The 2024 Co-op 5k

  • 04.19.2024 @ 12:00 AM
  • Hybrid Event, District of Columbia
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The event administrator has closed online registration for this event. Contact Kirstie Boyette at for inquiries.
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Event Information
What Is the Co-op 5k?
The Co-op 5k serves as a major fundraiser for the Cooperative Development Foundation (CDF). CDF is a non-profit foundation with a national focus on community, economic, and social development through co-op enterprise ( Funds raised through the event support cooperative development nationwide and allows CDF's Disaster Recovery Fund to continue without overhead costs allowing every dollar donated to the Fund to go out to cooperatives in need.

With support from the cooperative community through fundraisers like the Co-op 5k, CDF has helped incubate, replicate, and elevate cooperatives across all sectors in the U.S. and internationally for 80 years. Register and help support cooperative development into the next decades!
Hybrid Logistics
Co-op 5k is a two week event from April 20 – May 4 at 11:00am.

Virtual: Participants will have from April 20 – May 3 to walk or run 3.1 miles anywhere. Use a GPS tracker device to show proof of your walk or run. Snap a picture of your time and send to us. Visit for our full FAQs.

In-person: Saturday, May 4 will be an in-person event at Hains Point East Potomac Park in Washington, DC at 8:00am. Registration begins at 7:30am and the race at 8:00am.
Race Materials
Virtual: Participants that choose to run virtually will have their t-shirts mailed to them. Make sure to register with the address you want your t-shirt sent to. Register by March 31 to be guaranteed a t-shirt in your desired size. Participants that register after March 31 will receive a large t-shirt. Race packets will be mailed out starting on April 4.

In-person: In-person participants will be able to pick up their race packets at the registration table on April 29 starting at 7:30am.
Group Awards
Trophies are given for the Fastest Team, Most Team Spirit, and Highest Fundraisers!
Posting Results
Virtual participants will have from April 20 at 12:00am to May 3 at 11:59pm to submit results. Virtual participants will have their results posted on May 7.
If I register for a virtual ticket, when can I run?
Participants will need to walk or run anytime between April 20 at 12:00am to May 3 at 11:59pm. Participating during this timeframe will allow for us to compile results, pictures and videos in time for an awards ceremony and recap of the in-person race on May 7.

Will I still receive race materials if I participate virtually?
Virtual participants will receive their t-shirt in the mail. Make sure to register with the address you want your race materials sent to. Register by March 31 to be guaranteed a t-shirt in your desired size. Participants that register after March 31 will receive a large t-shirt.

When can I expect race packets and t-shirt?
Race packets will be mailed out starting on April 4.

If I sign up for virtual race, can I still run with people I registered with?
That depends on where you are, your comfort level and if you practice proper social distancing rules. But if that’s all good, sure!

How will my time be recorded for the virtual race?
You will record your own time – it is the honor system. Use a GPS tracker device (phone, watch, etc.) to record your time. Snap a picture when you're done and send to us.

Where will I submit my results?
Send your proof of time directly to CDF.

Where will I submit my pictures and/or videos?
Send your pictures and/or videos to CDF.

Will there be individual prizes given out?
The logistics of a virtual race don't allow us to send out individual prizes, but don't fret because eternal bragging rights will be captured on video for all to see. In-person participants will be eligible for individual prizes.

What group award categories are there?
There are three - Fastest Team, Highest Fundraisers, and Most Team Spirit

How do I watch the awards ceremony?
A link will be emailed to all registered participants one week prior to the start of the race.
Course Maps
Participant Search
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Team Registration Style
Please select a method of registration below:
   Join a Team: Pick from a list of team names on the next page and join your team.
   Create a Team: Once you create a team, participants can join your team under the "join a team" option above.
   Individual Registration: Register as an individual participant.
MEDICAL WAIVER: In consideration of you accepting this entry into the Co-op 5k, I, the participant, intending to be legally bound and hereby waive or release any and all right and claims for damages or injuries that I may have against the Event Director, Cooperative Development Foundation, and all of their agents assisting with the event, sponsors and their representatives and employees for any and all injuries to me or my personal property. This release includes all injuries and/or damages suffered by me before, during or after the event. I recognize, intend and understand that this release is binding on my heirs, executors, administrators, or assignees. I also authorize the use of photographs or videos that include my image for promotional, informational, or other reasons deemed to be in the best interest of the event. I certify as a material condition to my being permitted to enter this race that I am physically fit and sufficiently trained for the completion of this event and that my physical condition has been verified by a licensed Medical Doctor. By submitting this entry, I acknowledge (or a parent or adult guardian for all children under 18 years) having read and agreed to the above waiver. PHOTO AND VIDEO WAIVER: By participating in this event I grant to the Cooperative Development Foundation (hereafter referred to as CDF), its representatives, and its employees the right to take photographs of me and my property in connection with the above-identified project. I authorize CDF, its assigns, and its transferees to copyright and use and the right to publish the same in print and/or electronically in perpetuity with no expectation of compensation. I agree that CDF may use such photographs and videos of me with or without my name and for any lawful purpose free of charge, including for example such purposes as publicity, illustration, advertising, and web content. SecureFee™ Registration Cancellation Insurance is offered in most states. If purchased, your registration may be covered for one of the covered reasons stated in the policy.