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June 1, 2022 to June 7, 2022

WWF's 5K for Nature

Event Week: June 1, 2022 to June 7, 2022

Live Virtual Race Date: June 4, 2022

Registration Fee: Pay what you can

Fundraising: Fundraising is optional, but encouraged

Location: Location of your choice!

Nature matters more than ever—and it’s in more danger than ever before. We value nature not just for its beauty and as an essential home for wildlife, but also for what it means to people—our livelihoods, cultures, and enjoyment. All of us who love and rely on nature have a responsibility to help protect it.

Join us for WWF’s 5K for Nature and fundraise to help protect the nature we all love.

This year there are two ways to participate! Choose between our app-free 5K anywhere, anytime option and a live virtual 5K on June 4th at 10am EST.

5K Anytime, Anywhere — June 1 to June 7

Our app-free option has no leaderboards, no timers, no pressure. Just get outside anytime during the first week of June, anywhere you’d like, with the activity of your choice:

  • Hike your favorite trail;
  • Walk, run, or roll in a nearby park;
  • Check out a park or trail you’ve never visited before;
  • Or simply jog around your neighborhood.

You can join in however you like, as long as you get outdoors and take a moment to appreciate the nature all around you. We're suggesting a 5K (3.1 miles) as a goal for you to reach, but the important part is just to get active out in nature—and to remind yourself why you love nature and why you’re committed to protecting it.

Register for the no-pressure, app-free 5K for Nature now.


Live Virtual 5K — June 4 at 10am EST

Do you love the feeling of competing outdoors with others? Then our live, virtual 5K is the option for you!

Join us virtually on Saturday, June 4th at 10am EST for a 5K streamed live through the Charge Running app. You'll receive a link to download the Charge Running app two weeks before the event. Then on June 4th, put on your headphones, step outside, and you'll be running with other nature lovers across the country.

Charge Running will update a race leaderboard in real time while you listen to live race announcements, a curated playlist, and special updates from WWF — you can even chat with other runners on the app.

Can't join us on the 4th? No problem! The race will be available on-demand on the app for a week following the event.

Register to join the LIVE virtual 5K for Nature and get details on the app.


Help us reach our goal of $75,000!

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  4 -  Patty Haggerty ($545.00)
  5 -  Jeffrey Smith ($515.00)
  6 -  Allison Berget ($500.51)
  7 -  Lisa Wottrich ($500.00)
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Fundraising Prizes

The more you raise for nature, the more gifts you'll receive as a thank you for your commitment to conservation. Fundraising prizes are available only to US residents at this time.

FAQs

A 5K is 3.1 miles.

If you're participating in the Live Virtual 5K, the Charge Running app will track your distance. If you are participating on your own and you'd like to share your experience with us and other participants, please feel free to email us or tag us on social media @WWFPandaNation and use #5KforNature.

You can complete your 5K for Nature anywhere you would like: in your neighborhood, in a park, on a trail, at a track, etc. Please be sure to check updates from your local authorities about any current restrictions on activity before heading out for your 5K, including which areas are and are not open to the public.

Of course! You can run, walk, or hike a 5K as many times as you would like between June 1, 2022 and June 7, 2022. If you've signed up for the Live Virtual 5K, you can participate on June 4 at 10am EST or on-demand. The on-demand version of the Live Virtual 5K will be available the next day and it will be available for a week.

Most phones have pedometers built into them. You can use the tracking method that comes with your phone or find an app that will track the distance for you. If you are participating in the the 5K Anytime, Anywhere option we are not requiring participants to track or send in their 5K times. If you are participating in the Live Virtual 5K, the Charge Running app will track your 5K.

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