Highlander Virtual 5k: March 29 - May 28, 2021

All proceeds go towards supporting UCR Staff Assembly programs including emergency assistance for staff.
Presented by UCR Staff Assembly and Healthy Campus.

As part of your paid registration, you will receive a:

  • T-Shirt
  • Medal

What is a virtual 5k? 

A virtual 5k can be run virtually anywhere! Participants can run/walk their 5K any time between March 29 - May 28, 2021, anywhere they choose. You can run it in your neighborhood, with your dog, on a treadmill, in your living room -- almost anywhere! (Please remember to adhere to all social distancing measures as required by your county.)

This event is for everyone, no matter your fitness level. It’s a fun way to get creative with your friends and family, and support UCR's Staff Assembly!

Participant information

Cost: $25 (does not include shipping)
Registration deadline: Friday, May 28, 2021

Rules of competition

  • Entry fees are non-refundable.
  • Registration is non-transferable.
  • It is the responsibility of each participant to follow all posted road signs and traffic laws.
  • Under current COVID-19 restrictions, please follow quarantine/social distancing/mask requirements as dictated by your county.

Team Discount

For every four (4) paid entries, you get an additional entry fee! We will provide you with a special code to register your 5th team member for FREE.

T-shirt and medal shipping

Shipping is available through registration for a nominal fee. 


All participants are required to show a government-issued photo ID when picking up their t-shirt and medal. To pick up items for your family and friends, you must bring a copy of each individual’s photo ID.

Tracking your run

Tracker must include the following information to qualify:

  • Distance: minimum of 5K (or 3.1 miles)
  • Map of route
  • Run Time
  • Average Speed
  • Location (City, State)

Suggested Tracking Apps

Some examples of run tracking apps you can use include:

  • Runkeeper
  • Strava
  • MapMyRun
  • Endomondo
  • Runtastic
  • Nike+Run Club
  • Sports Tracker
  • RunGo
  • Google Fit

Download these apps on the AppStore or get them on Google Play.

UCR Staff Assembly is not responsible for, and expressly disclaims all liability arising out of using the suggested fitness apps. Staff Assembly does not officially endorse nor is paid to advertise any of the suggested apps on our site, please use and install at your own risk. If you have support or troubleshooting questions with any of the suggested apps, please direct them to the specific application support channels.

Frequently asked questions

What is a virtual 5K?
A virtual 5K is a race that can be ran at any location.

Who is UCR Staff Assembly?
UCR Staff Assembly is an organization “for staff, by staff” that is dedicated to promoting the interest and welfare of all staff employees.

How does a virtual race work?
Participants can run/walk/complete their 5K any time, anywhere they choose during March 29 -May 28, 2021! As part of your paid registration, you will receive some awesome perks: t-shirt and medal!

Why should I do a virtual race?
The short answer would be because you're cool! If you need more convincing, the top 3 reasons would include:

  • The chance to add a really cool t-shirt and medal to your collection. (Seriously, these medals are super seriously cool and one-of-a-kind.)
  • Complete control over your schedule. Complete the race on your own time, at your own venue. No travel expenses, no hassle with parking and no long lines waiting at the potty.
  • An opportunity to support a great cause. Proceeds from the 5K will benefit Staff Assembly’s programs.

Who can participate?
Everybody and anybody!  There is no age limit and there are no restrictions.  So run alone or in a group, jog, walk, crawl, workout with your pet, bike, hike, it doesn’t matter. Just get out there and get moving!

Can I complete the race with a group? Do we get any discounts as a group?
A group discount is available for UCR campus departments only. For every four (4) paid entries, you will get an additional one free! We will only be accepting recharges for the group discounts. 

Do I have to complete the 5K all at one time?
No, you may complete the 5K at your leisure.

When will I receive my t-shirt and medal?
Your t-shirt and medal will be shipped after May 7 (the end of the virtual 5K). You will also have the choice to ship your t-shirt and medal for an additional cost. 

I don’t live in the United States, can I still participate?

Still have questions?

Email Staff Assembly and we’ll answer any questions you have.