the most massively useful 5k

“A towel, it says, is about the most massively useful thing an interstellar hitchhiker can have.”


Fandom Running Club is excited to present the newest event in the Fanatic series:

the most massively useful 5k!

Emerging from the warped and wonderful mind of Douglas Adams, the stories surrounding the Hitchhiker’s Guide grew from radio show, to book, to television series, to motion picture and global fan phenomenon. So DON’T PANIC…we were never going to leave it out of our library of fandom fitness inspirations!

Your registration for the event includes this hoopy frood of a 3″ medal featuring the most adorable android to ever be rejected by the Sirius Cybernetics Corporation. The back carries ‘The Answer’ that we’ve come to know so well….if we only knew the actual question!

As with every FRC medal, there’s also the beautiful custom sublimated ribbon and the always popular personalized digital bib.

You’re doing something great for yourself and for a great cause.

The Fandom Running Club designates a past Fanthropy™️ charity partner to be the recipient of a percentage of the proceeds from all our virtual fitness event registrations.

To learn about our current spotlight charity partner, see the Charity Partner page.

“So long and thanks for all the fish.”


Originally misinterpreted as a surprisingly sophisticated attempt to do a double-backwards-somersault through a hoop whilst whistling the ‘Star Spangled Banner’, this phrase is not only the last message from dolphins to humanity, it’s the inspiration for this event’s shirt!

Available in multiple fabrics and styles from tees, to tanks, to v-necks, to long-sleeve ringers, proceeds go to support our fantastic non-profit charity partners!

“‘This must be Thursday,’ said Arthur to himself, sinking low over his beer. ‘I never could get the hang of Thursdays.'”


This is a ‘virtual’ fitness event, so you can complete your five kilometer distance wherever, however and whenever you want! Where? Do it around your neighborhood, in the gym, on the treadmill, or through the corridors of a Vogon Constructor Fleet ship. How? Walk, run, skip, roll, row, or wander. When? Do it on a Thursday night (sorry, Arthur), a Monday morning, or a Saturday afternoon. It’s all up to you.

Medals are scheduled to arrive from our manufacturer by early July, and ship in the week following. And remember that you don’t have to use any special apps to track or report your progress; the medals will ship out on the honor system. Just go be awesome!

Interested in getting motivated by other fandoms like classic movies, television series, gaming, and more? Check out all the FRC events in The FRC Bazaar and register for your favorites!

For more information about the Fandom Running Club (and to just geek out about your favorite things), join our community on Facebook, the FRC Fan Domain. If you’re not on Facebook, just check out the FAQ!

Thumbs (or Electronic Sub-Etha Signaling Devices) up…it’s time to go!