FAQ – WLSFA Stamp Out Obesity 5K

 Who is the WLSFA?

The WLSFA is a 501(c)3 charity funding grants for the medical treatment of obesity and reconstructive surgery after morbid obesity has been resolved. The WLSFA mission includes improving the lives of people affected by obesity. Supporting this challenge will meet that goal and help all people live a better life free of shame.

What is a virtual race?
A virtual race is a race that can be ran at any location. You can walk, use the treadmill, run outside or participate in another race.  You can run your race at your pace wherever you like.

How does a virtual race work?

A virtual race can be done at any venue that you wish.  You can walk, jog, skip or run the distance of your choice. You can complete your race at the gym on a treadmill, a practice run in town, a stroll in the park, or another local racing event. Proof of time is not required for your race, but it would be awesome if you could upload pictures and tell us about your experience on our Facebook Event Page. All race participants will be mailed a logo T-shirt and a finisher’s medal.

Can I complete the race with a group?

Yes, we have groups set up for all of the WLSFA Chapters and Support Groups. Most groups, if not all, will have an “on pavement/concrete” date. Don’t have a chapter to do the 5K with? NO PROBLEM! Join the 2017 BariAthletes in the WLSFA 2017 BariAthletes™ Group.


Group Name Group Type
WLSFA Atlanta 5K Support Group
WLSFA Central Connecticut 5K Chapter Group
WLSFA Dallas 5K Support Group
WLSFA DC Metro 5K Chapter Group
WLSFA Florida 5K Chapter Group
WLSFA New Jersey 5K Chapter Group
WLSFA NorCal 5K Chapter Group
WLSFA PNW 5K Chapter Group
WLSFA Tennessee 5K Chapter Group
WLSFA Wilmington 5K Support Group
WSLFA SoCal 5K Chapter Group
WLSFA 2017 BariAthlete™ 5K All others Group

 Why should I do a virtual race?

The short answer would be because they are cool. The more detailed top 3reasons would include:


  1. An opportunity to support a great cause. This race will benefit a deserving charity that is making a difference.
  2. The chance to add a really cool medal (also known as “Bling”) to your collection.
  3. Complete control over your schedule. Complete the race on your own time. No travel expenses, no hassle with parking and no long lines waiting at the potty.

Who can participate?

Everybody and anybody!  There is no age limit and there are no restrictions.  So, run, jog, walk, crawl, run alone, run in a group, run with your pet, bike, hike, it doesn’t matter. Just get out there and get moving!

I don’t live in the United States; can I still participate?
Absolutely!!! Sign up today.

Days Until WLSFA Stamp Out Obesity Virtual 5K Begins

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