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

Thu October 1 - Sat October 31, 2020 Asbury Park, NJ 07712 US Directions
Live (in-person) Race FAQs

What is RaceJoy GPS run tracking? 

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 Live 5K in Asbury Park on 10/24, RaceJoy can track your progress along our boardwalk map, provide instructional audio cues along with JSRM facts, 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 can I join you LIVE in person? 

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.  If you register for our virtual event, or the Mission to Mission Challenge, please DO NOT join us in person on race day. We wish this situation was different, but need to plan for proper social distancing and crowd control to keep everyone safe. 

Can I register for the race THE DAY OF? 

No, unfortunately we are not able to accept in person registration this year. Please pre-register to ensure your spot at this live event.  Registration closes at 12noon on Wednesday October 21! To guarantee your shirt for pick up on event day, please register before October 17!

What happens if the government changes GATHERING LIMITS?

With the possibility of regulations reducing the number of people we are allowed to have, we will convert your registration to a virtual registration. If numbers need to be reduced, we will do so on a first come first serve basis - those who register last, will be converted to virtual first. 

How can my FAMILY & FRIENDS watch me cross the finish line?

To eliminate crowding and as an added safety precaution, we will be live streaming our finish line so your family and friends (both near and far!) can watch you finish the race! This live stream will be on Facebook LIVE in our Facebook Event. Your fans can also download the RaceJoy app, track your progress, and send you cheers.

Are TIMES verified and will RESULTS be posted? 

YES! For this live event, times will be verified. Chip timing for the 5K will be provided by Each participant will receive a race bib with a timing chip attached to the bib. Results will be posted on the website after the race.

Will participants be rewarded based on PERFORMANCE?

Yes!  We will have awards for the following categories: Top 3 Overall Male and Female Runners; Top 3 Male and Female in each 5 year age groups (14 & under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80-84, 85+). To encourage social distancing and as an added safety measure, our awards ceremony will NOT take place on site this year! Medals will be mailed to each winner following the race. 

Will there be any PRIZES?

YES!  In an effort to keep everyone safe this year and avoid crowding, our giveaways will take place online this year, instead of after the event. We will have prize drawings for those registered for the race during “Virtual Week” on our Facebook event (October 24 - 31). Details and winners will be announced in our Facebook event so please 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? 

Tech tees will be available for pick up on the day of the race! Shirts can only be guaranteed for event-day pickup if you register by October 17. 

What should I WEAR? 

Dress in comfortable running attire and proper running shoes! This race will take place on the boardwalk. Don't forget, if you registered for a tech tee, you may want to put that on before the race!

What about SPECTATORS? 

We respectfully request that spectators do not attend the Live Event this year so that we can safely accommodate the greatest amount of runners and walkers while adhering to state gathering limitations. We consider our event site the boardwalk and ramps between APYC/Langosta Lounge (just South of 3rd Ave.) and the 1st Ave. restrooms. If a non-registrant does accompany a registrant to Asbury Park on event day, we ask that you enjoy the town/beach/boardwalk outside of this area to alleviate congestion. We will be sharing a Live Broadcast of our Kick-Off Ceremony on Facebook at 8:15 am so that spectators, virtual and challenge participants, and even registered runners and walkers can safely watch and join us from anywhere. We will also be live streaming the finish line on Facebook so you can watch your runner or walker's big finish from your car, across town, or even another state! In addition, we will be utilizing RaceJoy, a GPS run-tracking app, that will allow for spectators to follow their 5K runner’s progress from anywhere. You can even send your runner cheers!

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