JP Blecksmith Memorial Virtual 5K

  • 07.03.2020 @ 06:00 AM
  • Anywhere, California
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07 .03 .2020
starts at 06 :00 AM
ends at 11 :59 PM
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The JP Blecksmith Memorial 5K is the signature event hosted by the JP Blecksmith Leadership Foundation. The Foundation was created to perpetuate the legacy and honor the life and sacrifice of J.P. Blecksmith; a Marine 2nd Lieutenant who was killed in Fallujah, Iraq on November 11, 2004, while leading his Marines in support of Operation Phantom Fury.

The event's proceeds and other donations go towards supporting several memorial scholarships. In addition, we have supported veterans’ memorials around the San Gabriel Valley. Our reach is any other similar charitable matter or organization to perpetuate and to honor the legacy of J.P. Blecksmith through public charitable works.

Our mission is to keep his memory and legacy of leadership alive.
Heading into our 16th Annual JP Blecksmith Memorial 5K, we enter a dramatically different world from last year. Given the current environment, we are pivoting this year’s event to a Virtual 5K. This event has been a Fourth of July tradition for many people and families and we do not want social distancing to equal social isolation! We hope you will safely participate with your family and friends, enjoy some fresh air and celebrate America’s Birthday, the men and women who serve in our Armed Forces and reflect on our many Freedoms.

Feel free to Run, Walk or Jog either outdoors or indoors (on a treadmill) – just make sure it is the correct distance!

Here is how it works –

1. Sign-up for the Virtual 5K, using the link below.
2. Complete your 5K (3.1 miles) between Friday, July 3 at 6:00 AM PST and Sunday, July 5 at 11:59 PM PST.
3. Submit your time, using the link below.
- You will have an option to confirm your time with a link to your fitness tracker
4. Post any photos you take using the hashtag #JPB5K2020 [Show us your Finisher Photo]

Tips for your Virtual 5K –

1. Be safe – Follow appropriate social distancing guidelines. If you feel ill, please stay at home.
2. Plan your course ahead of time – Consider a loop, an out-and-back or using an app like Strava to plan your route.
3. Tell someone about your race – It establishes accountability to complete it!
4. Run when it works for you – You have a weekend to complete the 5K, so plan for weather, traffic and crowds.
5. Have fun! – You are exercising, enjoying a holiday weekend and supporting a good cause!

To observe proper social distancing measures, please refer to the CDC Guidelines HERE
- A printable race bib
- An exclusive JP Blecksmith Memorial Virtual 5K Official Race Shirt (super soft cotton blend)
- A printable Finisher’s Certificate
- Digital ‘Swag’ Bag with discounts to various sponsors’ products
- Entry into various drawings and raffles

A note on the t-shirts – as long as you register by close of registration (July 2 at 11:59 PM) and choose to receive a t-shirt, you WILL receive one. T-shirts will be sent out approximately two weeks after the event.
Once you have completed your 5K, submit your results to see how you match up to other participants!

Times must be posted by Thursday, July 9 at 9:00 PM PST to be eligible as a ‘Finisher’ or an Award Winner.

Submit your results HERE!

You will have an option to confirm your time with a link to your fitness tracker. In order to be eligible for an award, you need to use this feature.
Finishing times are HERE!
Once you have submitted and posted, you can download and print your own certificate!

Click on the pin icon to the right of your finishing time on the website to enable social media connections and certificates!
We will announce and award the overall Top Three Male and Female finishers via e-mail and social media. Awards will be mailed within two weeks following the event. We will not be providing awards for age group winners.
Connect with us on Instagram @JPBLF for updates, features, pictures and results.

Tag your personal Virtual 5K photos with #JPB5K2020 for a chance to be featured!
We are always grateful for the generous support of our sponsors! Thank you for your making our event a success!
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   Individual Registration: Register as an individual participant.
In consideration of your accepting this entry, I, the undersigned, intending to be legally bound, hereby, for myself, my family, my heirs, executers, and administrators, forever waive, release & discharge any and all rights & claims for damages & causes of suit or action known or unknown, that may have against The JP Blecksmith Memorial 5K, The JP Blecksmith Leadership Foundation, The City of San Marino and all other political entities, The San Marino Tribune, Race Wire (including its contractors, affiliates, and employees), USAT&F, all independent contractors & construction firms working on or near the course, all JP Blecksmith Leadership Foundation Committee persons, Officials & Volunteers, & all sponsors of the 5K, & the related 5K Events & their officers, directors, employees, agents & representatives, successors, & assigns, for any and all injuries that may be suffered by me in this event. I attest that I am physically fit, am aware of the dangers & precautions that must be taken when running in warm or cold conditions, & have sufficiently trained for the completion of this event. I also agree to abide by any decision of an appointed medical official relative to my ability to safely continue or complete the Run. I further assume and will pay my own medical & emergency expenses in the event of an accident, illness or other incapacity regardless of whether I have authorized such expenses. Further, I hereby grant full permission to The JP Blecksmith Memorial 5K and/or agents hereby authorized by them, to use any photographs, videotapes, motion pictures, recording, or any other record of this event for any legitimate purpose at any time. I further understand that there are no entry refunds, exchanges, transfers or rollovers, and that the event may be cancelled due to severe weather conditions, natural disasters, or threats to local and national security. I have read this waiver carefully & understand it. Furthermore, I hereby affirm that I am eighteen (18) years of age, I have read this document, and I understand its contents. If less than 18 years of age, parent/guardian of participating minor must submit entry on the minors behalf. As the parent/guardian I hereby acknowledge and execute the foregoing Waiver release for and on behalf of the minor named herein. In submitting this form I hereby authorize medical treatment for any injuries sustained during this event. It is understood that parent/guardian assumes full risk for and on behalf of said minor. SecureFee™ Registration Cancellation Insurance is offered in most states. If purchased, your registration may be covered for one of the covered reasons stated in the policy.