The Arc of Northern Virginia's Team Challenge Virtual 5K Race and Distance Walk
The Arc of Northern Virginia’s Corporate and Community Team Challenge brings together companies and community to raise important funds to sustain and strengthen its vital programs, services, and advocacy for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. This year's event will remain virtual with the option to race the 5K in-person on May 2nd at Burke Lake Park. Individual walkers and walking teams will participate only virtually.
About the 5K Run This Year - Virtual or In-person
A virtual 5K is a race that you complete where ever you would like. Choose your own route in your neighborhood or favorite park. Then run or jog the distance and record your time to complete the virtual run. You are “competing” against other runners who are also running their own routes and recording their time.
But for many in the running community, outdoor exercise has been possible, and we wanted to offer the option to run a chip-timed race. So this year we will allow limited participation in-person at our usual Team Challenge site at Burke Lake Park. The CDC has provided guidelines that allow us to offer a safe in-person race with a limited number of pre-registered participants.
About the Distance Walk:
A virtual distance walk is one that you complete where ever you would like, and your distance is combined with others on your team, resulting in your total team distance. Walking teams can have up to 10 participants. Each participant chooses one day during the event window that they will do their walk. On this day, the participant records their distance for that one walk. Individual walkers will report their distances, and compiled to determine the final team results. This is meant to be a fun walk, one that is pet, family, wheelchair and even stroller friendly!