EmergeOrtho 5k

Sat May 16 - Sat May 23 Wilmington, NC US 28403 RaceJoy Ready
Run the EmergeOrtho 5K "virtually" anywhere

Be a part of Southeastern NC's LARGEST VIRTUAL RUN!  

*Register for the race event/course that you would like to run

*Enable the RaceJoy App on your phone.  (Don't worry it is super easy and we will send step by step instructions)

*Run your event anytime between May 16, 2020 and May 23, 2020


Although the window to register and pick up your packet curbside has closed, you can still register.  There is a $5.00 fee added which just covers the cost of having your packet mailed to you. 


The EmergeOrtho 5k benefits and celebrates the achievements of the girls and boys in Girls on the Run and STRIDE of Coastal Carolina.  We are not going to let COVID-19 stop us from running and celebrating our Girls on the Run and STRIDE participants who have still been training on their own!  

We invite you to join us as we #EmergeStrongerTogether and be a part of the largest virtual 5K in North Carolina!  

Here is how it works: 

1. Register for the EmergeOrtho 5k

2.  Select one of the 12 courses in southeastern NC.

3. Download the Racejoy app for turn by turn instructions, maps and course support.

        (Instructions on the use of the RaceJoy App will be sent after you register.) 

4. Run the course you selected anytime between May 16 - May 23. 

5. Send us your results.

       (Instructions on submitting results will be emailed out on May 14th). 



Please visit www.ymcasenc.org/gotrstride for more information on our Girls on the Run / STRIDE programs.


RACE and Girls on the Run/STRIDE contact name: Lindsay Peiffer, 910-251-9622 ext. 266, Lindsay.Peiffer@ymcasenc.org



To receive and official time that will count towards awards you must use the RaceJoy app. 

If you are not using the RaceJoy App you may still submit your finish time.  Just click on the Results Tab in the side bar and then click submit Virtual Results.  Results submitted manually are not eligible for awards since they can not be verified.  

 The exception!  RaceJoy uses GPS tracking so it can only track the person carrying the phone.  So...if you and your child are running together with only one phone and you have enabled RaceJoy to track your bib number.  Your finish time will be verified and automatically submitted.  You will need to manually submit the time for your child by clicking on the Results Tab in the left sidebar menu.    When you enter the time for your child please make sure it matches your  RaceJoy time exactly and send an email to renee.griffin@setupevents.com and let me know that your child ran with you.  This will allow us to verify your child's time.  


What would a race be without some competition and cheering friends and family?!  Although we will be running "virtually" around NC,  the EmergeOrtho5K will be using the RaceJoy App to provide you the most advanced race day experience available today! By tapping into the power of your smart phone, RaceJoy delivers real time performance information, live leader boards, turn by turn instructions and the ability for family and friends to show their support from around the world!

More details on downloading and using the Racejoy App will be sent to you in an email after you complete your registration.




Free Live Tracking and Progress Alerts on Race Day!
(Race organizers are providing this as an included service.)

Make sure you download the RaceJoy mobile app for live phone tracking at the EmergeOrtho 5k.

Carry your phone and use RaceJoy to add to your race experience with these key features:

GPS Progress Alerts

  • Receive GPS-based progress alerts at mile points on the course for current pace and estimated finish time.
  • Post to your Facebook and Twitter walls.
  • Have friends and family track your performance.

Live GPS Tracking

  • Supporting spectators can track your blue dot moving along the course from home or at the race site.
  • NearMe proximity alerts notify spectators when you are drawing near.
  • Find each other using RaceJoy’s MeetUp tool.


  • Receive fun, motivational audio cheers from your supporting fans.
  • Start sending cheers to others doing the race at any time.

The EmergeOrtho 5k is sponsoring RaceJoy to provide participants and spectators these features for free (normally a 99 cents upgrade fee for both the participant and spectator).

- Participant must carry phone
- No official race timing information is provided for this race in RaceJoy

Awards and Bragging Rights for the Top 2 Male/Female Adult runners and the Top 3 Male/Female Youth runners on each course!!!  

*("Virtually" anywhere -Design your own course participants do not qualify for awards)


Curbside Packet Pickup has concluded.  Your race packet will be mailed to you. 



All participants will receive: 

Next Level blended short sleeve tshirts and tanks. Style/sizes are unisex. 

Girls on the Run/STRIDE and Heart and Sole Student participants will receive a program shirt. 




Please remember to practice social distancing while you participate in this event.  Here are some Do's and Don'ts for your run. 


DO - Run with only people who live in your house or you have frequent contact with. 

DO - Stay six feet from other runners (go single file when meeting other runners on the course and if you need to pass someone allow six feet to pass)

DO- Wash your hands - more than you think you need too!

DO - Wear a mask if you feel comfortable running with a mask

DO - Eat your Veggies! 

DON'T -  Touch your face

DON'T - Run if you are not feeling well. 

DON'T - Run if you  know you have been exposed to somone with Covid-19

DON'T - Congregate at the start/finish area

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