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Track ‘Em Tigers Virtual 5K

Friday, December 4th – Sunday, December 6th, 2020

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Join the Auburn Alumni Association as we run, walk, bike, roller blade, and so much more from all areas across the world, on the exact same weekend. Whether it’s 3.1 miles in Auburn, 3.1 miles on the bike trails, or 3.1 miles over 3,100 miles away, we invite you to participate with us.  We have missed seeing our Auburn Family at the hospitality tailgate, reunions, club events, and on campus for a stroll on Samford and a Styrofoam cup of Toomer’s Lemonade. While we cannot invite everyone to participate in an in-person 5K, we want to continue to foster the Auburn spirit by reaching a larger audience than we ever have before.
Cost

Registration is completely FREE and is open to all Auburn alumni, family, and friends. Everyone that signs up will receive a virtual runner’s bib as well as a certificate of participation. Each may be downloaded and printed for the participant. And for the first 500 that register, you will receive a special Runner’s Package in the mail, so sign up today.

Make Scholarship Donation

Those who are interested are encouraged to donate to their local Auburn Club or Affiliate scholarship. One may also donate to the PLUS Scholarship, Student Alumni Association Scholarship, Veterans Endowed Scholarship or the Auburn Alumni Association Endowment.

We are excited to announce, the Auburn Alumni Association is proud to offer a $25,000 match to contributions made during the registration period and weekend of the 5K. The match funds are for Auburn Club, Auburn Alumni Affiliate, and other Auburn Alumni Association related scholarships.

What is a virtual 5K?

A Virtual 5K is a race that participants choose to complete wherever and whenever (specifically the time of day) they would like. This virtual option provides safe alternative for the typical in-person race. You can participate individually or with close family or friends, in the morning, or later in the evening, at the park or on your treadmill. The opportunities are endless.

Whether near or far, the Auburn Family is there for you. At a time when physical distance must exist, we are eager for the opportunity to be socially connected through the Track ‘Em Tigers Virtual 5K. Sign up today!

Share Your Progress and Win Awards

Show off and track your progress in the app under the TRACK EM TIGERS TILE in the Forever AU app. We also invite you to submit a picture of you in your best Auburn gear for a chance to be featured on the Auburn Alumni Association social media accounts. You may submit your photos to AUClubs@auburn.edu or by using the #TRACKEMTIGERSVIRTUAL5K on social media.

See a full list of fun achievements you can complete to be entered to win awards!

Individual Awards

Title: We Have Spirit, Yes We Do

Summary: This award is for the participant that dresses with the most Auburn spirit during the virtual 5K.

Instructions: Use the #TRACKEMTIGERSVIRTUAL5K on social media, the Forever AU app, or email your pictures to AUClubs@auburn.edu. A staff judges panel will select a winner following the race.


Title: Cutest Pet Companion

Summary: This award is for the cutest pet you took along with you during your walk, run, bike ride, etc.

Instructions: Use the #TRACKEMTIGERSVIRTUAL5K on social media, the Forever AU app, or email your pictures to AUClubs@auburn.edu. A staff judges panel will select a winner following the race.


Title: Go the Distance

Summary: This will be awarded to the individual runner that participated the furthest distance from Samford Hall in Auburn, AL.

Instructions: This will be measured following the registration process, as each participant will share their personal address.

Club Awards: * Limit 1 award per club

Title: Most Participation Per Club Area

Summary: This will be awarded to the Auburn Club that has the largest percentage of members per club area participate in the virtual 5K.

Instructions: This percentage will be calculated by using the number of people that identify their club during the registration process and the number of people for the club area in our records. As you sign up for the virtual 5K, please tell us which Auburn Club you are participating for.


Title: Highest Number of Club Participants

Summary: This will be awarded to the Auburn Club with the largest number of participants in the virtual 5K.

Instructions: This will be measured by the number of people that identify their club during the registration process. As you sign up for the virtual 5K, please tell us which Auburn Club you are participating for.


Title: Most Creative Promotion

Summary: This will be awarded to the Auburn Club that has the most creative promotional strategy for the Track ‘Em Tigers Virtual 5K.

Instructions: There will be a staff panel that judges this award. Please submit a nomination by emailing AUClubs@auburn.edu.

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