GNOCA 5K Run/Walk In Honor of Jackie Poor & Paula Holm

2020-09-14 02:27 - 2020-09-27 02:27

Due to the current conditions surrounding COVID-19, we have decided to move this year’s 5K Run/Walk to a virtual run and walk. As we enter our tenth year of supporting ovarian cancer awareness and services, we feel that now, more than ever, it is important to continue with our annual events. We typically culminate our fundraising during September’s Ovarian Cancer Awareness month with our 5K Run/Walk through beautiful historic downtown Newburyport. This year, we will not let COVID-19 stop us, and we will continue in the same spirit—except virtually.

What does this mean for you?

More time for fun as the virtual run/walk is now a 2-week long event! Register between now and Sunday, September 27, no later than 8:00 PM by choosing below whether you are a runner or a walker and then participate from the comfort of your own home, neighborhood, downtown Newburyport, a rail trail, or your personal favorite route between Monday, September 14, through Sunday, September 27, no later than 11:59 PM. Make this your very own virtual experience!
Preregister as a team or an individual online to receive your SWAG BAG. Tee shirts will be given to the first 75 registrants.

Online registration:
$25 for ages 18+
$20 for ages 10-17
$15 for those under 10

For runners, you can map out your route and use your favorite GPS tracking device or app to log your distance and time. Submit your time manually upon completion of your run into the online virtual result by Sunday, September 27, no later than 11:59 PM.

Get involved! Ham it up! Have fun! Post pictures on your favorite social media by Sunday, September 27, no later than 11:59 PM. Tag your photos with #GNOCA5K2020 and visit us on:

Facebook: @ocawareness
Instagram: @gnocawareness
Twitter: @GNOCAwareness
If you have private social media accounts or do not have social media, you can email your photos to
RUNNERS, track your own times and email them to

We will be awarding prizes for:


  • Best Time Male
  • Best Time Female


  • Best Overall Photo
  • Most Spirited Photo
  • Sweatiest Selfie
  • Most Creative DIY Finish Line Photo
  • Junior MVP
  • Most Ambitious Four-Legged Friend(s)

An online virtual closing ceremony will be held on Tuesday, September 29, at 7:00 PM via Facebook to thank everyone for their participation, announce the winners, and conclude this event.

We look forward to seeing all of your smiling faces online as you help us continue our annual tradition of bringing the community together, honoring those we have lost, and supporting those who continue to fight.

Link to the event page: