John Barr 5K

Thu July 2 - Mon July 6 RaceJoy Ready

The John Barr 5k, presented by Bexley Automotive, is a run that is routed through Bexley, commencing from and returning to Jeffrey Mansion. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have decided to convert this year's run to a virtual race! With this year's even being virtual, you are welcome to run or walk wherever you would like and can then submit your results right here on the website under the "Results" tab. Result submission will be open from July 2 - July 6, 2020, click here for details. As with every other year, this event takes place during the July 4 holiday weekend!


Participants who sign up for the John Barr 5K will receive a t-shirt and race bag. Those who register by June 21, will receive both their t-shirt and race bag before July 4. If you register after June 21, you will receive both items after July 4th.

Packet Pickup

We will be offering race bag pick-up at Bexley City Hall on June 30, July 1 and July 2 from 2:00-6:00p. Those that do not pick up their swag during this time will have it shipped to their house after July 4.

How Does A Virtual Race Work?

We may be socially distant, but we can all share these miles in solidarity and carry on the great Bexley tradition of running or walking for a great cause on July 4th weekend. The steps are simple:

  1. Sign up
  2. Train for your 5K
  3. Run or walk your 5K
  4. Submit Your Results

Get started today and get prepped for the John Barr Virtual 5K!

Race Contact Info

If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.


Available for Apple and Android devices.

Interactive Race Day Experience with RaceJoy

Live Phone Tracking, GPS Progress Alerts and Cheers!

We are providing you with RaceJoy as part of the official race experience for the John Barr 5K.

Download the RaceJoy mobile app in advance to ensure proper phone setup. Invite your friends and family to track you and send you cheers!

Some key RaceJoy features include:

GPS Progress Alerts

  • Receive continual progress updates as you complete your goal.

Live GPS Tracking

  • Remote spectators can track your progress live in a map view. You can also track others.


  • Receive supportive audio cheers from remote friends & family.

Virtual Results (virtual events only)

  • Enter your race-assigned bib number to automatically submit your finish data for real-time scored results.
To use RaceJoy, you must carry your phone and activate tracking on the day you complete your race.
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