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Additional race information can be found at https://www.tupeloelvisfestival.com/.
Join runners and walkers in Tupelo, Mississippi, the birthplace of the King of Rock and Roll, for the 2020 edition of Running with the King 5K. It is your chance to run a flat, fast course that takes you by the park and birthplace. Proceeds from this race will be donated to the Northeast Mississippi Boys and Girls Club.
This 5K is part of the Tupelo Elvis Festival. There are other events all weekend long.
Packet pick-up will be from 6:00 to 6:45 AM on Saturday, June 12, 2021 at Veterans Park. Look for the blue TRC tent.
For the 2021 race, there are both in-person and virtual options available.
The virtual race option is for those who are not able to participate in person. Separate results will be provided for virtual runners and on site participants. You can download the RaceJoy App (click here) to automatically upload your results when you finish the distance or manually post your results 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. Be sure to share photos of your course, and running companions; two and four legs. See "How to upload your photos" click here. Please see our "Virtual FAQ" below.
Overall awards will be given to males and females in the following categories:
Overall 1st, 2nd and 3rd
Masters (40 years of age and over) 1st
Grandmasters (50 years of age and over) 1st
Great Grandmasters (60 years of age and over) 1st
Age division awards will be given three deep to males and females in the following divisions:
9 & Under, 10-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70 & Over
Q: Do I have to be in a certain city/state to do this event?
A: Anyone can do the VIRTUAL Running with the King 5K wherever you are, on your time between Saturday April 3rd and Saturday April 10th! 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 Regional Rehab 5K-In Person event, you will need to toe the "Start Line" at Veteran's Park in Tupelo, MS on June April 10, 2021 @ 7:00 AM.
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 5K Virtual distance at one time?
A: Yes, since this is a "timed" event, you will need to complete the full 5k 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" (click here). 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 the 5K 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, but for recognition only.
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