About the NCSAA 5k Run / Walk:
The 9th Annual NCSAA 5k Run / Walk features a return to our traditional on-site format, but also continued availability for national participants! No matter where you live, you can participate in this year's event -- to support the work of NCSAA and compete and fundraise alongside others from across the country.
Option 1: Local Participant
If you are a local participant, you will be eligible to participate in our local run / walk event held at Brady's Run Park in Beaver Falls, PA (which will be held on Saturday, September 25, 2021). The event will include a 5k Run / Walk, as well as a 1-Mile Walk (for those walkers who would prefer to not walk the entire 5k). Participants will be eligible for awards and prizes.
To register for this option, click the "Register Online" button above and sign up as a "Local Participant". You can choose the Standard option (and pay the entry fee) or the Fundraising option (no entry fee...just set up a fundraising page and ask others to sponsor you to participate).
Awards will be presented to the top three overall 5k male and female finishers, as well as to the top three 5k male and female finishers in each age group (7 and under, 8-11, 12-14, 15-18, 19-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+). Post-race food and drinks will also be provided to all participants, and you'll be entered into our fun prize giveaway, which will take place after the race.
MORE DETAILS ABOUT THE LOCAL 5K EVENT (on Saturday, September 25) will be available as the event draws closer; we will communicate those directly to all registered participants by e-mail.
(Note...We will be keeping in mind appropriate protocols and safety measures related to the COVID-19 pandemic...so you can be confident that you can participate in our local event option safely. More details to come...but we want all participants to know that we will be conscious of any safety protocols that are required or necessary as the race date draws closer. We even have an option for local participants to not attend the local event, but to complete their run/walk on their own...and still be eligible for the standings!...See below)
Option 2: National Participant
If you don't live in the area (or do live locally, but can't attend on the date of the race), but would like to participate and support the mission and work of NCSAA, you can do so! You can complete your run or walk anytime between September 25 and October 9. You will have the option (but are not required) to have your time included in the "national standings" for the event -- and be eligible for awards and prizes. We are very excited to be able to make this a national event and include those across the country who care about NCSAA!
To register for this option, click the "Register Online" button above and sign up as a "National Participant". You can choose the Standard option (and pay the entry fee) or the Fundraising option (no entry fee...just set up a fundraising page and ask others to sponsor you to participate). You also have the option to receive a race t-shirt, if you would like; if so, choose one of the "with T-Shirt" options.
If you attend an NCSAA member school outside of the Beaver Falls area, you can fundraise significantly for your school. Have your school administrator or athletic director contact NCSAA in order to inquire about this option; we do all of the work for you and are happy to offer the NCSAA National 5k to help serve our member schools! (If your school is already registered to participate, just join your school's team when you register.)
All proceeds will benefit the non-profit mission and work of the National Christian School Athletic Association.
We'd greatly appreciate if you'd be willing to register as a fundraising participant to help us reach our $10,000 fundraising goal for this event. It's as simple as sending an e-mail to family and friends, letting them know you'll be participating and would appreciate their support...and you can even send your e-mail right through our automated system!
AGAIN THIS YEAR...a 5k team competition! Put together a team of five or more people who will participate in the 5k. Team scoring is done via cross-country format (each of your team's top five finishers earns points equal to their overall place in the 5k race, and the team with the lowest score wins). Participants are also eligible for individual awards and prizes. - We will have a team competition with prizes for the local race, and we will have an additional team competition that includes all of the national teams (see the information about the National 5k Team Race).
After you register for the event (and within a couple weeks of the date of the event), you will receive (by e-mail) additional, detailed instructions regarding race-day details, directions, etc. All local participants that register by September 12 will receive a t-shirt at the local event.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact NCSAA at 724-846-2764 (phone) or firstname.lastname@example.org (e-mail). Thanks for your interest in this year's event!