Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year's On the Hill 5K race will be held virtually. Submit a virtual race photo of your completed time, yourself running/walking, and/or your race location on the Virtual “On the Hill 5K" event, which can be found on the Saint Meinrad Facebook page, between 7:00 am CT Thursday, September 10, through Sunday, September 13, at 11:59 pm CT, to be entered in the attendance prize drawing.
Registration Deadline: Thursday, September 10, at 7:00 am CT (online registration, see below)
Fee: Free will donation. Money will be donated to the CACD's Project Warm. In this program, seminarians from Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology collect, chop and deliver wood for those in need of energy assistance during the winter months.
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If you are interested in a t-shirt, go to the following website: https://hill5k.buyproforma.com/. A portion of your t-shirt purchase will be donated to CACD Project Warm.
Why should I participate in the Virtual On the Hill 5K Run/Walk (3.1 miles)?
You get to choose your own starting line, whether it's a treadmill or a neighborhood street. You also have the flexibility of date(s) to complete the 5K, so weather is no longer a factor.
How do you run/walk a virtual race?
Okay, so you've trained and you're ready to roll. Now what? You can run or walk your 5K (3.1 miles) anytime between these dates (7:00 am CT Thursday, September 10, through Sunday, September 13, at 11:59 pm CT), but consider these tips for a fun and successful virtual race:
Check the weather – you have the flexibility of choosing when you run/walk so aim for your favorite time of day or when the weather is agreeable.
Be honest about your abilities, and set your expectations accordingly. If you trained hard and you're ready for a personal record, now's the time! But if you need to take it easy, listen to your body and adjust your pace.
Plan your route in advance.
Track your run/walk using your fitness device (optional).
Remember to warm up, cool down and stretch. Just because it's a virtual run/walk doesn't mean you can skip these vital steps!
Fuel up properly by eating well before your run/walk, and have some healthy post-race food waiting for when you get back.
Don't forget to hydrate. Since you won't have official race water stations you need to carry some water with you or plan your route to include water. Note: Some people do a few laps near their house and set water outside their house for when they go by.
Remember to take a picture of yourself running, your race time, and/or your race location, and post it to the Virtual On the Hill 5K Run/Walk event, which can be found on the Saint Meinrad Facebook page.