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)!

Whether you're new to the 5K scene, or you've done one before, and you want to improve your time, we have some training programs that will help you get ready for the big day!

Training Options

Click here for the Walking



You've never done a 5K before, and you're not quite ready to run, but you want to walk the whole thing without feeling like you're going to die at the end ... this is the program you should follow!  Just print it out, and start your walks 8 weeks before The Action For Distraction  to be ready for the big day!

Click here for the Novice



You're an old hat ... you've done a 5K or two  before, but never tried to run the whole thing ... This program will get you ready to do your first one at a run/walk, or even a complete the whole thing at a run!

Click here for the Intermediate



 You're an old pro, but your time has been stagnant ... 

Here's the program for you to help you improve your time and get a PR!!