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The COVID-19 Virus undoubtedly has had an impact on all of us. It reminds us that life is uncertain and fragile, especially for JCN families who are our most vulnerable. In light of the continuing spread of COVID-19 and the CDC’s social distancing recommendations for the foreseeable future, we have made the decision to convert our in-person JCN5K to a Virtual Fundraiser! The JCN5K will now be a STEPS CHALLENGE and will take place from June 7th – 14th.
How does it work you ask!! It takes approximately 7,000 steps to complete a 5K. Everyone’s stride is different so this is just an average. During the week of June 7th – 14th, participants can email their best time completing 7,000 steps to JCN5K@JewishCaringNetwork.org. A snapshot of the distance and time would be best. There are multiple apps and devices that can record both. Participants can complete the distance in whichever way they choose (ex: treadmill, walking around the house, up and down stairs, jumping jacks, in the backyard, etc.). We will allow people to submit times on their honor and we will award medals in all categories to top finishers.
JCN’s mission is to provide free programs and services to individuals and their families when a loved one has been diagnosed with a life-threatening, lifelong or serious illness. JCN is committed to helping local Baltimore families during these challenging times, going above and beyond to meet the growing need. Each dollar makes a difference and we can't do it without your help!
Even though the race won’t be taking place at The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore and the Timonium Fairgrounds, we know that switching to a virtual race is the right choice to ensure the safety of all our participants, volunteers, and spectators. We are going to try our best to make this a fun activity in spite of events beyond our control while raising the necessary fund to ensure JCN can help our local families in need.
All registrants will have two options:
Virtual JCN5K: a virtual 5K in a method of your choosing (Approximately 3.1 Miles = Approximately 7,000 Steps). Please adhere to CDC’s social distancing recommendations and usage of masks, etc.
Virtual Fundraiser: Help JCN by fundraising. No running or walking necessary!
Please note that this is self-coordinated with no chip-timing or overseeing staff/coordinators. You can download an app or use any device that tracks your distance and time. All you have to do is email a snapshot of your results. The ones with the best times will be awarded first, second and third place awards.