About the 2017 Rise Up 5K

Rise Up 5K Tee Shirt

On July 1, over 6,000 people across the country came together to run with purpose and intent in an effort to be a part of something greater than ourselves. And, with just a small team of passionate volunteers, we all proved that we are indeed stronger together.

Our goal was to reach $100,000 for the seven benefitting charities. We are excited to announce that, with your help, $101,457 was raised! See the charity donation breakdown below:

Planned Parenthood Federation of America, inc.: $16,816

The Center For Reproductive Rights: $16,816 

National Resources Defense Council: $15,392

National Immigration Law Center: $12,632 

The Trevor Project: $13,710 

The ACLU Foundation: $12,315

The Southern Poverty Law Center: $12,315

Planned Parenthood Mar Monte: $842

ACLU of Sacramento: $619

Again, thank you all so much for your support of these incredibly deserving charities! We hope that the Rise Up 5K helped energize you all to continue the fight. It certainly gave us a sense of purpose and a motivation to keep pushing on! Stay tuned for Rise Up 5K 2018 announcements!


The Women’s March on January 21 was one of the largest political demonstrations the world has seen. Our voices resounded around the globe and the message was received that we will not stand down when it comes to human rights. We must continue the momentum of that day and of all of the subsequent protests since. And, we must continue fighting for and defending the rights of ALL. Civil liberty charities need our support now more than ever.

Can’t join us on July 1st? Then support the cause by registering for the: Rise Up 5K – NATIONAL VIRTUAL RUN


For Physical Event Cities:

Registrants and volunteers will receive an email the first week of June which will contain the local event coordinator’s contact information, details about your city’s Rise Up 5K location, and details regarding when and where packets containing a commemorative bib and race shirt may be picked up. NOTE: SHIRT ORDER DEADLINE IS JUNE 22. IF YOU REGISTER THEREAFTER YOUR SHIRT WILL BE MAILED TO YOU VIA USPS AND IT MAY OR MAY NOT ARRIVE PRIOR TO EVENT DATE.

For Virtual Event Cities:

Your race packet will be mailed to virtual registrants.  For virtual registrations before June 15, race shirt and commemorative bib will be mailed on June 20th.  For virtual registrations on or after June 15, race shirt and commemorative bib will be mailed within 10 business days after registering.  On July 1st, you can participate by running anywhere!  Options include coordinating a group run with other local registrants on the local event’s Facebook Page or traveling to another Rise Up 5K event location near you.


If you register BEFORE JUNE 15th, you will receive a confirmation email containing your personal COUPON CODE to share with friends, family, and co-workers. Become a Rise Up Ambassador by recruiting registrants using email and social media.

  • SILVER AMBASSADOR – If 10 OR MORE people register with your code, you will receive a commemorative Rise Up bar necklace.
  • GOLD AMBASSADOR – If 25 OR MORE people register with your code, you will receive BOTH the Rise Up bar necklace and a commemorative Rise Up Ambassador medal.


  • When: Saturday, July 1, 2017 at 8:00AM (except for a few extremely warm climate cities TBD)
  • Location: 309 U.S. Cities
  • Registration includes: a race shirt, commemorative bib, and net proceeds going to the civil liberty charities you choose.
  • Awards: will be given to the top 5 overall finishers in each city.