Miles For Manufacturing 5K

Miles for Manufacturing 5K Supports Education

Get Ready to Move during this special edition of the Miles for Manufacturing 5K!

The Miles for Manufacturing 5k Run/Walk (M4M) was first run during IMTS 2014. Since that time, the M4M has been held 10 times around the country and has raised more than $95,000! And, since the IMTS tradeshow pays all of the hard costs of producing the M4M, every single dollar of that money has been awarded to schools and programs that prepare students for careers in manufacturing technology.

Runners participating in M4M at IMTS 2018

But, like everything else in our world today, the M4M has to adapt to the conditions. So get started with your planning for a uniquely fun and engaging version: M4M In Your Community! We can’t all gather to run a 5K in Chicago, so let’s get some exercise and have fun wherever we are!

You can still run or walk a 5K if you want to, that’s great! Or maybe you want to ride your bike an equal distance…or pull your kids around the block in a wagon a few times…or walk around your factory each day of the week. The point is to get out and move. Make it fun! Do it alone or Include your coworkers, your family, your classmates. Form a team and see what kind of crazy costume you can come up with! Are you going to complete your route while juggling, wearing a tutu, playing a kazoo - the only limit is your imagination!

We won’t be recording your times but we’d love to hear from you and see pictures and videos of what you or your team did. So check back to this page to see more details in the weeks ahead, as well as how, where and when to upload the images of how you got your groove on in your neighborhood.

And remember, EVERY SINGLE DOLLAR we raise goes to schools and programs that benefit kids interested in manufacturing technology. So check out our sponsors - or become a sponsor yourself! You can call Bill Herman, AMT Director of Sponsorship, for more information on that at 301-996-9910 or

We can’t wait to see how you’ll bring the M4M to life In Your community!

Thank You to Our Sponsors

Photos from 2018

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