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North Palm Beach Recreation Virtual LINKS 5K ~ The Ghost Run
North Palm Beach Recreation is excited to share that we will continue to host our annual 5K race. However, following in the direction other races have taken to keep you safe, we offer the Virtual LINKS 5K ~ The Ghost Run. This is an excellent opportunity if you are a beginner, seasoned pro or just looking to join a fun activity. Get out of the house and have some fun while keeping socially distant and safe. Lace up the sneaks to run (or walk) 3.1 miles along your favorite path, in your neighborhood or even on a treadmill at home. Check below for all the necessary details. Please contact if you have a question not addressed below at at 561-841-3386 (Bill, Becky or Stephanie).
Race Registration Period: Monday, August 24th through Sunday, October 18th.
When: Complete your 5K any time between October 25th - November 7th.
Where: Your 5K can be completed anywhere; Your neighborhood, your favorite running trail or even on a treadmill.
How: Track your completed run/walk and submit your results to receive your finisher medal!
Tracking your Run: Free android apps: Strava Running, Adidas Running, Pacer, Mapmyrun;
Free iPhone apps: Runkeeper, Mapmyrun, Endomondo.
Let's See it!
Send your photos to firstname.lastname@example.org. We want to see who ran in ghost, superhero or any other type of fun themed costumes! You can also post to Facebook, Instagram and Twitter using the #Links5k2020 so we can find you.
Finisher medals go out to all who tracked their run/walk and submitted results.
Your medal will be mailed to you (domestic only) or you can pick it up starting November 9th at Anchorage Park in North Palm Beach (603 Anchorage Dr. NPB 33408). Please wear a mask and observe social distancing when picking up your medal.
Frequently Asked Questions:
What is a Virtual 5K and how does it work? A virtual 5K is a race that can be completed from anywhere. Run, walk, jog or treadmill to complete the distance on your own time. Track your run and submit your results to receive your finisher medal!
What is the distance of a 5K? 3.1 miles.
Can I walk? Yes! You can walk, jog or run at your own pace.
Where will the race be held? Anywhere that works for you! Most importantly is health and safety so we recommend running on safe smooth surfaces. Always be careful of traffic and follow social distancing guidelines.
Is there a race packet? There is no race packet to pick up
How do I track my timing and completion? There are many free apps that you can use to track your "race." Check out your phone’s app store to find an option that works for you. Still not sure? Here are some articles you may find helpful:
Runner's World "The Best Running Apps to Take on Your Workout"
Tom's Guide to the "Best running apps for 2020"
Do I need to complete the entire race in one try? While this distance is typically a goal accomplished in one attempt, we understand the possibility of it being too challenging so will not fault you for a tracked race with multiple walks. We encourage you to challenge yourself, knowing the point is to get up, get moving and have fun!
How do I post my results? Results are accepted on the honor system. Your results can be submitted through the results tab on this page, text or email. For more information, view RunSignup's guide on how to submit virtual results.
Will there be prizes for placing in the race? No; This race is not intended as a competition. All registered participants (within the United States) who have completed the 5K and submitted their results will receive a finisher medal. While race times will be tracked, we will not provide placement prizes.
How do I receive my medal? There are two options for receiving medals: pickup in person or shipped to your address. You will be prompted to make a selection upon registration. If you elect to have a medal shipped (domestic shipping only), you will be asked for your shipping address and no further action is needed. Medals will be shipped after the end of the race period. If you elect to pick up your medal in person, you will be able to do so at Anchorage Park (603 Anchorage Drive, NPB 33408). Dates for pickup availability to be announced.
Can I participate even if I do not live in North Palm Beach? Yes. This race is open to all participants nationwide!
I see that the race goes on for multiple days. Do I have to complete each day? No; Only complete/submit the 5K distance once. Multiple days allows you to choose a time that works best for your schedule!
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