COVID-19 (Coronavirus) INFORMATION

Will there be an in-person event in 2021?

This year we are excited to introduce the MK5K® My Way -a completely virtual race taking place from October 1st to 13th 2021. Supporters across the country will be able to participate in our VIRTUAL CHALLENGE and help us raise money for the Mary Kay Ash Foundation’s two-fold mission - funding cures for cancers affecting women and ending domestic violence. Participants will receive an exclusive MK5K® My Way t-shirt in time for the kickoff in October.

In October, we will bring everyone together for a fabulous virtual event with special guests, social media challenges, raffles and more! Since we have more time to plan out the virtual aspect, the MK5K® My Way will be even more interactive so our virtual participants can have the sense of community that comes along with in-person events. Moving forward, we will have both an in-person event at Mary Kay’s global headquarters in Addison, TX on the first Saturday in October, as well as a virtual event for supporters not in the Dallas area.


When is the 2021 MK5K® My Way virtual event?

Our virtual event begins on Friday, October 1st and ends on Wednesday, October 13th, 2021. Start planning your challenge now!

Do I get a t-shirt?

All registered participants will receive an exclusive 2021 MK5K® My Way t-shirt.

WilI be asked to track my participation?

Yes! For the first time, virtual participants will have the ability to track their progress. Within 48 hours of registering, you will receive an email with instructions on how to download and use the RaceJoy app.


How much is the registration fee?

Virtual Participant (Early Registration through September 24th) - $35
Virtual Participant - $40

Is my registration fee tax-deductible?

No, your registration fee is non-refundable, non-transferable, and not tax deductible.

What is included in the registration fee?

Virtual Participants will receive a special collectible 2021 MK5K® My Way t-shirt and access to the exclusive fitness tracking app, RaceJoy, where you can track your progress and compete against participants across the country for a chance to be featured on the Leaderboard and be eligible to win giveaways. Your registration fee is included in your individual fundraising total.

How can I register?
Do my team members have to register?

Yes. Every participant must register to receive an official event t-shirt.

I registered as an individual. Can I still create or join a team?

If you registered as an individual and need join/create a team, please email

Do you require fundraising?

We encourage all participants to create/join teams and fundraise for the Mary Kay Ash Foundation. You can help bring awareness on how to support these causes in your community. 

Our support for domestic violence services is more important than ever. Data shows that since the outbreak of COVID-19, violence against women and girls, and particularly domestic violence, has intensified. Under stay-at-home orders, women with violent partners increasingly find themselves isolated from the people and resources that can help them. By providing funding to domestic violence shelters, we can help ensure women have access to live-saving services.

How is the money used? Why is fundraising important?

Learn more about the Mary Kay Ash Foundation at

I’ve created/joined a team and want to fundraise for the Mary Kay Ash Foundation. How can I get started?

Learn more about how to successfully fundraise by downloading one of our Fundraising Guides.

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