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National Get Up Day -

By Figure Skating, 02/01/21, 12:45AM CST


On Monday, February 1, 2021, U.S. Figure Skating will invite people from around the United States to participate in the fifth annual National Get Up® Day presented by Guaranteed Rate. The day will be a celebration of those who embody the Get Up® spirit. On this day, people are encouraged to share their stories at, by using #WeGetUp or by contacting their local media outlet with their story, or the story of a friend or loved one, or an organization that is doing inspiring Get Up® work in their community.

Guaranteed Rate, one of the largest retail mortgage lenders in the United States, will also present the 2021 Get Up Virtual 5K, a nationwide celebration of strength and resilience and can be completed on or off the ice.  Rather than racing against a clock or competing for the fastest time, participants are encouraged to complete the 5K in honor of someone or something that helped them through a personal Get Up moment. In honor of the 60th anniversary of the Sabena Flight 548 flight crash that took the lives of the U.S. World Team, all participants will be issued a 1961 race bib and all net proceeds will benefit the Memorial FundRegistration is open through Feb. 26 and the race can be competed anytime during the month of February.

Additionally, Guaranteed Rate also sponsored a feature in each telecast during the 2021 Toyota U.S. Figure Skating Championships that focused on a Get Up story based on U.S. Figure Skating's continued celebration of the Get Up spirit that is intrinsic to the sport.

U.S. Figure Skating will encourage media outlets around the country to share Get Up® moments throughout the day on February 1, whether connected to the sport of figure skating or not, through feature stories, pictures, videos, social media, etc.

February 1 marks the end of National Skating Month (January), when rinks across the country bring communities together to experience the joys and benefits of skating. The first lesson in skating is how to fall down, and more importantly, how to get back up again, a lesson all participants can apply across all aspects of their lives.

This national day of celebration is a legacy of U.S. Figure Skating's Get Up® campaign.

Here is what you can do to participate in National Get Up Day:

Share with your friends and family
Spread the word to your friends, family and social media followers and encourage them to join the movement in support of National Get Up Day.

Share your Get Up stories on February 1, 2021 and use #WeGetUp
Share your Get Up story, the story of a friend or of an organization that you feel is doing inspiring Get Up work in your community and join the movement at, by using #WeGetUp.

Register for the 2021 Get Up Virtual 5K presented by Guaranteed Rate
Registration is open through Feb. 26 and the race can be competed anytime during the month of February. Participants can skate, walk, run or complete a 5K in any way they chose. Net proceeds will benefit the Memorial Fund.

Nominate someone to be a Get Up Champion (Feb. 1-28)
All U.S. figure Skating members may nominate themselves or a fellow skater/club member to receive a Get Up Champions awards. All nominees will receive a personalized award and eight will be selected to serve as a Get Up Ambassador for the campaign.

For more information on National Get Up Day, visit