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02.27.2023 | SSP News & Releases

SSP Virtual 5K Run, Walk, and Roll Returns for Second Year

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

SSP is hosting its 2nd Annual Virtual 5K Run, Walk, and Roll presented by Crossref to benefit the Generations Fund. This inclusive event encourages you to complete a 5K course wherever you are and however you can. Like last year, every registrant receives a commemorative race t-shirt – with new colors for 2023! And, thanks to our amazing sponsors, your $35 registration fee will benefit the SSP’s Generation Fund—our effort to permanently endow workforce development and DEIA programs that enhance the future of scholarly communications. We will also recognize you 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, June 10. We encourage you to complete your 5K this day and share your results on social media using #SSP5K. But the SSP Virtual 5K is all about inclusivity, including when and how you complete your race! Run, walk, or roll and share results any time after registering and before the official race day.

In mid-to-late April, the race hub will allow participants to access tips from our race ambassadors, see who else is registered and where they are running, and upload race results. Because everyone is completing the race on their course and self-reporting, participants are encouraged to share their results for fun, but we will not recognize 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 official race day, and don’t forget to share your participation with our community using #SSP5K!

Thank you to our Presenting Sponsor Crossref, Elite Sponsor Delta Think, and Pacer Sponsors Access Innovations, Clarke & Esposito, and Nova Techset.

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