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Calling all runners, walkers and friends of WePAC! There are just 40 days to go until WePAC participates in our first ever 5k! The event, put on by the Generosity Series, is a collaborative run/walk alongside nine other Philadelphia nonprofits. Our goal is to raise $10,000 for library programs via our team of runners and walkers. It costs $20 to participate in the 5k, but each runner must also commit to raising $200 for the cause. This is a great opportunity to to get your friends and family behind a cause that has a big impact on our city’s future!

If you’re interested in registering, check out WePAC’s page here, or reach out to us at volunteer@wepac.org!
We’re sure you have questions about the race. Here are some answers to get you started!

Can I finish a 5K?

If you’re in decent health, the answer is yes. One of the reasons that Generosity events are 5K events is so that we can have the broadest participant base possible. That makes the event more fun and raises more money for the charities you are supporting. Nonetheless, you should check with your physician before undertaking any exercise.

Can I walk the course?

Yes! Generosity events feature many walkers (as well as wheelers) and walking is a great way to participate with a whole group of friends and with younger participants.

Is there a minimum amount of fund raising I must do?

Yes. There is a low mandatory minimum fund raising level of $200. Most participants easily raise more and we know you can too. We provide you with the tools to make fund raising easy (your own web page, sample e-mails, fundraising tips, etc). Don’t worry; we’ve got your back.

Are Generosity events fun?

Absolutely. All of our events feature a live DJ, professional warm-up and stretch, professional cheerleaders such as the Brooklynettes and the New York Knick City Dancers, professional announcer and much, much more. Trust us; you will have a great time doing great things for your charity.

Are there any awards given out at the event?

Yes. In addition to finisher medals for all participants, there are awards for the top three overall male and female finishers as well as for the top three in each age group and the top three fundraisers.

How much of the money I raise goes to my charity?

100%. GENevents does not charge your charity any processing fees or commissions. So raise as much as you can because you can be sure that every penny is going to your charity.

Are Generosity events safe?

All Generosity events are coordinated with municipal enforcement officials and our planning team takes guidance from law enforcement and/or private security consultants. As a precaution, there is always at least one ambulance, as well as trained medical professionals, on site at every Generosity event.