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Pop Up 5K in the Park & Virtual Challenge

2nd and 4th Wednesday 

Fletcher Park

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Come join us at Fletcher Park (or anywhere you like) for our Pop-up 5k in the Park and Virtual Challenge! Every 2nd and 4th Wednesday (July through September), we’ll be setting up a rolling start line from 6-8pm and a fully marked 5k course at Fletcher Park for runners and walkers. This in-person running event is socially distanced, family friendly and dog friendly! Our goal is to provide a safe, exciting running event for all of us who’ve been stuck at home over the last few months. There will be prizes along the way, awesome Run Local swag available, and flexible options for all types of runners. All of us here at iDaph Events are happy to be back in action, and we hope to see you there!

If you can’t join us at the park, sign up for our Virtual Challenge to compete in 6 different 5k runs and gain access to our Strava club, custom print-at-home running bibs, course map, and more. If you compete in the Virtual Challenge, we’ll ship you your swag for free!

$1 from every registration will go to the Fletcher Park Development Fund for enhancing and adding sitting and shaded areas within the park. Donations to the fund can also be made while registering.

UPCOMING POP UP 5K IN-PERSON EVENTS:

• WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2020: 6-8PM

 

Pop Up 5K in the Park FAll Series logo

NEW FALL SERIES ANNOUNCED!

REGISTRATION OPENS SEPTEMBER 24TH!

 

• WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2020: 5-6:30pm

• WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2020: 5-6:30pm

• WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2020: 5-6:30pm

• WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2020: 5-6:30pm

 

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COVID-19 UPDATES

Our events look different this year, and will for a long time. Here’s what we are doing to adhere to North Carolina’s COVID-19 guidelines and maintain social distancing. 

COVID-19 UPDATES

Our events look different this year, and will for a long time. Here’s what we are doing to adhere to North Carolina’s COVID-19 guidelines and maintain social distancing. 

RACE ROUTES

The 5K Route is a marked course that starts next to the baseball fields at Fletcher Park and runs around the field, to the dirt path along the creek. Follow this path for a lollipop loop through the park and end up back at the same location as the start. The start and finish lines are not the same, but they are in the same vicinity. 

SUPER AWESOME SWAG

run local shirt

RUN LOCAL SHIRT

Run Local shirts are free for Series and Challenge participants and also available during registration for $15. 

Hendersonville Triathlon shirt 2020

RUN LOCAL TANK

Tank Tops are available during registration for $20

run local hoodie

RUN LOCAL HOODIE

Get ready for fall! Snuggle up in one of these awesome Run Local hoodies! Available to purchase when you register. 

Pop Up 5K medals

POP UP 5K SERIES MEDALS

Participants who sign up for the series receive one of these awesome custom Pop Up 5K Medals! 

VIRTUAL CHALLENGE

RUN A 5K ON YOUR OWN TIME!

If you select the Virtual Challenge …

• Pre-register for the Virtual Challenge online.
• Complete your 5k runs anytime, anywhere and submit your results on our page (must include a screenshot with time and distance from your GPS watch/unit/phone app/etc).
• Once you’ve registered, you’ll have access to…
— the official course map (which you can choose to run on your own ‘self-serve’ if you want)
— the official Spotify playlist for the event
a custom print-at-home runner bib emailed to you prior to your race
— a custom, printable finisher certificate upon completion of the event
— Access to the Official Strava Club
— A Run Local shirt and commemorative medal mailed to you for free!

PACKET PICK-UP

There is no packet pickup for this event. 

AWARDS

In-Person and Virtual series/challenge scoring will be based on the 4 fastest times from each participant. For that reason, in-person participants must show up to at least four races, and virtual participants must submit at least four times to be eligible for awards. Other awards will be given out to the following finishers:

The 5 most improved participants from the first event to the last event (male and female)
The top 10 best series/challenge scores (male and female). These scores will be based on each participant’s four fastest runs.
More awards categories will be announced as we go along!

SPECTATOR INFO

Spectators are not encouraged at the in-person event. Spectators must wear mask or face covering and stay socially distanced from other participants, staff and volunteers. 

COVID-19 GUIDELINES

Here’s what we’re doing to keep our in-person events as safe as possible for everyone:

• There will be no mass gathering at the start line. The rolling start will be from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

• The start and finish lines will be separate to avoid having too many people together at once.

• All staff/volunteers will be required to wear a face covering during the event.

• Participants are encouraged to wear a face covering until the event starts and then put it back on after they are finished running/walking in the event.

• Unfortunately, with social distancing measures in place, we will not have a finish line ‘experience’ of music, hanging out and waiting on the results or an awards ceremony.

• After you are finished with your race, we ask that participants head out of the finish/venue area.

• We will provide hand sanitizer stations, and will continually wipe down frequently used surfaces.

• Increased portajohns with hand sanitizer at the park.

• Participants will not be permitted to form in groups. They must maintain 6 foot distancing while in the start/finish area, in the event hub.

DEFERRALS, TRANSFERS AND CANCELATION POLICIES

INFORMATION COMING SOON

VOLUNTEER

We typically do not need volunteers for the Pop Up 5K at Fletcher Park in-person event, but if you are interested in learning more about volunteering for iDaph, please contact support@idaph.net. Thank you for your interest! 

EVENT GUIDE

THERE IS NO EVENT GUIDE FOR THIS EVENT