BATAVIA — For the first time ever, the annual Jaycees 5K will be completely virtual this year.

This change is an unprecedented event for the Jaycees and the YWCA, and it has unlimited flexibility to meet participants’ schedules, organizers said in a news release.

Tickets must be purchased through the event’s Eventbrite page at This event is a fundraiser for the YWCA of Genesee County.

Participants will get to choose where they run or walk and how far you will run. It could be 5 feet or 50 miles or anything in between.

People can also can choose what level you’re comfortable donating.

A $25 donation will enter you into the many prize contests, including longest distance run or walked, best costume, largest team, and more. Just take a picture of yourself walking or running and post it to Facebook or Instagram with the hashtag -JayceesYWCA5K, or email it to

Higher-level entries will allow participants to secure a certificate, event medal and more.

The prize competitions will be open for photo submissions from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Monday, so participants can also choose when they want to run.

All prizes will be mailed after the event to the address people list on their ticket form unless otherwise requested.

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