Empire 5K

Join us for Empire in the Air’s first ever 5k fundraiser!!

Proceeds of this event will fund My New Red Shoes which provides homeless and low income students with brand new athletic shoes and clothes for school. Their purpose is to improve self-esteem and quality of life for the youth by providing new well fitting shoes and clothing for the new school year.

To learn more about My New Red Shoes, please visit www.mynewredshoes.org/

Afterwards, join us for a shopping party at Road Runner Sports for light snacks, beverages, and raffle prizes worth up to $300!!!! 10% of all purchases made at this shopping event go back to My New Red Shoes!!!

Road Runner Sports
Gilman  District 1326 10th St Berkeley, CA 94710
(510) 900­-6272
Race Start: 9AM

Sign up today and help Empire In The Air run for My New Red Shoes

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Registration Fee
Paid via PayPal to hello@empireintheair.com
$30 for in-person runners
$35 for virtual runners (to accommodate shipping & handling)


Custom Bibs will be available for download by email 24­-48 hours after you complete your registration.

NOTE: If you are registering in the first week of the event, please allow a few extra days for your bib to be available online as the volume of bibs to be created at the beginning of the event creates a significant backlog.  We appreciate your patience.

For those attending the meet up, bibs will be available for pick up 30 mins before start time.

Run your virtual race anywhere, anytime, any place…it’s up to you! Walk, run, hike, use a treadmill, find a trail, hit the track, or join us at the starting line at Road Runner Sports Berkeley!

How the Virtual Run Works
Complete the distance any time you want between now and 9/24, however, we are encouraging as many participants to join us at the Road Runner Sports Berkeley, CA 94710 on 9/24 for the actual run!  Here are the rules:

  1. Run your 5K with any running app to track your mileage of 3.1 miles (Strava, Nike Running, Fitbit, etc.)
  2. Post a photo of your 5K via any Social Media (Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, etc.)
  3. Tag @empireintheair and hashtag #empireintheair #eita5k #mynewredshoes
  4. Follow @empireintheair on whatever social media outlet you post on



Virtual runners will receive their finisher packets 3-­5 business days after the event. When you complete your 5k, share your photos on social media and be sure to tag us!

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