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Third Annual Virtual 5K

Third Annual Virtual 5K - A Creative FUNdraiser Opportunity

Help raise money for HSP and PLS medical research. Start a fundraiser today to benefit the Spastic Paraplegia Foundation. “I Challenge You” is the theme for the 2021 SPF Virtual 5K Run, Walk, or Roll! Create a team by recruiting family, friends, and colleagues to participate. Help raise funds by challenging your friends and family to sponsor your activity time.

Cannot Run, Walk, or Roll? How about being creative by calculating the time you spend stretching or exercising? Do you work with a physical therapist? All of the time can be converted into a 5K. The average person can walk 3.1 miles in about an hour. Whatever you do for physical activity, count the time toward a Virtual 5K. Please make sure you check with your healthcare professional before doing anything new. Family and friends can help you raise funds by sponsoring your FUNraising 5K activities. Be safe.

WHEN: SPF CHALLENGES you to complete your fundraiser before, during, or soon after the #HSPandPLS Awareness Week from August 22-28, 2021.  Take pictures, videos, and share your story with the media in your state, on social media using the hashtag #HSPandPLS and email us your videos or photos at so we can shout out your success.  Do not forget to join us daily during Awareness Week at 1:00 PM, CDT to show us your face and your challenge each day on SPF’s Zoom link. Mark your calendar for August 28 for the 5K Celebration & Awards for the highest fundraisers.

REGISTRATION: Register for the SPF Virtual 5K for a $25 registration fee. Each registrant will receive a Race Bib showing support for #HSPandPLS 5K activities. Each USA participant registering by August 7th will receive an SPF logo race bib, sent by USPS. Each International participant registering by August 7th will receive a downloadable and printable SPF logo race bib.  Each participant (USA or International) that raises or contributes $100 or more, including registration fee, will receive a free SPF t-shirt. Don’t wait, get started! Make your plans. Gather your team. Help motivate others during our “I Challenge You” Awareness Week. Be healthy, have fun and raise money for medical research with the Spastic Paraplegia Foundation. Please send any questions to                                    

Register then you will be redirected to our donation platform on Network For Good.  There are three options to Register: (1) Register by Donating through the main page “5K Third Annual Virtual Challenge for SPF” or (2) Start your own Fundraising Team and change up your photos in the back-office, or (3) Register by Donating to a Team account already created by your family or friends.  See these details for each of the three options:
(1) Register by Donating through the main page “5K Third Annual Virtual Challenge for SPF” (without creating an account) click HERE
(2) Register by Starting your own Fundraising Team by setting up your very own fundraising page to  “Log in with a social network, or create a new account” clicking HERE
(3) Register by Donating to a Team Account called Campaigns which have already been created by your family or friends. Search for Existing Campaigns by scrolling to the BOTTOM of this page, click HERE