Phys Ed Plus 5K 2013

Phys Ed Plus 5K 2013 Photo
Phys Ed Plus 5K 2013 Photo

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EVENT DATE: Aug 17, 2013

Saturday, August 17, 2013 starting at 8:30AM, Cause Runs will be hosting a 5K in Riverside Park Manhattan for Phys Ed Plus (PEP), a program getting phys ed back in Harlem schools! Super fast, flat course that starts and ends by the cafe! Come out to run, jog, or walk and enjoy the great experience! Kids under 12 FREE. Parents that sign up for the race can register KIDS FOR FREE on race day! Our race is being supported by the American Heart Association.




Then SET UP YOUR FUNDRAISER above and start fundraising for Phys Ed Plus with your own personal or team page! (Detailed Instructions Below)

If you’re not in New York City on August 17th but would still like to be a part of this great event, sign up for our VIRTUAL PEP 5K!  The virtual 5K allows runners, walkers, and anyone who is interested event to complete the distance at their leisure during the weekend and send back their results to be included in the full list. All virtual runners will be mailed a PEP Race shirt and information about the program!


PEP stands for Phys Ed Plus, a New York City nonprofit committed to getting phys ed programs back into city schools. Did you know that 96 percent of New York City elementary schools fail to meet the mandate for 120 minutes a week of phys ed? Only 30 percent of elementary schools even have a certified physical education teacher on staff! PEP aims to bring phys ed back to kids and communities by creating awareness and establishing flexible, unique in-school programs that will get kids active and build healthy habits for the future.

The money we raise will help us work with five schools in Harlem to meet the city’s mandate and get real phys ed teachers in school so we can foster healthy, happy kids.


Instructions on how to set up your fundraising page:


Start by clicking "Set Up Your Fundraiser" above

To Join an already existing team select "Join A Team" and select from the teams already registered for PEP's 5K.

To Start your own Personal Page or Team Page select "Start Your Own Fundraiser" and follow the instructions below.

Fundraiser Title: This is Your Name or your Team Name of the page you want to create.
Pick a URL: Pick a simple URL so your friends can remember and find you easily!
Amount of Money you Hope To Raise: Set a goal for yourself and work for it! (Optional)
About Your Fundraiser: Tell a little about yourself or your team and why you are running for PEP. Example:

"We (I) are running for PEP's 5K in support of a great organization that benefits the Children of New York City. PEP helps stem the tide of the childhood obesity epidemic by getting kids active during the school day, providing schools with the comprehensive P.E. programs they are currently lacking, at low or no cost to them."

Upload A Photo: Upload a Team Logo or a Photo Of Yourself that best represents you or your organization.


If you need help with your logo, setting up your fundraiser or have questions about our event, please email:


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