Join us for the AVIXA Foundation Virtual 5K in conjunction with InfoComm 2020 Connected!
Race Location: 5K course of your choice
Date: Tues., June 16 - Thurs., June 18
Submission Window: 4 a.m. ET June 16 - 3 p.m. ET June 18
Results for the top three women and top three men will be announced during InfoComm Connected on June 18.
What's a virtual 5K?
The premise is simple; sign up for a 5K, only instead of gathering in one location, participants can take part all over the world – with at least 6 feet of social distancing in between them – completing the event remotely.
You take on the 5K in your own time at the location of your choice. Record your activity and submit it in order to track completion and see where you land on the leaderboard.
Once your done running or walking your 5K, celebrate your hard work by uploading a photo of yourself to the finisher gallery to share your awesome virtual 5K experience with your fellow finishers.
How does it work?
Step 1: Sign-Up
Like any event, first you have to sign up. It costs $20 to register and 100% of the proceeds go to the AVIXA Foundation.
Step 2: Run/walk a 5K
Complete your activity wherever you choose (including on a treadmill) at any time before June 17 at 9 p.m. PT. If completing the activity outside, use a GPS tracker or running app to record yourself.
Step 3: Submit your results
Once you've completed your virtual event, you need to submit your result in order to join the official finisher list anytime between 9 p.m. PT June 15 to 9 p.m. PT June 17. Submitting a result is done by filling in a simple online form, including uploading a photo or a link to your activity as proof of completion.
How do I record my activity with my phone?
To record your run/walk, you will need to download a run tracking app that is able to track your distance and time. Popular apps include Strava, Nike Run Club, MapMyRun, and RunKeeper, and are available in the app store for free on your phone. See the recommended list of running apps here.
Is there a time cutoffs for the virtual 5K?
A virtual 5K is fantastic in that it can be completed at any pace and location. The only restriction on how long you take is the event submission window, which runs 9 p.m. PT June 15 to 9 p.m. PT June 17, giving you lots of time to complete your 5K.
Can I run further than a 5K?
Yes, you can complete a distance further than a 5K. All you need to do is input distance traveled and time, and our race vendor will adjust it down to the time it took to complete the event distance.
Can I do my 5K over a few days and break it up and add up my total time to submit?
Unfortunately, while you can complete the distance at any pace, it must be completed in one go. In order to make the virtual experience as close to a physical event as possible, please submit your total elapsed time that it took to complete your chosen distance rather than total moving time. This will take into account any breaks or stops taken during completion, and mimic the experience of a physical event.
Can I run/walk the 5K at any time of the day?
You can complete your run/walk ANYTIME after entering. Just make sure you submit it within the submission window, which runs 9 p.m. PT June 15 to 9 p.m. PT June 17.
Get your race bib!
The AVIXA Foundation is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization operated for the public good on behalf of AVIXA. The Foundation has recently begun developing global campaigns and programs to increase the awareness of AV as a career and develop the next generation of the AV professionals.
The Foundation does so by:
- Creating AWARENESS of the opportunities that abound through a career in the global AV industry
- Fostering ENABLEMENT of potential workers through skills training, scholarships and school support
- Developing a BRIDGE between the industry and those who want to become AV professionals
With the help of AVIXA members and the entire industry, we will help build a future with a diverse, skilled workforce eager to take on the challenge of creating integrated AV experiences around the world.