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04.07.2022 | SSP News & Releases

SSP Launches First Ever Virtual 5k Run, Walk, and Roll

Thanks to presenting sponsor, Crossref, registration benefits the Generations Fund!

SSP is hosting a Virtual 5k Run, Walk, and Roll, presented by Crossref, to benefit the Generations Fund. This inclusive event encourages you to complete a 5k course where you are, however you can. Every registrant will receive an official race t-shirt. And, thanks to our amazing sponsors, your $35 registration fee will benefit the Generation Fund—our effort to permanently endow workforce development and DEAI programs that enhance the future of scholarly communications. You will also be recognized on the Generations Fund supporters list.

Everyone is welcome to participate! Recruit your family, friends, local running group or social media followers to join you. The more the merrier–it’s for a great cause, after all!

Our official race day is Saturday, May 21st. We will be encouraging participants to complete their 5k this day and share their results on social media using the hashtag #SSP5k. But the SSP Virtual 5k is all about inclusivity and this includes when and how you complete your race. You can complete your race and share results at any time after you register and before the kick-off of the SSP Annual Meeting on June 1, 2022.

In mid-to-late April, our race hub will allow participants to access tips from our race ambassadors, see who else is registered and where they are running, and upload your race results. Because everyone is completing the race on their own course and self-reporting, participants are encouraged to share their results for fun but we will not be recognizing place finishers. The SSP Virtual 5k is about community participation and wellness, not competitiveness.

Register today to make the cut-off deadline to receive a t-shirt before our race window of May 21-June 3, and don’t forget to share your participation on social media using the hashtag #SSP5k!.

Thank you to our presenting sponsor, Crossref, as well as Elite Sponsor, Silverchair, and Pace Sponsors, Access Innovations, BioOne, DeltaThink, and Nova Techset. Elite and Pacer sponsorships are still available.

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