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Drumstick Dash "Live Virtual" 5k

Thu November 25, 2021


**This race has ended, but we do have a few medals left. To purchase a medal, email the Race Director at FJJRUNNING@GMAIL.COM**

Who's ready for a unique "live virtual" Turkey Trot to get things going on Thanksgiving day?! Join us on Thursday November 25th 2021 for the Drumstick Dash "Live Virtual" 5k as we run and/or walk to burn some calories before the Thanksgiving meal! This is no ordinary virtual run. It's a unique "live virtual" running event, with thousands of runners who have already experienced and love our unique race format.  Among other things, there is a scheduled race date and start time (Thursday November 25th, 2021 at 8am Eastern time USA), a virtual check in and start via Facebook live-stream on race day morning, timekeeping (runners will provide screenshots or pictures of their chosen method of time and distance keeping), a private and active Facebook group dedicated to our "live virtual" runners, and customization for the back of the medal for age group winners. All participants will receive the custom 3 1/2 inch one of a kind Drumstick Dash 5k medal, with age group winners receiving their run time and placement custom emblazoned on the back of their medal.  

***The Drumstick Dash 5k medal is a first of its kind for us at Relevant Running. It's a functional drink coaster made of a durable recycled paper pulp (almost as thick as a US Quarter), printed with eco-friendly ink, with a custom lanyard made of rPET (from recycled bottles). In another first, the lanyard will come with 2 attachment devices (a swivel hook and a clip). You may use the clip, to keep your medal intact on the lanyard so you can use it as a drink coaster whenever you like. Or, you may use a standard hole punch to punch a hole in your medal and attach it to the lanyard with the swivel hook. Either method will allow you to display or hang your medal as you would any other.*** 

******* If you cannot or do not wish participate on the scheduled race date of November 25th during the race window (8am to 11am Eastern time USA on race day), you can absolutely still register. Please select the "no extras, just send me my medal" option. But, keep in mind, you won't be eligible for age group awards (customized run time and age group placement on the back of your medal) or to be counted among the "official" times posted after race day. For this option, medals will ship several weeks prior to the scheduled race date. NOTE: Please select this option with your initial registration if you feel you cannot make it on race day. This is to avoid last minute requests for changes as much as possible******

All registered runners should join our private Facebook Group for access to positive discussions and posts regarding our "live virtual" races, race day live-stream virtual check-in and virtual start (Please note, the Facebook group is being used for other races and challenges including the other Military Birthdays, Monster Challenges, Quarantine Run, 9/11 Remembrance Run, Run From The Hornets, Military Miles Challenge, etc. If you register on this runsignup page, you are registering for the Drumstick Dash "Live Virtual" 5k scheduled for November 25th 2021..

Here is the Facebook Group link:

Race Date and start time: Thursday November 25th, 2021. Virtual check-in via live-stream in the Facebook group above starts at 7:00am Eastern time USA. Virtual race start via Facebook group above live-stream at 8:00am Eastern time USA. The live-stream will be going while you are running, so we can check in any latecomers as we wait for you to complete your 5k during the race day window of 8am to 11am Eastern time USA. As noted above, if you cannot or do not wish to participate on/at the scheduled race date/time during the race day window, you can absolutely still register using the "no extras, just send me my medal" option. Your medal will still be shipped to you. But, you won't be eligible for age group awards or to be counted among the "official" times posted after race day.

Pricing includes shipping as quoted by USPS, and the registration link is priced to include shipping costs within the Continental United States. Any runners outside the Continental United States may have an extra shipping charge, and will be contacted by the Race Director with the amount (if applicable). Please note - Shipping is via USPS. USPS is currently operating at "holiday rates" which has increased our shipping costs substantially, but we don't anticipate any more rate changes before this race ships.

Timekeeping: Race timing will operate on the honor system. Given the unique nature of each runner's situation, we will accept proof of completed 5k on race day via text (to be provided in pre-race emails). For example: Treadmill runners may text a picture of their treadmill console. Or, phone app users may screenshot their completed run on their phone app and text the picture. Or, runners using a watch may snap a pic of their watch-face and text it in. You may run in any way that is safe, legal, and ethical in your area. This may be on a treadmill, trail, track, beach, sidewalk, laps around your house, laps inside your house, etc. It is entirely the runner's choice, and responsibility to maintain social distancing and follow all your own local laws, directives, regulations, etc.

Results will be published in the Facebook Group.

Age Groups for 5k runners' medals to have emblazoned on the the back (runner's time and placement)

Overall, Top 3, Male and Female.
01-09, Top 3, Male and Female.
10-14, Top 3, Male and Female.
15-19, Top 3, Male and Female.
20-24, Top 3, Male and Female.
25-29, Top 3, Male and Female.
30-34, Top 3, Male and Female.
35-39, Top 3, Male and Female.
40-44, Top 3, Male and Female.
45-49, Top 3, Male and Female.
50-54, Top 3, Male and Female.
55-59, Top 3, Male and Female.
60-64, Top 3, Male and Female.
65-69, Top 3, Male and Female.
70-79, Top 3, Male and Female.
80-89, Top 3, Male and Female.
90 and Over, Top 3, Male and Female.

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Race medal and lanyard

Full color coaster style race medal

Lanyard includes two attachment devices


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