Stride for Science 5k

Held in conjunction with SBM's Annual Meeting, the Stride for Science Run/Walk is our annual 5k that takes place on the Thursday evening of the conference. In 2025, SBM will be hosting the first-ever Field Day Frenzy: a new Stride for Science event dedicated to raising crucial funds for the Science Communication Fund and disseminating evidence-based research to our communities. Held at the Hilton San Francisco Union Square, participants will engage in a variety of physical activities, both competitive and non-competitive, suitable for all fitness levels. The event will feature challenges, games, a DJ, and an awards ceremony, ensuring an inclusive and enjoyable experience for all conference attendees.

Since 2022, SBM has raised over $50,000 for science communication through the Stride for Science Run/Walk to increase the public’s access to our members’ research. When you participate in the Stride for Science, you are not only supporting the enhanced communication of scientific ideas but also contributing to the broader positive changes in how science is understood, perceived, and utilized in society. Your small steps lead to significant advancements and improvements in science communication, clinical, and population health.


Creating Impact, One Stride at a Time

  • Allows SBM to help you foster connections with your peers and colleagues through events such as our Annual Meeting and Run/Walk

  • Enables SBM create more opportunities to translate member expertise in to real-world impact

  • Helps members disseminate their research results beyond the traditional behavioral medicine community and stop the spread of health misinformation through resources such as our Sci Comm Toolkit and Healthy Living Articles.

  • Provides funding for the SBM Leading the Narrative Awards

  • Ensures that behavioral medicine professionals are recognized by the medical community, and medical/research organizations are seen as the knowledge brokers of trusted behavior change science.

Learn more about SBM’s Proven Science—Better Health Giving Campaign.

Past Stride for Science Events

Click on any of the Stride for Science logos below to see our past events!


Thank You to our Generous Presenting Sponsor