Events

5K Run/Walk

$30 7:30AM EST Registration ends February 5, 2021 at 11:59pm EST

Virtual 5K

$30 Registration ends February 5, 2021 at 11:59pm EST
Race Website

Additional race information can be found at http://www.flcpsstrides5k.com/.

Place
Florida Southwestern State College | 8099 College Parkway, Fort Myers, FL 33919
Description
The 5K course includes a shaded tour of Florida SouthWestern State College's beautiful campus. Serious runners will appreciate the race bibs with chips ensuring an accurate race time. This race will be put on by the Fort Myers Track Club. You can also run for the fun of it, stroll with family and friends, or bring your kids out to the kids' dash. Proceeds from the 5K support the Take Stock in Children Scholarship Program. Take Stock in Children Lee County is a mentoring and incentive program that provides doorways to success for deserving low-income students of Lee County. Proceeds from the 5K support the Take Stock in Children Scholarship Program. With the support of donors like you, over 800 Lee County Children have earned a life-changing scholarship. 
 
VIRTUAL 5K OPTION
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, a virtual 5K option has been added to this year's event for runners & walkers concerned with (or at risk) participating in an in-person event.
 
Live Phone Tracking, GPS Progress Alerts and Cheers! We are providing you with RaceJoy as part of the official virtual race experience for the Strides for Education Virtual 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!
 
Covid-19 Race Guidelines (in-Person Event)
There will be no NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION!
 
Race officials encourage participants to pick-up race bib and packets at one of the THREE PRE-RACE PACKET PICK-UP dates & locations. If you are unable to attend one of the provided packet pick-ups, please consider having someone else pick-up your packet.
 
  • 2/3/2021 (Wednesday), 12-6PM @ Foundation for LCPS, 2266 Second St, Fort Myers
  • 2/4/2021 (Thursday), 12-6PM @ Foundation for LCPS, 2266 Second St, Fort Myers
  • 2/5/2021 (Friday), 12-6PM @  Foundation for LCPS, 2266 Second St, Fort Myers
  • PACKET/BIB PICK-UP ONLY (NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION):
    2/6/2021 (Race Day) 6:30AM, @ FSW State College, 8099 College Pkwy, Fort Myers, FL

High risk individuals or anyone hesitant to participate in the "In-Person" group event are encouraged to register for Virtual 5K.

Participants are encouraged to bring their own means of hydration for the course. However, water will be provided on course and post race.

Portable toilets and hand-wash stations will be available pre & post race.

Masks are required Pre & Post race at all times and participants/volunteers are required to follow social distancing guidelines. Spectators/Non-Participants are required to wear masks at all times and follow social distancing guidelines.

Race Start: The start will be are rolling or time trial start.  The start will be marked at 6ft intervals where participants line-up.  As runners/walkers cross the start, the next set of runners occupies the next available marks (see diagram).

Packet Pick-Up & Registration (NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION)
2/3/2021 (Wednesday), 12-6PM @ Foundation for LCPS, 2266 Second St, Fort Myers
 
2/4/2021 (Thursday), 12-6PM @ Foundation for LCPS, 2266 Second St, Fort Myers
 
2/5/2021 (Friday), 12-6PM @ Foundation for LCPS, 2266 Second St, Fort Myers
 
PACKET/BIB PICK-UP ONLY (NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION):
2/6/2021 (Race Day) 6:30AM, @ FSW State College, 8099 College Pkwy, Fort Myers, FL
Teacher Discounts

Teacher discounts will be applied prior to check-out during the registration process.

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 Strides for Education 5K 2021.

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
RaceJoy Hints for Virtual 5K Participants

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.

TAKE A TOUR of RACEJOY

Awards (In-person event ONLY)

There will NO AWARDS CEREMONY RACE DAY.  QR codes will be available onsite for participants to check LIVE results via phone. Awards may be picked up Starting Monday, February 8, 2021 at the Foundation for Lee County Schools office (2266 Second St, Fort Myers) between 8am-4:30pm. 

Male & Female: Overall, Masters & Grand Master

Age Group Awards (M & F - 3 Deep): 1-9, 10-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-99

Sponsors
Become a Sponsor

Supporting the 5k gives your business the opportunity to support the Take Stock in Children program that is administered locally by The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools, which provides a unique opportunity for deserving low-income youth to escape the cycle of poverty through education. Students are selected between the 6th and 9th grades and must meet our low-income and at-risk guidelines. If chosen, the students along with their parents sign a contract agreeing to maintain good behavior, remain crime and drug free, maintaining a 2.5 GPA or higher, and meet with a mentor regularly.  If the students adhere to these requirements while in the Take Stock in Children program, they will be awarded a four-year college tuition scholarship upon high school graduation.

Contact: Brittany@leeschoolfoundation.org, for more information. 

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Race Contact Info

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Florida Southwestern State College | 8099 College Parkway, Fort Myers, FL 33919

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