Buck Blitz 

Virtual 5K

IAFE Virtual #FairStrong 5K Run/Walk

Support the IAFE Education Foundation by participating in the organization’s first-ever Virtual 5K for just a $20 entry donation! Whether you prefer to measure it as 3,500 steps, 3.1 miles, or 5 kilometers, you can run, walk, hike, or hop on your exercise equipment. You can even break up the distance and spread it across workouts!


When do I participate?

Because this event is virtual, you can participate whenever (and however) you like between Tuesday, November 10 and Sunday, November 22. Whether you are an early-morning runner, a lunchtime dog-walker, a passionate hiker, or an after-dinner family walker, all you have to do is get your 3,500 steps in.


Challenge a friend!

We see your $10 pledge, and we’ll raise someone 1,000 steps. That’s right – this new twist on a traditional way to support a runner is to challenge them to get even more steps during the participation window of November 10-30. For every $10 you donate, you can challenge a participant to an extra 1,000 steps. Spread the love or make someone work extra hard – your choice!


A little friendly competition among fairs.

Get as few or as many people together from your fair for a $100 team entry and a goal of 17,500 steps. Split the steps any way you choose – evenly, or by hoping your fair’s avid runner will knock off a hefty chunk of the steps. Don’t forget to take the challenge to social media, and tag another fair to join you in some friendly rivalry.


Been there, done that, need the t-shirt.

There is nothing like a good t-shirt, and THIS is one of those shirts. You’ll want to wear this tried-and-true, super-soft Bella Canvas Tri-Blend shirt over and over again to show your #FairStrong pride. We realize people have drawers full of t-shirts, though, so this one is optional. If you’re interested in showing off your participation in the 5K, and having a new favorite shirt, buy one now.


Show us your selfie!

Pics or it didn’t happen. Share a selfie (better yet – in your #FairStrong5k t-shirt) on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. There will even be a temporary Facebook profile photo frame to show that you completed the 5K!


What is my entry supporting?

We’re glad you asked! Since 2020 looks pretty different this year, this initiative is a part of the IAFE Education Foundation’s Buck Blitz days. Entries will support the Jim Tucker Fund, which provides capital for the IAFE’s Institute of Fair Management, and to secure world-class educational presenters to IAFE conventions and meetings.