Moving Forward for NAMI LV: 10th Annual (VIRTUAL) 5K & Challenges

Tue September 1 - Wed September 30 Bethlehem, PA 18018 US


***September 30, 11:59 PM, is the cutoff time for uploading your results.*** Directions below.

How do the Moving Forward for NAMI LV: 10th Annual Virtual 5k and Challenges work?

We have three options this year: a 5K Virtual Race, a 10-Day Challenge, and a 21-Day Challenge.

The 5K Virtual Race can be completed where and when you want, indoors or outdoors, between Sept. 1 and Sept. 30, 2020. Upload your time and photos on the Results page. 

However, registration remains open for all events until September 30. If you register for the 21-day challenge after September 11, or for the 10-day challenge after September 21, you will need to retroactively upload data for activities that you already completed any time between Sept 1 and Sept. 30.

For the 10-Day and 21-Day Challenges, you pick what activities you want to do to keep Moving Forward for NAMI LV. Enter the time in hours and minutes you spent on the challenge activities each day on the Results page between Sept. 1 - Sept. 30. Your challenge days do not have to be consecutive. You can mix and match any activities you like. Upload photos, too!

Download and print a custom bib and your finisher’s certificate for all 3 events.

What is a virtual race?
A virtual race is similar to a traditional race except the participant completes it entirely on their own. There is not a required location where the event must be completed nor a mandatory day or time except the event dates, September 1 through September 30. Racers upload times to our site. Winners are determined after the event closes. 

You asked for teams, so we're giving them to you!  Teams are optional

  1. Create teams for the 10- or 21-day challenges . This is great for families, friends, club members, and colleagues! Each member of the team that logs the greatest number of activity hours wins prizes. (Team are 5 members or less.)
  2. Create or join fundraising teams. Fundraising teams may be as large or small as you wish. The captain of the fundraising team that raises the most amount of money wins prizes.  When you register for an event, you will be given the opportunity to create your own team fundraiser or to join one of your friend's teams. You must first register as an individual fundraiser before creating or joining a team fundraiser.

Swag for 5K race and the 21-day challenge:

  • NAMI LV custom, colorful Unisex T-shirt (select size by Sept 30). Pick up at the NAMI Office mid-October, days/times TBD, or optional shipping for $5. 
  • Decline swag, save $5!
  • Downloadable, printable custom bib and finisher's certificate

Swag for the 10-day challenge:

  • Downloadable, printable custom bib and finisher's certificate
  • Option to purchase a shirt  ($5) each. Pick up at the NAMI Office mid-October, days/times TBD, or optional shipping of purchased swag, $5. 

PRIZES awarded to:

  • Top 3 female and 3 male individuals in all 3 events (5K, 21-day, and 10-day Challenges). 5K winners determined by uploaded times, Challenge winners determined by uploaded hours of activity. 
  • All 5 members of the challenge team (both 10- and 21-day teams) that logs the greatest number of hours
  • The captain of the fundraising team that raises the most amount of money
  • The individual who raises the most amount of money.

What do these winners get? Gift cards, commemorative edible medals (the only event in the region that gives these!), and a winner's certificate. We will mail prizes in October (USA only).

Thank you for supporting NAMI Lehigh Valley's mission and for joining us in these virtual events. Please share your photos on RunSignUp and on our FB group Moving Forward for NAMI LV   

Stay safe, enjoy yourselves, and keep moving forward! 

Connie Biwer Yaqub, Race Director

Please see the FAQs and What Does NAMI LV Do below.


HOW TO UPLOAD YOUR RESULTS—Must post by 9/30/20 11:59 PM

1.    Go to the race website: 

2.    Click on "RESULTS" on the main page. Click on “SUBMIT VIRTUAL RESULTS.” 

3.    Add your name or email/birthday (or log into your RunSignUp account).


5.    This will take you to your events.  Click on "LOG ACTIVITIES." Confirm it is you by entering your email or last 4 digits of your phone number. 

6.    Enter the DATE and TIME (hours/minutes/seconds) for your run, walk, or activity. The comment box is optional.

7.    Hit  “SUBMIT RESULTS” or you will be disappointed. 

8.    Optional: Upload photos to GIVESIGNUP (same website) using the photos tab, and to our FB group  Please post encouragement and congratulations to other participants there as well.

9. For assistance with that, please contact: Kelly F.


How to Print your Customized Finisher’s Certificate and See Your Results

  1. Log into GiveSignUp. You will need your password. If you forgot it, you can reset it. 
  2. Go to Profile (found under the circle with the silhouette of a head). 
  3. Click on Results. 
  4. Click on View Finisher’s Certificate.
  5. Print it and be proud! 
  6. Click on View Result to see your final/total time.

The commemorate edible cookie medals for the winners are in production and the shirts will be ordered after the event closes. The winners will be announced, and the t-shirt pick up information will be updated, as soon as possible in October. If you did not select a T-shirt, you can still order one in the Store. 

We truly appreciate your participation, your donations, your uploading of results and affirming messages, and your support of NAMI Lehigh Valley’s free mental health programs, education, and support. 

You must upload the results of your 5k and challenge by 11:59 PM Wednesday, Sept. 30.

For assistance with that or printing your finisher's certificate, please contact: Kelly F.


FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

What is the deadline to submit results?

