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Virtual Co-op 5k raises over $56,000 for cooperative development

Updated: May 13


Nearly 500 participants and twenty-six teams competed for top honors and bragging rights during the 2021CDF Virtual Co-op 5k. From April 25 to May 1 cooperators from across the US walked, jogged and ran to raise more than $56,000 to support cooperative development.

This year's trophy winners were:

Fantastic Fundraisers - NCB Sole Shakers

Most Team Spirit - Neighboring Co-operators

Fastest Team - CoBank: Growing Rural America

Individual winners were:

Fastest Male - Ryan Winchel, CROPP Cooperative/Organic Valley

Fastest Female - Elena Karis, The Fast Food Co-op

9 & Under - Olivia Lueders, CoBank: Growing Rural America

10 - 19 - Hudson Lueders, CoBank: Growing Rural America

20 - 29 - Preston Jordan, Team NISC: You Run, iVUE

20 - 29 - Marin Bader, Team CFC

30 - 39 - Tyson Welch, CoBank: Growing Rural America

30 - 39 - Alex Stone, CooperationWorks!

40 - 49 - John Jura, CoBank: Growing Rural America

40 - 49 - Colleen Taylor, Team CFC

50 - 59 - Noiel Fontaine, CoBank: Growing Rural America

50 - 59 - Kathleen Krider, Neighboring Co-operators

60 - 69 - Kent Yager, NCBA CLUSA Nonstop Co-op

60 - 69 - Margarita Elorriaga, NCBA CLUSA Nonstop Co-op

70+ - Arthur Aaronson, ACDI/VOCA Globetrotters


Click here to view individual race times. The virtual awards ceremony originally broadcast on May 4 is available here. Save the date for next year's hybrid race, April 23 - 30, 2022.


Thank you sponsors!

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