Registration is open for the second annual Fish Out of Water Virtual 5K! From June 7-13, 2021, we're encouraging ocean enthusiasts everywhere to get moving in the name of conservation. You can choose to run, walk, hike, bike, or even swim, completing the 5K (3.1 miles) in one day or throughout the week. No matter how you participate, it’s a great way to get active in your community while making your miles count. Last year, nearly 500 people joined in our first ever 5K, and we're planning for an even bigger event this year. If you haven't already registered, click here to sign up today!

Here's what's new about the Fish Out of Water 5K for 2021:

Fish Shoals: This year, we are encouraging friends, families, co-workers, and dive buddies to participate in the 5K together by forming their very own Fish Shoal Fish Shoal. All you have to do is create a fun name for your group, and designate a Shoal Captain to submit your information on our website. Don't forget that each member of your Shoal still needs to register for the race here.

5K Swag: When you register, you’ll have the option to choose from two different packages:

  • Starting Line Package: Includes limited edition shirt, finishers' medal, and personalized race bib. $35 through April 30, then $45
  • Finish Line Package: Includes limited edition shirt, finishers' medial, personalized race bib, retro fanny pack, and sticker set. $55 through April 30, then $65

Registration is open until May 28. Supplies are limited, so early registration is highly encouraged.

You can share your 5K photos to participate in the 2021 giveaway! Anyone who shares a photo of themselves in their race gear on social media with at least one of the hashtags: #REEFRace or #FishOutOfWater5K will be entered to win a basket of REEF goodies. You can also enter the giveaway by emailing your photo to

The 2021 Fish Out of Water Virtual 5K coincides with World Oceans Day on June 8. This is a day dedicated to protecting and restoring our blue planet. Proceeds from your Fish Out of Water Virtual 5K registration will support REEF’s Oceans for All Fund. The Oceans for All Fund provides support for individuals who have had limited opportunities to learn about, experience, and explore the ocean through REEF's programs. By participating in the race, you're making a difference in the lives of individuals and the health of the oceans.