May 2, 2020

Beaver Virtual 5K Walk/Run

Join Bemidji State University for its first-ever virtual 5K walk/run on Saturday, May 2. Use this opportunity to get active with your friends and family, win great prizes and share your BSU spirit.

What is a virtual 5K?
A virtual 5K race can be ran or walked from any location you choose. You can run, jog or walk on the road, on a trail, on a treadmill, on a track or even your quarantined living room. This is your own race, at your own pace, at whatever time you decide.

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How do I participate?

It's so easy!

Step 1: Choose your route. Anywhere will work, just be sure the route is the full 5k distance (3.1 miles).

Step 2: Print your Beaver Virtual 5K race bib and wear it with Beaver pride!

Step 3: Complete your 5K anytime on May 2. Be sure to track your time and take a photo of your watch, smartphone or fitness tracker as proof of completion.

Download MapMyWalk on the Apple App Store or Google Play.

Step 4: Upload your race time and proof of completion on this page.

Step 4: Optional: Upload pictures of your race to social media with the hashtag #Beaver5K (be sure to make your post public so we can see it!) or email them to us at We will also share your awesome photos through our social media accounts.

How do you win?

It may be cliché, but we are all winners! Share your goals, routes, times and fun with others as we encourage everybody to stay active during this wild and crazy time. Racers who submit their times will be entered into a drawing for great BSU prizes. Bonus entries will be awarded to those who share pictures of their race via email or on social media with the #Beaver5K hashtag.

Submit Your Virtual 5K Results

Your race time, from start to finish
Photo of watch, smartphone or fitness tracker
Share the fun photos you took of yourself, your friends or family during the race!
Provide your Instagram username so Bemidji State can feature your photos
Provide your Twitter username so Bemidji State can feature your photos