Junebug Jog - Virtual Run

Complete your run anytime between Sept. 21 - Oct. 5
Part of the P3 Challenge!

Junebug Jog - 5k

Part of the P3 Challenge!

Junebug Jog - 1-mile


Everything looks different in 2020, and the Junebug Jog is no exception.  In doing our part to help keep our participants and our community as safe and healthy as possible, we are going virtual for the 31st annual event. 

Here's how it works:

  • Pick your distance (sign up for the 5k or 1-mile)
  • You'll receive an email reminder when the virtual race "starts" on Monday, September 21
  • Run your race on your own terms (you pick the course, the date, the time)
  • Submit your results by email or on this event page ("results" tab)
  • Results must be submitted by Monday, October 5
  • Participants packets will be available for local pick up or mailed out October 26

Here's what you get:

  • 31st Annual Junebug Jog shirt
  • Custom Junebug Jog face mask (first 100 registrants)
  • Personalized virtual bib and finisher's certificate
  • Motivation to get out and move
  • Satisfaction: the only bad run is the one you skip

Running was never cancelled.  The Junebug Jog is still here to help you find motivation to be active, push yourself to a new PR, and/or compete against friends and family. 

Entry Fees:

  • Virtual 5k - $15 (includes shirt)
  • Virtual 1-mile - $15 (includes shirt)

Push, Pedal & Pace:

This event is part of the P3 Challenge.  Complete the Junebug Jog Virtual Run along with the P3 Challenge Cycling and Pushup challenges to unlock a custom P3 Challenge finishers shirt and feel pretty amazing.  Earn bonus points by entering our other Pace event!

Virtual Race Contact Info

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

This community race is made possible by:

The Junebug Jog Virtual 5k and 1-mile Fun Run is presented by Healthways, a Division of William Newton Hospital, the Winfield Recreation Commission, and Winfield Convention & Tourism





What is a virtual run?  Our version of a virtual run is an event that can be run (or walked) on your terms.  You pick the time, the date (within our two week event timeframe), and the course.  As long as you are using recommended safety precautions, you can do your virtual run anywhere – sidewalk, track, trail, treadmill…it all counts.

What’s the course/where should I run?  There is no set course this year, so you are free to map out your own and have fun with it!  Be sure to follow CDC guidelines and keep 6 feet away from others during your run.

Will this race be timed?  Not officially.  You can complete your chosen distance (1-mile or 5k) at your own pace, and time yourself.  (Example ways to track:  picture of treadmill screen, MapMyRun, Garmin, AppleWatch, Fitbit, etc.).  We’d love for you to upload your results, but we are not tracking for top finishers this year.  Because everyone will be running/walking different routes with varying elevation and terrain, we are not giving out awards based on fastest times.

How do I post my results to prove I did it?  You can email your results to ruth.bumgarner@wnmh.org or upload your results directly to this event page.  Instructions will be sent out when the event opens on September 21st.  We want to celebrate your times with you, but because everyone will be running different courses, we will not be giving out awards based on fastest times this year.

Do I have to post my time?  We’d love to give you a virtual high-five for completing your run or walk.  If you don’t want to post your time, that’s okay; it isn’t required.  If you don’t want to post your time but DO want a virtual high-five, you can go to the results page and mark that you finished without being required to enter a time.  

Can I run with a stroller?  What about my dog?  Strollers and dogs are welcome this year, as long as you feel safe and are able to maintain appropriate distancing from baby- and dog-lovers you encounter along your route.  Strollers and dogs are both discouraged if you chose to participate on a treadmill.

Is there a rain out date?  You’ve got a full two week period – September 21st through October 5th – to pick a day with weather that suits you best.

Is there a finisher medal?  Nope, no medals this year.  But you will get a sweet shirt and a good workout


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