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Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the Janney 5K & Fun Run is now a VIRTUAL RACE. The switch to a virtual event allows us to still hold a race that is encouraging, fun, and uplifting despite the unique circumstances. You will still be able to pick up your race t-shirts & masks and swag items from Janney Elementary School. This is a difficult time for everyone, but we believe we can continue to celebrate our school and community in a safe and fun way by joining virtually in our annual tradition. There will be a virtual live opening and closing award ceremony.
Let's come together as a community to show our support for Janney teachers, staff, and students, and the greater Tenleytown/AU Park community through a safe and fun virtual race. The Janney PTA thanks you for supporting the race and hopes you can join us virtually.
Runners who sign up for a virtual race register online and simply choose a starting line, whether it's a treadmill or a neighborhood street or a route provided to you. You run the race distance, and upload your finishing time. The window for completing your run will be November 14 - 21, 2020. All run times must be submitted by 11:59PM on November 21, no exception!
You can sign up to run the Janney 5K USATF-race certified or Janney 1K Fun Run course using the RaceJoy app, which will guide you through the courses and cheer you on. You can also run your own 5K and Fun Run that is appropriately distanced, timed, and uploaded to this website using any other mobile running application or you can just manually enter your time.
RaceJoy is a free mobile app that provides real-time GPS tracking of your actual location and running route. It measures your distance, cheers you along the way, and tells you when you are done. It will work with the certified traditional Janney 5K & Fun Run courses or any other course you choose to run. Participants must carry their phone to take advantage of RaceJoy’s features. You will get additional details about downloading the RaceJoy app and using it to support your race once you register.
We have more detailed information on our FAQs page.
Live Phone Tracking, GPS Progress Alerts and Cheers!
We are providing you with RaceJoy as part of the official race experience for the Janney 5K & Fun Run 2020.
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:
Click the icon below to download the attached PDF.
Download RaceJoy App: download the RaceJoy app onto your iPhone or Android device to run the course or your own course and hear cheers from surprise members of our community.
Tech Support: see below tech tips for you to prepare your device BEFORE the race and then ON your race day
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Congratulations to our 2020 award winners!
Instead of our traditional race awards for male/female in each age category, this year we will be adding fun spirit awards, such as best Janney spirit, best dressed runner, best family pose, best Janney staff photo, best start line pose, best finish line pose, best post-run snack, best scenery, best yoga pose, and most sweaty runner. To be considered for an award, we will need to submit your photos on the photos tab at www.janney5k.org. Alternatively, once you submit your race times in the RaceJoy app, you will be prompted to upload photos.
Iona Senior Services is a very special part of the Tenleytown Community and has been educating, advocating, and providing community-based services for seniors for the past 40 years. Not only do they offer adult day health services but care management for older adults, nutrition, mental health, wellness, and fitness opportunities. Janney ES has partnered with Iona to pack and deliver weekend meals for seniors in need for the past 2 years but unfortunately due to the pandemic this is not possible this year. Instead we are collecting most needed items for Iona's Seniors in need. Wish list:
Drop your donation item(s) during packet pickup dates and time.
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