Virtual 5K

Fill the Bucket Virtual 5K

Help FRESH Fill 500 Buckets for Fauquier Children in Need
Thanks to everyone who registered!!

We have exceeded our goal and couldn’t have done it without your support.
Please check back for schedule updates for our next race!!

This event is now closed

FRESH’s goal is to provide 500 buckets filled with produce and fun summer activities for Fauquier children in need.  In partnership with Fauquier FISH, The Heartwood Center, Fauquier Family Shelter Services, and Community Touch, Inc., FRESH will fill and donate a bucket to a child in need for each person who registers and completes the race.

The FRESH program needs your help to reach 500 children with 500 buckets!  For each person who registers and completes the virtual race, FRESH will fill and donate a bucket to a Fauquier child in need. 

For encouragement, tips, and updates follow FRESH’s Fill the Bucket Virtual 5K Facebook Event Page.  Post pictures of your preparation activities as well as your race day results to Facebook or Instagram!


Register to run (or walk) the FRESH Fill the Bucket virtual 5k. For every person who registers and completes the virtual 5k, a bucket filled with fresh produce and summer fun activities will go to a Fauquier child in need. Registration is FREE and open to everyone of all ages!


Follow us on social media for weekly training tips, videos, and encouragements to help you walk or run your way to a full bucket!


Get outside, stay active, and participate in the virtual 5k. You may walk, run, skip, gallop – move as you like. Complete the 5k outside, or on your treadmill!


Post and share your 5k time and a quick photo or video to our Facebook or Instagram pages. Don’t forget to use our hashtags:


Thank you to our partners!

Training Videos

Warm Ups

High Knees & Butt Kicks
Toe & Heel Walk

Cool Downs

Side Lunge
Figure 4 Stretch

What is a virtual 5K?

A virtual 5k is a race you can run at any location, at your pace, outside, or on a treadmill, alone or with a group of friends. Unlike official races, virtual races offer complete flexibility in scheduling and location. You don’t have to worry about parking, waking early, long porta-potty lines, or nerves before the start of a virtual race. Just chose your start location and go.

We at FRESH want to help you have fun and finish strong. We recommend doing a little training and staying active in the weeks leading up to our race, June 18-21. Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram for training tips and encouragements. When you’re ready, walk or run for a good cause, and know you are helping Fauquier families and children in need.

How does a virtual 5k work?

1. Register here.
2. Tell your friends and family. Ask them to join you. Plan your day and time. Cheer each other on and share the experience.
3. Schedule a time to train – keep it simple – a couple of days a week is plenty for beginners.
4. Schedule a time to complete the 5k – Having a time and date on your calendar as something to work towards is helpful to meeting your goal.
5. Decide on a course that is right for you. Is it a neighborhood road or a trail through the woods? Maybe a treadmill will work better for you. Whatever you decide is up to you.
6. Share pictures on social media – tag @freshfauquier on your posts, and use the hashtag #FRESHFilltheBucketVirtual5K!
7. Rest and repeat.

Is there a winner?

No. There will not be an official winner.

May I walk, or do I have to run?

You may walk, run, skip, gallop – move as you like. Just be sure to take a picture or short video and share on the FRESH Virtual 5k FB page.

Can I break up the distance?

Yes. Be sure to register and upload pictures to social media.

Can I do this on my treadmill?

Absolutely and be sure to send us a picture or a short video!

Can I bring my kids or my dog along while I participate?

YES! We encourage everyone to participate – family members, friends, neighbors, and furry companions.

When is the FRESH virtual 5K?

June 18-21, 2020

When is the last day to register and participate?

Registration and race participation closes at midnight June 21st . The total number of participants at that time will determine the number of buckets FRESH is able to fill.

How do I register?

Click here.

Does registration cost anything?

No. It’s FREE!

What do I get for registering?

For each registration, FRESH will fill and donate a bucket to a Fauquier child in need.

Do I need to submit anything after I complete the 5K?

No, but we would really like to see your smiling face in a picture while participating.

Still have questions? Contact us!