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May the Fourth Be with You Virtual 4K

May 4

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May the Fourth Be with You Virtual 4K

Celebrate Star Wars Day — May 4th — by summoning the energy flowing within you and around you to guide you on a mission of health and wellness: completing the May the Fourth Be with You Virtual 4K.

This virtual event is open to participants of any age and ability. Whether you honor the Light or harness the Dark, whether you’re a rebel, smuggler, or stormtrooper, you are welcome to join in on the May the Fourth fun. All you need are a sturdy pair of running shoes and the desire to complete an Epic adventure!


How to Participate

Follow these steps to take part in the May the Fourth Be with You 4K:

  • Register for this event at RunSignUp; deadline to register is May 6!
  • Decide upon your May the Fourth Be with You 4K destination. It can be anywhere between the Core Worlds and the Outer Rim, including:
    • a treadmill
    • a track
    • a favorite outdoor trail
  • Run, jog, walk, hike or otherwise take part in your May the Fourth Be with You 4K (2.5 miles) on your own two feet (no Force levitating allowed).
  • Complete your May the Fourth Be with You 4K! While we strongly encourage you to complete your 4K on May the Fourth, you have from March 1 until May 29 to finish your 4K.
  • Tell us about your May the Fourth Virtual 4K on our social media:
  • Upload a photo of your GPS tracker showing your finish time, share a selfie of you where you did your virtual 4K, or post a comment telling us about it. Be sure to use the hashtag #EpicMay4th!

Sharing your May the Fourth experience is not mandatory.
You are not required to report your 4K to us.
We strongly encourage you to share your experience on social media.
This is not a Jedi mind trick!


Virtual Run, Real Swag!

Every May the Fourth Be with You 4K participant will receive a totally cosmic medal created especially for this event. Pretend a princess has presented it to you with full fanfare and wear it with pride!

Every May the Fourth Be with You 4K participant will also receive a stellar event T-shirt. Be sure to select Traditional Cut or Women’s Fitted when you register. All event medals and shirts will be shipped out on May 29.



Please note: Epic Races does not ship swag to Canada or internationally. If you are a resident of Canada or another country and wish to participate in an Epic Races virtual event, please provide us with a U.S. shipping address.

Helping Children in Michigan

$5.00 of each entry to May the Fourth Be with You 4K benefits Make-A-Wish® Michigan and their extraordinary work with Michigan children battling life-threatening medical conditions. To learn more about Make-A-Wish® Michigan, visit their website.

Pure Michigan Fit!

The May the Fourth Be with You 4K has been endorsed by the Michigan Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness, Health, and Sports. This event is part of the Pure Michigan FITness Series and qualifies for the Pure Michigan FITness Challenge. For details on the Pure Michigan FITness Series and to take part in the Pure Michigan FITness Challenge, click here.

Enjoy your 4K, and May the Fourth be with you!

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All participants receive a May the Fourth Be with You 4K medal and an event T-shirt. Swag will be sent out to all participants on May 29.

May the Fourth Be with You Virtual 4K Entry Fees


Q. I don't run very well. Can I ride my Bantha?
A. No, unless you want your Bantha to earn its May the Fourth medal. You don't have to run your 4K. You can walk it, jog it, hike it, skate it, dance it, crawl it... any form of movement on your own two feet! No Force levitation allowed!

Q. Should I bring water with me for my run?
A. Bringing water along to keep yourself hydrated is always a good idea, especially if you're doing your 4K on Tatooine or Jakku.

Q. Do I have to do my 4K outside?
A. No! You can take part in the May the Fourth Be with You 4K on an indoor track, on a treadmill, or even on a space station.

Q. I finished my 4K. Now what?
A. Congratulations! We hope the Fourth was with you. You are welcome to share photos and details about your 4K on our social media accounts (@epicraces on Twitter and Instagram; https://www.facebook.com/events/145302882764454/ on Facebook). All swag will be shipped on May 29.

Q. Can I moonwalk?
A. Moonwalking is quite an appropriate form of locomotion for the May the Fourth Be with You 4K. If you'd like to moonwalk, please make sure you have a Padawan with you to make sure you stay on course and don't run into any obstacles.

Q. What should I wear for my May the Fourth Be with You 4K?
A. We recommend you dress appropriately for the weather in your part of the galaxy, preferably in non-restrictive clothing. Beyond that, it's up to you!

Q. Can friends join me on my 4K?
A. Absolutely! The Fourth will be with them, always.

Q. I don't live in Michigan. Can I still participate?
A. Absolutely! All participants are welcome, whether they are located in the Core Worlds or the Outer Rim.

Q. Can I transfer my registration to someone else?
A. Yes! Log into your Run Sign Up account, click the My Registered Races button, click Manage Registration by May the Fourth Be with You 4K, then click Transfer to Another Runner and follow the onscreen instructions. There is a $15 charge to transfer your registration to another event, as well as a Run Sign Up processing fee. NOTE: the deadline to transfer your registration to another person is April 22, 2018

Q. I've changed my mind about participating. How do I get a refund?
A. By registering for an Epic Races event, you have purchased a ticket to participate in one of the most exhilarating and enjoyable events in the galaxy. As with a ticket to any sports or entertainment event, there are no refunds or credits if you choose not to participate.

Q. I'm not on Facebook. How do I report my 4K to you?
A. There is no need to report your 4K to Epic Races. Our virtual events are conducted via the honor system. We do encourage you to share your experience with us via photos and comments on our May the Fourth Be with You Virtual 4K event page on Facebook or on other social media (e.g. Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat), but we won't Jedi mind-trick you into doing so.


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