WE ARE GOING VIRTUAL: FLAGSTAFF SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA PRESENTS THE BEETHOVEN 5K FROM ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD!
In compliance with the City of Flagstaff’s current policies regarding public gatherings, the Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra is transitioning the Beethoven 5k to a virtual run on July 18. Anyone can participate in the virtual run at any time, and from anywhere, on July 18! Participants can run or walk, and play Beethoven’s 5th Symphony through their own finish line!
In honor of the 250th anniversary of the birth of Ludwig van Beethoven, we invite the community to join members of the FSO, whether your speed is andante, allegro or presto, to take part in a fun, community wide event. Known for his bold, powerful and expressive compositions, the 5th Symphony epitomizes Beethoven’s talent and force.
HOW TO REGISTER
Athletes can register and can track their results on Chronotrack and Athlinks. The fee to participate is $30.
This charity event supports the FSO during this challenging time. Proceeds provide the FSO with financial assistance during the COVID-19 pandemic. Additional contributions can go to the FSO or to the Family Food Center in Flagstaff. Participants will have the choice to make a donation upon check out online.
The Virtual Beethoven 5k is a great event for family and friends, as groups or teams can come together and run virtually. Share photos of each other and tag the FSO on social media! It is recommended to run or walk alone, but know that your friends are joining you virtually. Photos can be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org or tagged on Facebook.
Enter to win fun prizes or free entry into the 2021 event by dressing up as your favorite composer during your 5k run or walk! Just submit your photo to take part!
Anyone can participate from anywhere!
The race is a perfect chance to remain physically distant while coming together for a great cause.
All participants will receive a pre-run bib, personalized with their name on it; a custom designed Beethoven 5k running mask; and a finisher’s certificate.
This year’s swag item is the ShapeShifter mask by SweatVac. It is the perfect all around utility headwear! The thin, stretchy, soft microfiber mask is ideal for running, hiking or walking in hot or dusty conditions, as it wicks sweat! It is also an awesome option for outings to the grocery store or any place where you may contact other individuals!
But wait, there’s more! Participants will receive a live recording of a Beethoven- inspired 30 minute spin class. Participants who complete the spin class and 5k on July 18 will receive the double-down challenge award, which is free entry into next year’s race!
Participants who submit their time onto Chronotrack will be eligible for top 3 men’s and women’s race awards (note: honest times shall be provided by participants in good faith).
SPONSOR A RUNNER
Are you a participant who has family and friends that would like to support you in your 5k?
The FSO is accepting donations to “Sponsor A Runner!”
If you would either like to participate and have supporters give on your behalf, or you would like to support a runner in the competition, please send checks to: PO Box 122, Flagstaff AZ 86002 and in the memo line, write the name of the runner so we can appropriately track your contribution!
You are also welcome to call in with a Credit Card number to 928.774.5107
Mask pick up will take place on July 17, from 4-7 p.m. at the alley adjacent to the FSO offices downtown. We ask that participants maintain social distancing while picking up their mask. For participants unable to pick up their mask, it will be mailed to you for a nominal shipping fee. Just contact email@example.com and let us know where to ship your mask!