***September 30, 11:59 PM, is the cutoff time for uploading your results.***  However, registration remains open for all events until September 30, 11:59 PM. If you register for the 21-day challenge after September 11, or for the 10-day challenge after September 21, you will need to retroactively upload data for activities that you already completed any time between Sept 1 and Sept. 30.

What type of activities can I do for the challenges?
Walking, running, cycling, jumping rope, swimming, walking up and down steps, rollerblading, riding horses, kayaking, bowling, strength training, hiking, or anything that gets you moving! You do not need to do the same activity each day and the days don't have to be consecutive.

I only want to walk 1 day. I don't want to walk 10 days.

That's fine! You can still sign up for the 10-day challenge. Walk one day or as many days as you want.

Is there a minimum age to complete the NAMI LV 5k and Challenges?
We encourage all ages to take on our challenges and race. In fact, they are great to do as a family!

I live outside Pennsylvania and my friend lives in another country. Can we still register for an event?
Of course! We encourage everyone to register. We will ship swag and purchased merchandise in October if shipping ($5.00) is prepaid. Unfortunately, we cannot ship swag, merchandise, and winners’ medals and certificates outside the U.S.

How can I become a fundraiser? 

Click on the fundraising tab and you’ll find easy directions. You may be an individual fundraiser, or you may create a fundraising team to get friends and family involved in fundraising. There is no limit to the number of people on a fundraising team. In order to be on a team fundraiser, you must first register as an individual fundraiser. If you need additional help, we can send you more detailed directions.

Can I make a team or group for the events?

You can create teams/groups of 5 people or less for the 10-day and 21-day challenges. 

How do I submit my results/time for the event/challenges? Where do I find my custom bib? Where can I post photos? 
In your confirmation email, you will find your bib number and a link to upload your results. There is a link to print your custom bib as well.  You can also find the bib by logging onto RunSignUp and clicking on your profile. Once you complete the virtual race or after each day of the challenge, you can click on that link, OR simply go to our RESULTS page, choose the event from the dropdown, record your activity, and then submit. You can submit photos there, too! Don't forget to post them on social media and use our hashtag #namilv5K. Post them, too, on our designated FB page . It is our space to build community, encourage one another, and celebrate our successes at becoming more active. 

Can I register for more than one event or challenge? 
Absolutely! We would love it!

How much of my donation goes to NAMI LV?
100% of the money you give (minus any processing fees) goes to NAMI Lehigh Valley to support our mission.

Where do I find my finisher's certificate? 

Log into RunSignUp. Go to your profile (that little circle with a head). Click on your event. Select RESULTS. Click on Finisher's Certificate. 

How will I get my swag or merchandise I purchase?
We will order your swag after the event is closed. When it arrives, we will give you the dates and times you can pick it up at the NAMI Lehigh Valley office at 802 W. Broad St., Bethlehem, PA 18018 ( OR you may prepay $5 for shipping (USA only) at checkout. If you purchase merchandise, you can also choose to pick it up or pay to have it shipped.

How will I know if I won my event?

Soon after the event closes winners will be notified and results will be posted. Their commemorative edible medals, gift certificates, and winner’s certificates will be mailed in October (sorry, no mailings outside the U.S.).

Is NAMI Lehigh Valley on social media?

Moving Forward for NAMI LV is our Facebook group for this event. We hope you will utilize that space to create a supportive community that engages one another through pictures and encouraging posts. We also have a  Facebook page, are on  Instagram  and  Twitter . Please follow, share, and use #namilv5K.

These are tough times. Do you offer assistance with the registration fee? 
If you are experiencing financial hardship and can’t afford the registration fee, contact the NAMI Lehigh Valley office, We have a limited number of coupons for 50% or 100% off for individuals who need it. Sorry, no swag available with this option.

What Does NAMI Lehigh Valley Do?

NAMI Lehigh Valley is a beacon of hope to individuals and families whose daily lives are affected by serious mental illness. As the local affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, our organization offers support groups and education classes. We also share our knowledge with high school students, community groups, businesses and patients in behavioral health hospital units in the Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania.

Every program we offer is free, but the effects are priceless. Program leaders are NAMI-trained volunteers with life experiences similar to the persons they are helping. Many participants describe our programs as life-changing. 

In 2019 more than 5,000 individuals benefited from our services. More than 1,800 individuals attended our Hospital Wellness Program and 655 high school students participated in NAMI’s Ending the Silence program. Our volunteers instructed 124 people at NAMI’s three signature education courses. In addition, NAMI LV leaders hosted support groups and spoke at businesses, colleges, churches and in other community settings. 

For more information about how NAMI Lehigh Valley can help you or your organization, call 610-882-2102, email, or go to

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Thank You to These Generous Contributors

The following businesses and individuals have given money, gift cards, or in-kind donations. Please check out our sponsor page as well our donation page to see the names of others who donated through

Custom Cookies by Elizabeth

Aardvark Sports Shop

Keystone Running Store

Emmaus Run Inn

Lehigh Valley Printing

Easton Outdoor Company

Magellan Behavioral Health of Pennsylvania, Inc.

Friendly's,  Trexlertown

Giant Food Store, Trexlertown

Lasting Impressions Salon, Trexlertown

Phoebe Floral & Home Decor

Wegman's, Allentown

Wert's Cafe

C.B. and Lata Ananthan

Frank Victor

Emily Falko


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