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2020 Virtual Selfless Elf 5K

Register for 2020 Virtual Selfless Elf 5K

After much consideration, we have decided to shift the eighth annual Selfless Elf 5k to a virtual race. Due to social distancing guidelines, we invite you to run/walk the 3.1 miles from the location of your choosing, dressed in your favorite festive, holiday-themed costume. Your virtual race support will help your Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank to provide food for nourishing meals this holiday season for our neighbors in need.

Race Details

  • The race will have two separate categories to choose from while registering online:
    • Run/Walk: If you plan to run/jog during ANY portion of the race, please register as a runner/walker.
    • Competitive Walkers: If you plan to walk 100 percent of the course in its entirety (no running/jogging), please register as a competitive walker.
  • If you need to update your registration or switch race categories, please contact us at events@acrfb.org. Transfers are permitted until Wednesday, December 16, 2020.
  • No refunds are available.
  • Run or walk the race from the location of your choosing anytime between Saturday, December 19, 2020 and Saturday, December 26, 2020.
  • Submit your finishing time, if you would like, by Saturday, December 26, 2020. Due to the nature of this year’s race, no physical awards will be given.

$25 Registration Fee for Race Participants Who Select No Race Packet
$35 Registration Fee for Race Participants Who Select In-Person Packet Pickup
$43 Registration Fee for Race Participants Who Select a Mailed Packet

All $35+ participants will receive a long-sleeve race t-shirt, and the first 500 registrants will receive the 2020 souvenir striped socks. All other race participants will receive a mystery pair of souvenir striped socks, while supplies last.

Drive-Thru Packet Pickup

Located at the Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank
350 Opportunity Parkway, Akron, OH 44307
Please enter on Dart Avenue, which is one way northbound.

  • Friday, December 18, 2020: 4:00pm - 6:00pm
  • Saturday, December 19, 2020: 8:00am - 10:00am

Mailed race packets will be sent by December 21, 2020.


Due to the nature of our virtual 5k, race participants have the opportunity to submit their race times between Saturday, December 19, 2020 through Saturday, December 26, 2020. Race certificates can be printed. No physical awards will be given.

Specialty Awards

Most Dashing (Best dressed)
Top VIP ELF (Top fundraiser)

Snap a photo in your best holiday-themed, athletic apparel and post it to social media with #selflesself by Friday, December 18, 2020. Our Facebook community will have the opportunity to vote for the winner of the Most Dashing award.

Become a VIP ELF

Become a VIP ELF by individually raising more than $250 in pledges and you will receive an exclusive, athletic apparel item. To guarantee sizing, pledges must be confirmed by Friday, December 4, 2020. Create your fundraising platform during your race registration.

Additional Information

Please visit our website, akroncantonfoodbank.org!

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Please contact events@acrfb.org or 330.535.6900.