About Us

5Kevents.org – Race Timing and Management

5Kevents.org  was founded in 2014, with the mission to provide ongoing support and assistance related to the business growth of our members in our association. We started out initially as a resource for existing event planners to connect and work collectively in the endurance industry. 

We coach and assist Race Directors, Timing Companies, Event Planners and Non-profits refine their existing events so that they are more profitable. Our members help local charities and organizations by doing the same. We also provide training, guidance and counsel to entrepreneurs looking to get started in the industry as an independent or as a future member of 5Kevents.org. Our member’s provide themed and trademarked events that can be reproduced for local organizations to help raise awareness and income for the organizations they support.


There is more to directing a 5k race than appears on the surface. From securing routes and attracting sponsors for your event to marketing your event and protecting events in your territory, you will learn it all with our online resources and training program. Most importantly, you will learn how to make sure your race doesn’t lose money!


Our training fulfills a need in the industry that allows new and existing business to expand in this industry. We are consultants, not a network or franchise. We do not charge royalties or maintain control over our members; we are supported by our members who find value in being a part of our system and who pay monthly dues for our ongoing support.


Race directing involves managing a number of different facets of the event as well as providing the best possible experience for the athletes. 5kevents.org on-line resources will help members navigate issues such as course standards and set up; timing services and results; access to online registration tools, free web sites and buying power for supplies such as T-shirts, medals and ancillary items;  We teach you how to work with your city and county for permitting and insurance requirements–and much, much more.


While access to our training programs, online resources and tools are open to anyone looking to get started in this industry, Our trademarks and themed events are limited to MEMBERS ONLY. One must complete our training program before they will be granted a license to use our trademarks. This assures us that we have properly trained and professional people representing the 5Kevents.org brands. You are not required to become a member after your training, it is completely optional and you are free to build your business completely independent from 5Kevents.org.


5K Events.org® provides a unique support network system for our members. One of the greatest resources for professional and personal development is the connection between professional event planners and race directors in the same industry. Access to other’s experiences and knowledge will allow licensees to broaden their insights, solve challenges and develop innovative ways to build businesses. The relationships formed through networking can be long-lasting and fulfilling from a personal and professional perspective. So if you want to take that first step by learning more more about Team 5K Events, then please contact us!


Patrick Flynn

Founder of 5Kevents.org®



We are proud members of…

road race management, road runners club of america, rrca. running in th eusa, running usa,

Our Mission:

To share our love of competitive and cooperative running by bringing people together from all walks of life. We work to provide a family oriented, happy, healthy, enthusiastic atmosphere to run and socialize while supporting our community and charitable organizations. We use our passion for running to build friendships, provide encouragement, and improve ourselves with no regard to age, cultural differences, gender, pace or experience. Our goal is to learn and grow through our shared experience, and to leave no runner behind.


Our Office

Our office is located in Racine, WI on the beautiful shore of Lake Michigan. We utilize Gateteway Technical College’s Business Resource Center. This facility offers classroom style training, conference rooms and ammenities. 


Why 5Kevents?


5Kevents.org provides race directors  the most complete and dedicated run/walk event platform in the industry! As the very first of its kind, we are committed to creating and building an elite team of race directors.

Our commitment to the growth of our members and our focus on helping local charities will be unsurpassed. Membership with 5Kevents.org® not only provides you an opportunity to fine-tune your existing events, it offers you exclusive & protected territories to duplicate our unique and trademarked events along with online tools, race resources, ongoing guidance and counsel.