Join our virtual 5k for walkers and runners to support access to justice in our community! You can walk or run a distance of 5 kilometers (3.1 miles) anytime between Saturday, May 29 and Saturday, June 12 on the route of your choice or check out some of our favorite 5K routes. All participants who sign up by April 30 will receive a race t-shirt. Bring your pet, your kids, do it alone or invite neighbors and far-away friends to join you. The awards ceremony will be on the afternoon of Saturday, June 12. Sponsors are invited to join the race individually or as a team. Contact Ben Fehsenfeld at [email protected] or 828-210-3405 with any questions.

Three ways to sign up

  1. Register for $25 per participant (you can add a donation to support Pisgah Legal if desired)
  2. Invite your family and friends to donate $1, $5, or more for each kilometer you walk or run
  3. Sponsor as an individual, a couple, a group, or a business. Sponsors receive race entries, t-shirts and recognition.
    (Find out more about sponsor benefits here)

And Thanks to our Year-Round Sponsors!

Champions for Justice

Partners for Justice

Run for Justice Virtual 5k Explained

Frequently Asked Questions

I paid my registration fee, started a fundraiser to invite family and friends to donate, or sponsored. What’s next?
In the confirmation email that you received there’s a sign-up link to add your information. All 5k participants must fill in their info via that sign-up link. The registration deadline for participants to receive a race t-shirt is April 30.

How can I track my time and distance for 5 kilometers?
You can use an app on your phone or a fitness tracker to time yourself. If you do not have an app on your phone, you can download and use the free version of the Strava app or numerous others. Once you’ve completed the 5K, you’ll be able to self-report your time through a link on our webpage. We are using the honor system. The current world record is 12:51, so we don’t expect any times faster than that.

Where can I walk or run?
Anywhere! Pick your favorite park, greenway, neighborhood, track, etc. We plotted this route that starts from the Pisgah Legal office in Asheville (62 Charlotte St.). And this website offers a certain number of routes that have been created by other walkers and runners:

How will prizes be awarded for runners?
We will award the following prizes:

  • Fastest time by age and gender
    • 10-19 years old
    • 20-39 years old
    • 40-59 years old
    • 60+
  • Best selfie
  • Best costume
  • Best recruiter (organizer of the team with the most participants)
  • Running location furthest from Western North Carolina
  • Spirit of Justice