Thu November 26 - Sun November 29, 2020 Altavista, VA 24517 US Directions
RaceJoy Ready
Come join us on Thanksgiving morning!
Race Website

Additional race information can be found at

503 3rd Street
English Park
Altavista, VA US 24517


Altavista On Track presents the Giblet Jog Virtual 5K! Proceeds from this event will benefit Altavista's economic revitalization efforts. Altavista On Track (AOT) exists to enhance our town by strengthening community identity, pride and economic vitality while preserving the historic district. Altavista has been a designated Virginia Main Street Community since 2007.

A virtual run/walk means you run/walk 3.1 miles. It gives you the flexibility between November 26th and November 29th to run/walk at any location at any time. We would love for you to wear your event shirt or a silly Thanksgiving costume and take a photo of you and/or your group. 

Step 1. Register to run/walk the virtual 5k, and invite your friends to join!

Step 2. Pick up your t-shirt at the Altavista YMCA, 718 7th Street.  If unable to pickup your shirt in Altavista, we will ship it to you in the US for a fixed $7.50 fee. If outside the US, contact us and we will quote a price for shipping. Those who sign up by November 9th, will be able to pick up T-shirts at the YMCA on November 24th and 25th. Those that register after November 9th, will be able to have T-shirts sent to them, or pick them up at Town Hall after December 5th. 

Step 3. Participate anytime between 11/26 at 8:30am - 11/29 at 8:30pm! We are offering RaceJoy this year to enhance your virtual experience. See the RaceJoy section below for additional instructions.

Course Option 1: Use RaceJoy and follow the official course at English Park. Results will automatically be submitted upon completion. 

Course Option 2: Use RaceJoy and use the "RunAnywhere" option. Results will automatically be submitted upon completion. 

Course Option 3: Run/walk the distance on your own, either on the official Giblet Jog course at English Park or on a course of your choosing and then manuallysubmit your time on the Results page to be added to the Giblet Jog 2020 results.

Step 4: Enjoy Thanksgiving Dinner, (Or leftovers)!


  • What is RaceJoy: RaceJoy is an app which provides an interactive race experience for participants. 
    • Download the app.
    • Search and select the Giblet Jog 5k.
    • Enter your bib number and hit start when you're ready to start your virtual event.
    • You'll experience different options as you complete your 5k at Engligh Park or AnyWhere.
    • Results will automatically be uploaded to the results page as soon as you finish.
  • Race Information: You may run any time between November 26th and November 29th.  If you wish you can run a marked course around English Park and along Eagle Trail. This course winds along an old farm road, through fallow fields and past structures of days gone by, all adjacent to the Staunton River. Or you can run anywhere, anytime.  Whatever course or time you choose, please share your run with us with us by posting a photo of you to social media with #AltavistaGibletJog2020 and tagging @AltaOnTrack. 
  • T-shirt pick-up November 24 & 25 at the Altavista YMCA, 8am-8pm. (718 7th Street)

Directions: Altavista, VA is located on Hwy 29 between Lynchburg and Danville. From the north, take 29 S to the 1st Altavista exit. Follow Business 29 S to the left about 2.75 miles to Pittsylvania Ave., turn left. Park entrance is .25 miles on the right. From the south, take 29 N to the 1st Altavista exit & turn right off the ramp onto Rt. 43. Go about 2 miles to Main St. & turn left. Turn right at the 2nd traffic light onto Pittsylvania Ave. Park entrance is .25 mi. on the right.

Donate: Can't run but want to donate? Click the donate button at the top right of the race page.  


Fastest Female Racer
Fastest Male Racer

 - Instruction on how to submit results will be emailed. Participants must either use RaceJoy or a GPS map.

Special Virtual Awards

We will be recognizing people on social media for: 

Best Dressed Dog
Best Costume
Most Creative Course
Most Participating Family Members
Slowest Racer 

Post a picture of your run to Facebook or Instagram using #AltavistaGibletJog and tag @AltaOnTrack!

Race Contact Info

If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.

Title Sponsor
Platinum Sponsors

Blue Ridge Timing will offer efficient timing along with instant SMS text message results for those that select this option. This way both you and family members will be notified of results as soon as they are available. You may also request your results be sent to an e-mail.


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 Altavista On Track Giblet Jog 5k- NOW VIRTUAL!.

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.
View RaceJoy How-To

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