To donate to a specific team or individual use the “participants/team” section to look up their specific fundraising page. 

EVENTS | SWAG | PARTICIPANTS/TEAMS | FUNDRAISING | DOWNLOADABLE-ASSETS | SPONSORS | FAQs

In 2022, the MK5K® is celebrating its eighteenth-straight year as an annual fundraising event for the Mary Kay Ash Foundation.  

This year, we are excited to offer options for both an in-person event at The Mary Kay Building, as well as a virtual challenge for supporters outside the North Texas area.

Get Ready to Run!

In-Person Event | Virtual Challenge

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18th Annual MK5K® & One-Mile Fun Run (Addison, TX)

Join Mary Kay and the City of Addison for the 18th Annual MK5K® & One-Mile Fun Run benefitting the Mary Kay Ash Foundation!

LOCATION: The Mary Kay Building

DATE: Saturday, October 1st, 2022

On-site Registration/Check-in: 7:00-8:00am

One-Mile Fun Run Kickoff: 8:00am 

5K Race Kickoff: 8:30am

For almost 20 years, we have been painting the town pink – all to support the Mary Kay Ash Foundation’s two-fold mission of funding research to cure cancers affecting women and ending domestic violence against women. We come together from across the city, across the state, and across the country. It’s because we show up for each other. We’re moving and empowering women. And giving back is in our DNA.

MK5K® Participant T-Shirt

Don’t miss out on this year’s exclusive MK5K® collectible shirt.

Peach-T-Shirt

 

*First 5,000 participants (in-person 5k and virtual challenge) are guaranteed a t-shirt, while sizes last. Please note that t-shirts are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. Register early to guarantee your shirt is included in our initial order! While we do our best with ordering, we cannot guarantee availability of all sizes.

MK5K® Dog Bandana

For an additional $5 donation, register your pet and receive an exclusive 2022 MK5K® dog bandana.

*Limit 5 per participant during registration.

 

IMPORTANT! You must select this option during registration in order to receive it.

MK5K® Runner Swag Collection

Complete the race in style! For an additional $30 donation, you can receive the exclusive 2022 MK5K® Runner Swag Collection. It includes a branded pair of MK5K® socks, shoelaces, scrunchie and a running arm band.

*Limit 1 per participant during registration.

 

IMPORTANT! You must select this option during registration in order to receive it.

MK5K® 5K Finisher’s Medal

Don’t miss out on this year’s exclusive MK5K® 5K finisher’s medal.

*First 850 in-person participants to complete the 5K race are guaranteed a medal.

 

IMPORTANT! Only those participating in the in-person 5K race at the 18th Annual MK5K are eligible.

Race Winners

Overall prizes will be awarded to the top three men and women, determined by chip time.

Only in-person/officially timed participants are eligible to win overall awards/prizes.

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MK5K® My Way (Virtual Challenge)

The concept is simple: MK5K® My Way allows you to participate on your own terms. Register for our virtual challenge and complete it at your own pace. There’s something for everyone – you can walk, run, bike, swim or even maintain your daily step count! Track your distance using the RaceJoy app and complete the challenge in 1 day or 13 days, it’s up to you! Go solo, create a team, do a pledge drive – you get to decide how to support the Mary Kay Ash Foundation and help us raise money to eliminate domestic violence and end cancers affecting women.

CHALLENGE: Complete 13 miles in 13 days

DATE: Saturday, October 1st – Thursday, October 13th, 2022

The MK5K® My Way virtual challenge can be completed in the timeframe that suits you, within the 13 days, either individually or in teams. On your challenge day (or days), we encourage you to wear your MK5K® swag and post a photo on social media, along with a description of how you completed the challenge and how far you went. Start planning your challenge now!

MK5K® Participant T-Shirt

Don’t miss out on this year’s exclusive MK5K® collectible shirt.

Peach-T-Shirt

 

*First 5,000 participants are guaranteed a t-shirt, while sizes last.

MK5K® Dog Bandana

For an additional $5 donation, register your pet and receive an exclusive 2022 MK5K® dog bandana.

*Limit 5 per participant during registration.

 

IMPORTANT! You must select this option during registration in order to receive it.

MK5K® Runner Swag Collection

Complete the race in style! For an additional $30 donation, you can receive the exclusive 2022 MK5K® Runner Swag Collection. It includes a branded pair of MK5K® socks, shoelaces, scrunchie and a running arm band.

