We might not be able to meet in person right, but that doesn’t mean we can’t still support the NIRSA Foundation. Join us during the month of February for the NIRSA Foundation Virtual 5K! Run, walk, bike, swim, or just binge your favorite TV shows if you want—all these activities can count towards your Virtual 5K experience.

All proceeds from race registration and fundraising will go towards the NIRSA Foundation Mission Advancement Fund. This fund, formerly known as the General Fund, addresses the emerging needs of our association—like the COVID-19 relief membership fee waiver and the upcoming EDI Climate Study—while continuing to underwrite NIRSA’s strategic initiatives like scholarly research and health and wellbeing initiatives.

Sign up individually for the 5K or with a group of teammates! We know that in a pandemic-free world you’d be with your NIRSA family in Wisconsin this month, so we want to make this 5K feel like a social event. To best support NIRSA member needs now, and in the future, we invite you to consider fundraising in addition to participating.

Join the MOVEment and register for the NIRSA Foundation Virtual 5K today!


  • For more information, please contact NIRSA Director of Philanthropy Kim Holmes.
Associate Director-Development at The University of Texas at Austin | NIRSA Profile

Randall Ford is currently Associate Director-Development at The University of Texas at Austin.