Inspiring Ukraine

Events Details

Run to Support Ukrainian Refugees!

On February 24, Russia attacked Ukraine. As a result, millions of Ukrainians have fled their homes in search of safety, with many more expected to follow.  Our hearts are hurting for the people of Ukraine. So many of us want to help, but we don’t know how.  

One thing we know how to do is run (and walk).  We can race for the people of Ukraine and raise money to help the relief efforts.  We invite you to join our Inspiring Hope for Ukraine 5K. All proceeds will be donated to Christian churches who are on the front lines helping in the Ukraine providing food, water, hygiene kits, and other necessary assistance.

We know that coming together we can help make a difference.

This is a paved, trail race through beautiful Chestnut Branch Park, Mantua, NJ. It is a relatively flat course. There is also a 1-mile fun run/walk and a virtual run. 

All registrants will receive a unique, custom designed "Inspiring Hope for Ukraine" race shirt if registered by Monday, May 2nd. Registrations confirmed after May 2nd will receive shirts on the basis of availability. Participants in the 5K can compete for overall and age group medals. 

5K Details

Race Information - Saturday, May 14, 2022

  • Course: Paved trail format laid out on a relatively flat course contained within Chestnut Branch Park 
  • Distance: 5k (3.1 miles) - 1 mile fun run/walk option also available
  • Location: Chestnut Branch Park, Mantua, NJ
  • Check-in: 7:30am - 8:15am
  • Start Time: The race will start at 8:30am – Rain or shine
  • Fee: $30 (pre-registration)/$35 on-site; Students $25
  • Race Shirts: All participants registered by Monday, May 2nd, will receive the custom designed, "Inspiring Hope for Ukraine" race-shirt. Those registering after May 2nd will receive the race-shirt on the basis of availability (we will be ordering extra shirts)

Divisions/Awards

  • Top 3 Male / Female Overall Winners
  • Top Age Group Winners

Virtual Challenge Details

What is a "virtual challenge", how does it work, and why should I do it?

From Thursday, May 12, 2022 – Sunday, May 15, 2022, take up the challenge and run or walk 1 mile, 5K, 5 miles, or as many miles as you can in support of Ukrainian refugees. This is something that can be done by anyone, anywhere (no matter where in the world you live or are traveling to), any time night or day, any distance, at any pace, during any # of days. You can walk or run any combination of days and distances that works best for you. You can run as fast or as slow as you like. You can even do it indoors on a treadmill - so just about anyone can do it!

Virtual Challenge

When: Thursday, May 12, 2022 through Sunday, May 15, 2022
Where: Anywhere in the world
Time: Any time that fits your schedule
Who: Open to all
Cost: $35 per participant; Students $25
Shirt: All participants registered by Monday, May 2nd, will receive the custom designed "Inspiring Hope for Ukraine" race shirt. Shirts will be mailed to all participants in the Virtual Challenge. Those registering after May 2nd will receive a race-shirt on the basis of availability. Extra shirts will be ordered.
Prizes: All participants are eligible for prizes selected by random drawing during the virtual challenge