2021 5K LOGO 120 Health in Action 5K

presented in partnership withsyngenta

Be a part of GCSAA's 2021 Health in Action virtual 5K, presented in partnership with Syngenta. Proceeds will benefit the GCSAA Disaster Relief Fund (administered through the Environmental Institute for Golf), which provides support to GCSAA members facing personal loss from natural disasters and COVID.

Take part in your space, at your pace


Runners may participate virtually any time, anywhere they choose, between Jan. 18 at 6:30 a.m. EST and Feb. 1 at 1 p.m. EST. 

Registration will remain open until Feb. 1 12 pm EST. All times must be submitted by 1 pm EST on Feb. 1.

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Participants can decide between a long sleeve t-shirt, short sleeve t-shirt or a beanie. Register by 1 p.m. EST Dec. 4 to be guaranteed a t-shirt in your preferred size. Those who register after this deadline will receive a beanie on a first come, first served basis. Items will be shipped to the address you provided when registering. Due to international shipping costs, international registrants will not receive a race swag bag.

Virtual race instructions

You can run or walk outside or on your treadmill. Participants will be required to submit proof of their distance and time. Take a picture of your tracking device and submit it when you submit your race time. You can use the following to track your 5K time and distance:

How to submit your race time

  1. Click on "Manage your registration" within your confirmation email you'll receive when you register.
  2. Click on "Race Results".
  3. Upload a photo with proof of time and distance
  4. Enter your time.

Two new categories have been added to this year’s race. You can participate as a chapter team or a corporate team. Teams must have at least four members to be included in the team competitions.

Chapter Team Information

Identify a team captain to help organize and lead your chapter. To join your chapter team, select "GCSAA Chapter Team" under participant type and select your chapter in the drop-down menu on the registration form.

The chapter team captain can encourage chapter members to register, help motivate, and encourage them throughout this virtual 5K. If the chapter chooses, they can organize training leading up to the race and can set a day and time for members to safely gather and run/walk the race together.

Corporate Team Information

To join your chapter team, select "Corporate Team" under participant type and type your company name in the company name field.


Top finishers

Prizes will be awarded to the first-, second-, and third-place male and female finishers.

  • 1st $100 Dick's Sporting Good gift card
  • 2nd $75 Dick's Sporting Good gift card
  • 3rd $50 Dick's Sporting Good gift card

Social hashtag

Tweet a picture wearing your shirt or beanie wearing your printed off bib to show your participation and use the hashtag #GIS5K to be entered into a random drawing.

  • Winner 1 $25 Dick's Sporting Good gift card
  • Winner 2 $25 Dick's Sporting Good gift card

Race software

When you post your time in the race software, you'll be entered into a random drawing.

  • Winner 1 $25 Dick's Sporting Good gift card
  • Winner 2 $25 Dick's Sporting Good gift card

Chapter Team

The winning chapter will be decided by combining the fastest four run times of the chapter's members and will receive:

  • $500 research/education stipend
  • Recognition in post-event GCM ad
  • The Chapter’s name engraved on a plaque at GCSAA headquarters

Corporate Team

The winning industry partner will be decided by combining the fastest four run times from company's company representatives.
  • Industry partners who participate will be recognized in a post-event GCM ad. Fastest corporate team will receive premium recognition in the ad.

More opportunities

Family Fun

Whether during the holidays or during the race, get your family together and walk or run the event. Participate when you want, where you want and at your own pace.

Training Resources

Need help getting ready for the 5K? Below are some helpful resources.