The Forbidden 5k

08/21/2021 12:00 PM - 09/20/2021 06:00 AM ET


The PHRC is thrilled to present the sixth event of the 2021 season!


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"The Unicorn was so brightly white that it made the snow all around look grey. It was pawing the ground nervously with its golden hooves, and throwing back its horned head."

Potterhead Running Club is pleased to present the sixth event of the 2021 season:

The Forbidden 5k!

Your $27 registration donation includes this beautiful 3" medal featuring the most majestic and dearly protected of magical creatures! 

As with every PHRC event, all registrants also receive the beautiful custom sublimated ribbon, and the always-popular personalized digital participation bib.

"Heroes know that things must happen when it is time for them to happen. A quest may not simply be abandoned; unicorns may go unrescued for a long time, but not forever; a happy ending cannot come in the middle of the story." -- Peter S. Beagle

Unicorns are the innocent, the pure, and the most deserving of protection, and the centaurs of the Forbidden Forest worked to defend them just beyond the school grounds...literally the school’s “backyard.”  It's in this spirit that our charity partner for the Forbidden 5k is In Our Backyard.

In Our Backyard is known for posting 'Freedom Stickers' in every state across America. Over 500,000 of these stickers to date have helped create access to freedom for victims and survivors of human trafficking. They display the National Human Trafficking hotline, and are strategically posted in public restrooms nationwide. When a trafficking survivor calls or texts this hotline, they are offered hope and help.

Our support through this event will help In Our Backyard place thousands upon thousands of Freedom Stickers in communities around the country, letting victims of human trafficking know that help is within reach.

"Wherever they may have come from, and wherever they may have gone, unicorns live inside the true believer’s heart. Which means as long as we can dream, there will be unicorns." -- Bruce Coville

We participate in these events, we push ourselves physically and mentally, we sweat and toil for reasons unique to each of us. But the fact remains that the distance is crossed, and the victory is earned FOR each of us, and that is a source of pride that no one can take from us, and a light that no one can diminish. So we stand up to those obstacles, great or small, and we tell them: NOT TODAY. That's the inspiration behind -- and right on the front of -- the official Forbidden 5k event shirt!

Available in multiple fabrics and styles from tees, to tanks, to long-sleeves, proceeds will also support In Our Backyard.

"Make your life story so amazing that unicorns have trouble believing it is true." -- Karen Salmansohn

Remember that this is a 'virtual' active event, so you can complete your five kilometer distance however, wherever and whenever you want! How? You can run, walk, run, roll, row, dance, or saunter. Where? You can do it around your neighborhood, on the treadmill, or on your favorite trail through the Forbidden Forest. When? You can do it on a Monday night, a Thursday morning, or a Saturday afternoon. Everything is up to you!

For some extra fun, the optional 'run day' for the event is Sunday, September 12: the National Day of Encouragement! If you want to (virtually) join thousands of others around the world completing some or all of the distance on that day, you'll be in some magical company.

Registration closes at midnight on September 19. Medals will ship out the following week. There's no need to track and report your distances to us, as they ship out on the 'honor system'. Just go be amazing!

For more information on how our virtual fitness events work and how we're changing the world through fanthropy™️ (fandom philanthropy), just visit our website FAQ.

Protect what is good, and defend what is right. Let's go!