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Co-op 5k teams run for fun and bragging rights

With only three weeks remaining to register for the 2021 Co-op 5k, teams from across the U.S. are getting ready to challenge the Fastest Team reigning champion, CoBank. From Sunkist in California to NISC in North Dakota to Fredericksburg Food Co-op in Virginia, co-op employees, families and friends are signing up to participate in the April 25 - May 1 race. 2021 teams include:

  • ACDI/VOCA Globetrotters

  • ACDI/VOCA Leaders

  • Capital Impact Partners

  • CooperationWorks!

  • CoBank: Growing Rural America

  • CUNA Mutual Group

  • DC Credit Union

  • Fredericksburg Food Co-op

  • Menomonie Market Food Co-op

  • NCB Sole Shakers

  • NCBA CLUSA Nonstop Co-op

  • NRECA: The Electric Lights

  • Sunkist® Gold Nuggets

  • Team CFC

  • Team NISC: You Run, iVUE

  • Team USDA Innovation Center

Register by April 2 to be guaranteed a t-shirt in your size. T-shirts, race bibs and co-op coupons will be mailed to participants starting the week of April 12. Visit the race website to learn more about participating in the Virtual Co-op 5k. Contact Kirstie Boyette to register a team.

Register for the Co-op 5k and win cheese from Cabot Co-operative!

The farm families of Cabot Creamery Co-operative have donated cheese gift boxes as an incentive to register for the Coop 5k. All race registrants will be entered to win one of 25 gift boxes of Cabot's "World’s Best Cheddar"! Find out more about Cabot’s farmer-owned co-operative at

About the Co-op 5k

The Co-op 5k is a fun, family friendly event held each May to kick off Co-op Week. It serves as a major fundraiser for the Cooperative Development Foundation. Funds raised through the event support cooperative development nationwide and allows CDF's Disaster Recovery Fund to continue without overhead costs allowing every dollar donated to the Fund to go out to cooperatives in need. To register individually, visit To register a team, contact Kirstie Boyette at

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