Join us in the fight to cure blood cancers through stem cell and bone marrow transplants! Each of us has the power within us to save someone's life! 

Cancer hasn't stopped during the COVID-19 crisis and neither have we! Your support of Steps for Life Virtual 5k matters now more than ever!

You can complete the Steps for Life Virtual 5k from any location and at any time! Run, jog or walk on the road, trail or treadmill while keeping a safe distance from other runners. You get to participate in your own race and at your own pace! 

Join the Virtual Closing Ceremony on Monday, May 24th, 7 PM ET

Step 1: Register to Participate 

  • Now through May 24, 2021 @ 7PM ET (Register here)
  • Medals, shirts and other Gift of Life swag will be sent out beginning a few weeks prior to the May 24, 2021 deadline.
  • Registration includes a variety of Gift of Life swag and the ability to enter to win great fundraising prizes! 

Step 2: Fundraise & Train

  • Once you've registered, start fundraising
  • Set up either a personal or team fundraising page to share with your friends and family via email and social media to raise money for Gift of Life.
  • Check out the Fundraising Guide & Incentives tab to see the prizes you can earn as you fundraise!

Step 3: Run & Join the Fun!

  • Download your Steps for Life 5k Race Bib
  • Complete your 5K between now and May 24, 2021 @ 7PM ET. Run, jog, or walk all at once or over time! 
  • Join us for the Virtual Kickoff and witness the emotional first-time meeting of a transplant recipient to their lifesaving donor, on Monday, May 10, 2021 at 7PM ET
  • Submit your time to be eligible for an exclusive Top Finisher medal.
  • Fundraising prizes earned will be mailed to your registration mailing address beginning on April 1, 2021.





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Event Details

  • Registration: Open until Sunday, May 24, 2021 @ 7PM ET
  • Opening Kick-Off Ceremony: Monday, May 10, 2021 at 7PM ET
  • Closing Ceremony: Monday, May 24, 2021 at 7PM ET
  • Race Start Time: Anytime! Anywhere!
  • Download your 5k Race Bib
  • Once completed, submit your time to be eligible for a Top Finisher medal.

Event Costs

  • $30 - Registration
  • $40 - Registration (includes a branded Gift of Life race shirt. Cost of shipping is included.)
  • $60 - Registration (includes a finisher medal, Gift of Life branded race shirt, Gift of Life branded face mask, and hand sanitizer. Cost of shipping is included.)

Top Winner Spinning Medals

Available for Top Time in each category:

Females, Age 14 to 18 ‑ 1st, 2nd
Female, Age 19 to 35 ‑ 1st, 2nd
Female, Age 36 and Over ‑ 1st, 2nd
Male, Age 14 to 18 ‑ 1st, 2nd
Male, Age 19 to 35 ‑ 1st, 2nd
Male, Age 36 and Over ‑ 1st, 2nd
Children 13 and Under - 1st, 2nd

Finisher Spinning Medals

Limited Quantity Available
Included in the $60 registration package

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HUGE Thanks to our 2021 Virtual 5k Sponsors

Sponsorships are available and provide a range of opportunities for you or your organization to show support for Gift of Life’s mission. Brand recognition for sponsors extends throughout event day and beyond to our social media and public relations campaigns. 

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Sponsorship Opportunities