RUNGRL B’Day Virtual 5K Takes Place April 28

“One time for the Birthday Bih!”

April is RUNGRL’s birthday month and we’re celebrating the best way we know how—through miles with all of you! We've partnered with Gixo, a dope fitness app that offers fun, live workouts for every fitness level, to bring you our first-ever Virtual 5K on Sunday, April 28 at 9 am EST!

The RUNGRL B’Day Virtual 5K is a virtual meetup, but these miles are REAL.

What that means is the race will take place in the Gixo app, and you can join us from anywhere: your local neighborhood running route, the park, a nearby school track or even your gym’s treadmill. You’ll get to see your results as you run and get encouraged by fellow RUNGRLs along the way. You can share your results with the community when you’re done.

Here's how to sign up for the RUNGRL B’Day Virtual 5K in the Gixo app:

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  • Go to the App Store or Google Play on your phone and download Gixo.

  • Open the app and register for an account using Facebook, Google, or your preferred email.

  • When you get to the pricing page, click on the event code and enter “RUNGRL5K” for access.

  • You'll be prompted to sign up for the FREE virtual 5K on Sun, April 28 at 9 am EST.

  • If for some reason that doesn't work for you, try this link from your phone after downloading the app: or search RUNGRL from the home screen.

  • Click “Sign Up” and log in to join us on April 28 at least five minutes before start time so you’re ready to go at 9 a.m.

In addition to the 5K, RUNGRLs will get to enjoy a one-week free membership in the app, thanks to Gixo! Use code RUNGRL5K to try this fun, convenient way to get in your workouts anywhere.

We hope you’ll join us and Gixo on April 28 for this virtual meetup. We want to celebrate our first birthday with our RUNGRLs! A year of miles, a year of community and a year of love.

Lace up. Let’s GO!

About Gixo

Gixo is a fitness app that offers fun, live workouts for every fitness level. Gixo’s mission is to make great, live workouts accessible to everyone. The mobile app offers up to 19 hours of live fitness classes daily, plus hundreds more on demand. The experience is a hybrid of a live studio workout and a workout video, with the engagement and community of a trainer-led live class combined with the convenience of a digital workout. People can work out from home, the office, their neighborhood, or the great outdoors, essentially turning phones into virtual gyms.


Established in 2017, RUNGRL is a digital media and event platform for Black women that uses running as a vehicle to impact wellness in our community. By thoughtfully curating content and events that share our voices and our stories, we are changing the existing narrative on what it means to be a runner.