As part of our celebration of 100 years of service in Northwest Louisiana, United Way presents the #Run4NWLA Virtual Fun Run & 5K.  We encourage runners and walkers to participate in this virtual race with a purpose! Register to run or walk your individualized 5K course with the option to join a corporate team or form a team of your own.  

This  allows you, friends, family members, and colleagues to get active while making a difference in our community, no matter where you live.  You get to be the decision-maker of where you would like your journey to begin and end. Your course can take you through your neighborhood, past a body of water, in front of your favorite local business, or through your favorite park. The top three runners with the best times in each age/gender division will be recognized and awarded.  




Curbside SWAG bag pick-up for this race will be located in the parking lot in front of 820 Jordan St, Shreveport, LA 71101 on Friday, June 4th, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Your SWAG bag contains your race day bib, t-shirt. and additional SWAG for Level Up Club race participants!  Bring your smiles and appetite as you prepare for the pre-game! Music, food trucks, and a photo booth will be onsite for you and your teammates to enjoy. 

SWAG bags for race participants who live out of state will be mailed to the address used to register for the race. 

Please note the deadline to register to receive a SWAG bag is May 26, 2021. Registration will remain open until race day, June 5th. 




These 2020 race participants set the pace for our inaugural run! Will they maintain the top spot or will it be you? 

1ST PLACE                                                           2ND PLACE                                                                 3RD PLACE

JONATHAN MCKNIGHT(11-19)            MATTHEW HAMMOCK (20-29)                                   CHRIS SCHMIDT (20-29)

AUBREE LACROIX (11-19)                     KIM RENFO (20-29)                                                      JORDAN RING (20-29)

NICK KOPKA (20-29)                              WIL ADAMS (30-39)                                                      MARISSA ADAMS (30-39)

BRANDON HORTON (30-39)                  BROOKE BAUCOM (30-39)                                           DAVID LOPEZ (40-49)

KAREN RARAIGH (30-39)                      SCOTT GRAYSON (40-49)                                              LAURA MAYEUX (40-49)

MARTINEZ WILLIS (40-49)                   CATHY GREER (40-49)                                                    DARRIN DIXON (50-59)

MAGGIE OBERLEE (40-49)                   JOHN SCHMIDT (50-59)                                                 STACY BROWN (50-59)        

MARK SNOW (50-59)                            TAMEKO JAMES (50-59)






To be considered for awards, you will need to submit your race time results on RunSignup.com. Navigate to the menu bar on the website, and look for the “Results” tab. This is where you will submit your race time. Your results will immediately post to the event page. Participants must also send a photo of their timer with their time to raavin@unitedwaynwla.org for verification.  Feel free to use your preferred tracker; however, below are our top free mobile app recommendations. 

  • RunKeeper
  • MapMyRun
  • Nike+ Run Club
  • Strava
  • Runtastic

    To be considered for an award, all running times must be submitted by 5:00PM(CST), June 8th on RunSignup.com. 




This virtual event is open to individuals of all ages! The age divisions are as follows:

  • Male: 11-18, 19-30, 31-42, 43-54, 55 and over
  • Female: : 11-18, 19-30, 31-42, 43-54, 55 and over


  • Cash prizes for top finisher in each age and gender divisions
  • Commemorative medals to the top 3 finishers in each age and gender division
  • All participants age 10 and younger will receive a commemorative medal 
  • Corporate team with the most participants, will receive social media acknowledgement and featured in our newsletter

To be considered for an award, all running times must be submitted by 5:00PM(CST), June 8th on RunSignup.com. 




To be considered for awards, the 5K course limit is 1 hour. To finish within these time limits, runners and walkers must maintain a pace of approximately 20 minutes per mile. Official finishing times are recorded through 1 hour. The 1 mile Fun Run course does not have time limit. We encourage participants in the FUN RUN to try their personal best!





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