What: Solidarity Virtual 5K to Support Local Small Businesses in North Mankato.

When: Saturday April 25th – May 3rd

Who: Anyone who wants to get out and make fitness a priority while still respecting social distancing! 

Where: Anywhere you want

How: Run…Walk…Jog…Just get it done. The Solidarity 5k Virtual 5K is just for fun. Post your time to the Ignition Facebook page if you want. Tag @ignitionfitnesssport on FB/IG Hashtag #IFSSolidarity5k to get reposted!


We’re all facing a difficult stretch of time over the coming weeks. Let’s commit to continue to push forward and help lift others up.

Small businesses like ours are taking a HUGE hit.

Let’s give them a hand…

The IFS “Solidarity 5k” Virtual 5K is a $10 Donation virtual race organized by Ignition Fitness & Sports to help give us a goal to look forward to and support other local small businesses who need our help!

Many road races were canceled in light of the COVID-19 and while this is NOT a full in-person event, you’ll still be able to have a sense of accomplishment together by helping your community. So, to practice appropriate social distancing, while setting goals, we’ve organized this special day.


Set a 5k goal and circle April 25th – May 3rd on your calendar.

Lace ’em up and Run/Walk a 5K whenever, wherever you can during the day.
This is NOT a group run. You can run/walk your neighborhood, a local trail, etc.

Set time aside between April 25th – May3rd to walk, run, or be active however you can to get ready. Complete your run/walk and share it online in the Facebook Event that you completed your 5k by yourself or with your family!
For those that want to work on speed, you’re welcome to post your course map and time. Post online. Tag @ignitionfitnesssport on Facebook/IG and #IFSSolidarity5k to be reposted.

Times or completion will be self-reported so everyone can follow the CDC guidelines during their race.

At the end we’ll put together a mini-results board!

Donation Redistribution

This Race will be sponsored by many of our friends who have local small businesses in North Mankato. Every person who enters and completes the race will receive a gift card from one of the businesses. It’s our way of paying them back and helping them connect with our incredible  community.

The total amount donated will be totalled and redistributed equally back to all the sponsoring small businesses in the form of gift card purchases. To be entered in the gift card pool you must donate $10 to register for the race and post your completed time. 

You must tag @ignitionfitnesssport and Hashtag #IFSSolidarity5k

*Only one gift card per entrant.

Support These Businesses

  • Indulge Salon & Tanning
  • Sota Sisters Boutique
  • Big Dogs Sports Cafe
  • Curiosi-Tea House
  • The Circle
  • Spinners
  • Neutral Grounds
  • Design & Wine
  • Nakato

If you or a small business you know would like to participate, please email us at [email protected]

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