In-Person July 28 -- Virtual July 14-28 Buffalo, NY 14222 US
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In Person 5k Run

$55 Registration ends July 26, 2021 at 11:59pm EDT

Virtual 5k Run

$25 Registration ends July 26, 2021 at 11:59pm EDT
Description

2021 Ronald McDonald House Charities Hybrid 5K Run

Presented by Orville's Home Appliances

 

Help make the 20th Anniversary the biggest and best year yet!

WHAT IS A HYBRID 5K RUN?

You can choose between two different registrations:

Ronald McDonald House Charities 5K (3.1 mile) Virtual Event (July 14 – July 28)

Run, jog, walk anytime, anywhere you choose between July 14 and July 28th! This is your chance to schedule your run around your time and the weather! No need to run in the rain!
Registration is $25.00 (includes Race Packet)

Ronald McDonald House Charities 5K In-Person Certified/Timed Run on Wednesday, July 28th at 6:30pm at Buffalo’s Outer Harbor.

Don’t wait to sign up!  We only have spots for 300 runners on the course!  A wait-list will be maintained when the 300 person limit is reached.  Please review the Wait-list section below.
Registration is $55 (includes Race Packet)

THERE ARE THREE GREAT WAYS TO BE INVOLVED THIS YEAR

1. Participate in the run virtually or IN PERSON!

Use the Signup button on this page to register for either.
 

2.  Ask your friends, relatives and co-workers to sponsor your jog, walk or run! Start a fundraiser on your own or as a team!

Start Your Fundraiser Today!  

 

3.  Whether as a straight donation the race or donating to a fundraiser; Donate TODAY!

Find and Donate to a 5K Fundraiser today!

Follow all the excitement on Facebook! Join our 5K Facebook Group 

Race Packets

Packet Pick Up for Virtual Run Participants Details:

We are offering curbside packet pickup at the House on 780 West Ferry Street the following times:

  • Wednesday, July 14th 4pm-7pm
  • Saturday, July 17th 9am-12pm

All registered virtual runners must pick up their packets one of these two days. Your Race Packet includes: Custom Designed RMHC Run Cap, Virtual 5K Run Custom Designed RMHC Race Bib, Hand Sanitizer and Granola Bar.

Packet Pick Up for  In-Person Runners Details:

We are offering curbside packet pickup at the House on 780 West Ferry Street the following times:

Tuesday, July 27th 12pm-7pm
Wednesday, July 28th 10am-4pm
Your Race Packet includes: Custom Designed RMHC Run Cap, Custom Designed RMHC Long Sleeve Dri-Fit Shirt, Race Bib, Hand Sanitizer and Granola Bar.

Awards

Virtual 5K Run Awards include:

Trophies for Top Overall Male and Top Overall Female

In-person Race Awards include:

Trophies for Top Overall Male and Top Overall Female
Trophies for Top Male and Female Masters (40 - 59)
Trophies for Top Male and Female Seniors (60+)

Course

In-Person 5K

Due to current Covid protocols, the In-person 5K course will be run at the Outer Harbor for 2021 using USATF Course NY19018JJ.  Click the pdf at right to download the Buffalo Outer Harbor Certified Course Map.

  • The race will have 3 start times with runners assigned beforehand to each.
  • Runners within those groups will start 15 seconds apart. 
  • Results will be available online. 
  • Awards will be made available at a later date.
  • No race day registration will be available.
  • Packet pickup/bib pickup will only be available prior to the race.  No Race site pickup.

 

Virtual 5K

Participants will be able to complete the 5K run or walk wherever they want between July 14 and July 28th! You can choose to run or jog in your neighborhood or at a park. If you want to get creative, you could even hike, walk your dog, or use your treadmill to complete the 5K distance of 3.1 miles. If you run before July 28th, you can even choose to run the Certified Course used for the in-person run.

For participants who have done our race in the past, we encourage you to wear your favorite Ronald McDonald House 5K Run Cap, volunteer T-shirt or red and white stripped socks to show your support!

How do I record my time for the Virtual 5K Run/Walk?

There will be 2 options for recording your time:

  1. Use your watch and a pre-measured course and then manually input the times to the web results tool. You are “on your honor” to record your time correctly.
  2. Use the free Race Joy mobile app! You can choose to run the Certified Course map that will be available (same as the in-person race), or use the Run Anywhere feature. Both will prompt you to start and will then automatically record and post your finish at 3.1 miles. Using the Certified Course has the added benefit of prompting you with turn directions and off course warnings.

The Free Race Joy mobile app can be downloaded on your iPhone or Android device.

RaceJoy

Available for Apple and Android devices.

Interactive Race Day Experience with RaceJoy

Live Phone Tracking, GPS Progress Alerts and Cheers!

We are providing you with RaceJoy as part of the official race experience for the Ronald McDonald House 2021 Hybrid 5K Run.

Download the RaceJoy mobile app in advance to ensure proper phone setup. Invite your friends and family to track you and send you cheers!

Some key RaceJoy features include:

GPS Progress Alerts

  • Receive continual progress updates as you complete your goal.

Live GPS Tracking

  • Remote spectators can track your progress live in a map view. You can also track others.

Send-a-Cheer

  • Receive supportive audio cheers from remote friends & family.

Virtual Results (virtual events only)

  • Enter your race-assigned bib number to automatically submit your finish data for real-time scored results.
To use RaceJoy, you must carry your phone and activate tracking on the day you complete your race.
View RaceJoy How-To
Teams

Gather your friends and enter as a team!!!

 

Steps for on-line registration:

1) The team captain registers as the first person on the team and creates a team name.

2) Team members register for the race and join the team by selecting the team name from list of already registered teams.

3) Don’t forget to start your Fundraiser here: 

Race Contact Info

If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.

Race Website

Additional race information can be found at https://rmhcwny.org/5k.

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