Race Against Poverty 2021

Check out your options below and register to participate! Once you’ve signed up, share your very own RAP page so friends as family can easily sponsor you. It’s super easy, and the funds you raise allow us to help more families on their journey out of poverty! Check out below the fun rewards you can receive as you fundraise for the cause.

This year we are hosting the Race Against Poverty as a virtual event, which will take place from June 1 – 7. Run or walk your day, your way! We’ve shared some of our favorite courses and trails in the Franklin County area in our Course and Trail Guide. There is also a photo scavenger hunt at each location and painted rocks for some fun for the kids at select locations. Share your photos with #RAP5k and you will be entered for daily door prize drawings!

Don’t miss the Athlete’s Dream Auction and Merch Store! There is something for everyone, from casual walkers to marathon runners! Find items such as: running accessories, a medal & race bib display, a Salt Cave experience for 2, a Ninja foodi blender, a North Square Farmer’s Market gift card and more!

There is also Race Against Poverty merchandise available for purchase. Now you can support the cause while sporting some new gear! The Merch Store will also be open from June 1-7.

Race Types

Team Challenge

Sign up to raise funds together and compete in the 5k as a team! To form a team, select the Team Challenge option when you register. Find a time for your team to run or walk together, and have fun with it!

Run/walk it your way, your day. Take a photo and share it using #RAP5k or post it on the Race Against Poverty 2021 Event Page to get entered in the daily drawings to win a door prize! Be sure to make your post ‘public’ so we can see it. All the funds raised by your team members will be combined for a team total—track your progress on your Team Page, and check the leaderboard on our website to see if your team is in the lead!

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Race Types

Running Duo

Have fun participating in the Race Against Poverty as a co-ed pair!

Whether a father/daughter, a mother/son, or maybe a fun running or walking partner, enjoy the time together as you join in the fun for this category.

Run/walk it your way, your day. Take a photo and share it using #RAP5k or post it on the Race Against Poverty 2021 Event Page to get entered in the daily drawings to win a door prize! Be sure to make your post ‘public’ so we can see it. Sign up for either the walk or the run as a Running Duo and then go find your sponsors to make a greater impact! You can track your progress on your RAP5k Page.

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Race Types

Individual

Run/walk it your way, your day. Take a photo and share it using #RAP5k or post it on the Race Against Poverty 2021 Event Page to get entered in the daily drawings to win a door prize! Be sure to make your post ‘public’ so we can see it.

Sign up for either the walk or the run and then go find your sponsors to make a greater impact! You can track your progress on your very own RAP5k Page.

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Kids Runs

There are 2 options for the Kids Runs (age 11 and under). The Kids Dash is a 1/2 mile and costs no money, whereas the Kids 1 Miler has a $10 fee because it includes a t-shirt.

The distance isn’t the priority, have fun encouraging your children to run whatever distance makes sense for your family. Sign up today so your children can go find sponsors to make an impact and be eligible for the fundraising prizes. Kids are some of the best fundraisers each year, and they can track their progress on their RAP5k Page, as well as on the leaderboard on our website!

Register by May 1 to receive the Early Bird Discount!

Registration by May 10 was required to guarantee you will receive a shirt. We continue to assign shirts as people sign up in hopes that everyone can get one, but once they’re gone, they’re gone! At this time we still have shirts available in all sizes except for size 3x.

As a Virtual Event registration will remain open throughout the event, and participants CAN continue to sign up until the event ends on June 7. However, the sooner you sign up, the sooner you can find your sponsors, and engage in the fun that is planned!

Registration & Fundraising

  • Kids Dash – Free
  • Kids 1 Miler – $10
  • 5k Walk/Run Youth (17 and under) – $15   ($20 after May 1)
  • 5k Walk/Run (18 and older) – $30   ($35 after May 1)
  • Share the link of your RAP5k Page on social media and by email to find sponsors. Or use the Printable Sponsor Form (below) to pass around at work, the neighborhood, or church to find people who will support you!

T-shirt Pick Up

We have several options to pick up your RAP5k t-shirt:

  • May 29  8am-12pm @ North Square Farmers Market
  • June 1  11am-1pm 5-7pm @ SCCAP
  • June 5  8am-12pm @ North Square Farmers Market

 

SCCAP: 533 South Main Street, Chambersburg, PA

NorthSquare Farmers Market: Chambers Fort Park, Chambersburg, PA

Fundraising Rewards

FUN REWARDS will be give as you reach various levels of fundraising:

$100

Race Against Poverty athletic crew socks

$250

Race Against Poverty long sleeve hooded shirt

$500

Race Against Poverty windbreaker jacket

The team that raises the most wins a dinner party at the Falafel Shack!

**Team members will still receive the rewards above as well, based on the levels they reach as individual fundraisers.

Door Prizes

DOOR PRIZES will be given out throughout the event, June 1 – 7.

Post a photo using #RAP5k after you’ve completed your run or walk to be entered into the daily drawings of door prizes! Be sure to make your post ‘public’ so we can see it.

Post additional photos of the Photo Scavenger locations or with the painted rocks at select locations with the #RAP5k to increase your chances to win a door prize! Check out our Course and Trail Guide for more info.

Trophies

TROPHIES will not be given out this year with a virtual format of the RAP5k.

  • 12 and under                                 Kids Runs:
  • 13-15                                                1st Place 1 Miler Boy
  • 16-19                                                1st Place 1 Miler Girl
  • 20-29                                               1st Place Kids Dash Boy
  • 30-39                                               1st Place Kids Dash Girl
  • 40-49
  • 50-59
  • 60+

 

Specialty Awards

THESE AWARDS will not be given out this year with a virtual format of the RAP5k.

Team’s placement is determined by the finishing times of your first 5 finishers. The lowest combined time wins.

The Running Duo winner is based on your combined time.

Win as the Best Dressed Pair–think characters, inanimate objects, things that go together–be creative! If you plan to participate in the best dressed competition be sure to sign up for this at the Check In Tent on race day.

You will still place/win based on your time as an individual as well.

Volunteer Info

Can’t participate in the 5k but still want to be a part of making this event a success? You can still be of great help! This event requires a crew of some of the most fantastic volunteers!

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Volunteer Opportunities

  • Help us establish a relationship with your church, your gym, a civic or service club, or another group that may be interested in supporting this critical work in the community.
  • Help us connect with potential Event Sponsors.
  • Place a RAP5k yard sign in your yard, business, or other great locations to show your support! Request your sign at www.SCCAP.org/racesigns today.
  • Raise funds in support of a participant or a team to increase the impact.
  • Share with your long distance friends and family about this opportunity to support your community—as a Virtual Event it is easy for those who live far away from you to still get involved this year!

Resources

2021 Courses and Trails
Printable Sponsor Form (this is for finding personal supporters)
Classic RAP Course Map
Event Poster
Printable Registration Form
Kids Run Flyer
Bulletin Insert