Welcome to Strides 5k 2020

     We are excited to present the Strides 5K in a virtual format this year from October 1 - October 4! In past years, only Villanovans and Special Olympics athletes who lived near Villanova’s campus had the opportunity to participate in the Strides 5K. Given this year’s virtual format to maintain physical distancing and keep everyone safe during the pandemic, athletes, Villanovans, friends, and family will be able to participate no matter where they are. All you need to participate this year is the will to run, walk, bike, or even roller skate, the 5 kilometers of the race! Just choose a time that works for you between October 1- October 4, complete your 5k however you like, complete the participation form and share on social media using the #TogetherWeStride hashtag--it’s that simple! 

     We may not be gathering in-person on campus for Strides--always one of the highlights of the fall semester--but that doesn't mean you are doing this alone. Utilizing social media and #TogetherWeStride, we will be able to spotlight everyone--the athletes, Villanovans, friends, and family--who participate and post online. This year more than ever: The Spotlight Is Yours, Together We Shine! Make sure you check this page for updates, follow us on Instagram @VillanovaSpecialOlympics, and like us on Facebook (We have a NEW page!) so that you will see all of the awesome content we have planned for Strides 5K this year! #TogetherWeStride

Printable Bibs

Check below for printable bibs to wear during your race! Pick the one you like, customize it with your own design, and share it on social media with #TogetherWeStride


We are encouraging members of the Villanova community to participate in the fundraising aspect of Strides 5K. One great way to do so is by asking family and friends to “sponsor a kilometer” and try to get at least one donor per kilometer. Please Venmo donations to @VillanovaSpO. Another great way to help fundraise is to have family and friends make contributions directly on the Villanova Special Olympics donations page using this link!

Social Media Links

Please use the hashtag #TogetherWeStride when posting on social media so we see your 5k and share with the rest of our community!

Post-Race Reporting Form

Once you participate in Strides by completing your 5k virtually post your result using this link!