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Pop Up 5K in the Park Fall Series & Virtual Challenge

EVERY Wednesday in October

Bill Moore Community Park (formerly Fletcher Park) in Fletcher, NC

 ANYTIME between 5-6:30 pm

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Come join us at Fletcher Park (or anywhere you like) for our Pop-up 5k in the Park Fall Series and Virtual Challenge! Every Wednesday in October, we’ll be setting up a rolling start line from 5-6:30pm and a fully marked 5k course at Fletcher Park for runners and walkers. Start anytime between 5 and 6:30 pm! There are no mass starts.

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!

The Full In-Person Series (3 out of 4 events)

In-Person Series scoring will be based on the three fastest times from each participant. For that reason, in-person series participants must sign up for the series by October 14th. You would have to participate in the October 14th event, and the remaining two races to be eligible for scoring.

 If you select an In-Person event: 

• Register for the race from home or at the event from your phone.
• Show up to the Fletcher Park pavilion anytime from 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM to pick up your bib.
• The races will have a rolling start (i.e. no mass start or congregating of any sort at the start line) from 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM. Once you’ve picked up your bib, you can start whenever you like during that time frame! The event will be scored on chip time, so there will be no pressure to start earlier or later in the evening.
• To adhere to public health guidelines and promote social distancing, there will be no post-race festivities. Once you’re done with your run, we ask that you exit the finish area.
• Results will be published online by the end of the next day (Thursday).
• Access to the Official Strava Club
• If you select the series, you’ll receive a Run Local shirt and commemorative medal for free!

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 if you want)
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!
• More info in the Virtual section in the menu (to the left)

DATES & TIMES 

• 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

It’s easy! Sign up online, check in at the check-in section at Bill Moore Community Park (formerly Fletcher Park) in Fletcher, NC when you arrive anytime between 5 and 6:30pm, and RUN! Results will be posted online the next day. 

STAY CONNECTED

Click on the Camera Icons to view our Photo Galleries for Pop Up 5K! 

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SUMMER SERIES PHOTO GALLERY

Check out the Race photos from our Pop Up 5K Summer Series! Have your own photos to share? Upload them to our Photo gallery! 

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FALL SERIES PHOTO GALLERY

Check out the Race photos from our  Pop Up 5K Fall Series! Have your own photos to share? Upload them to our Photo gallery!

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 beautiful and flat 5K Route is a fully marked course that starts next to the baseball fields in Fletcher Park and then runs onto the path along the creek. The trail is a mix of dirt and gravel, paved and some grass. The start and finish lines are not the same, but they are in the same vicinity. CLICK HERE FOR THE GPS ROUTE

SUPER AWESOME SWAG

You’ll get this swag for FREE when you register for the In-Person Series or the Virtual Challenge

Pop Up 5k Fall Series

RUN LOCAL SHIRT

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

Pop Up 5K Fall Series medal

POP UP 5K FALL SERIES MEDAL

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

iDaph Events 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. 

RUN LOCAL TANK

Represent the run all year long with these awesome Run Local Tank! Available for purchase when you register.

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

All series (in person and virtual) participants receive a commemorative Pop Up 5K Medal.

Additional awards will be given out to the following OVERALL WINNERS OF THE SERIES PARTICIPANTS:

• The top 5 overall (male and female) IN PERSON series scores. These scores will be based on each participant’s three fastest runs.
• The top 5 overall (male and female) VIRTUAL CHALLENGE series scores. These scores will be based on each participant’s three fastest runs.
• Top Male and Female (50-60) - IN PERSON SERIES
• Top Male and Female (61-70) - IN PERSON SERIES
• Top Male and Female (71 and up) - IN PERSON SERIES

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 5:00 PM to 6:30 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

There are no deferrals and/or transfers for Pop Up 5K in the Park. If the event gets canceled, all in-person participants will be automatically transferred to the virtual option. There are no refunds for these events.

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