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Sat October 31 - Sat November 7 Independence, MO 64050 US Directions


The Run For Your Life Virtual 5K & 1 mile Fun Run is an amazing way to be frightfully fit this Halloween, get your new favorite t-shirt, all while practicing social distancing and giving back to a good cause to make a difference! Every 5K entry gets you a custom high-quality shirt that you’ll love to wear with pride, a cool finisher medal, along with raising funds to help sustain the Independence Chamber of Commerce during this COVID-19 pandemic. Every kiddo who runs the 1 Mile Fun Run gets the same awesome shirt!

Register for the Run For Your Life 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run before Sunday, October 18th.
Complete a 5K (3.1 miles) or 1 Mile (for kids under 12) at your convenience any time anywhere from October 31st-November 7th.
Celebrate your accomplishment by sharing on social media! #RunForYourLife5K
$30 -  5K Registration with shirt and medal
$20 - 1 Mile Fun Run with shirt

What is a Virtual Race?
Virtual races are a way to stay connected with one another when you can't get together for an in-person race. A virtual race is one that you run or walk on your own, at any time of day. Virtual races allow you to run the race on any course in any place you like— country road, park path, treadmill. You are the boss!

If you are in the Independence area, you will receive info for a mapped 5K & 1 Mile course if you would like to run the designated route but that is not mandatory.

Of course, make sure that you are safe and following rules of the road. There won’t be event staff there to shut down intersections. Stop for cars and run or walk on sidewalks or the left-hand shoulder of the road and stay visible at all times. 

What Do I Get?
Racers will receive:

  • Commemorative Run For Your Life Virtual 5K t-shirt
  • Finisher's medal to commemorate your achievement
  • The satisfaction of raising funds for the Independence Chamber of Commerce

How far do I walk/run?
5K = 3.1 miles
For kids under age 12, they are eligible to participate in the 1 mile fun run.
Important: Please follow all social distancing guidelines and maintain at least 6 feet between you and others. Additionally, be sure to follow your own state and local restrictions about public spaces, trails, or running locations.

Who can participate?
Anyone! That’s the beauty of virtual races. Here or there, near or far – all are invited to be a part of this unique event to bring people together while staying apart and supporting a great community organization all the while!
If you don’t run, then walk. If you really don’t even like to walk, take a stroll. Skip. Lollygag. Have a picnic halfway through. This event truly is for everyone!

What do I do after I finish my race?
You will track your walk/run on your choice of tracking app. (Map my Walk, Map my Run, Run Tracker, Strava, RunKeeper, etc.) At the end of your course, you will save your info or screenshot and share that info to the Run For Your Life Virtual 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run Facebook event page.

Hint: You have a whole week to complete your run which means if you don’t love your initial time, you can try again and again and again. Well, you get the picture!

Do I get a medal? A shirt?  A post-race donut?
Yes, yes, and you’re on your own for that one. A post-race donut is highly encouraged, but we cannot send you one of those without risking spoilage. Racers can pick-up t-shirts and medals on Friday, October 30th from 8am-4pm or Saturday, October 31st from 8am-12pm at 210 W Truman Rd Independence, MO 64050. If unable to pickup during that time, racers can pick up any day after the 30th M-F 8:30am-4:30pm. Please call 816 252 4745 in advance. 

How long do I have to finish the race?
The Fun For Your Life Virtual 5K race period will begin on Halloween, Saturday, October 31st at 12:01 AM and end Sunday, Noevember 7th at 11:59pm.  You can run and submit your race any time during this period. You must complete the distance you signed up for within the specified race period to qualify for ranking.

If you have any further questions, please email:


210 W Truman Rd
Independence, MO US 64050

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