an education that engages students with culture & community


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The FACTS 5K serves as a fundraiser for the Folk Arts-Cultural Treasures Charter School.

FACTS believes in promoting the cultural, physical and social health of our students and our surrounding community.

We are excited to return to an in-person event for the 2022 FACTS 5K! 
October  15, 2022 @ 8:30am at FDR Park. 

FACTS 5K is our biggest annual fundraising event. Funds raised by the 5K support special activities, programs, and equipment that make FACTS unique. For example:

  • Purchase new Lion heads that will help mark important celebrations such as Lunar New Year and Promotion Day.
  • Support our environmental education program where students experience the wonder and joys of nature in the Inch by Inch garden  
  • Bring African American storytellers to share their stories and cultural traditions with our students
  • Expand our library of books that celebrate, affirm, and teach histories and experiences of people of color, immigrants/refugees, LGBTQ+ people, people with disabilities and other groups that are too often underrepresented

We held our 2021 FACTS 5K virtually due to the on-going pandemic! Enjoy the photo and video submissions!

HOW TO PARTICIPATE: Registration for the 2022 FACTS 5K will be open by August 1, 2022.


Why create a team?

Building a fundraising team is the most fun and effective way of increasing the impact of your participation in the 5K. There are team prizes!


Sponsorship Opportunities – Become a FACTS 5K 2022 Sponsor!


Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: When and where can I pick up my FACTS 5K t-shirt and virtual zoom link information?

A: There will be packet pick up in advance at the Folk Arts Cultural Treasures Charter School at 1023 Callowhill Street. Packets may be picked up in person at FACT Charter School. Check back for exact times and dates. FACTS student and family packets will be distributed and sent home with students the week before the race.

Q: Where do I walk/run/exercise?

A: Between October 13th and 17th go running, walking, or get your body moving in a way that is fun for you in a park, your neighborhood or even your house. You choose! We encourage you to take pictures and send them to us so we can include them in the virtual celebration on October 23rd.

Q: Do I have to attend the race to register and/or donate?

A: No. We would love to have as many people as possible show up for our in-person event but it is not required in order to support FACTS.

Q: Are paper registration forms available? 

A: Yes. Paper registration forms will be made available for FACTS families and students in early September, however, we strongly encourage on-line registration. On-line registration is required for those creating teams.