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Run for Families 5K & Fun Run: Supporting families who have children with special needs or who have experienced the loss of a child.
The Family Support NetworkTM of Eastern North Carolina is a local private 501 (c) 3 organization that has been serving families of pitt county and the surrounding area since 1987. FSNENC provides emotional support, as well as resources and information to families who have a child with special needs or families that have experienced the death of a child at no cost to the families. The Run for Families is a great way to support our mission of service to families throughout Eastern North Carolina.
The Virtual 5K event will begin May 1 and run through May 15. The cost for registration is $25. Registration cost includes one short sleeve t-shirt to be mailed to your home by May 20th.
Our Virtual Family Fun Challenge is a great way to get your family involved in healthy movement! Engage in a movement activity of your choice between May 1 and May 15th then log your activity time. Cost for registration is $25 and includes one short sleeve t-shirt to be mailed to your home by May 20th.
Interested in both? Consider registering for the combination event for a registration cost of $45 which includes one short sleeve t-shirt mailed to your home by May 20th. To receive this price, just sign up for both events at once and you will automatically receive the discount.
Top 3 female and top 3 male virtual 5K winners will receive a medal as will the top three Virtual Family Fun Challenge participants.
Additionally anyone who posts a photo of themselves taking part in the Run for Families Virtual 5K and Family Fun Challenges to Facebook and tags FSN of ENC will be entered into our drawing for a $50 gift card!
If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.
Live Phone Tracking, GPS Progress Alerts and Cheers!
We are providing you with RaceJoy as part of the official race experience for the Run for Families Virtual 5K & Family Fun Challenge.
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:
This year, we will be offering a virtual run.
How it Works
Sign up here (use the Sign Up button at the top of the page).
Print out your digital bib (from your Runsignup profile page) if you'd like.
Download the RaceJoy app for the best race experience.
Run your race at a place of your choosing (including a treadmill) before the deadline. If you use RaceJoy, it will automatically submit your results. If not, go to the results page and submit your time.
Virtual Race FAQs
What is a virtual run?
A virtual race is an event where you sign up and participate on a course of your choosing (or a treadmill). Without physical races going on right now, this is a great opportunity to work towards your running goals, stay healthy and support a great cause, while following social distancing guidelines!
The event will feature a leaderboard so you can still see how you stack up against your fellow competitors!
Where do I run?
You can run at a course of your choosing, including on a treadmill. Be sure to follow current CDC and local guidance and keep 6 feet away from anyone that you run around, or by, to keep as safe as possible.
When do I run?
You can run (or walk) anytime on May 1-15, 2021.
Will this race be timed?
The virtual run will not be officially timed, but by using the RaceJoy app, you can receive a GPS-based time which will automatically submit your time for you. There will be an online leaderboard showing everyone's times.
How do I post my results?
The easiest way is to use RaceJoy during the race! If you choose not to use RaceJoy, then you can visit the results page and click the "Submit Virtual Results" link at the top of the page.
When/how will I get my swag?
Swag will be shipped out directly to your address by May 20 .
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