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The 2020 Westerwood 5k is Here! Here are all the details for those that are running or walking the course!
We’re so excited for a wonderful race and event.
To have the best race and event experience, please read our pre-race instructions below.
RaceJoy is the Official Timing App for the Westerwood 5k
If you are running the Westerwood 5k course, you must download AND use the RaceJoy IOS or Android app AND run the Westerwood 5k course to be eligible for Overall, Age Group, and Team awards. If you are on a team, using RaceJoy will help your team compete for awards and prevent you from being abused by your fellow teammates. Also, you can run the race as many times as you want with the RaceJoy app during the race window of October 27 to November 7 (BUT only your last run will count!).
You should have also just received your "Official Interactive Race Experience for Westerwood 5k!" email from RaceJoy.
RaceJoy Tutorial is here: https://racejoy.com/assets/docs/RaceJoyUserHowTo2020.pdf
Our Race Name to Search for in RaceJoy during IOS or Android: Westerwood 5k
Also have your bib number handing when you sign up to run the Westerwood course on RaceJoy.
Course Map is here: https://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/3503996029
Turn-by-turn directions are here:
Bibs and Photos
We encourage you to wear your bib when running the course, and taking photos before, during and after, and uploading them to Runsignup/Photos - https://runsignup.com/Race/Photos/NC/Greensboro/Westerwood5k?raceEventDaysId=162870. Photos you upload can be sent to Instagram and Facebook. We will be having a best Selfie or Selfies contest so upload photos for a chance to win!
For those running the Westerwood 5k course, free parking is available at First Baptist Church Parking Lot, 1000 W. Friendly Avenue, Greensboro, NC 27401.
Tips While Running and Walking the Course
Please note that all streets are open to traffic during the entire race window. The busiest street on the course is Mendenhall, all others have relatively light traffic. The general safety rule when running on streets is to run on the left side, and being ready to hop on the sidewalk as needed. Almost the entire course has sidewalks on both sides of the street.
Please observe all CDC and local Covid-19 guidelines during packet pickup, running the race, and if you attend the awards ceremony at Double Oaks Bed and Breakfast on November 8.
Schedule of Events
Sunday, October 26, noon - 2:00 pm, Double Oaks Bed and Breafast, 204 North Mendenhall Stree, Greensboro, NC 27401
Race Window Opens - Let the Competition begin!!
Monday, October 27 at 5:00 AM
Online Race Registration Closes
Saturday, November 7 at 4:00 PM (still gives you one hour to run the race!)
Race Window Closes
Saturday, November 7 at 5:00 PM
Overall, Age Group and Team Awards
Will be available on runsignup.com soon after the race window closes.
Sunday, November 8 from 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM. You must signup via the following link - https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d4ba5af2ea1f9c52-ww5k. Please note that we and Double Oaks will be following all local and national COVID-19 guidelines, and space is limited.
Thank you for supporting the Westerwood 5k, on behalf of the Westerwood 5k Race Crew, we hope you enjoy your running or walking experience!
The Westerwood 5k Race Crew
More Information about the Westerwood 5k
Come join us for Westerwood neighborhood’s 2nd annual 5k! Start and finish at the historic Double Oaks Bed & Breakfast. The 5k course rolls through the historic Westerwood neighborhood streets and part of the greenway along Buffalo Creek. Run or walk any time beginning on Tuesday, October 27 at 5:00 am and ending by Saturday, November 7 at 5:00 pm.
You have two great race options for 2020:
1) 5k - Westerwood 5k Course: Those interested in competing for overall, age group, and team awards can use the free RaceJoy app to run or walk the Westerwood 5k course. It’s easy to record with your smart phone while you run/walk, getting cues for the course as you go. And when finished, just upload official results. You can even race multiple times during the twelve days the race is open to try and improve your time. (But remember, only your latest results will be saved and listed.)
2) 5k - Race Anywhere: Those who are out of town can opt for the virtual race, where you can participate from anywhere! To receive your t-shirt and bib, a mailed packet option is available for a small fee.
All registrants are invited to packet pickup on Sunday afternoon, October 25 and an awards party at Double Oaks on Sunday afternoon, November 8. If it is not possible to gather by then, we will shift to a curbside awards pickup. Stay tuned for raffle prizes, awards for best Halloween costume during the event, and ways to help our local food banks! New for our 2020 race, a Top Dog 5k category. Run with your dog on the course for a chance to win fastest dog!
At checkout, you’ll have a chance to support two non-profits in Greensboro, Backpack Beginnings and Greensboro Urban Ministry. 2020 has been a tough year with a greater need than ever for food pantries. Let’s give them support to continue their missions in our community.
Register today and invite your family and friends to join you for this new neighborhood tradition! Check out this video preview of the designated course!
The Westerwood 5k Race Crew
(Members of the Buffalo Creek Running Company)
If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.Questions?
Parking is available across the street from Double Oaks in the First Baptist Church parking lot
Top 3 male and female overall
Top 3 males and females in each age group: