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4k Race for the Arts: Virtual Edition

Sun August 9 - Sun August 16


Anywhere!!! Just run safely!!!


The Hancock-French Woods Arts Alliance is a 501(c) 3 not-for-profit public charity that was formed by the French Woods Festival family to provide encouragement for the arts through education and financial support for children and young adults from low income and culturally diverse areas. Our 4k Race for the Arts typically takes place four times each summer on the beautiful Campus of French Woods Festival of the Arts.  The funds raised from this event are specifically designated towards college scholarships to benefit passionate and needy students committed to a career in the arts. We offer these students a hand up rather than a handout. 100% of all donor contributions go directly to pay for college scholarships or visual and performing arts programming for students dedicated to pursuing a career in the Arts.  No dollars are diverted to the administration as all such expenses are paid through a special grant by the French Woods Festival of the Performing Arts Camp.

HFWAA has created a virtual Race for the Arts just for you. It's 2020 summertime and we have some motivation to get you started or to keep you going. We hope you will keep the true character and fashion of the Race for the Arts alive all the while participating from   Earn your swag by completing our Race for the Arts: Virtual Edition Summer Challenges (while following local regulations and CDC guidelines.) In addition, we want to inspire the world to #SavetheArts and run responsibly. 

All registrations include a choice of one Race for the Arts commemorative item: T-shirt, Racerback Tank, or a 'Save the Arts' Face Mask.

4K Race for the Arts: Virtual Edition (Virtual Race Anywhere) - For this virtual event, runners/walkers participate anywhere in the World and will run a 4K (2.4 miles) course of their choosing between Sunday, August 9 and noon on Sunday, August 16 via the RaceJoy app. The run can be done anytime and anyplace using the RaceJoy app on your smartphone to record your time. 

Take a photo or make a social media post, and be sure to tag us on social media wearing your printable bib, by using: 

#RacefortheArts  #SavetheArts 

Swag (t-shirts, tanks, and ‘Save the Arts’ face masks) will be shipped by September 1st.  (US-based Participants) 

Awards :  We will have a Facebook live awards ceremony, on Monday, August, 17 at 6:00 PM on the HFWAA’s Race for the Arts Facebook Page

Results will be automatically tabulated by the following age group categories: 

M/F age 0-10, 11-13, 14-17, 18-29, 30-39, 40-64 and 65 and up

No performance-based age group awards will be given, but everyone who participates will be entered into a raffle for great prizes.
Awards (commemorative medals) will be given to the top 2 male and female overall finishers. Real-time results will let you see how you are faring against other runners via the RaceJoy app and on the Results page. 

HFWAA and the Race for the Arts

Virtual race Contact Info

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


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 4k Race for the Arts: Virtual Edition.

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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