*Limit 1 per participant during registration.

 

IMPORTANT! You must select this option during registration in order to receive it.

MOBILE TRACKING APP

Virtual participants will have the ability to track their challenge progress using the RaceJoy app.

RaceJoy

How do I Download the RaceJoy App?

In late September, you will receive an email with instructions on how to download and use the app to track your progress..

SWAG


SWAG

MK5K® Participant T-Shirt  

Don’t miss out on this year’s exclusive MK5K® collectible shirt. 

*First 5,000 participants (in-person 5k and virtual challenge) are guaranteed a t-shirt, while sizes last. Please note that t-shirts are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. Register early to guarantee your shirt is included in our initial order! While we do our best with ordering, we cannot guarantee availability of all sizes.

MK5K® Dog Bandana

For an additional $5 donation, register your pet and receive an exclusive 2022 MK5K® dog bandana.

*Limit 5 per participant during registration.

IMPORTANT! You must select this option during registration in order to receive it.

MK5K® Runner Swag Collection

Complete the race in style! For an additional $30 donation, you can receive the exclusive 2022 MK5K® Runner Swag Collection. It includes a branded pair of MK5K® socks, shoelaces, scrunchie and a running arm band.

*Limit 1 per participant during registration.

IMPORTANT! You must select this option during registration in order to receive it.

MK5K® 5K Finisher’s Medal 

Don’t miss out on this year’s exclusive MK5K® 5K finisher’s medal. 

*First 850 in-person participants to complete the 5K race are guaranteed a medal.

IMPORTANT! Only those participating in the in-person 5K race at the 18th Annual MK5K® are eligible.

PARTICIPANTS/TEAMS


PARTICIPANTS/TEAMS

If you would like to join an existing team, look up a participant or make a donation to a specific team or individual, please visit the link(s) below. 

FUNDRAISING


FUNDRAISING

Help Us Create A World Where Women Are Healthy, Safe And Empowered.

We encourage all participants to create/join teams and fundraise for the Mary Kay Ash Foundation. By fundraising, you can help bring awareness on how to support the Foundation causes in your community.

Why We Fundraise

Guided by Mary Kay Ash’s dream to enrich the lives of women everywhere, the Mary Kay Ash Foundation raises and distributes funds to invest in breakthrough cancer research and clinical trials to find a cure for women-related cancers and ending gender-based violence against women and girls.

Since 1996, the Mary Kay Ash Foundation has contributed more than $80 million to organizations aligned with its two-fold mission. In addition, the Foundation supports awareness initiatives, community outreach programs, and advocates for legislation to ensure women are healthy and safe. Through our global charitable foundations in Brazil, Canada, China and the United States, we are collectively making a deeper impact on the lives of women around the world.

Get Started Fundraising

Need a little help getting started on your fundraising? Here are some helpful tips to get you started. All proceeds from the MK5K® go directly to the Mary Kay Ash Foundation to support our critical work of ending domestic violence and finding a cure for cancers affecting women.   

Fundraising Leaderboard

Check out the leaderboard to find out if your team is one of the top 20 fundraising teams!

Fundraising Leaderboard

Fundraising Contest (Salesforce/General Division)

For us at the Foundation, the MK5K is so much more than a race. It combines fitness and fundraising, bringing together everyone in the Mary Kay family to help create a world where women are healthy, safe, and empowered.

Fundraising Contest (Corporate Employee Division)

For us at the Foundation, the MK5K is so much more than a race. It combines fitness and fundraising, bringing together everyone in the Mary Kay family to help create a world where women are healthy, safe, and empowered.


READY TO GET STARTED

DOWNLOADABLE ASSETS


DOWNLOADABLE ASSETS

Are you race day ready? We are excited to offer you resources to help prepare you are your team for your race, whichever route you choose. From fundraising guides to running and fitness tips, we have everything you need! 

Get Race Day Ready

Get 5K ready with these race tips and fitness guide. This guide has everything you need to know whether this is your first race ever or your first race back after a long break.

Fundraising Tips

Need a little help getting started on your fundraising? Here are some helpful tips to get you started. All proceeds from the MK5K® go directly to the Mary Kay Ash foundation to support our critical work of ending domestic violence and finding a cure for cancers affecting women.   

