The Nerd Herd

May the 4th (be with you) 5k

NerdHerdLogo-May4thThe force will be with you as you run this virtual 5k with The Nerd Herd.  The first race of The Nerd Herd Racing Series will pay tribute to one of the ultimate franchises in the pantheon of nerd culture … STAR WARS!!!

For those who have never run a virtual race, it is simple.  Once you register for the race you will receive a customized bib (in .pdf) emailed to you prior to the event.  You have the week of April 28-May 4 to complete a distance of 5k.  It can be all at once or if you need to break it up that’s fine, too.  You can run wherever you want… your neighborhood, a park, Tatooine … it doesn’t matter.  On behalf of The Nerd Herd, though, we recommend NOT running your 5k on Hoth due to miserable conditions this time of year or Naboo as to avoid potential run-ins with Jar Jar Binks.

“Meesa not runnin’ dis 5k!”

Once you complete your 5k you submit your time to us (using of course the Jedi Honor System).  You will receive a custom finishers medal within four weeks.  You will also be entered as an official participant into THE NERD HERD RACING SERIES.  There are two more races to this series, The Happy Birthday Harry Potter 5k and 10k AND The Banned Book Week 5k and Half Marathon.  If you complete a race option from all three themed races you will get a 4th Custom Medal!!!  We will also be awarding several “theme” prizes to be announced on our Facebook page.


So why run this race?  Why pay to potentially run all by yourself?  In addition to a sweet custom medal, a custom bib, access to a Facebook page dedicated to all you virtual runners out there and the knowledge that you are keeping balance with the Force, you are supporting the fight against Cancer.  All proceeds from every Nerd Herd Racing Series Event goes to support the fight against Cancer by supporting


So How Do I Sign Up?

1)Go here to register for the entire race series


2)Go here to register ONLY for the May the 4th (be with you) 5k


3)You can download the race series mail in form here.


4)You can download our May the 4th (be with you) 5k mail in form here.


You can also get more information by liking us on Facebook or contact us through the website.

If you have general questions about the race series check out the Series Page or for more information please go to our FAQ Page.

Thank you for your interest and we hope that you join our Rebel Alliance in the fight against cancer!

We come back for Episode VII and you register for this race… deal?