2021 Back on My Feet Running Festival

What is the Back on My Feet Running Festival?

A mash up of our most beloved races we’ve hosted across the country over the years rolled into one amazing running experience! We saw runners from over 30 states join our virtual races in 2020, so we’ve decided to bring our community together and focus on one race experience for 2021. We’ve pulled the most popular distances from our long-standing races to give participants an assorted menu of miles that appeals to athletes of all levels.

Choose from:

  • 5k (3.1 miles)
  • 10k (6.2 miles)
  • 15k (9.3 miles)
  • 30k (18.6 miles)

Looking to go the full distance for Back on My Feet? Run all four running festival events over the month of September (a total of 37.2 miles!), and you will receive a unique medal!
Not a runner? That’s ok! Many of the men and women we support at BoMF start out walking and build up to becoming a “runner”. You can walk or run any of the distances.

When is the BoMF Running Festival?

The race will kickoff on Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021. Runners will have one week to complete their race. Runners who elect to go the full distance can run their miles between September 1st-30th.

Is this another virtual race?

To keep our runners, staff, volunteers, and supporters safe and healthy, we are planning for a virtual event, however it’s our hope to be able to host fun runs in each of our cities come race week. Think: a group run at your local running store or park, all filled with prizes from our partners, high fives, and BoMF spirit you won’t get at any other (virtual or live) race.

Ok but do I get a t-shirt?

All participants who raise or donate $100 or more will receive our unique event tech t-shirt! Register to go the 'full distance' - run all four events in the month of September - and receive a custom medal

Can I get my company or running club involved?

Yes, please do! If your company might be interested in sponsoring or buying a bulk amount of bibs, or if your running club is interested in setting up a team, contact Mary Elizabeth Sullivan, National Running Events Manager, at mary.sullivan@backonmyfeet.org.

Why should I run this race?

Back on My Feet is a national organization operating in 14 major cities across the US, working to combat homelessness through the power of running, community support and essential employment and housing resources. Back on My Feet’s commitment to our members continues, especially during times of crisis. Some of the most vulnerable among us effected by the COVID-19 pandemic are those experiencing homelessness. Your support through events like the BoMF Running Festival allows for our members future tomorrow.

I’m sold. How do I register?

Head here to register yourself or start your team: https://support.backonmyfeet.org/bomfrunningfestival/accept

More Questions?

Contact Mary Elizabeth Sullivan, Marketing & Events Manager, at mary.sullivan@backonmyfeet.org.