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BPI Strides of Hope for Sickle Cell Virtual 5K & 1 Mile

Sat September 25 - Sat October 2 Durham, NC 27713 US Directions RaceJoy Ready



Bridges Pointe, Inc., a 501(c)3 sickle cell agency, is excited to announce their first 5K Walk/Run during National Sickle Cell Awareness Month. The goal of BPI Strides of Hope for Sickle Cell 5K is to engage the community and raise awareness about Sickle Cell Disease. 100% of the funds raised from registration and sponsorships will benefit the mission of Bridges Pointe Inc., by establishing a scholarship fund, supporting our exCELL youth program, and providing client assistance (transportation, medical bills, holiday assistance, Covid-19 relief, etc.)

Beat the crowds! Register EARLY and receive the following benefits: DISCOUNTS and GUARANTEED T-Shirt, Drawstring Bag, and Running Bib. Please indicate size upon check-out. If you are a Sickle Cell Warrior, family, friend or supporter of a warrior, join us at the 1 Mile Walk/Run for a morning of fun and celebration! Feel free to participate in both the 5K and 1M.

- September 26th - October 2nd Virtual 5K Walk/Run from anywhere and anytime using the RaceJoy App (see details below)
- October 2nd 10am - Warrior In-Person 1 Mile Walk/Run @ Solite Park 4704 Fayetteville Rd, Durham, NC 27713

$30.00 5K REGISTRATION - EXTENDED RATE  **All Registrants will be Included in a grand prize drawing of $100**
$35.00 5K REGISTRATION after 9/8
$15.00 5K Children 12 & Under

1st, 2nd, 3rd Place Winners
1st place - Laptop
2nd place - Tablet
3rd place - Wireless Headphones
*Note: Prizes subject to change

$10.00 Registration - SPECIAL DISCOUNT for Warriors, Family, and Friends. Swag Bag (T-Shirt, Drawstring Bag, Running Bib) not included. Items can be purchased in person at Solite Park on 10/2.  Or (Optional) choose to buy the Virtual 5K ticket and receive swag bag with registration plus join us at the 1 mile walk as well.

Receive a chance to win door prizes at the 1 Mile In-Person Warrior Walk. To win, you must be present at the fun walk event at Solite Park at 10am Saturday, October 2nd. Participants are not limited to Warriors. Our focus is celebrating the lives of warriors and their family members at this in person event. 

“Why Sickle Cell?” Simple. SCD is a group of inherited red blood cell disorders. It is a devastating blood disease affecting millions worldwide. Greater than 100,000 are here in America. SCD affects more than 5,000 patients and families in North Carolina, with approximately 80 infants being diagnosed in newborn screenings each year. The disease occurs in about 1 of every 365 African-American births and about 1 out of every 16,300 Hispanic-American births. In addition, people with SCD have less access to comprehensive care than people with many other genetic disorders. Your involvement will help highlight the importance of a community working together to make a positive difference in the lives of others.

Please make sure your email addresses are correct. 
Questions? please contact Bridges Pointe, Inc. at or 919-323-8443

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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 BPI Strides of Hope for Sickle Cell Virtual 5K & 1 Mile.

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.
View RaceJoy How-To

Virtual Event Info & FAQ


This year, we will be offering a virtual run in addition to the normal in-person event.

How it Works
Sign up here (use the Sign Up button at the top of the page).
Print out your digital bib (from your Runsignup profile page) if you'd like.
Download the RaceJoy app for the best race experience.
Run your race at a place of your choosing (including a treadmill) before the deadline. If you use RaceJoy, it will automatically submit your results. If not, go to the results page and submit your time.

Virtual Race FAQs
What is a virtual run?

A virtual race is an event where you sign up and participate on a course of your choosing (or a treadmill). Without physical races going on right now, this is a great opportunity to work towards your running goals, stay healthy and support a great cause, while following social distancing guidelines!

The event will feature a leaderboard so you can still see how you stack up against your fellow competitors!


Where do I run?

You can run at a course of your choosing, including on a treadmill. Be sure to follow current CDC and local guidance and keep 6 feet away from anyone that you run around, or by, to keep as safe as possible.

When do I run?

You can run (or walk) anytime on September 26 - October 2, 2021.

Will this race be timed?

The virtual run will not be officially timed, but by using the RaceJoy app, you can receive a GPS-based time which will automatically submit your time for you. There will be an online leaderboard showing everyone's times.

How do I post my results?

The easiest way is to use RaceJoy during the race! If you choose not to use RaceJoy, then you can visit the results page and click the "Submit Virtual Results" link at the top of the page.

When/how will I get my swag?

Swag will be shipped out directly to your address.




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