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2021 Fight On! Virtual 5K

Participate anytime between October 9 and November 12, 2021!



Where can I complete my 5K? 
Anywhere! This is your virtual 5K experience, and we want you to complete it wherever you wish— sidewalks, trails, treadmills— every mile counts!

How do I track my distance and time? 
We accept results on the honor system, but the most accurate tracking is typically via a device with GPS.

When do I need to complete my 5K? 
We encourage you to get together with your team, family and friends on Sunday, October 31 as a way to close out USC Homecoming weekend. But don’t worry if you have a conflict—you can complete your 5K on your own schedule, anytime between October 9 (Trojan Family Weekend) and November 12, 2021. The run window closes on November 12, which is the final day to post your results and print your finisher's certificate.

What items are included in the 2021 Fight On! Virtual 5K participant kit?
Participant kits for those with addresses in the contiguous U.S., Alaska and Hawaii include a custom designed t-shirt, race bib and a USC-themed medal. All other participants can register to receive an online participant kit.

What is included with the online participant kit?
The online participant kit includes a downloadable bib and a finisher’s certificate.

When will my participant kit ship?
We will begin shipping participant kits the week of September 13. After that date, kits will be shipped within 2-5 business days of your registration date. Please allow a few extra days for shipping to Alaska and Hawaii.

What do I do if my t-shirt doesn’t fit? 
Unfortunately, we do not offer any exchanges after your kit has been shipped. Please select your correct t-shirt size when you register.

How do I post my 5K results?
Sign in to your RunSignUp account and click "Results" in the navigation bar. Then log your time and download your personalized finisher’s certificate. The final day you can post your time is November 12

Do I need to submit results to get a medal?
No. Your medal will be sent to you in your participant kit.  

How can I share photos from my 5K with fellow Trojans on social media?
Please share photos and experiences on the 2021 Fight On! Virtual 5K website and on social media using #FightOn5K. Remember to tag us @USCAlumni!


When does registration open?
Registration opens on August 23, 2021. To ensure your participant kit arrives in time, register at least two weeks prior to the date you plan to complete your 5K. 

When does registration close?
Registration closes on November 2, 2021 at 11:59 pm PDT. 

How do I update my personal information within my account?
Login to your RunSignUp account. You can update personal information, such as your email, password, address, etc. 

Can we register as a team?
Yes, you can create or join a team at the start of the registration process.

Can I register more than one person under my account?
Yes, select the Register Another Person option on the first page of registration, or start a new registration and enter your email as the account holder. The primary name at checkout (cardholder name) will receive tax credit for all those registering in your group. 


Am I required to be part of a team?
No, you do not have to join a team to participate or register.

How do I create and/or join a team?
On the first page of the registration process, select your category and tell us who you are; you can then create your team. To join a team, use the dropdown menu on the second registration page to select or search for your team—add yourself and submit your registration.

How do I become the team captain?
To become the team captain, you must be the first person to register/create the team.

Does my registration support the USC Alumni Association?
A portion of your registration fee will help fund USC Alumni Association programs and services.

How can I make an additional donation as part of my registration?
The USC Alumni Association and its affiliated communities and organizations also offer a variety of yearly scholarships to current USC students. We invite you to support our students by making an additional donation to one of these alumni scholarship funds:

  • USC General Scholarship Fund
  • USC Regional Alumni Scholarship Funds*
  • USC Asian Pacific Alumni Association Scholarship Fund
  • USC Black Alumni Association Annual Scholarship Fund
  • USC Lambda LGBT Alumni Association Scholarship Fund
  • USC Latino Alumni Association Scholarship Fund

*Donations go to scholarship funds for students from your home state or geographic region.

How can I make a donation directly to USC?
If you would like to make a donation directly to USC in support of the university’s immediate priorities, please visit


If I have a question regarding registration or my account, who can I contact?
If you have any questions or experience technical difficulties, please email us and we’ll be happy to assist you.


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