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Justin Pepper 5K: Walk, Run, Ruck!

Sat August 29 - Mon September 7 Chapin, SC 29036 US Directions RaceJoy Ready


Justin Pepper 5K: Walk, Run

09/05 7:00AM EDT - 11:00AM EDT
Open to ages 5 - 99.

Justin Pepper 5K: Ruck!

09/05 7:00AM EDT - 11:00AM EDT
Open to ages 10 - 99.

Race Website

Additional race information can be found at


104 Ellett Road
Chapin, SC US 29036


This year the Justin Pepper 5K will offer two options:  A LIVE Event and a Virtual Event. This year we will not host a one mile fun run, only the 5K event.  

The LIVE Event will be start at Palmetto Bone and Joint in Chapin and run through Chapin's Business and Technology Park at Brighton, returning to Palmetto Bone and Joint for finish.  This will be a competitive run and is on a certified route. The following Prizes and Medals will be awarded in the Walk, Run, Ruck!

​Prizes and Medals for Top Three 5K Male and Female finishers in the Walk/Run
Prizes and Medals for Top Three 5K Male and Female finishers in the Ruck!
Medals for Top Three in each age category both male and female in the Walk/Run
Medals for Top Three Ruck Teams

NOTE:  Overall winners in the walk/run are not eligible for age-category awards

​Age Categories:  10 & Under, 11-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70 & Over.

The Virtual Event may be run anytime, anywhere.  You may sign up to Run, Walk, or Ruck! on your time schedule anytime between Saturday, August 29 until Labor Day (Monday, September 7th). A virtual run may be done anywhere:  in your neighborhood, in a park, on a treadmill. You can also spread it out over a couple days.  This is a great way to get started on a walking or running program.  

Please note:  The Virtual event is a separate event and is mostly for fun.  You will receive a shirt, a participation medal, and may download and print a digital bib.  Your times, although recorded through the RaceJoy app (should you choose), are not included in the tally for race medals and awards at the competitive in-person event on Saturday, September 5th.  

This is a charity event to assist with the Scholarship Program at The Justin Pepper Foundation. Established in 2007, The Justin Pepper Foundation provides awards and scholarships to youth that excel in community service activities.  In the past seven years, the foundation has provided $35,000 in scholarships, assisting students with educational opportunities beyond high school.


Race Contact Info

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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 Justin Pepper 5K: Walk, Run, Ruck!.

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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