It is with a heavy heart that we have to tell you that this year’s LIVE, IN PERSON Action For Distraction is being canceled by The Foundation for Morristown Medical Center out of an abundance of caution for the flu, COVID-19 and other seasonal illnesses, as well as in keeping with the CDC guidelines on social distancing. While we are canceling the live event on May 9th, we ARE keeping the event’s “Virtual 5K” option open!  You can sign up through MIDNIGHT on MAY 9TH!!


8th Annual ^ Action For Distraction 5K

The event that would have been Saturday, May 9th, 2020 in Morristown can now be done ANYWHERE, ANYTIME!  Running has long been seen as a great health benefit, boosting your physical and mental health, reducing stress and more!  Our Virtual Run  allows you to practice social distancing while still supporting Goryeb Children's Hospital!  You sign up, and we'll send you your bib, finisher's medal & t-shirt (to the first 250 registered participants) in the mail!  You can do the 3.1 miles anywhere (even on your treadmill)!

You have from Saturday, May 9th- Sunday, May 17th to complete your 3.1 miles & still be able to post your results with us (you can complete it later if you want ... you just won't be able to post your results.  So, the question is ...


Here's VIRTUALLY everything you need to know about participating in 

The Virtual Action For Distraction 5K, no matter where you do it!

1.  Get in the mood! Take about 8 minutes to watch the Virtual Opening Ceremony!  Be ready to run, because the Benefit Physical Therapy pre-race stretch is in there!

2.  Put on your super-cute bib, and run, jog, walk ... heck, you can crawl your 3.1 miles while juggling, if you want!  Just hit the trail, the road, or your treadmill and complete the miles for the kids at Goryeb Children's Hospital!

3.  Put on your coveted finisher's medal, and tell us how you did!  Post your cute workout outfit, sweaty red-faced pics, happy moments ... we want to see it all! 

Don't forget to use the #VirtualAct4Distract

4.  Post your Devil's Youth Hockey results on! If you didn't sign up for text message alerts, and left out your email when you registered, here are the instructions on how to post your results:

Post Results Here

Tutorial on Posting Results

2019 Race Results

2018 Race Results

2017 Race Results


2016 Race Results