The COVID-19 pandemic has forced us to reimagine what events look like moving forward, and Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina’s (PCANC) 5 Factors 5K is no exception! With a high likelihood of social distancing restrictions still being in place in October, we have decided to shift our 5k to a virtual platform this year.

Though we’re disappointed to not be able to gather in person at Dorothea Dix Park like last year, the 5 Factors (virtual) 5K is an opportunity to recruit participants from across the entire state and raise even more awareness of the role we all play in making prevention a priority. What made our 5 Factors 5K special in the past was the variety of family-friendly activities available to participants, both before and after the race. That is why we’ve created our first-ever 5K Advisory Planning Committee – to help us conceptualize and deliver on a virtual 5k that will inspire runners, walkers and families from a distance.

PCANC has a talented, smart, and resourceful group of constituents who want to utilize their extra time at home creating impact within the community. With many folks working from home and canceling other activities, we’ve also had a number of incredible donors step up to help us with planning fun and meaningful content (for all ages) for a week-long event …. not just one day. Stay tuned for more information about all the events and activities your race registration gets you!

We may be physically distant but we remain TOGETHER in our mission to prevent child abuse and neglect.  Please join us for our first ever (maybe not last), 5 Factors (Virtual) 5k. We are excited to offer this opportunity, for both participants and volunteers, to focus time and energy on strengthening the families and children of NC – especially now. If you are interested in joining the advisory committee or hearing about our sponsorship opportunities, please contact Claire Veazey.