Run, Walk, HOP: Hopkins Fund for Athletics Virtual 5k

November 22-29

Join Hilltoppers across the world in this special event in honor of today’s athletes. In this time of physical distancing, get active in a virtual 5k. Not a runner? No worries! You get to decide how you will complete 3.1 miles. Run the treadmill, jog the neighborhood, walk laps around the block, or even hop- it’s up to you!

Your gift of $50 includes a printable race bib and a tax deductible gift to the Hopkins Fund for Athletics. Additional donations are welcome and appreciated!

Sign up and run between November 22-29, then submit our form with your time and what Hopkins team(s) you are representing. Special recognition will be given for the best times in each age group and for best spirit! After you register, you will receive an email that includes further instructions, and a Hopkins bib to print so you can wear it if you choose during the race. Be sure to share photos with us, by either emailing them to or using the hashtag #RunWalkHOP, and you may see your picture on one of our social media accounts!

All participants at all distances and times are welcome!

Frequently Asked Questions

List of 5 frequently asked questions.

  • Q: When do I participate?

    Anytime between November 22-29, from anywhere!
  • Q: What if I'm not a runner?

    That's ok! All participants are welcome, whether you run, walk, or hop your way to 3.1 miles, either in a single outing or over multiple days.
  • Q: How do I get my shirt?

    If you register by November 10, we will mail your shirt to you before the race. If you register after November 10, we cannot guarantee that we will have a shirt available, and if we do, you may receive it after November 29.
  • Q: Do I need to submit my time?

    After the race, we will send out a quick form to fill out if you would like to report your time and select which team(s) you want to represent. Special recognition will be given to top times in each age group and for best Hopkins spirit!
  • Q: What does my donation support?

    Your registration is a donation to the Hopkins Fund for Athletics, which provides support for team and individual athletic offerings where students learn the lessons of teamwork, self-discipline, sacrifice, leadership, physical fitness, and fair play. To read more about the Athletics program at Hopkins and see athletic news, click here.