About the Virtual 5K

The Get UpĀ® campaign was launched by U.S. Figure Skating in 2017 to help skaters and non-skaters alike to recognize the grit, passion and perseverance needed to Get Up in the rink and in life every day. The 2021 Get Up Virtual 5K presented by Guaranteed Rate is a nationwide celebration of strength and resilience and can be completed on or off the ice!
Rather than racing against a clock or competing for the fastest time, participants are encouraged to complete the 5K in honor of someone or something that helped them through a personal Get Up moment.
On Feb. 15, 1961, a tragedy shook the figure skating world when Sabena Flight 548, carrying the 1961 U.S. World Team to the World Figure Skating Championships in Prague, Czechoslovakia, crashed in Berg-Kampenhout, about 45 minutes outside of Brussels, Belgium. This is arguably the biggest "Get Up moment" in the history of figure skating in the United States. Therefore, all participants will be issued a 1961 race bib honoring those that perished in the crash, and all net proceeds affiliated with the Get Up Virtual 5K will benefit the Memorial Fund. Learn more about the Memorial Fund here.

How it Works

Registration and Participation:
Registration is open Jan. 15 through Feb. 26. Once registered, participants receive a 1961 race bib to print out and wear when completing the 5K.

The Get Up Virtual 5K can be completed any time during the month of February. All registrants will receive a Get Up Virtual 5K Participant Toolkit on Feb. 1 with instructions for completing the 5K, registering as a finisher and tips for sharing their virtual journey on social media. Registrants that apply after Feb. 1 will receive their printable bib and a direct link to this toolkit in their confirmation email.

All finishers will receive the following benefits:
Get Up Virtual 5K presented by Guaranteed Rate T-shirt (distributed in March)
Commemorative participant card
Digital certificate of completion
Recognition within the Get Up Virtual 5K finishers list
Chance to be featured in U.S. Figure Skating articles and publications

Registration Fees:
Non-member: $35
U.S. Figure Skating/Learn to Skate USA Member: $25*
*If you are a current, active member of U.S. Figure Skating or Learn to Skate USA, please click here to proceed to the member registration form. Your membership status will be verified upon registering.

Participant Information

This registration form is for the public. If you are a current member of U.S. Figure Skating and would like to register, please click here to access the member registration form. You will be prompted to provide your U.S. Figure Skating membership number when registering.
What is your connection to U.S. Figure Skating? *
Please verify that your email address is correct, as further correspondence and instructions will be sent via email. *