5K Virtual Run Hosted by Junior Achievement

Posted at 11:05 AM, Jul 17, 2020

LANSING, Mich. — Junior Achievement of Mid Michigan (JAMM) has launched its first ever Virtual 5K Run. With the experience of separation from work, school, friends, and families due to COVID-19, the JA Virtual 5K event hopes to bring the community together in a unique way.

Open to individual and group registration, with the option for peer-to-peer fundraising, registrants are also encouraged to incorporate their employers in matching gift donations to support their local Junior Achievement work readiness, financial literacy, and entrepreneurship programs. The individual and group who raises the most funds win prizes, including gift certificates, goodie bags, and recognition in Junior Achievement’s social media and upcoming newsletter.

Participants can run anytime, anywhere, and are welcome to walk, bike, run, or swim the 5K. Registrants are encouraged to post photos of them running the 5K with their race shirt using the hashtag #JASUPERHERO. Junior Achievement will feature those runners and photos on social media as JA Superheroes.

Registration is open until August 31st. Those who wish to register or want to learn more information about this event can visit

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