Meet Me at the Fountain 5k

July 24th >> In-Person 5K & Fun Run << >> DIY 5K July 17-25 << Forest City, NC 28043 US Directions
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Meet Me at the Fountain 5k

$25 8:00AM EDT Price increases after July 9, 2021 at 11:59pm EDT

Fun Run

$0 9:00AM EDT Registration ends July 24, 2021 at 8:30am EDT
Run Where You Are


$25 Registration ends July 24, 2021 at 11:59pm EDT

We're thrilled to announce that the 2021 Meet Me at the Fountain 5K - IS BACK & IN-PERSON!! 


2021 Charity Partners: 



Friday - July 23rd
4:00 - 6:00pm
: Packet Pick Up and On-site Registration

Saturday - July 24th
7:00 - 8:00am: Packet Pick Up and Late On-site Registration
8:00am: 5K START
9:00am: Fun Run START


5K Run/Walk 
$25 if registered on or before July 10th (Shirt Guaranteed)
$30 if registered after July 10th & day of race (Shirts available while supplies last)
$15 Kids 12 & Under (Shirts available while supplies last)

Fun Run (ages 8 and under): FREE [While FREE we do ask that you register in advance] Shirts are available for $12.

$25 Registration through Sunday - July 25th.


DIY Anywhere 5K: Saturday July 17th > Sunday July 25th
This “Do It Yourself” Event will enable you to run/walk at any time and in any location that is convenient and COVID safe for you and your family. Run around the block, on trails, go down to the track (12.5 laps = 5K), or even run on a treadmill. You don't even have to live in the Greater Forest City Metropolitan Area - so please invite friends and family both near and far to join the fun.
While not required – you can submit your time for inclusion in the online “Just For Fun” Results. We will collect times beginning Saturday July 17th until Monday July 26th. There will be No Overall or Age Group Awards.  Instructions on "How to submit your DIY times" are found under the "DIY 5K Info" tab above.

Awards & Age Groups:

5K: Top 3 Male/Female Overall. Top Male/Female Masters
5K: Top 3 finishers in each Age Group < 8, 9-11, 12-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75+ 

Course Map: 

Click HERE for a map of the 5K course

Run for Free!


Do you want a FREE ENTRY?  It's Simple - AFTER you’ve registered - a "Refer Your Friends!" pop-up will appear - Post, Tweet, and/or email the message to everyone you know.
OR Later -  share your unique link found in your RunSignUp Confirmation E-mail = "Remember to invite your friends..."
You'll be refunded $10 for the first three (3) friends who register for the 5K. For friends 4 & 5 receive $5 each - until your registration becomes FREE! [Free is Good!!]
Funds will be refunded, within 3-4 business day, to the credit card used for the initial registration.
Note: The intial registration processing fee will not be refunded, you can not go below $0, refunds will not apply to Add-Ons, Purchases, or Donations.

The Meet Me at the Fountain 5K is the 1st in-person event in the 2021 Rutherford Outdoor Coalition - Running Race Series..
Check out all the details at the Series Website.
Come on out to join the fun!

Race Website

Additional race information can be found at

Smith's Drugs of Forest City
139 E. Main Street
Forest City, NC US 28043
Race Contact Info

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