2020 Gandara Center Frozen Yogurt Virtual 5k Run Walk


The Virtual Run Challenge would like to introduce one of our newest virtual run partners; Gándara Center. The Frozen Yogurt 5K is one of many activities taking place in August to increase awareness of the importance of mental health and support through Gándara Center.

This agency chose the virtual format to meet the needs of its global community, allowing for safe social distancing, flexibility, and diversity. Participants pick a date, time and location (indoors or outdoors) that work best and can complete the 5K by walking, jogging, or running.

Complete the walk/run and share your finish line selfies. We encourage you to sign up and post on social media to help raise awareness for this great cause!

Find them on Facebook: @gandaramentalhealth

Instagram: @gandaracenter

or visit www.gandaracenter.org for more information about the organization.

Participants will receive:

  • Limited edition Frozen Yogurt 5K Finisher Medal
  • Frozen Yogurt Coupon
  • Downloadable Race Bib
  • Admission to Gándara Center’s Frozen Yogurt 5K Private Facebook Page (exclusively for racers)
  • A link to Gándara Center’s Frozen Yogurt Virtual 5k Celebration Livestream on August 23rd, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Option to add-on a limited edition Gándara Center Frozen Yogurt Virtual 5k t-shirt
  • Access to contests, raffles, and more!

How to Complete:

  • Sign-up! Click the Register Now button
  • Plan your route
  • Run, walk, or jog a 5K wherever you are, anytime between August 16th-23rd. Indoors or Outside.
  • Use your fitness tracker/App to document your participation. Take screenshots or photos showing the distance you have covered.
  • Email your results: results@thevirtualrunchallenge.com or submit them on our RESULTS page to earn your medal.
  • Post your photo/video to Gándara Center’s Official Frozen Yogurt Virtual 5K Facebook event page.
  • Tune-in to the Frozen Yogurt 5K live stream on YouTube & WWLP.com, 11:00 am-1:00 pm on August 23rd, and keep an eye out for your finishing photo. Try your chance at amazing raffle prizes and FREE giveaways.


Facebook: @gandaramentalhealth

Instagram: @gandaracenter

Visit www.gandaracenter.org for more information.

Registration Is Now Open

Get to Know the Cause

Gándara Center’s mission is to promote the well-being of Hispanics, African Americans, and other culturally diverse populations through innovative culturally competent behavioral health, prevention, and education services. Established in 1977, Gándara Center provides services to nearly 15,000 children, adults, and families each year at more than 40 locations across the state of Massachusetts.

Gándara’s efforts to fill the gaps in services for society’s most vulnerable populations have taken the agency to new places and new initiatives over the years. Its many services include maintaining residential homes for youth and adults transitioning back to the community from homelessness, incarceration, substance use disorder, and other mental illnesses. In fact, Gándara Center is the largest provider of DCF group homes in western Massachusetts. The agency also offers adult residential services for developmentally disabled individuals and runs such family support programs at the Springfield Family Resource Center which houses a food pantry and helps persons served to navigate through housing, education, and the legal system.

The agency also operates run a foster-care program and peer recovery support centers in Brockton, Holyoke, Hyannis, Plymouth, and Springfield.

Visit gandaracenter.org for more information.