5K RUN

Join Jamaica Pond parkrun for a free and fun 5K run on May 14 while raising funds for FriendshipWorks!

This year, we’re thrilled to add a 5K Run to our Walk To End Elder Isolation. We are partnering with Jamaica Pond parkrun, a group that hosts 5K runs all over the world, and has one every Saturday around Jamaica Pond.

The route pretty much mirrors our Walk route on Sunday. parkrun’s events are free and open to everyone but you do need to register with them. We are asking you to fundraise for FriendshipWorks by signing up and joining or creating a team on our Walk page, then join the run on Saturday, May 14 at 9 am. Anyone who donates or raises at least $50 for FriendshipWorks will get a t-shirt they can wear at the 5K run. You can also earn all the same swag as our walkers.

Run in honor or in memory of an elder or a friendship in your life. We will even give you a sticker to put their name on while you run.