6th annual Good Karma (Virtual) 5K Run/Walk

Saturday, June 20 - Sunday, June 28, 2020

The Good Karma 5K Run/Walk Race Committee and Underdog Race Timing are pleased to offer a Virtual 5K race for the health and safety of our racers this year. Participants can choose between a 5K race or walk as they have done in past years. Participants may choose to complete the 5K distance at a safe location of their choice while maintaining safe social distancing rules as advised by our nation and state health guidelines.

Where will your entry fees and donations go?

Good Karma of the Capital Region is a New York State registered 501(3c) with Tax ID 83-0743139. We hope you will be able to take this opportunity to promote your health, while supporting the very worthy cause of child education in rural India and the well being of the New York State community.

Part of the net proceeds of the 5K will help us support COVID-19 relief efforts in New York State with their mission of helping children and families in crisis.  Good Karma 5k team is in process of finalizing charity partner.

Remainder of the net proceeds of the 6th annual Good Karma 5K Run/Walk this year will help AIM for SEVA – Albany Chapter meet its goal of educating 120 lesser privileged children in rural India have access to a K-12 education, including housing, food and healthcare needs.  AIM for Seva, a 4-star- rated charity organization through its 100 Free Student Homes educates over 3,500 students across 16 states in India. We are pleased to note that the pass rate of these children in public board exams is 95%, a phenomenal achievement, thanks to the efforts of the children and the safe environment created in the Free Student Homes by all those who care for these children.

About our 5K

Please accept our thanks if you are a returning participant. Good Karma 5K is growing each year based on your patronage. We hope you cherish the good memories of our 5K from past years. If you are a first time participant to our Virtual 5K, this year, welcome. We are very glad you are here.  We want you to get out and enjoy a run/walk and contribute in a healthy way.  Sign up, run/walk, submit your time, and be a part of this great nationwide event.

For additional donations to support a child for a year please visit AIM for SEVA, USA.

The Course

This year there is no official course, so you get to pick your favorite 5K course on road, trail, track or treadmill. Please note you must sign up before you run and complete your run/walk any time between June 20 - June 28, 2020..

How does it work? 

Step 1: Register any time before June 19, 2020.  Registration fee is $25. 100% of your entry fee will go directly to the charities above.  A processing fee of $3.25 will be deducted from your $25 registration fee. Please select the appropriate size for your T-shirt (M/F and S/M/L/XL/2XL). To control costs, we will coordinate T-shirts distribution through your local AIM chapter coordinator

Step 2: Run/Walk your chosen course at a time of your choosing between 12:01am  June 20 and 11:59pm June 28, 2020.  Note:  All current local municipality Stay at Home orders allow us to run outdoors (observing social distancing guidelines).

Step 3: Submit your Time.  Use the IYR Virtual App on your Smart phone or Time your race on your own (with a watch, GPS or an app like MapMyRun or Strava) and then follow the directions below to enter your time.  We are on an honor system here as this is a charity race.

Final results will be posted on June 29 on goodkarmany.org..

How to Record & Upload Your Run Results with the IYR Results App

  1. Download the IYR Virtual App to your phone for the Apple App store or Google Play store

2. Login with the email address used to register for Sixth Annual Good Karma (Virtual) 5K

3.Search for this event: Good Karma 5K

4. Go to "Tracker" and click "Ready to Start My Race"

5. Run or Walk the distance you signed up for and the app will automatically upload your results (as long as your login email matches your registration email)

6. Check your results

How to manually upload your results:


Questions about the virtual race or registration can be directed to Mona Kulkarni-Caron at 518-429-9068 or mona@adksports.com OR Prashant Gawde at 518-596-8113 or prashant.gawde@gmail.com.