Frequently Asked Questions


When you say 100% of the net proceeds are going to the listed charities, how is that calculated?

After deducting event production and marketing costs, ALL of the net proceeds are going to the listed charities pro rata, based on the cause(s) selected per-registrant. Costs include social media ad campaigns, race shirts, bibs, medals, shipping charges, as well as permits and portable restrooms as required. Note: all local event coordinators and the national director are UNPAID volunteers.

What comes with my 5K or 1 Mile March registration?

All 5K and 1 Mile registrants will receive a tri-blend “Rise Up” shirt and a commemorative race bib.

When will we receive additional details about race day and packet pickup?

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.

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.

How can I volunteer for this event?

You can volunteer or even help coordinate a Rise Up 5K in your area. To volunteer, simply click on “Join Us,” select a city near you, and register to volunteer. If you would like to become an event coordinator or co-coordinator, please email [email protected].


How can I spread the word about this event?

We encourage all registrants and supporters to spread the word! Please contact friends and local organizations friendly to these causes and encourage them to join us. In addition, each registrant receives a personalized 10% off coupon code in their confirmation email that can be shared and redeemed without limitation. And, each redemption of your personalized coupon code earns the referrer points toward ambassador awards (see below about our Ambassador Program).

What is a Rise Up Ambassador?

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.

What if I can’t make the July 1st event. How else can I support this event and its causes?

You can register for the Rise Up 5K – National Virtual Run or you can donate to one or more of the supported charities.

Can I make an additional contribution to a specific charity as well?

YES! You can donate to one or more of the supported charities here.

Who is producing this event?

The Community Alliance Running Event Series, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization which provides a co-production platform for empowering charities and schools with the ability to co-produce a consolidated running event benefiting multiple partner organizations.  Meet the team here.

How can I contact the national co-directors?

Please use our Contact Us form. We are very responsive and will reply to you within one business day.

Will I get a finisher medal?

Registration does not include a finisher medal for each participant. However, we are awarding top five finishers at each local event, as well as awarding Rise Up 5K Ambassadors based on the number of registrants referred to the event.