Friday, May 8, 2020

Uptown's 5K Goes Virtual; Proceeds Go To COVID-19 Relief

Due to well, you know, the fourth annual Dim Sum and Then Some 5K has had to go virtual.

Runners are still encouraged to put in their distances, but on their own routes and in their own times. (Even if it's on a treadmill at home.) There will be group posts for those who choose to run it between Wednesday, May 20th and Saturday, May 30th.

This is what the race website says:
"While it is important to maintain social distancing parameters during the COVID-19 crisis, we still want to offer people a fun, positive event and the opportunity to make a we have chosen to convert this event to a virtual 5K!

​The Dim Sum 5K is held by 501(c)(3) nonprofit social services organization, Chinese Mutual Aid Association (CMAA). CMAA’s goal is to make the biggest impact we can right now through our COVID-19 relief efforts, which will be supported by this year’s 5K proceeds.

To ensure that every dollar raised goes to those who are most affected, we are not offering t-shirts and bibs this year, but we will be giving participants coupons for dim sum from our longtime partner Furama Restaurant in Uptown and launching a social media campaign to foster positive social connection during this time."
You can read more about it here, and you can register here.

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