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The EmergeOrtho 5K is the end of the season celebration 5k race for Girls on the Run, Heart & Sole, and STRIDE participants. Come join boys and girls, grades 3rd-8th, as they celebrate their accomplishments of the season! A fun and festive atmosphere, EmergeOrtho 5K celebrates friends, family and wellness! Public runners are welcome as this race provides much needed scholarships for future Girls on the Run and STRIDE participants. Professional race production by the YMCA of Southeastern North Carolina and timing by Full Send Racing ensures a fun, safe, and accurate 5k race experience!
WE ARE EXCITED THIS YEAR TO OFFER 2 GREAT RACE OPTIONS: In Person & Virtual 5k
SATURDAY, MAY 22 at Mayfaire Town Center from 8:00am-9:30am, with various start times.
We are excited to be able to hold an IN-PERSON version of the EmergoOrtho 5K. The COVID 19 pandemic has forced us to make a few event format changes and to put safeguards in place for everyone’s comfort and safety. Participant and volunteer peace of mind and safety are paramount in our planning and execution. In order to ensure a successful race, we ask that you carefully read the IN-PERSON INFO/COVID GUIDELINES section of our website and familiarize yourself with this year’s Event Format changes. We will continue to monitor safety recommendations and any further race modifications will be posted here.
Your race registration includes:
3/6/2021 - Race Update:
*All registration will be online (no in-person registration)
*Limit Packet Pick up to 1 Person from your party
*During registration please carefully select your start time.
Please Refer to the IN-Person Info/Covid Guidelines section of our website.
1. Run Anywhere.
With the EmergeOrtho5K Virtual Option, you can run anywhere! Recruit your friends and family to join the fun no matter where they live.
2. Run Anytime.
Complete the the EmergeOrtho 5K anytime between May 21- May 29
3. Compete with friends and family far and wide AND have crowd support and cheers from all over.
EmergeOrtho uses the RaceJoy App to provide you the most advanced race day experience available today! By tapping into the power of your smartphone, RaceJoy delivers real-time performance information, live leader boards, turn-by-turn instructions, and the ability for family and friends to show their support from around the world!
4. Your Registration Includes:
Girls on the Run and STRIDE participants and coaches do not need to register for 5k. Participants are already registered with program registration.
Race Director and Girls on the Run/STRIDE contact name: Lindsay Peiffer, 910-251-9622 ext. 266, Lindsay.Peiffer@ymcasenc.org
Please visit www.ymcasenc.org/gotrstride for more information on our GOTR / STRIDE programs or other GOTR/STRIDE 5k races.
Sorry No Refunds, Transfers, or Deferrals!
Race shirts are guaranteed to the first 300 participants who register! As with all races, EmergeOrtho 5K organizers will try to the best of their ability to provide runners the size they have requested, however availability of specific sizes cannot be guaranteed.
Top 3 athletes will be awarded in the each of the following categories:
Age Groups (M & F): 6 & Under, 7-9, 10-12, 13-15, 16-20, 21-30, 31-40, 41-50, 51-60, 61-70, 71-80, 80+
Due to the nature of this race with multiple start times, we will not have the awards finalized until after the last finisher. Awards will be available for pick up at the Nir Family YMCA on Monday, May 24.
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