About Us

Rise Up 5K Tee ShirtThe Rise Up 5K is a national run located in 309 U.S. cities. On Saturday, July 1, 2017, people of all walks of life, ethnicities, religions, and sexual orientations will RISE UP together across the nation for the world’s largest running/walking event. With a collective voice of footsteps, we will run to the cadence of liberty, freedom, and justice for ALL. Join today and help make history. RISE UP. RUN. BE HEARD.


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


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.

If your city’s event does not reach 100 registrants by June 1st, your local event may be switched into a Virtual Run and your race packet will be mailed to you prior to race day.  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.


When you register, 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.