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Nearly Naked 5KTM

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About Us

Image description  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. As people began to join our association they became much better in their careers, their profitability increased and their event portfolios started to build rapidly. As our member’s businesses began to flourish, we discovered the need for  formal and ongoing training programs for our Race Directors and Timing Companies. Shortly after that, we formed 5Kevents University (5KU). Our training fulfills a need in the industry that allows new and existing business to expand in this industry. We are an Association, 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 association and who pay monthly dues for our ongoing support.


We coach and assist Race Directors, Timing Companies, Event Planners and Non-profits refine their existing events so that they are more profitable. Our clients 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 licensee of Our Licensee’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!

Race directing involves managing a number of different facets of the event as well as providing the best possible experience for the athletes. 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 LICENSEES 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 brands.  You are not required to become a licensee after your training, it is completely optional and you are free to build your business completely independent from

5K® provides a unique support network system for our Licensees. 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

Tristin Erickson

Founders of®