Because the Coronavirus continues to spread rapidly, we are opting to exercise caution, and turn the 2020 Funky Monkey 5K & Fun Run into a virtual event. Here’s what that means!
PRE-REGISTERED PARTICIPANTS OF THE 5K OR FUN RUN:
Jump on your treadmill, find a track, or run a familiar route and complete a 5K (3.1 miles) or Fun Run (3/4 mile) from anywhere on Saturday, March 14. We would love for you to share photos of yourself in your race gear or at your personal finish line on our Funky Monkey 5K & Fun Run Facebook event page.
If you’ve pre-registered, you can still pick up your t-shirt and bib number at Thompson Engineering, 2970 Cottage Hill Rd., on Friday, 11am – 2pm and Saturday at the same location 8am – 10am. Plus, there’s still free ice cream! Cammie’s Old Dutch Ice Cream Shoppe will give pre-registered participants with a bib number a free scoop at the Old Shell Road location through Friday, March 20.
If you’ve pre-registered in support of your favorite charity, then your Charity Challenge vote still counts! Watch our Facebook page for a live announcement to learn who earned this year’s $1,000 grant from the Thompson Foundation!
THE EXTRA MILE
Until we know more about the coronavirus, the Centers for Disease Control is asking people to practice social distancing. We figure we can use social media to help us go the extra mile! We’ve created a new registration category for Saturday’s event called “Funky Monkey Fan.” Participants who register for this $10 category will receive a Funky Monkey Finisher e-certificate, and every dollar from this registration will go to the Thompson Foundation for support of a health-related effort related to coronavirus impacts.
The Funky Monkey was created to promote fitness, philanthropy, and fun. This may be not be the event we planned for 2020, but we want to do what’s best for our community. So let’s get some fresh air and exercise on Saturday, March 14, eat some ice cream, and continue to raise money for good causes! That puts us all in the winners’ circle!