2nd Act Run Club

Come join our group of runners from all over the country! Lace up those shoes and we will see you out there!

Run to Your 2nd Act!

The 2nd Act Virtual Run/Walks are a great way to get fit, stay fit, and keep active all year around! Join us to run for a good cause and get brilliant finisher medals to commemorate your achievements!

Run to a New You! The 2nd Act 5K Run/Walk kicks off our first virtual race series. Our Inaugural Finisher Medal represents “new beginnings” – a validation of living life to the fullest after 40, 50 and beyond! Starting a running or walking program is a GREAT way to take charge of your health and fitness, AND to prove to yourself that you can do anything you set your mind to! So lace up your shoes and join the 2nd Act Runners across the country dedicated to creating a happy, healthy, fit and purposeful second act of life. Our motto: It’s never too late to be the person you always wanted to be! Join us today, and help STARS give an abandoned senior dog a 2nd chance!

Join our growing community of like-minded “Second Act’ers” on their journey to creating a happy, healthy and purposeful second half of life. Join Now!

A significant portion of all registration fees will be going to Stars’ Senior Dogs – helping older abandoned pets least likely to be rescued.  Note from Silke: My involvement with STARS dates back over twenty years, and will always hold a special place in my heart. Through STARS I found the children I never had – nine dogs and four cats. Looking back, I believe that Nick and Diana Rudolph, the founders of STARS, were more sensitive to the plight of older animals because they too were older.  Then in their early fifties, Nick and Diana were starting to get a taste of what it feels like to “gray out” – not be considered as “in demand” as we once were. Like the 10-year old abandoned lab “fired from the family” because the kids now wanted a puppy!

What is a virtual run/walk?

A virtual race can be run (or walked!) anytime and anywhere, even indoors on a treadmill. Participants in 2nd Act virtual races earn medals of accomplishment for themselves while raising money for 2nd Act select charities.

How does a virtual race work?

Simply register for our inaugural run, complete the 5K anytime, anywhere (even on a treadmill!). Then upload your finish time to our website, and we will mail you the 2nd Act finisher’s medal. It’s that simple!

Who can participate?

Anyone! You do not have to be 40 or older to participate. We want to encourage everyone to take charge of their health and fitness as soon as possible! This is a great opportunity for different generations to get out and encourage each other!

How do I track my distance and time my run?

We believe in the honor system, so you can track your distance and time however you like. The most accurate way to track your time is with a Running GPS watch, but there are also several free smartphone apps available for iPhones and Android devices. Here are some suggestions: Nike Running Club, FitBit, MapMyRun / MapMyWalk, Runkeeper, or Strava.