Putting the Move in Movement

Written by Martha Boks on February 08, 2021


Thank you to 350 supporters who helped raise over $21,000 as part of our first 5k! Everyone who participated was a #TeamPhoenix champion.

Missed the 5k? There are fundraising opportunities all year long! Learn more by contacting our development team.

Phoenix Society's Virtual 5k

We are better together, but safer apart ... Let's stay connected this spring as we run, jog or walk - virtually!

What: Phoenix Society Virtual 5k 2021: “Putting the MOVE in MOVEMENT”

When: March 15, 2021 – May 31, 2021

Who: Members and supporters of the burn community

Where: You choose! Your neighborhood, your favorite trail, or steps in your living room

Why: At Phoenix Society we understand that a movement is greater than one person. Help us put the ‘move’ in movement this spring!

Goal: To raise $20,000 for Phoenix Society programs

What does a virtual 5k mean? It means that you can complete your 5k anywhere or any time. Whether it's a treadmill, your neighborhood, your favorite trail, or steps in your living room! This is a "your pace - your race" event. Run or walk - it's your choice!

How to Participate

Participants can register as an individual or form a team. Please reach out to your friends, family and places of employment. Information on forming a team can be found here.

Join now 

$25 registration donation per participant. Run for yourself or dedicate your run as a tribute to a family member or friend! The first 150 participants registered by March 15th will receive a swag box from Phoenix Society. Please register with the address you would like the box sent to. A Facebook group will be open to anyone – registered or not - where people can post pics and report their progress! We also encourage you to share this event with your place of employment and share on social media, thank you!

Not a runner or walker? Not to worry! Feel free to give a donation of any amount to support the programs at Phoenix Society!



Please contact our development team at development@phoenix-society.org.

Keeping Your Cool During Exercise

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