One SMALL Step Virtual 5k

What is a virtual race? Wherever you are in the world, whether you're running, walking, or dancing through your own finish line, take part in our One SMALL Step Virtual 5k, and support your loved one with PWS!

How does it work?

  1. "Register" for the 5k Virtual event and create your personalized fundraising page on (Already have a One SMALL step fundraising page? -- GREAT! Skip to step #2)
  2. Ask your friends and family to sponsor you for your run.
  3. RSVP ‘yes’ for our Virtual 5k event on hosted on FPWR’s Facebook page and check back often! Share your training progress and encourage your teammates through their training!
  4. Run your 5k anytime and anywhere October 24 - 31, 2016
  5. Share a photo of your participation on social media using hashtag #OSS5k


What would a 5k be without PRIZES?? Medals will be awarded to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in the following categories:

  1. The Top Dog: that’s right – who is bringing in the moo-la for PWS research?
  2. Mr. or Mrs. Popularity: Who will secure the largest number of donations and be definitively determined to be the most popular?
  3. Most creative: impress us with your creative skills and you shall be rewarded. Share a photo of you completing your virtual 5k on social media and be sure to hashtag #OSS5k

Special Awards -- you guys are SO special there can only be ONE will be given to the following:

  1. The Motivator - most motivational participant as determined by posts/comments on the OSS Virtual 5k Facebook Event page
  2. The Inspirationalist – inspire us with your personal story! Customize your story on your personal fundraising page to bring out our emotions!

All winners will be entered to win the GRAND prize: A Garmin ForeRunner!

Frequently Asked Questions:

Who can participate? Everybody and anybody! There is no age limit and there are no restrictions. So run, jog, walk, crawl, run alone, run in a group, run with your pet, bike, hike, it doesn’t matter. Just get out there and get moving!

Who is eligible to win prizes? Only U.S. residents are eligible to win prizes. In order to win, you must have a One SMALL Step fundraising page and hashtag your race photo #OSS5k by midnight on October 31, 2016.

How/when are the top fundraisers (i.e Top Dogs) determined? Fundraising totals will be determined by a review of your One SMALL Step fundraising page. Only donations that have been received by October 31st will count towards your total.

When will winners be announced? Are you still reading this? You must really be keen on winning! Winners will be announced By November 7th, 2016. Good luck!!

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Volunteer Opportunities

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Quotes from our Runners:

"I had never run a race until I challenged myself to sign up for the virtual 5K. Training and running the race was one of the most rewarding fundraising experiences I've had! It felt amazing to get in shape, raise money for PWS research and know that I was sharing the experience with others all over the country!"

Rebecca McWilliams Philadelphia, PA

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