Be Kind Virtually 5K

Sat June 20 - Sat June 27 Jamestown, NY 14701 US Directions
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Jamestown, NY US 14701

Be Kind 5 K
The Be Kind 5 K fun run/walk endows a scholarship fund created at WCA Foundation in Rosie Billquist’s memory.  The name of the race comes from the quote Rosie painted on a bench she created for patients to use outside UPMC Chautauqua  where she worked.  It reads:  “In a world where you can be anything, be kind.”  Rosie was a joyful, kind-hearted individual who loved to run and to help others.  Thank you for doing the same by supporting this event.

In these uncertain times, we wanted to make sure to keep everyone safe and healthy! And, with that being said, we are changing this event to a virtual event. We hope to make this as interactive and fun as possible-just like Rosie would have wanted!

How it works: Simply walk or run a 5k (minimum) any day, anywhere, WHILE PRACTICING SOCIAL DISTANCING in a location of your choosing and you will have completed the race. It can be on a treadmill, elliptical, on your favorite road, or a trail. The point is to be active to improve our own mental and physical health while helping those in need.The top male and female finisher will be able to make a donation in their name to a COVID-19 impacted charity of their choosing. All remaining proceeds will be donated to WCA Foundation Rosie Billquist Fund. You can submit your results through the link below however reporting is completely optional. In order for your results to be considered for the donation and placing, please be sure to include the link to your fitness app whether (Nike Run Club, MapMyRun, Strava, etc).

Feel free to post pics of your walks/runs, your treadmill walking/running and taking your pet outside for a walk. 

Let's all come together and make this a successful, fun event!



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Be Kind Sponsor
Smile Sponsor
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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 Be Kind Virtually 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
Paper Registration

If you would like to use the paper registration, please download and print out. Thank you. 


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