You Matter 5k & 10-mile Bike Ride

5k Walk/Run and 10-mile Bike Ride

  • NEW THIS YEAR! Choose to participate in person or on your own!
  • PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED. No day-of registration will be available.
  • In-person event to be held at Stepping Stones Community Church.
  • Staggered start times will be announced to reduce crowding.
  • Refreshments will be available.
  • Event packets and t-shirts offered to ALL participants (who registered by 9/3 and while supplies last.)
  • Prizes awarded every week, so sign up early and join the fun!
  • All funds raised help support the ongoing work of PRC.
  • View the Course Map!
  • Questions? Call 814.234.7341 or email

Raising funds? Print out this Sponsor Form and ask friends, family, and neighbors to support you!

2020 You Matter 5k Frequently Asked Questions

In light of Covid-19, and in an effort to protect the health and safety of all involved with this year’s You Matter 5k, we thought it was important to communicate clearly upfront. We hope this FAQ helps answer some of your questions and provides some clarity of what to expect at this year’s You Matter 5k.

  1. Has this event been approved?

    Yes! We obtained approval from both Stepping Stones Community Church and a Ferguson Township Special Events Permit on the condition that we enforce a risk mitigation plan. The answers to the following questions are intended to make you aware of that plan.

  2. Where can I find parking?

    Parking is available in the Stepping Stones Church Parking Lot as well as across the street in the Good Shepherd Church Parking Lot. We are asking bikers to park at Good Shepherd, as we plan to have you start your ride from that side of the road.

  3. What will registration look like this year?

    Pre-event packet pickups will be offered on Tuesday, September 22nd. You can select your location for pick-up when you register. On the event day, a registration tent will be available for:

    • People who did not pre-register for the event. (Walk-in participation is still welcome!)

    • People who need to turn in any additional funds raised.

    • Runners who need to pick up their race bib.

  4. Will I have to wear a face covering?

    We ask that all staff, volunteers, participants, and spectators wear a face covering while attending the event. Participants may remove coverings during the walking, running, and biking events, according to the face covering mandate exception for physical exercise.

  5. How will physical distancing be implemented pre/post-race?

    We ask that all staff, volunteers, participants, and spectators practice physical distancing of 6 feet or more from others. Tables and chairs will be spaced out to allow for visiting and refreshments. We have a good amount of space available to us, so please feel free to spread out!

  6. How will “staggered start times” be conducted?

    We plan to release groups of 10-20 people every few minutes to allow for adequate spacing during the event. Runners will all be released first, followed by walkers. (Bikers will leave from the other side of the road, headed in the opposite direction.) We will do our best to keep teams together as much as possible, and we will communicate with you prior to the day of the event so you know what to expect.

  7. Will physical distancing be implemented on the course?

    As you walk or run through the neighborhood, please be mindful and respectful of other participants as well as the residents who live there. If someone is coming the other way or you want to pass another participant, do your best to observe the 6 feet guidelines. 

  8.  Will there be a water station on the routes?

    Yes! Cups of water will be prepared by volunteers and available for participants to take directly from the table. While our volunteers are unable to hand them to you, they will be there to cheer you on!

  9. Will there be family-friendly activities?

    While we will not have our traditional bounce house and face painting stations for children, we are discussing alternatives that would allow for appropriate physical distancing, or activities that same-household members can participate in together.

  10. How will refreshments be provided?

    Pre-packaged refreshments will be provided as a “grab-n-go” option, allowing you to take them with you as you leave or enjoy them while spread out across the Stepping Stones lawn. Volunteers wearing gloves will be available to assist. 

  11. In the event that “in-person” participation is cancelled, what will the event look like? Will I be able to be refunded my registration fee?

    If we are unable to host the event in person, we encourage all registrants to participate on their own by walking, running, or biking a route of their own choice. Everyone who registers will receive a race bag (while supplies last), an event t-shirt (guaranteed if registered by 9/3), and will be eligible to win prizes! All funds raised support the ongoing work of PRC, therefore no refunds will be issued. 

  12. How do I participate “on my own”?

    Choose a route of your own and walk, run, or bike on Saturday, September 26th (or choose a day that works better for you)! Then, send us a picture of you before, during, or after your walk. If you would like to compete with a timed run, you can use a running app such as Map My Run or Runkeeper. Then, submit your completed route and time. We will announce winners in our follow up announcement video and emails.

Remember that as you participate, you represent PRC. Your cooperation in following these guidelines will help us maintain a good testimony in the community, which allows us to better serve our clients. Thank you for understanding, and for your partnership in this event!

View photos from the 2019 event!