Devo’s Annual 5K Race Goes Virtual for 2020

The fourth annual run/walk moves from Akron to social media.

It’s time to run with Devo. For the past three years, Devo has held 5kDEVO, a race run in the band’s hometown of Akron, Ohio. With COVID-19 shutting down such social gatherings, the group has made this year’s event virtual on Saturday, November 14.

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“These Pandemic times require devolved solutions,” Devo’s Gerald Casale posted to the event website. “You’ve got to be quick on your feet to go forward and move ahead. So, Devo’s 4th annual 5K race is expanding beyond Akron and going virtual. This year you can run / walk / crawl or Shrivel Up anywhere in the world!

“Devo wants everyone who runs or walks this year while outfitted in the 5KDEVO gear to document their participation via social media,” Casale added. “Then the 5K organizers will tabulate the World Wide Race results for everyone to see. I collaborated on the designs for the entire package this year so of course I think this is the best looking 5KDEVO gear ever!! ha ha.”

Get details on how to participate and register for the race here. Aspiring runners have until November 6 to sign up. There are different tiers and t-shirts, so choose wisely. Watch the start of last year’s race featuring Bob Mothersbaugh below.


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