UPDATE: We’re One Wilmington To Now Hold ‘Virtual 5K’ For Its 10th Annual 5K Run For Wilmington/Kim Forte Walk

Below is an announcement from We’re One Wilmington:

WILMINGTON, MA — On April 26, 2020, We’re One Wilmington (WOW) was set to host its 10th and final 5K Run for Wilmington / Kim Forte Walk. Since our first communication, circumstances have changed quite a bit. The pandemic and need for social distancing has caused us to re-evaluate holding the road race as usual. After much deliberation, we have decided to turn the race into a “Virtual 5K.”

What is a Virtual 5K? In a Virtual 5K, runners and walkers complete the 5K distance wherever and whenever they’d like between April 19th and April 26th – walk or run, outside or on the treadmill, in the morning or in the evening. All registered participants will be delivered their race packet and 2020 T-shirt in the weeks following the race.

In this time of uncertainty, the need within our community will surely be greater than ever. With your 5K registration, WOW can continue the tradition of supporting local individuals and families during these most difficult times – not to mention it’s a great opportunity to get out and enjoy the spring weather while doing some good!

We can all use a little fun these days and we have lots planned to add extra excitement to the WOW Virtual 5K! We’ll be giving out prizes across various categories for registered runners/walkers who email or upload photos of their participation – think drawings for family participation, best costume, oldest/youngest participants, farthest from Wilmington and more! If you are on social media be sure to use the hashtag #WOWVirtual5K on your posts so we see them and everyone can follow along. We’ve got Two Cousins DJ and Karaoke preparing a special WOW Virtual 5K Spotify playlist to keep you entertained during the race. We encourage past participants to wear a previous years’ race shirt to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of this community event.

How do I register? We hope we’ve convinced you to join the fun! Register online by visiting our website at www.onewilmington.org. Remember to please walk or run by yourself or with immediate family only. Keep our communities safe by following social distance guidelines that have been put into place.

What if I already registered for the road race? If you registered for the road race and still wish to participate in the virtual race there is nothing you need to do. Your registration will transfer over. If you registered but no longer wish to participate – you can either leave your registration with WOW as a donation or you can request a refund. In either of these cases, please email us at info@onewilmington.org with your name and the name of anyone else you registered. If we don’t hear from you, we’ll assume you plan to participate as planned.

We hope to see you virtually April 19-26th!

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