Strides for Education 5K

Sat February 5, 2022 Directions
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 unable to participate 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!
 
Race Day
Race Start: 7:30AM
Packet Pick-up only (No race day registration): Starting at 6:30AM
Packet Pick-Up & 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.

A QR code for quick registration will be provided at each pre-race packet pick-up. Please BRING YOUR PHONE to register when paying by credit card.
 
2/2/2022 (Wednesday), 12-6PM @ Foundation for LCPS, 2266 Second St, Fort Myers (DIRECTIONS)

2/3/2022 (Thursday), 12-6PM @ Foundation for LCPS, 2266 Second St, Fort Myers

2/4/2022 (Friday), 12-6PM @  Run Florida on McGregor, 13101 McGregor Blvd, Fort Myers (DIRECTIONS)

PACKET/BIB PICK-UP ONLY | *NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION:
2/5/2021 (Race Day) 6:30AM, @ FSW State College, 8099 College Pkwy, Fort Myers, FL
*Registration for the in-person 5K closes at 11:59pm on February 4, 2022.

 

Teacher Discounts

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

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)
QR codes will be available onsite for participants to check LIVE results via phone.
 
OVERALL AWARDS (Top Male & Female) based on GUN TIME:
Overall
Masters
Grand Master
 
AGE GROUP AWARDS 3 DEEP (Male & Female) based on CHIP TIME:
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, 70-74, 75 & Up
Course Map
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. 

Click the icon below to download the attached PDF.

PDF
Race Contact Info

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

Chip timing
This event will be timed with the ChronoTrack Bib Tag Technology by the Fort Myers Track  Club. Your Timing Strip is attached to your race number.  Do not remove this tag, fold or wrinkle your race number. Do not cover your race number (Tag) with a jacket.  Simply pin all four corners to the front of your running shirt.
 

Sanctioned by
Strictly Prohibited

Unregistered participants, unauthorized vehicles, bicycles, roller blades, skates, skateboards, strollers and pets are strictly prohibited.  Baby joggers are allowed but participants must start and remain at the back of the runners/walkers, thereby not interfering (passing, swerving between) with the other participants.

Heat Warning

Temperatures/humidity can be high in South Florida. Participants should drink plenty of fluid (non-alcoholic) for 48 hours prior to, during and upon finishing the race. Beware of heat-injury symptoms (dizziness, no sweating, nausea, cramps, redness, incoherent speech and thoughts). Seek immediate assistance if symptoms occur. Wear loose, light-colored clothing.

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.

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

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