Harkness Invitational 5k

04/24/2021 12:00 PM - 05/24/2021 06:00 AM ET


The WRC is thrilled to present the third event of the 2021 season!


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"Come on! Have a little faith...with a dashing hero like me on the case, how can we fail?"

Whovian Running Club is thrilled to announce the third event of the 2021 season:

Harkness Invitational 5k!

Your registration includes this stellar 3" medal featuring the immortal 51st century Time Agent-confidence-man-Earth-defender legend!

As with every WRC medal, all participants around the world also receive a beautiful custom sublimated ribbon, and your very own personalized digital bib!

"There's a saying here on Earth. A very old, very wise friend of mine taught me it: 'an injury to one is an injury to all'. And when people act accordingly to the philosophy, the human race is the finest species in the universe."

We're eager to tell the world that our charity partner for this event is akt!

akt supports LGBTQ+ young people aged 16-25 in the UK who are experiencing homelessness or living in a hostile environment. They help them find safe homes and support with things like employment, education, and training, in an environment that celebrates LGBTQ+ identities.

Much like Captain Jack, these incredible volunteers open their doors at the most critical moment, providing safety and shelter when it is most needed.

Our support of akt will help pay for the "emergency support packs" and "tenancy starter packs" that are made available to those young people who are at risk of homelessness or harm simply because of who they are.

"Early twenty-first century slang...is 'cheesy' good or bad?"

There's really nothing on this world or any other that can compare with the presence, the persistence, or the pride of our beloved captain. He's lived countless years, traveled countless planets, faced countless adversaries...and dated countless sentient beings. Celebrate all of it with the official Harkness Invitational 5k event shirt! It doesn't shy away from anything, and when you're wearing it, neither will you!

Available in multiple fabrics and styles from tees, to tanks, to long-sleeves, proceeds will also support akt

"Funny thing...last time I was sentenced to death, I ordered four Hyper Vodkas for breakfast. All a bit of a blur after that. Woke up in bed with both my executioners. Lovely couple. They stayed in touch."

Remember that this is a 'virtual' fitness event, so you can complete your five kilometer distance however, wherever and whenever you want! How? You can run, walk, run, roll, row, dance, or saunter. Where? You can do it around your neighborhood, on the treadmill, or on your favorite trail. When? You can do it on a Monday night, a Thursday morning, or a Sunday afternoon. It's all up to you!

For some extra fun, the optional 'run day' for the event is Monday, May 17: International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia. If you'd like to join hundreds of others across Planet Earth completing some or all of the distance on that day, you'll be in some wibbly-wobbly, timey-wimey company!

Registration closes at midnight on May 23. Medals will ship on the honor system in the following week; there's no need to report your distances to us. Just get out there and be amazing!

For more information on how our virtual running events work and how we're changing the world through fanthropy (fandom philanthropy), please visit our website FAQ.

A jacket, a vortex manipulator, and a smile...it's all we need to get in motion!