The 2024 George Mason University Thriving Together 5K and 1-mile Run/Walk will take place on October 19, 2024.

The 5K race starts at 9 a.m. from Merten Hall Lawn, George Mason University Fairfax campus, with the 1-mile starting at 9:10, and a virtual option available so you can do it your way at your place.

Onsite registration and packet pickup begins at 7:30am.

Proceeds from the Mason Nation 5K will benefit student mental health and well-being initiatives that will positively impact our campus community. Funds raised will support initiatives such as:
  • Establishing new and improved MindSpas where students can relax, practice self-care and improve their overall wellbeing,
  • Installing soundproof pods that students can use for telehealth appointments in locations where more private, quiet space is needed,
  • Providing funding to offset the costs of psychological testing for students who are seeking accommodations, and
  • Funding scholarships for students who serve in the Peer Empowerment Program and work to spread mental health awareness at George Mason

If you want to get ahead of the curve and donate early, go to: https://advancement.gmu.edu/25MN5K.

Sponsorship and other donor opportunities will be available soon. Feel free to reach out to Michael at mgalvin@gmu.edu with ideas!

Race registration via runsignup.com will start on July 15, 2024


Entry Fees: Registration (guaranteed shirt deadline: 10/4/24). Student: $20, Non-student: $35. In-person race day registration will be available 7:30AM-8:45AM on the Merten Lawn.

Awards: Awards will be given to the top overall male and females in each age group.

Course Description:
Paved course through Mason's campus.

Post-race refreshments, DJ/MC, lawn games

Free parking (those without parking accounts park on levels one and two Rappahannock Parking Deck)