Jersey Shore Rescue Mission 5K Race, Family Walk, & Virtual Challenges

Thu October 1 - Sat October 31, 2020 Asbury Park, NJ 07712 US Directions
Virtual Race FAQs

WHEN should I run this?

You can run this ANYTIME you desire during the Race Week - October 24 - 31, 2020. 

WHERE should I run this?

This is 100% your choice!  You can run on your treadmill at home, or run around your neighborhood.  If you choose to run outdoors, please take every precaution ordered for your area of the country.  To ensure we are able to plan for a SAFE LIVE event, you will only be able to join us in person, LIVE, on race day, October 24, 2020, if you register for one of the “live” events.

HOW should I run this?

Run or walk any way that works for you! Need to break it up into a few sessions - then do that! Want to run a few times over the weekend - you can do that too and post your best result! We’ve added an exciting new feature! RaceJoy is an engaging GPS run tracking app and is now activated for both the Live 5K in Asbury Park as well as for the Virtual 5K with RaceJoy Anywhere! This feature is free to you and will enhance your 5K experience. Download the app to your smartphone, set-up your account, and then activate the tracking when you are ready to run or walk your 5K. For the Virtual 5K, RaceJoy Anywhere can track your distance and captures and submits your finish time at 3.1 miles, provide informational audio cues, give you progress alerts at each mile, and allow spectators to track your progress and send you cheers. Scroll down and open the PDF for more details.

How do I get my DIGITAL BIB?

Participants in live fitness events wear bib #s during the event. We hope you will print yours and wear it on your virtual 5K run or walk.  It’s one extra way for us all to be connected through our shared virtual experience! Click here for instructions.

How do I report my TIME?

You can use RaceJoy, a GPS run tracking app, which will automatically track your distance and capture your 5K time (see PDF below for more details), run/walk with your favorite fitness tracker, or use your treadmill and report your finish time manually. You can share your time or just share that you completed the 5K. Results can be submitted any time between October 24 - 31, 2020. Click here for instructions!

Are TIMES verified?

No. For this virtual fun event, times reported are on the honor system. If you don’t want to report your time, you can just report that you completed the 5K! RaceJoy Anywhere times are reported but not considered official. If you are looking for a verified time, please register for our LIVE event! 

WILL RESULTS be posted?

Yes! Results will be on the results page of the website. Click here!

Will participants be rewarded based on PERFORMANCE?

No, because participants are running in different locations, times, etc. we will not have any awards this year. 

Will there be any PRIZES?

YES!  We will have prize drawings for those registered for the race! Details and winners will be announced in our Facebook Event! Make sure you RSVP as "Going" to the Facebook event so you don't miss any of the fun! 

HOW will I get my TECH TEE? 

All tees will be mailed to registrants of our virtual events. Please ensure the address you register with is your shipping address! If you register for one of our virtual events that includes a t-shirt by October 15, you should receive your shirt prior to the event kick off on October 24. USPS delivery times can not be guaranteed, but you should receive your shirt in time to wear for event week.  For registrations after October 15, we will attempt to have your shirt available prior to race weekend, but cannot guarantee this. 

Click the icon below to download the attached PDF.

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