2022 ACSM Annual Meeting & World Congresses

  • May 31 - June 4, 2022
Virtual Gisolfi 5k logo Gatorade logo

Gisolfi Virtual 5K
Fun Run/Walk/Roll

Virtual Race Dates: May 15 - June 3, 2021


Help show the commitment that ACSM members, certified professionals and friends have to safe and fun physical activity!

The Gisolfi 5K Run/Walk/Roll continues to be one of the most popular and meaningful traditions at the ACSM Annual Meeting. It returns this year for its 21st anniversary! ACSM and Gatorade invite you to participate in the 2021 Virtual Gisolfi 5k Run/Walk/Roll between May 15 and June 3.

The Virtual 5K is a fun and safe way to be active as we deal with the lingering effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Congratulations to all the winners of the 2021 Virtual Gisolfi 5K!  Thanks for making this year’s event a huge success, with 421 finishers from 28 countries!  We hope to reconnect with you with a LIVE in-person Gisolfi 5K in 2022!


Fastest Finisher, Run/Walk – Female

Heather Petrick, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada; 17:28

Fastest Finisher, Run/Walk – Male

Tom Ohlman, Carmel, IN, USA; 16:28

#ACSMGisolfi Photo Sharing Winners!

Amerigo Rossi, Brooklyn, NY, USA

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Deidre Douglas, Altavista, VA, USA  

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2021 Participant Incentives:


U.S. participants
(first 800 verified results)

  • Gisolfi/Gatorade phone accessory armband
  • Gatorade-branded pop socket
  • Gatorade blender bottle

International participants
(first 200 verified results)

Gisolfi 5K Gatorade Giveaways

In addition to rewarding the first 1,000 verified results, ACSM will provide Gatorade gift packages to the fastest male and female finishers for run/walk and roll (wheelchair) divisions. Since you’ll be creating your own courses and racing conditions will vary, these awards are provided in the spirit of fun and fair play – please be honest and respectful.

Gift packages will also be provided to two photo submitters chosen randomly from social media posts using #ACSMGisolfi.

Fastest finishers and photo winner Gatorade prize packages include:

  • Gatorade cooler which includes:
    • G Zero with Protein
    • Protein Powder (Container)
    • Endurance Formula Gel
    • Endurance Chews
    • BOLT 24
  • Gatorade stainless steel bottle
  • Gatorade windbreaker
  • Sideline towel

Results must be uploaded by 5:00 p.m. EDT on Thursday, June 3, 2021; final results will be posted on the ACSM Virtual Annual Meeting website and on www.acsm.org on Friday, June 4.

Download Your Virtual Race Bib!


Gisolfi Bib

How Do I Participate?

The Virtual Gisolfi 5K allows participants to complete the race on their own, any time between Friday, May 15 and Thursday, June 3. You will run, walk or roll your own 5K at your pace  and a time and location of your choosing. Select a safe route in your neighborhood, through parks, on off-road trails or even on a treadmill. Complete the distance, upload your results and share your accomplishments on social media using #ACSMGisolfi. Together, we’ll show the commitment that ACSM members, certified professionals and friends have to safe and fun physical activity!

Follow these steps to complete your Virtual Gisolfi 5K:

Before Your 5K:

    • Decide how you are going to participate (run, walk or roll) and register below
    • Select and map out a 5K route that is safe and will allow you to practice recommended social distancing.
    • Print out the Virtual Gisolfi 5K bib delivered with your confirmation (PRINT YOUR BIB HERE).
    • Share your plans to participate on social media using the hashtag #ACSM2021 and/or #ACSMGisolfi and invite family and friends to join as well. 

Complete your 5K by June 3:

    • Choose a time to complete your 5K.
    • Pin on your paper bib that you printed out
    • Warm up, hydrate and don’t forget your sunscreen.
    • Accurately record the distance and duration of your run by using a smart watch, tracking device or mobile app, such as Garmin, Strava, Apple, FitBit or GoogleFit.
    • Take a screenshot or photo of your watch or app for proof of completion.
    • Take a photo and add to the fun on social media! Share your photos at #ACSMGisolfi so others can celebrate with you!
    • Officially submit your results via the special link provided named "Submit your Virtual Gisolfi 5K results."