What is the Co-op 5k?

The Co-op 5k is a fun, family-friendly event held each October to kick off Co-op Month. It serves as a major fundraiser for the Cooperative Development Foundation (CDF). Monies raised through the event support cooperative development nationwide. Trophies are given for the Fastest Team, Most Team Spirit, and Highest Fundraisers. 
Race Information
The Cooperative Development Foundation is taking this year's Co-op 5k virtual. Cooperators from around the world will have an opportunity to compete against one another from their home turf. Whether you run by yourself or with your household, on a treadmill or around the block show your support for cooperative development.

2019 Co-op 5k Team Winners

Fastest Team: Team CFC
Team CFC
Most Team Spirit: ACDI VOCA Globetrotters
ACDI VOCA Globetrotters
Fantastic Fundraisers: National Cooperative Bank
National Cooperative Bank
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If the event is virtual, then can't I run whenever?

Participants will need to walk or run from September 29 - October 2 at 11:59pm. Participating during this time frame will allow for us to compile results, pictures and videos in time for the awards ceremony on October 8.


Will I still receive race materials?

Your t-shirt and bib will be mailed to you. Make sure to register with the address you want your race materials sent to. Register by September 1st to be guaranteed a t-shirt in your desired size. Participants that register after September 1st will receive a large t-shirt.


Can I still run with people I registered with?

If you practice proper social distancing rules, sure!


How will my time be recorded?

Use a GPS tracker device (phone, watch, etc.) to record your time. Snap a picture when you're done and send to us.


Where will I submit my results?

Send your proof of time to Racewire at kyle.barnes@stacksports.com. 


How do I download the playlist?

A link will be emailed to all registered participants one week prior to the start of the race.


Who should I send a picture or video to?

Easily send your picture or video to Kirstie Boyette at kboyette@ncba.coop.


Will there be individual prizes given out?

The logistics of a virtual race doesn't allow us to send out individual prizes, but don't fret because eternal bragging rights will be captured on video for all to see.


What group award categories are there?

Fastest Team, Highest Fundraisers, Most Team Spirit 


How do I watch the awards ceremony?

A link will be emailed to all registered participants one week prior to the start of the race.

2020 Co-op 5K Sponsorship Levels


For more information about sponsorship opportunities contact Kirstie Boyette at kboyette@ncba.coop.

Are you ready for the 2020 Co-op Virtual 5k?

Thank you to our 2020 sponsors!

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Washington, DC 20006

Email: info@cdf.coop

Phone: 202-442-2302

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