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Stop the Stigma 5K

Run 5km
  • 0 Virtual Finishers

The event has now ended

  • Sun 24th - Tue 26th May 2020
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Mental health care is critical, and even more so now as we all face the isolation and anxiety of the coronavirus pandemic. Join us as we run or walk to erase stigmas surrounding mental illness and addiction and to support our family, friends and neighbors affected by these issues. Our virtual Stop the Stigma 5K raises crucial funds to support Interfaith Social Services’ New Directions Counseling Center. New Directions serves anyone seeking counseling, but we pride ourselves on being a safety net for the uninsured and underinsured members of our community. New Directions makes mental health care accessible to everyone by offering a sliding scale payment system. The stresses of the coronavirus outbreak have brought even more people to our Counseling Center in search of counseling. We need your help more than ever to make sure all members of the community can get the help they need and seek out treatment without feeling shamed.

Join us May 24-25 to help STOP THE STIGMA!

Questions about this race? Please contact Race Director Paula Daniels at [email protected]


Submit your time anytime over the weekend May 24-25

The finish line

Let's welcome our most recent participants completing their race:

Finisher's GallerySee all 114 photos
Victoria Bolduc ·F / 25 - 29
4 months ago
Icon00:40:27 ·5K
Team Let's Do This
Rebecca Shaw
Sue Rheault
Angela Cary
Cheryl Fournier
Recent finishersSee all 162 Finishers
Gayle Davidson
F 65 - 69
4 months ago
Victoria Bolduc
Team Let's Do This
F 25 - 29
Team Let's Do This
4 months ago
Rebecca Shaw
F 25 - 29
4 months ago
Erin Angelo
F 30 - 34
4 months ago
Sue Rheault
F 45 - 49
4 months ago
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How to complete a Virtual Event

Participating in a virtual event means you can complete the distance at any time within the event timeframe in a location of your choice.
Here's what you need to do:


Preparing your virtual event

  • Secure your virtual spot in the event by booking your ticket
  • Plan your ideal route
    Make sure the route is at least the event length and as traffic free as possible
  • Download a distance tracking app
  • Ensure your phone and/or GPS watch is fully charged

During your event

  • Record your activity on a tracker and take a screenshot
    This can be either a phone or a GPS watch.
  • Complete your activity in the designated event completion timeframe
  • Make sure you go the event distance
    But don't worry if you go a bit further, we'll calculate your finish time.
  • Take a Finisher's Photo to share with your fellow finishers

Submitting your result

  • Head back to this event page to submit your results
    Make sure to submit your results within the event completion timeframe
  • Upload a screenshot of your activity tracker or GPS watch to verify your results
    You can still participate and submit results without this, but we won't be able to verify your results.
  • Provide your finish time and overall distance
    If you go further than the race distance, we'll adjust your time down to the correct distance based on your pace.
  • Share your Finisher's Photo on the Finish Line gallery
    Get featured on our Finish Line where you can celebrate your achievement and inspire others to get active.

Frequently asked questions

How do I record my activity?
To record your activity, you will need to download an activity tracking app that is able to track your distance and time. Popular apps include Strava, Nike Run Club, MapMyRun, and RunKeeper, and are available in the app store for free on your phone. For more details on our favourite tracking apps check out our blog post.
Are there time cutoffs for Virtual Events?
Virtual Events are fantastic in that they can be completed at any pace and location. The only restriction on how long you take is the event submission window, which is generally 48 hours, giving you lots of time to complete your event.
Can I go further than the race distance?
Yes, you can complete a distance further than what the event requires. All you need to do is input distance travelled and time, and we will adjust it down to the time it took to complete the event distance.
Can I take a break during my activity or do I have to do it without stopping?
In order to make the virtual experience as close to a physical event as possible, please submit your total elapsed time that it took to complete your chosen distance rather than total moving time. This will take into account any breaks or stops taken during completion, and mimic the experience of a physical event.
If offered, when will the post-race goodies be mailed?
Any race goodies or merchandise will be posted by the Event Organiser as soon as possible after the event. Please contact the Event Organiser if you have further enquiries about race swag.
Can I take part at any time of day?
You will find the event start time on the event page. Once the event starts, you can complete the event any time within the submission window. Make sure to upload your result and picture within the submission window to verify your results!
Have a question about this event? Ask our team member below and we'll get back to you. In the meantime, visit our Help Center

For more advice about virtual events, see our Virtual Event Handbook here.

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