Event Information


Virtual 5K Run

Cost: $25 per person (individuals currently in the Shape Up Montana program are already registered for the V5K)

Dates: February 1 - May 1, 2024

  • Shape Up Montana Virtual 5k run (3.1 miles) allows runners and walkers the flexibility of choosing their own time and place to participate.
  • All participants registered for the Shape Up Montana 3-Month Challenge are automatically entered in the Virtual 5K.
  • The Virtual 5K takes place February 1 to May 1 (pick a day during that time frame).
  • Participants can walk or run on a treadmill, in your neighborhood, on a trail, inside the mall or wherever you would like to go. What matters is that you get to walk or run your race, at your own pace and time your race.
  • All participants receive Shape Up Montana socks and downloadable bib. Download bib here.
  • After completion of the walk/run, the time needs to be recorded (by May 6) and a commemorative Shape Up Montana medal will be mailed.

  • Frequently Asked Questions

  • 1. What is a virtual race?
    1. a. A virtual race can be run (or walked!) anytime and anywhere, even indoors on a treadmill.

  • 2. How does a virtual race work?
    1. a. Simply register for the run, complete the distance anytime and anywhere, then record your time on our website.

  • 3. Can anyone participate?
    1. a. Yes, anyone can participate in the virtual run (we encourage everyone to participate).

  • 4. Do I have to participate in Shape Up Montana in order to participate in the virtual run?
    1. a. No, you can do just the virtual run if you like. However, those that register for Shape Up Montana are automatically entered in the virtual run, so if you want to do both you only need to register once.

  • 5. Do I have to complete the entire distance all at once?
    1. a. No. We know that most participants complete their run all at once, but we understand that not everyone is able to complete a 5k distance in one outing. Just keep track of your distance and time for each segment you do and after you have completed the total distance submit your total time.

  • 6. How do I track my distance and time?
    1. a. Our virtual 5k is based on the honor system so you can track your time however you like but keep in mind that the only person you can cheat against in a virtual race is yourself.


    Virtual Photo Booth

    NEW! Shape Up Montana has partnered with Photolanthropy to offer SUM participants an opportunity for a Virtual Photo Booth experience. We're offering you a free digital download of a still photo, a gif of you, or a photo burst. All you have to do is visit the virtual booth and pick the image type you like. You'll be able to text or email yourself your image once you've completed it. If you're doing this from a laptop or desktop computer you'll want to make sure you have camera capabilities on that device otherwise using a smart phone is recommended. After sending yourself the pic you'll "scratch off" for your chance to win SUM CambelBak water bottles, Albertson's Gift Cards, picnic blankets, journals and more.

    Virtual Booth