SUNY Empire State College’s Founder’s Day Virtual 5K

In celebration of SUNY Empire's Founder's Day, SUNY Empire invites you to participate in the college’s virtual 5k.
Walk, jog, or run between April. 28 - May 16.
Go at your own pace and share your results with us once you’ve crossed the finish line.

WHEN: Anytime between April 28 - May 16

WHERE: Anywhere!

HOW: Jump on a treadmill, take a walk/run through the park, or march in place!  You can walk or run!

Remember, a 5k is 3.1 miles or 12.5 laps on a 400m track.

The $10 registration fee benefits student scholarships to aid current and future SUNY Empire students.

Please enter the four-digit year, 1971 or later.

Track your distance!

To track your distance, use your smartphone, or download an app like Map My Run, Strava or Endomondo.

If you’re taking your walk/run outside, map your route. You may have a favorite spot to run, walk or hike, but if not, here are a few tips to find a safe space:

  • Check out the parks, bike paths, colleges, and schools in your community.
  • Find an athletic track (12.5 laps on a 400m track = 5k).

SUNY Empire Race Bib!

Print your SUNY Empire Race to the Finish race bib from the link in your registration confirmation email.

Have fun! Share pictures!

Share pictures of your results in Teams and on social media, and be sure to tag @SUNYEmpire. Don’t forget to include #SUNYEmpire2021 and #MadeItHappen in your post.

Top Finisher Results

Results will be posted here, and the top two finishers in our student, alumni, faculty/staff, and walking categories will receive a SUNY Empire tee featuring Blue.


If you have any questions, please contact Anita DeCianni-Brown.

Good luck, and be safe! We’re cheering you on!