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.


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 John Barr 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 John Barr 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
Title Sponsor
Race Sponsors

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