Sat January 23, 2021
RaceJoy Ready
Run anywhere! Run your favorite path, trail, your neighborhood or on a treadmill. Encourage your friends and family to sign-up and compete for a top time or simply enjoy an invigorating 3.1-mile walk.

The Kiwanis BUG Chase 5K Run is a race to benefit the Bring up Grades programs in local Lee County elementary schools and other Fort Myers Metro-McGregor Kiwanis club sponsored children’s projects. Kiwanis Bring up Grades, or ‘BUG’, is a program designed to provide recognition to students who raise their grades to an acceptable range and maintain or continue to raise them from one grading period to the next. Schools currently supported by the club’s BUG program are Littleton Elementary, Rayma C. Page Elementary and Orangewood Elementary.

The Fort Myers Metro-McGregor Kiwanis Club also supports the following sponsored leadership programs: Aktion Club at LARC, Circle K International (CKI) at Florida Gulf Coast University, Key Club at FSW Collegiate High, Builders Club at Cypress Lake Middle and K-Kids at Littleton Elementary. The club built multi-sensory rooms at Tropic Isles Elementary, NFM Academy for the Arts, Heights Elementary and Rayma C. Page Elementary. We supply every fourth grader at the following schools with a world atlas: Rayma C. Page Elementary, Heights Elementary, Orangewood Elementary and Littleton Elementary. The club built and supports a reading oasis and reading mentoring program at Orangewood Elementary. 

The Fort Myers Metro-McGregor Kiwanis club also supports many other organizations including the SWFL MS Support Group, Pine Manor Improvement Assn., March of Dimes, The Salvation Army, Ronald McDonald House, Johns Hopkins All Children’s Outpatient Care, Early Learning Coalition, Children’s Advocacy Center, Healthy Start SWFL, United Way, Lee, Hendry, Glades & Okeechobee and more! 

To learn more about our projects, please visit our website ( or Facebook page. 

We are happy to offer both adult AND youth registration options for our race. 

Thank you for supporting the race and in-turn our projects in the community! 

RaceJoy Submission of Results

Due to insurance requirements, all participants must utilize RaceJoy when participating in the virtual run. If you would like to adjust your time due to discrepancy in GPS tracking time, please CONTACT THE RACE.


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 Metro-McGregor Kiwanis BUG Chase 5K.

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.


  • 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
RaceJoy Hints

RaceJoy is a great way to track yourself or others and receive or send cheers.  Times may be submitted via RaceJoy upon completion of your event. However, if you are concerned about the accuracy of your time, please wear a GPS watched or keep your time on your measured 3.1 mile course. Race organizers can correct time discrepancies, just contact via the "Questions" button on this page.

You must move a distance: RaceJoy will not work when using a treadmill. Participants using a treadmill to complete their distance must enter results manually. 

Do NOT use Wi-Fi: You may receive a prompt saying Wi-Fi will improve your location services. Disregard this prompt, and make sure to use your cellular service provider when you turn your tracking on. 
No Guarantee: RaceJoy is bringing together multiple technologies to deliver advanced tracking and interactive experiences during the race. There are many variables that affect RaceJoy's ability to function properly and there is no guarantee RaceJoy will function for a given user. Factors that may affect RaceJoy include older phone models, improper phone set up, weak cell signals in a given region and participant's use of Wi-Fi.

packet pick-up
January 16, 2021
United Way
7273 Concourse Dr, Fort Myers, 33908
January 17, 2021
Mills-Price & Associates
12444 Brantley Commons Ct., Fort Myers, 33907
Packet Mailing (non-Lee county residents only)

Packets will be mailed to individuals residing outside of Lee County, FL between January 9-January 30, dependent upon participants' registration date.

Printable Mail-In Application

Click the icon below to download the attached PDF.

What you will receive

The first 200 runners will receive a light blue short sleeve t-shirt in a performance material.

To ensure your sizing, please register by 12/10. 

NEW this year! The first 200 runners will also receive a fun participant medal to celebrate your participation. 

Become a sponsor

Click the icon below to download the attached PDF.

Race Contact Info

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

The Fort Myers Track Club is a non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization and supports many other local organizations with the technical support in producing high-quality races. The FMTC actively participates to help raise nearly $300,000 in funds each year that go to local charities.


Please share your Virtual BUG Chase 5K experience with other participants.  After participant results are uploaded, participants may return to their results page, upload and tag their photos. You can also tag and share your race photos on Instagram #BUGchase.

Race Website

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