Promoting on Social 

Spread the word about your participation in the MK5K® by sharing on your social media channels. Get your friends to join you or donate to the MK5K®, all proceeds go to the mission of the Mary Kay Ash Foundation. 

Social Media Toolkit

Virtual Assets | In-Person Assets

SPONSORS


SPONSORS

If you would like information about becoming a sponsor of the MK5K® please contact us at mk5k@marykayfoundation.org.

THANK YOU TO OUR 2022 SPONSORS! 

Diamond Sponsors

Emerald & Ruby Sponsors

Sapphire & Pearl Sponsors

In-Kind Sponsors

FAQs


FAQs

Need more information about this year’s MK5K®? Check out the answers below for answers to commonly asked questions. For event details, visit the EVENTS page. 

Still have questions? Contact Us at mk5k@marykayfoundation.org.

IN-PERSON EVENT

Will the 2022 MK5K® have an in-person event?

Yes! After 2 years of entirely virtual events, the Foundation is so excited to return to an in-person event for this year’s MK5K. The 18th Annual MK5K & One-Mile Fun Run will take place on Saturday, October 1st at The Mary Kay Building in Addison, TX.

Do I get a t-shirt?

Yes! If you registered for the in-person 5k race, you are eligible to receive an exclusive 2022 MK5K® participant t-shirt*. Participants registered for the One-Mile Fun Run will not receive a t-shirt.

*First 5,000 participants (in-person 5k and virtual challenge) to register are guaranteed to receive a t-shirt, while sizes last. Please note that t-shirts are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. Register early to guarantee your shirt is included in our initial order! While we do our best with ordering, we cannot guarantee availability of all sizes.

How will I get my t-shirt and race bib?

In-person participants will be able to pick up your items at The Mary Kay Building on the dates below. Anyone that doesn’t make it on those days will be able to pick up on race day.

The Mary Kay Building
16251 Dallas Pkwy
Addison, TX 75001

  • Packet Pickup (Day 1): Tuesday, September 27th (11am-1pm)
  • Packet Pickup (Day 2): Wednesday, September 28th (10am-2pm)
Where can I park for race day?

Stay tuned for parking information!

Can I bring my dog on race day?

Yes! Dogs are more than welcome to attend on race day.  In fact, we will have a designated doggy area for our furry friends complete with toys, cold water, and yummy treats!

Can family and friends come cheer me on?

Of course! Friends and family are welcome to cheer along the course.

Can my friends and family track my progress in real time on race day?

Yes! Just let people know they can track you in RaceJoy for the 18th Annual MK5K. After downloading the app, they can search for you by name or bib number and add you to their participant list. Those tracking you will automatically receive progress updates as you cross milestones along the course.

Participants being tracked need to make sure they come to the race with a fully charged phone and click Start My Race as they cross the start line. RaceJoy will automatically detect when crossing the finish line. Go to Buzz after the race to review progress alerts and cheers.

VIRTUAL CHALLENGE

What is MK5K® My Way?

The concept is simple: MK5K® My Way allows you to participate on your own terms. Register for our virtual challenge and complete it at your own pace. There’s something for everyone – you can walk, run, bike, swim or even maintain your daily step count! Track your distance using the RaceJoy app and complete the challenge in 1 day or 13 days, it’s up to you!

What is the virtual challenge for this year’s MK5K®?

In honor of Mary Kay Ash’s love for the number 13, we are challenging you to complete 13 miles in 13 days!

When will this year’s virtual challenge take place?

Our virtual challenge begins on Saturday, October 1st and ends on Thursday, October 13th, 2022. The challenge can be completed in the timeframe that suits you, within the 13 days, either individually or in teams.

Can virtual participants win race day awards?

Only in-person/officially timed participants are eligible to win overall and age group awards/prizes. Because the activity tracking is based on the honor system, we will not be recognizing virtual participants for their distance or time.

Do I need to track my progress for the virtual challenge?

Virtual participants will have the ability to track their progress using the RaceJoy app, if desired. In late September, you will receive an email with instructions on how to download and use the app to track your progress. While we certainly encourage you to track your progress with RaceJoy, it is not required.

Do I get a t-shirt?

Yes! Participants registered for the MK5K® My Way virtual challenge are eligible to receive a special collectible 2022 MK5K® participant t-shirt*. Virtual participants will be mailed their t-shirts, along with any other swag items that you order.

