Media 5 Mile Race

Runners  -  submit your run times for the virtual race by Thursday Sept 30 at 11.59pm. To add a virtual result, you must log in with your Run The Day account. All results will be approved by the race director before being displayed on the website.  Go to your Run the Day account: http://www.runtheday.com/register/virtual_results/63679  

Runners can submit photos wearing the race t-shirt, bib and medals to photos@media5milerace.com. Use #m5mselfies

Winners and trophy recipients will be announced at a later date. Thanks to Caitlin Judge for being the first photo submission!

To the runners of the Media 5 Mile Race, Volunteers, Sponsors, the Media area community, and all who have supported our event:

 

For many months, we have been planning and working diligently to have a safe and successful race on Sunday, September 12, 2021. Unfortunately, Delaware County is currently in the (CDC) Center for Disease Control’s “HIGH” category, for level of community transmission of COVID-19. This designation indicates the increase in cases, hospitalizations, and COVID patients admitted to the Intensive Care Units. After considerable discussion, the Board of Directors has decided to change the race format to a VIRTUAL race. 

Making the change to a virtual race is the only responsible decision we could make to keep the runners, volunteers, spectators, and the community safe from the transmission of the highly contagious Delta variant of COVID-19. We cannot justify the risk of exposure that our historically crowded course, with large numbers of people in close contact with each other, could present. Holding this race virtually will allow us to continue our mission to provide financial support for Media nonprofits and community organizations. This would be impossible without the generous financial support of our sponsors and runners. Over the next few days, we will be sending our runners details of the virtual race. 

In closing, the members of the Board wish to thank everyone for their support and participation for more than forty years! We wish everyone the best as we work through this pandemic, as the community that we are. Hopefully, we will see you all on Friday, June 17, 2022, our traditional third Friday night in June event.  Thank you all for your understanding and consideration, be safe and well, and we will see you in 2022! 

Ernie Derrickson,

Media 5 Mile Race Board President

 

 

 

 

 M5M Virtual Race FAQ:
Q: Why is the Media 5 Mile Race going virtual but not Dining Under the Stars, Super Sunday and other Media events?
A: Media 5 Mile Race is a non-profit 501(c)(3) governed by
8 Board Members, and is independent from Media Borough which oversees Dining Under the Stars, Super Sunday and other Media events. Even though other local races decided to proceed with an in-person race, the Board Members of the M5M voted to go virtual.
Q: Will all participants who already registered be automatically registered for the June 17, 2022 run?
A: No. You will have to register for the 2022.  The race is still happening, just virtually.
Q: I wasn’t able to make the race before – now that it’s virtual can I still sign up?
A: Yes, you can still sign up until September 12 at media5milerace.com
Q: Can my fee be deferred to the 2022 race?
A: No. 2021 Virtual Runners will get $10 off the registration fee for 2022.
Q: How does a virtual race work?
A: Registered runners will pick up bibs and swag bags at one of the 2 bib pick-up days.
Runners will run the 5-mile course using a route of their own choosing between September 12th and September 30 2021.
Runners will submit their run times for the virtual race by Thursday Sept 30 at 11.59pm. To add a virtual result, you must log in with your Run The Day account. All results will be approved by the race director before being displayed on the website.  Go to http://www.runtheday.com/register/virtual_results/63679 
Runners can submit photos wearing the race t-shirt, bib and medals to photos@media5milerace.com.
 
Winners and trophy recipients will be announced at a later date. Thanks to Scott Roberts and Nick Pavone for the submission! #m5mselfies
Q: Can runners get their money back?
A: Refunds will not be issued.  Runners will get $10 off registration fee for 2022
Q: What charities get the money?
A: See the full list of beneficiaries at media5milerace.com/m5m-beneficiaries/
Q: When are the bib pick-ups?
A: Bib Pick Ups are scheduled for Friday September 10 from 5pm – 8pm and Saturday Sept 11 from 12pm – 3pm at Media Community Center on Jackson Street & 4th Street.
Q: What’s in the swag bags?
A: 2021 Participation Medals, Super nice Dri-blend race shirt for 2021, Race bib, Coveted Cavanagh Funeral Home “See You at the Finish Line” Promo shirt, Assorted coupons & Sponsor gifts
Q: What about sponsors? What will happen to the sponsorship fees?
A: See the SPONSOR page for details
Q: What if I still have more questions?
A: Please direct all questions to info@media5milerace.com to contact a Board Member
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When is it?

September 12, 2021 at 3pm.
Starts at State & Jackson

How Do I Register?

Registration is easy! Click the button below for our registration page.

Where Is The Course?

Our 5-mile course has been certified by USA Track & Field (USATF).

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