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Saturday 5/8 (In-Person)

10K Run

$25 Price increases after April 30, 2021 at 11:59pm CDT
Saturday 5/8 (In-Person)

10K Hand Cycle

$25 Price increases after April 30, 2021 at 11:59pm CDT
Saturday 5/8 (In-Person)

10K Wheelchair

$25 Price increases after April 30, 2021 at 11:59pm CDT
Saturday 5/8 (In-Person)

2k Fun Run

$15 Price increases after April 30, 2021 at 11:59pm CDT
Saturday 5/1 - Saturday 5/8 (Virtual)

10K Run Virtual

$25 Price increases after April 30, 2021 at 11:59pm CDT
Place
Fairpark
71 Troy Street
Tupelo, MS US 38804
Description

Mark your calendars for the second Saturday in May

Gum Tree 10K & 2K

The 43rd Annual Gum Tree Run, directed by the Tupelo Running Club, is one of Mississippi’s largest 10K races. It has been recognized by Runner’s World and Running Times magazines. Runners will be coming from all over the world to participate in this classic as they have for over 42 years.

The ChronoTrack BTag timing system will be used this year.

There is a virtual race option for those who can't participate in person. Separate results will be provided for virtual runners and on site participants. You can download our RaceJoy app (see below) and your results will post on our site. Virtual participants not using the app will be on the honor system. They can manually update their time and receive a shirt. Please see our "Virtual FAQ" below.

**Proceeds from this race benefit Tupelo Lee Humane Society.**

VIRTUAL FAQ

Q: Do I have to be in a certain city/state to do this event?
A: Anyone can do the Gum Tree 10K  (VIRTUAL)  wherever you are, on your time between Saturday May 1st  and Saturday May 8th!  This is great way for families and friends to stay active together, even if you don't live close to each other.  However, if you are registered for an In-Person event, you will need to toe the "Start Line" on Main Street in Tupelo, MS on Saturday May 8th.
 
Q: Do I have to run or can I walk?
A: You can run, walk, runwalk ... as long as you are purposefully moving and logging miles, it counts.
 
Q: Do I have to complete the VIRTUAL 10K  at one time?
A: Yes, since this is a "timed" event, you will need to complete your full VIRTUAL 10K  during one activity ... not multiple combined activities.
 
Q: Do I have to put in my miles outside?
A: Preferably you will be able to go outside so you can use our Live GPS tracking app, RaceJoy (see RaceJoy How To below). but if you need to complete your miles inside (on a treadmill, at the gym, etc.) that will be possible with the alternate reporting option.
 
Q: How do I record my miles/time?
A: The easiest and best way will be to utilize the RaceJoy app (see below)  ... you simply hit start on the app and it will register your time in results when you complete your 10K distance..  But, if you are unable to carry your phone; will be in a location with poor cell service; or need to complete your miles inside or on a treadmill, then there will be alternate ways to report your time.  You can upload directly to the RunSignUp system.  Just go to the Results tab (click here) on this webpage and choose "Submit Virtual Results". Virtual results will be presented in a format similar to in person results for recognition only.. Please note, due to the nature of virtual results being reliant on terrain variables, on dependable cell service and honesty, virtual participants will not be eligible for  awards, or trophies. 

RaceJoy

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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 Gum Tree 10k and 2k Fun Run.

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.

Send-a-Cheer

  • 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.
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