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June 1, 2020 to June 7, 2020

Virtual 5K for Nature

Virtual 5K Date: Monday, June 1, 2020 to Sunday, June 7, 2020

Registration Fee: $20

Fundraising: Fundraising is optional, but encouraged

Location: Location of your choice!

WWF’s Virtual 5K for Nature is an opportunity to join a community of people who are staying active, experiencing the calming power of nature, and making their miles even more meaningful. Throughout the first week of June, we’re encouraging our supporters to get outside and get moving (with appropriate social distancing, of course)! Choose one, two, or as many days as you'd like between Monday, June 1 and Sunday, June 7 to run, walk, or hike a 5K for nature in your community.

Nature provides a solace that has never been more important to our physical and mental health. Take this week to remember the magnificence of this planet that sustains us; the beautiful interconnections between people and nature; and the inspiring stories of individuals who have done great things for their communities and for the world.

When you take part in our Virtual 5K for Nature, remember that you are helping tackle some of the biggest, toughest challenges facing the planet—things like illegal wildlife trade, deforestation, climate change and water scarcity. While those challenges are massive, when we work together, we can take on anything. That’s why every day, WWF works in unity with many people, partners, and institutions to achieve lasting conservation solutions.

Step up and help protect the diversity of life on our planet. Join us for a Virtual 5K for Nature.

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    When You Participate in the Virtual 5K, You'll Receive:

    • A downloadable race bib
    • Exclusive fundraising gifts, including a Panda Nation race shirt when you fundraise $100 or more
    • A page on our website for you to personalize and collect donations
    • Personal, one-to-one fundraising support to help you exceed your goals
    • An accomplished feeling by knowing you achieved a goal for yourself AND our world

During your 5K, we challenge you to go out and embrace the power of nature all around you. Whether that means hiking near your home, walking around your neighborhood, or running through your city. Be on the lookout for nature that you may sometimes miss—the birds chirping in the trees, bees buzzing around flower beds, buds blossoming on trees.

Appreciate the beauty of nature outside your front door and try to capture that magic in a photo or short video. Share your photo or video with the World Wildlife Fund community by posting it to social media with the hashtag #5KForNature. Not only is this a great way to encourage others to get outside to experience the nature all around us, but it’s an easy way to remind people that while there are so many worthy charity organizations out there, you have chosen to support the protection of wildlife and nature and they can too.

  • © Instagram #5KforNatureCherry blossoms near Jefferson Memorial in Washington, DC
  • © Instagram #5KforNatureA dog on a hike at The Needles (Sequoia National Forest)
  • © Instagram #5KforNatureSunset at Topanga Beach, California
  • © Instagram #5KforNatureA lifeguard stand at an empty beach in San Diego, CA
  • © Instagram #5KforNatureA man and dog on a walk in nature near Ampersand Mountain
  • © Instagram #5KforNatureA field of yellow wildflowers in Caumsett State Park
  • © Instagram #5KforNatureTwo dogs looking at horizon from Ampersand Mountain
  • © Instagram #5KforNatureCatalina Island landscape

Help us reach our goal of $100,000!

Top Fundraisers
  1 -  Kelly Brasseau ($1,428.38)
  2 -  Ronni Greenberg ($945.00)
  3 -  Irene Magafan ($915.00)
  4 -  Alexander MacLennan ($830.00)
  5 -  Sharon J Dreyfuss Karlin ($750.00)
  6 -  Tashea Delaney ($680.00)
  7 -  Heather Woodman ($660.00)
  8 -  Fernando Zarauz ($575.00)
  9 -  Melissa Ho ($520.00)
  10 -  Margaret Kuhlow ($520.00)
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Top Fundraising Teams
  1 -  Team One Mile a Day ($2,797.00)
  2 -  Greenberg Mitzvah ($2,326.00)
  3 -  Run for Nature, Sprint for Tacos ($1,460.00)
  4 -  Izzy and Meg run for nature! ($1,310.00)
  5 -  The Speedy Turtles ($895.00)
  6 -  Vaquita Nation ($805.00)
  7 -  Fast As A Cheetah ($770.00)
  8 -  Wild Zikas ($660.00)
  9 -  Forest Estates Neighbors ($600.00)
  10 -  Polar Bear Fan Club ($595.00)
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Fundraising Prizes

The more you raise for nature, the more swag you'll get to show off your commitment to our planet


A virtual 5K is a 5K (3.1 miles) that can be run, walked, or hiked at your own convenience at any time and anywhere between June 1, 2020 and June 7, 2020.

We will know if you have completed your 5K if you decide to post it on social media with the hashtag #5KforNature.

You can complete the race anywhere you would like, including on a sidewalk, 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, 2020 and June 7, 2020.

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.

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