The 2020 Let’s Get Moving 5K Walk/Run is a FREE virtual event scheduled for October 8-11. The ONIE Project held the first Let’s Get Moving event in Midwest City (MWC) in 2013 and has since hosted over 12 walk/runs there! With the help of Fit Kids of Southwest Oklahoma, the Let’s Get Moving 5K is now expanding to Lawton!
Check out our information and tips to help you prepare!
Is this a timed race?
Let’s Get Moving Walk/Run is a complete not compete 5K event. The goal is to have fun and be active. We have created a simple couch to 5K training plan to help you prepare for the race at your own pace. After the race, wear your Finishers medal proudly—you have beaten the thousands of people who are spending their Sunday on the couch.
How can I include my “kiddos” in this virtual event?
This is a family event, and we hope there will be lots of kiddos participating. Some past participants have mentioned that children 5 to 6 years old may be too big to carry or ride in a stroller, yet find it too far to walk. One way to resolve this issue is to bring along a wagon (most any wagon will do). Young children can take periodic breaks, and several children can fit in one wagon, check the weight limit for safety. The chosen courses are stroller & wagon friendly.
To keep kids happy along the way, it’s always fun to play “I Spy” or ask them to look for birds or squirrels along the path. Making a music playlist of your family’s favorite songs can also help!
How do I stay up-to-date with race information?
Be sure to like and follow your city’s social media accounts for all things related to the race:
Once you register for the race, you will have the option to receive 2-3 text message updates per week from ONIE.
What should I eat before the 5K?
The key is to avoid heavy food. Bagels, bananas, and peanut butter are good choices. A favorite of ONIE’s is peanut butter and jelly sandwiches on whole wheat bread. These foods give you energy that will last throughout the whole race. Foods like cheeseburgers, pizzas, and fried foods can give you a stomach ache when you are active.
What do I drink?
Drinking water and staying hydrated are an important part of your race day. Drink plenty of water before, during, and after physical activity to replenish fluids lost from sweating. You can even add fresh fruits, veggies & herbs for flavor. Because this is a virtual event, ONIE will not be set up to provide water stops like in years past. We encourage you to bring your own bottles of water for your family.
What should I wear?
We encourage everyone to wear their race shirt and/or dress-up in festive fall outfits. We will post updates about the race weekend’s weather closer to the date through social media and text messages for more specific clothing recommendations. As always, make sure to check the weather report before starting the 5K.
The last and best tip!
It is all about having fun and spending time with your friends, family, and community. Remember to take lots of family pictures while training & after the race. We’d love to see your journey! Post the pictures using #LetsGetMoving5K & #MWCMoving to show how your family has been active and share your successes!
Let’s Get Moving!