We want to race to peace, and we invite you to join us virtually! The last week of October, design your own 5K or 100 yard run/dash/walk and run it in your location. We would love it if you include place(s) that speak to you of peace and/or social justice (peace for all of us). Take photos or write about the route you chose and share it with us! We will do the same.
Know other people who would enjoy this? Please share it with them! We want this to involve as many people across the nation and even across the globe as we can.
Quaker House is happy to announce its inaugural race! Join your family, friends, and fellow meeting members between October 23, 2021 and October 30, 2021 as you make your way through a virtual 5k for peace. All of your donation and a significant portion of your registration fees will go to supporting Quaker House as it continues to manifest the Friends’ Peace Testimony and encourage peace around the world!
What Work are You Supporting?
Quaker House is an organization that provides counseling and support to service members who are questioning their role in the military. We specifically provide outreach services via the GI Rights Hotline and counseling to active service members. We also educate them, their families, and the public about military issues in an effort to advocate for a more peaceful world. To learn more, please visit us at quakerhouse.org
For $20, participants can register to run wherever they are! Just track your time and upload it via this website when you are finished. Your registration also provides you with the inaugural Quaker House 5k Peace Race T-shirt in the size of your choosing and the participants holding the fastest three 5k times will win a Visa Gift card!
If you desire to receive your shirt prior to the race, we ask that you register prior to October 2, 2021. The final day for registration in order to receive a shirt is October 29, 2021. This will allow us the opportunity to have a final headcount and send you your wonderful shirt after the race is over.
We have made the registration fee as low as possible to encourage all to participate, but we urge everyone to donate what they feel so that we can continue to serve our mission and spread peace across the world.
Running The 5k
In this virtual 5k, you can run anywhere between October 23, 2021 and October 30, 2021! In your neighborhood, your local park, your favorite hiking path, wherever! Keep track of your time in whatever way you choose (you can even use your favorite smartwatch or fitness tracker!) and just upload your recorded time to this website. For Quaker meeting members, we are encouraging everyone to sign up with their local meeting and get to know your meeting members a little better! For those local to Quaker House, we will be walking (or running, if you so choose) together on October 30, 2021 at 9:00am, so come on out and join us! Participants are allowed to submit times until 6pm on October 30, 2021.