The AKT 5K Run/Walk is being held two ways this year - in-person at Presque Isle State Park and virtually (which can be completed from any location you choose).
WHO: You! Also create a team with four members of your family, co-workers and friends from Erie and across the United States – remember – this race is in-person and virtual! And, use the app, https://www.strava.com/clubs/aktrun, and join our club: AKT Virtual 5K!
IN-PERSON: Saturday, May 22, with socially-distanced staggered start times to be assigned starting at 9:00 a.m. at Presque Isle State Park, Beach #1. Start time intervals will be at 10-minute increments.
VIRTUAL: Saturday, May 22 through Sunday, May 30, start time is whatever fits your schedule and any location you choose.
REGISTRATION ENTRY FEES:
You will be notified by the ECBA of shirt pick-up instructions the week of May 17. You must be registered to be guaranteed a shirt.
WHAT IS A STAGGERED START?
In-person participants will grouped and given a specific time at 10-minute increments to start their run/walk. Your time is easily recorded due to the computer chip on your race bib. This is being done to ensure safety for all. We also ask that you run/walk with 6’ between each other and when overtaking another participant. This allows us to hold one of the only in-person run/walk events in a very safe environment. If due to extreme circumstances due to COVID-19 restrictions we are not able to hold the race, you will be able to use the entry as a virtual run/walk. Stay safe and we look forward to seeing you on May 22!
WHAT IS VIRTUAL RUNNING/WALKING?
Virtual running/walking is a great way to participate in the AKT 5K Run/Walk that can be done at any location locally or nationally, any time, and at any pace at the distance of your choice (3.1 mile run or walk). You can walk, jog, use the treadmill, run outside, or you can participate in any other fashion. It’s completely up to you! If you’re working from home or you’re inside with the kids, this is a perfect way to break up the day and enjoy some fresh air! You will need to complete your virtual run/walk any time from Saturday, May 22 through May 30, 2021. Share your run/walk via social media, using the hashtag #AKT5K2021.
WILL I RECEIVE AN EVENT T-SHIRT or QUARTER ZIP PULLOVER?
Yes, AKT 5K Run/Walk participants will receive a t-shirt or quarter zip pullover if registered by May 5 and it will be distributed May 19, 20 and 21 with a drive-through social distancing format at ECBA headquarters, 429 West 6th Street. Please note that t-shirts and quarter zip pullovers will not be mailed.
WILL RACE/WALK TIMES NEED TO BE SUBMITTED/AWARDS GIVEN?
Submit a time using https://www.strava.com/clubs/aktrun and help share in the fun by posting a photo of your run/walk on Facebook or at the hashtag #AKT5K2021. Restaurant gift card prizes will be distributed the week of June 1st in the following categories: top three male and female overall participants in the Run/Walk; top three male and female attorneys in the Run/Walk; age group awards to the top three males and females 15 and under, 16-24, 25-40, 41-64, 65 and over; and Top Team Run/Walk participants (min. of 4 team members, average time of all team participants).
TIPS & IDEAS FOR YOUR VIRTUAL RUN/WALK
Use the app, https://www.strava.com/clubs/aktrun, to determine a 3.1 mile (5K) route near you! We have even created a Strava Club, AKT Virtual 5K! You can do the AKT 5K in a group, with a friend or by yourself – with social distancing guidelines in mind of course. It’s up to you how you will participate. You can share your 5K Run/Walk with your friends, family, etc., through Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram by using #AKT5K2021!
Being a participant is an excellent opportunity for you, your friends, and your family to raise funds for AKT homeless students and programming. Post run videos and photos in advance of the May 22 kickoff for the chance to be featured on our Facebook page! Runners/walkers that participate on May 22 and post their experiences on social media could be featured in post-event communications.
THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS TO DATE:
Knox McLaughlin Gornall & Sennett, P.C.
Bankruptcy Judges of WDPA
Bernard Stuczynski Barnett & Lager, PLLC
Connor Riley Friedman & Weichler
Erie County Bar Association Staff
Marnen Mioduszewski Borbonaro Wagner & Sinnott
Prenatt Law Office