her own life. The family is "pleased to be connected to this important annual event of community, compassion, and commitment to make a difference for the students, and entire URI family."
Opening Date: Sunday, October 25, 2020
Time: Complete your walk/run any time from Sunday, October 25, 2020 - Sunday, October 31, 2020 and share your fun on social media, tag us or use the hashtag #2020URIBe5K. We also encourage you to submit your time directly on our raceentry page (https://www.raceentry.com/races/uri-be-5k/2020/participant)!
Where: Anywhere! This is a virtual event, so you can participate from your own location. Participation information will be emailed to all registrants prior to the event.
Additional Information: Race packets, including optional t-shirts (for additional $15) will be shipped directly to you. Due to the potential increase in shipping times, we want to give carriers more time to deliver your race packets to you. Please register by October 16, 2020 to ensure that your race packet will be shipped by the week before the event. Registrations will remain open through October 31st, but participants may receive their packet after the event has passed.
Follow URI Be5K on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/URIBE5K) for updates and live events throughout the week!