Big Pumpkin 5K

Thu October 1 - Mon November 2 Roswell, GA 30075 US Directions RaceJoy Ready
Race Website

Additional race information can be found at

575 Riverside Rd
Roswell, GA US 30075

The Cottage School is pleased to present
The Big Pumpkin Virtually Real 5k Run 2020!

What have we learned from 2020? 
• The world CAN stop on a dime.
• The meaning of quarantine.
• Masks are a fashion statement.
• Online shopping skills are a must.
• How to mute yourself in an online meeting.
• And almost everything can be done virtually!

In these crazy times you have seen many virtual races but this 5K is NOT your typical virtual race ... this race is VIRTUALLY REAL!!  

How does it work?
1. Participants run the SAME course any time October 1st -31st 2020. UPDATE- Due to flooding participants can any course of their choosing but must use the Race Joy timing phone application
2. By using the RaceJoy smartphone application your time is automatically submitted to our results page.
3. True elapsed times are recorded through the RaceJoy app and allows us to have official run results with Overall and Age Group winners and awards.
4. Participants can run and submit results as many times as they want between October 1st and October 31st.  This will allow participants to improve their times so that their best time will count toward the final results.

Where does it happen? 
(((( UPDATE - Due to Riverside Park Flooding runners can run any 5k course of their choosing but must use the Race Joy smartphone application to time and submit))))For 2020 the course has been moved to a favorite running location at Riverside Park in Roswell.  This beautiful park run with pet, stroller and bike friendly paths along the river is fun for the whole family. RaceJoy app gives you directional cues along the way. There are bathrooms and a water fountain a little after the 1 mile mark. This virtually real race will give you the opportunity to race the familiar courses you train on and you can see how you stack up to the 1000s that run these courses weekly.
Can’t make it to Roswell, you can still participate.  Register as a "GHOST RUNNER", chart your favorite 5k course and submit your time for an unofficial results category. More details to follow.

RaceJoy Official Results AWARDS
• Overall Male
• Overall Female
• 1st 2nd 3rd place for each age group
• Largest team
• Team that raises the most donations
*** Participants must use the RaceJoy smartphone application to be included in official race results and eligible for awards *** 
Unofficial Race Results: TBD


When??  Now!
• Right now, register to participate
• Down load the app 
• Get ready to kick off October 1 
Anyone can register and participate during the month of October.

◊Race packets, awards and Big Pumpkin Virtually Real 5k t-shirts will be ready for a post event pick up date.  (two options available)
Option One: Pick up at The Cottage School: Friday November 13
o 700 Grimes Bridge Road, Roswell 30076
Option 2: Pick up at CrossFit North Fulton: Saturday November 14



Race Contact Info

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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 Big Pumpkin 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

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