What is a virtual 5K?
A virtual 5K is a race that can be ran at any location.

Who is UCLA Staff Assembly?
UCLA Staff Assembly is an organization “for staff, by staff” that is dedicated to promoting the interest and welfare of all staff employees.

How does a virtual race work?
Participants can run/walk their 5K any time during that week, anywhere they choose! You simply track your run using one of several popular tracking apps, and submit a screenshot of your run to us. As part of your paid registration, you will receive some awesome perks: a digital race bib, t-shirt, medal, and goodie bag!

Why should I do a virtual race?
The short answer would be because they are cool! If you need more convincing, the top 3 reasons would include:

  • The chance to add a really cool t-shirt and medal to your collection.
  • Complete control over your schedule. Complete the race on your own time, at your own venue. No travel expenses, no hassle with parking and no long lines waiting at the potty.
  • An opportunity to support a great cause. Proceeds from the 5K will benefit Staff Assembly’s staff scholarships program.

Who can participate?
Everybody and anybody!  There is no age limit and there are no restrictions.  So run, jog, walk, crawl, run alone, run in a group, run with your pet, bike, hike,  it doesn’t matter. Just get out there and get moving!

Can I complete the race with a group? Do we get any discounts as a group?
A group discount is available for UCLA campus departments only. For every four (4) paid entries, you will get an additional one free! We will only be accepting recharges for the group discounts. Please contact Staff Assembly at staffassembly@ucla.edu if you’re interested.

Do I have to complete the 5K all at one time?
Yes, you will have to complete the distance all at one time if you want to qualify for a prize category.

Do I need to submit my 5K route in order to redeem my goodie bag?
No, entry of your 5K route is only required if you’d like to be entered into the grand prize drawings for the various race categories.

When will I receive my goodies?
You can pick up your t-shirt, medal, and goodie bag during our pick-up events on the UCLA campus. You will also have the choice to ship your t-shirt and medal for an additional cost. For those who paid the shipping fee, your goodies will be mailed out starting in June.

I don’t live in the United States, can I still participate?
Absolutely!!! Maybe you’ll win the Most Exotic Location Award!


Still have questions? Email us and we’ll answer any questions you have.