May 22-May 25, 2020
VIRTUAL 5K RUN
Free to the community
YMCA of Bucks County is happy to partner with Ys in New Jersey and Pennsylvania to offer a virtual 5k and family 1-mile run/walk to the entire community. Over Memorial Day Weekend, May 22 -25, New Jersey and Pennsylvania YMCAs will partner together to host a Virtual 5K and Family 1 mile walk/run.
Join in! This community event is for everyone! Not a runner? Not a problem! Walk, jog, run or a combination of the three! Select your distance and have fun!
The Virtual Race is FREE! Donations to Operation Compassion are encouraged so we may continue providing critical services to our community during this time.
How to complete
Because this is a virtual race, you can complete the distance however and whenever you would like.
Family 1-mile walk or run = 1 mile
5k = 3.1 miles
How to measure distance and time?
- Your favorite fitness tracker like Map My Run, Runkeeper, Strava, Runtastic
- MyZone belt
- Outdoor running
- Trail running
New to running? Want to give it a try?
There are many apps and online training programs to try or try our weekly program, provided below:
United For A Cause 5K in 4 Weeks!
This training plan starts with a walk/run for a total of 20 minutes. Begin each training session with a 5 minute warm-up walk. You should end each training session with some stretches. We are all at different fitness levels. If you have any discomfort, or feel that this is too intense, stay another week with the one program. Just move. Likewise if you want to progress further, go for it! You will need: proper shoes, dress appropriately for the weather, bring water to stay hydrated.
Week #1: Brisk 5-minute warm-up walk. Then alternate 60 seconds of running with 90 seconds of walking for a total of 20 minutes. Repeat this 2 additional times this week. Stretch after each workout.
Week #2: Brisk 5-minute warm-up walk. Then alternate 90 seconds of running with 90 seconds of walking for 20 minutes. Then run 3 minutes and walk 3 minutes. Repeat this 2 additional times this week. Stretch after each workout.
Week #3: Brisk 5-minute warm-up walk. Run 3 minutes, walk 90 seconds. Do this 4 times then run 5 minutes, walk 5 minutes. Do this 2 additional times this week. Stretch after each workout.
Week #4: Brisk 5-minute warm-up walk. Then run 5 minutes, walk 3 minutes. Do this 4 times. Do this an additional 2 times this week. Stretch after each workout.
Thank you to our race sponsors!