Fundraising: Fundraising is optional, but encouraged
Location: Location of your choice!
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. Get outside anytime during the first week of June anywhere you’d like with the activity of your choice. Hike your favorite trail, walk in a nearby park, or jog around your neighborhood and take a moment to appreciate the nature all around you. We're recommending a 5K (3.1 miles) as a suggested goal for you to reach while you're out in nature, but the important part is just getting active out in nature. It’s all about you and nature.
Live Virtual 5K — June 4 at 10am EST
Missing the feeling of competing in-person with others? Join us virtually on Saturday, June 4th at 10am EST for a 5K streamed live through Charge Running! Choose our live virtual 5K and 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 put together by WWF — you can even chat with other runners on the app. Can't join us on the 4th? That's okay. The race will be available on-demand on the app for a week following the event.
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.