16th Annual Bear Foot 5K and Half Mile Fun Run

Mon March 8 - Wed March 31 Bostic, NC 28018 US Directions RaceJoy Ready
Sunshine Elementary School
231 Toney Road
Bostic, NC US 28018

In an effort to minimize the spread of COVID-19 and prioritize the health and safety of our community and our participants, the Bearfoot 5K and 1/2 Mile Fun Run has decided to move forward with a Virtual Format for our 16th annual event.  Given the status of the pandemic, we simply cannot offer a traditional race in a manner where the safety and security of our runners, staff, students, volunteers, partners and spectators is optimally achieved.

Our virtual event will offer a “run anywhere” 5K and ½ mile course option. A participant may run any course that they choose between the dates of March 8, 2021 and March 31, 2021.

We will supply the RaceJoy phone app to capture distance and time or a participant may log their time manually on the RunSignUp registration site. In order to utilize the RaceJoy app, participants must carry their smart phone when they run their chosen course. The app will record their time when they have completed their chosen distance. Detailed instructions on the use of the app will be sent to each registered participant.

For the virtual format event, we will not offer overall or age group awards. Instead, we will offer several random drawings for prizes to the registered participants in the 5K event. 

The ½ Mile Fun Run is for students age 1-13. Participants in the ½ Mile Fun Run will not receive a shirt; but each child will receive a medal. There is no registration fee for the ½ Mile Fun Run.

All 5K participants and Phantom Runners will be able to select a hoodie or a t-shirt if registered by 3/23/2021 at 11:59 PM. After 3/23/2021, only t-shirts will be available.

Posting Virtual Results Manually

For participants who want to post their virtual time manually; use the following procedure:

Go to the registration website and click on the "Results" button

On the next page, click on the "Submit Virtual Results" button

On the next page, enter your first and last name and click on the "Lookup Registration" button

On the next page - "Participant Tracking", Scroll down to your registration information and click on the "Submit Virtual Results" button and enter your results

On the next screen - "Log Activities", enter your time and click on the "Submit Your Results" button


Race Contact Info

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Available for Apple and Android devices.

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 16th Annual Bear Foot 5K and Half Mile 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.


  • 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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