*First 5,000 participants (in-person 5k and virtual challenge) to register are guaranteed to receive a t-shirt, while sizes last. Please note that t-shirts are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. Register early to guarantee your shirt is included in our initial order! While we do our best with ordering, we cannot guarantee availability of all sizes.

REGISTRATION

How can I register?

You can register online by clicking the buttons below.

START NEW TEAM

JOIN EXISTING TEAM

REGISTER AS AN INDIVIDUAL

What is included in the registration fee for the 5K race at the in-person event?

You will get an exclusive 2022 MK5K® participant t-shirt, a 5K finisher’s medal and access to the exclusive fitness tracking app, RaceJoy, where you can track your progress and receive cheers from your friends and family on race day. Your registration fee is included in your individual fundraising total.

Can I register my dog?

For an additional $5 donation, register your pet and receive an exclusive 2022 MK5K® dog bandana. (Limit 5 per participant during registration.)

IMPORTANT! You must select this option during registration in order to receive it.

 

I already registered as an individual. Can I still create a team?

Yes, you can email a request to mk5k@marykayfoundation.org and include the information below.

SUBJECT: CREATE NEW TEAM
Registered Participant Name:
Registered Participant Email:
Team Name:
Team Fundraising Goal:

I already registered as an individual. Can I still join an existing team?

Yes, you can email a request to mk5k@marykayfoundation.org and include the information below.

SUBJECT: JOIN EXISTING TEAM
Registered Participant Name:
Registered Participant Email:
Team Name:

TEAM CAPTAINS

Do my team members have to register?

Yes. Every team member must register to receive an official 2022 MK5K® participant t-shirt and access to the fundraising platform.

 

My friend accidently registered as an individual. Can they still join my team?

Yes, you can email a request to mk5k@marykayfoundation.org and include the information below.

SUBJECT: ADD NEW TEAM MEMBER
Registered Participant Name:
Registered Participant Email:
Team Name:

FUNDRAISING

Do you require fundraising?

We encourage all participants to create/join teams and fundraise for the Mary Kay Ash Foundation. By fundraising, you can help bring awareness on how to support the Foundation causes in your community.

How is the money used? Why is fundraising important?

Learn more about the Foundation’s areas of support at marykayashfoundation.org.

I’ve created/joined a team and want to fundraise for the Mary Kay Ash Foundation℠. How can I get started?

Learn more about how to successfully fundraise by downloading one of our Fundraising Guides.

 

 

Someone donated in cash. How can I add it to my individual/team fundraising page?

You can add cash or check donations as an “offline gift” in your Participant Center. Under the PROGRESS tab, click the “Enter a New Gift” button and record the donation.

Where can I send cash/check donations?

You can mail cash or check donations to the address below. Make sure to include either a participant or team name so that the donation will be credited to the correct fundraising total.

Mary Kay Ash Foundation – 2022 MK5K
P.O. Box 799044
Dallas, Texas 75379-9044

 

What is the deadline for fundraising?

All donations on your behalf that are received by 11:59pm CT on October 13th will be credited to your fundraising total.

LOGIN & EMAIL ISSUES

I can’t remember my password for the Participant Center.

Check the welcome email that you received after registering to find your login information.

I registered as a participant, but I’m not receiving any MK5K® emails.

Please reach out to mk5k@marykayfoundation.org and copy mkcares@marykayfoundation.org to let us know.

USING THE MOBILE APP

How do I track my participation for the virtual challenge?

Virtual participants will have the ability to track their progress using the RaceJoy app. In late September, you will receive an email with instructions on how to download and use the app to track your progress.

WATCH TUTORIAL

Can I check my progress for the virtual challenge using RaceJoy?

Click on the video below to learn how to check your progress using the app.

I hate technology. Can I manually enter my progress for the virtual challenge using RaceJoy?

Click on the video below to learn how to manually enter your progress using the app.

Do I need to carry my phone to use RaceJoy?

Yes, if you wish to use RaceJoy’s GPS tracking and GPS-based progress alerts, you will need to carry your phone and activate tracking on race day(s).

Can my friends and family track my progress?

Yes! Just let people know they can track you in RaceJoy and which race you are doing. After downloading the app, they can search for you by name or bib number and add you to their participant list. Those tracking you will automatically receive progress updates as you cross milestones along the course.

The Mary Kay Ash Foundation MK5K 2022 Social Challenge Contest Official Rules