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The Barefoot Mailman Experience

Sun December 20, 2020 Dania Beach, FL 33304 US Directions RaceJoy Ready

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Dr. Von D. Mizell-Eula Johnson State Park--OR ANY BEACH OF YOUR CHOOSING!
6503 North Ocean Drive
Dania Beach, FL US 33304


For 2020, The Barefoot Mailman Classic becomes The Barefoot Mailman Experience--a cost-free "virtual" version of the traditional race.  Commemorate the true story of the Barefoot Mailman, who delivered mail on foot along the beach from Palm Beach to Miami from 1885-1892.  Make your own history where the Barefoot Mailman walked, either barefoot or "shod" (in shoes!), running or walking.  For 2020, there is no cost to participate.  Challenge yourself for 5-kilometers on the sand at Dr. Von D. Mizell-Eula Johnson State Park (formerly John U. Lloyd State Park) in Dania Beach, where the actual race takes place, or on the beach of your choice.  Race day remains the Sunday before Christmas, December 20th.  Don't forget to bring the kids and invite your out-of-town family, too!

Register as you would for any race at  On December 20, choose your beach location and time of day, start your watch or RaceJoy* on your phone, and go for it!  To complete the 5-kilometer distance, run in one direction for 2.5 kilometers (1.55 miles), then turn around and finish where you began.  

Enter your results:  Entering your results in RunSignUp is easy.  You may enter manually**, or download the RaceJoy app on your phone and use it during your run to track your time and distance.  RaceJoy will automatically enter results for you!  If you use RaceJoy, family and friends will be able to track you in real time and even send you cheers along the way.  For "The Barefoot Mailman Experience", using RaceJoy is free of charge.

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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 Barefoot Mailman Experience.

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.
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