How does a virtual 5K work? There are five simple steps to participating in Active Minds at Montana Tech's virtual 5K: 1. Register for the event. 2. Set aside time during the week of September 21st to run a 5K. 3. Run the 5K! You got this! Make sure you track your run using an app like Runkeeper which shows both distance and time. 4. Submit your results (with photo evidence!) through the RaceEntry website to be placed on the leaderboard. 5. While you wait to see who has won the race, advertise the event to your family and friends. Get people involved and raise even more awareness for the cause. You can even start your own fundraising campaign!
Is there a prize for winning the race? The 1st through 3rd place winners will receive a personalized medal. Along with that, the 1st place winner will receive a $50 Amazon gift card. We will also be holding a raffle at the end of the race for three $15 Starbucks gift card. 1st place in the 5K race will receive 20 raffle tickets, 2nd place will receive 10 tickets, and 3rd place will receive 5 tickets. What is included in the registration for the race? Our registration fee of $10 includes 3 raffle tickets and participation in the event. Active Minds t-shirts, #NeedYouHere bracelets, and additional raffle tickets can be bought separately.
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