Challenge the vice president in the Foundation Virtual 5K

Oct. 10, 2021

Did you know that there is an average of 6,250 steps in a 5K run? Can you guess how many steps Wayne Walley, ARA vice president of publishing, averages per day at The ARA Show™? Participate in the first-ever ARA Foundation virtual 5K and compete against Wayne for the chance to win prizes while supporting the ARA Foundation.

Up to the challenge? Participants will log their steps on Tuesday, Oct. 19 and report their final tally to Wayne at the ARA Resource Center on Wednesday between 9 and 10 a.m. Screen shots from the app also will be accepted by email if you cannot attend in person on Wednesday. Wayne will personally contribute $25 in the name of the first 20 people who prove they exceeded him in steps. If you accept the challenge and don’t exceed the number of steps that Wayne logs, challengers agree to pledge an additional $25 to The ARA Foundation. Watch for a personal invitation coming from Wayne with more information and instructions for the competition.

For the $35 registration fee, participants will not only be supporting the ARA Foundation programs but also will receive an original dri-fit race shirt, medal, gifts from sponsors as well as the chance to win additional prizes.

The mission of the ARA Foundation is to provide opportunities for the equipment and event rental industry and the communities that they serve. Through your participation, you help:

  • Aid underserved areas across the country with community improvement projects
  • Offer more than $123,000 in scholarships to industry applicants for the 2022-2023 year
  • Support employee development by offering funds to offset the costs of continuing education
  • Provide business and employee assistance to those affected by natural disasters

The ARA Foundation virtual 5K can be completed any time between Oct. 17-31, in the comfort of your own neighborhood or at The ARA Show. Register today

If you don’t want to participate in the 5K, but want to support the ARA Foundation, you can check out available items up for bid as part of the online auction which runs from Oct. 14-25. Visit to learn more. Direct donations to the Foundation also can be made on this same page.

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