Spring Into Action 5K

Spring Into Action: A 5K Fun Run To Benefit The RI Community Food Bank

Walk, run or roll a 5K wherever you are to help raise funds for the Rhode Island Community Food Bank. For one month, from April 5th to May 7th, you can participate in a virtual 5k to fundraise for Rhode Islanders in need of food assistance. Whether you choose to do it all at once, run it in sections, or take it slow; you can create a fun, healthy experience for you, your family and friends.

Join us in supporting our neighbors in need by using our new web-based fundraising tool to create your own fundraising page for your 5K journey.

Personalized Fundraising

You can create your own personalized fundraising campaign to raise money for Rhode Islanders in need of food assistance. You can set an overall monetary goal, ask people to sponsor you per mile, or create the fundraising system that works best for you!

It’s easy to get started:

Click here to start your personal fundraising page.

You’ll be able to customize your fundraiser with a photo, personal statement, goal and even write the emails that get sent out to your donors. Once you join the Spring Into Action team, you can edit your fundraiser statement with your personal reasons for running the 5K.

Share the Personal URL in your fundraising toolkit and watch the donations roll in!

Use this toolkit to help you get started. Download race graphics here.

Where to Hike, Run, Walk or Roll  in Rhode Island

For a small state, Rhode Island packs a big punch when it comes to trails, boardwalks and other beautiful spaces to get moving outside. A 5K is equal to roughly 3.1 miles, and there are plenty of great places to get outside from Woonsocket to Westerly.

The Rhode Island DEM Division of Parks manages over 8,200 acres of land, including parks, beaches, campgrounds, bike paths, historic sites, picnic areas, trails, athletic fields, dams, fishing access, and boat ramps. Visit RI DEM’s website to see the full list of RI State Parks.

Rhode Island Audubon maintains nearly 9,500 acres of natural habitat across Rhode Island and nearby Massachusetts. Many of their refuges are open to the public and have groomed trails for hiking and nature study. See the full list here.

ExploreRI is a free interactive site that makes it easy to find places to run, walk or roll a 5K. Trails can be sorted by accessibility, and trails that are wheelchair accessible are clearly marked.

The Rhode Island Blueways Alliance and the Rhode Island Land Trust Council work together to maintain and update the ExploreRI website. The Blueways Alliance focuses on the paddling side and the Land Trust Council focus on the land trail side.

Participants Gallery:

Share your photos of participation in the “Spring Into Action” race, and we will feature them here on our webpage! Email your images here or tag us on social media using the tag #springintoaction2021!

Healthy Habits Recipes to Fuel Your Journey

Our bodies need healthy fuel to keep going when we are being active. Fortunately our Healthy Habits team has countless recipes to keep you moving:

Here are some great recipes to start with:

Pear Ginger Smoothie

Tropical Fruit Muffins

Carrot Energy Bites

View all the Healthy Habits recipes here!

Certificate of Completion

Download and fill out your certificate of completion here.

Don’t forget to share your completed certificate with us through social media using the tag #springintoaction2021!

If you have any questions, please contact us for assistance.