The Denim Dash 5k & Fun Run is an active way for supporters to partner with Sole Hope. It is one of our biggest events and a staff favorite. We get tons of questions each year, everything from questions on participation and sponsorship to impact and race results, so we’ve put together a list of the most frequently asked questions to help you make the most of your Denim Dash.

Click below for answers to your most asked questions!

Do I have to run or can I walk?

Run if you are competing in a local race in North Carolina or Uganda, or if someone is chasing you. Otherwise, feel free to complete the 5k at your own pace.

Is there a time limit?

No time limit. The local races end when the last participant crosses the finish line. Virtual race participants can begin and end their own 5k at a time and pace of their choosing.

What is the age requirement?

For local races, children 12 and under can particpate in the Fun Run, and children 13-17 can partipate in the main race with parental consent. Virtual race participation is up to you and depends on your location.

If I sign up for the virtual race, where do I run?

Anywhere you can! Run (or walk) in your neighborhood, around the track at the local school, at a local park/trail, through your town, or on a treadmill. 

How do I share my virtual race?

Share pictures and videos with us by tagging us on social media (Facebook: | Instagram:, @solehope) AND by using the following hashtags: #solehope #choosehopetakeaction #solehope5k. We can’t wait to see and share your 5k!

I want to support this event and goal, but I can't participate. What's the best way to help?

So glad you asked! This year you can be a race sponsor and/or sponsor one of our Sole Hope employees in Uganda to run the race. You can sign up to sponsor an employee HERE. If you would like to sponsor the race, click HERE for the sponsorship form. The deadline for race sponsorships is 2/28/2020.

Can I register for a race AND sponsor an employee or do I have to choose?

You can do BOTH!

Can I form my own team?

Yes! You can create your own team for the North Carolina local race and the virtual option.  

How can I make the most impact?

Recruit participants for your team, spead the word, or fundraise for a specific goal! If you would like ideas for fundraising, email

Where can I find results for the North Carolina 5k?

Results and photos for the North Carolina 5k & Fun Run will be posted to the 5k Facebook page.