The 5 At Big Creek

Fri September 18 - Fri October 23 Alpharetta, GA 30022 US Directions RaceJoy Ready
6800 North Point Parkway
Alpharetta, GA US 30022

 We are excited to introduce to you the next race in our 5 Series... "The 5 At Big Creek." In these crazy times you have seen many virtual races but this 5 miler and 5K is NOT your typical virtual race ... This is VIRTUALLY REAL!!  Each participant will run the SAME course any date between September 19th and October 18th 2020 and will be timed using RaceJoy . Fast Flat time trial race on the Big Creek Greenway in Alpharetta 

To make this a VIRTUALLY REAL road run we will be using the RaceJoy application that can be easily downloaded for free on your smartphone.  RaceJoy will  submit your run directly to our results page. Using our timing app that will submit  true elapsed times through RaceJoy will allow us to have official run results with Overall and Age Group winners and awards. Participants can run and submit results as many times as they want between September 19th  and October  18th.  This will allow participants to improve so that their best time will count toward the final results.

The 5 miler course and the 5k course will both start at the trail head behind Ethan Allen Furniture on North point parkway. Both of the courses wind along the big creek trail which is completely shaded by tree cover !! The route will start at the trail head and go .18 of a mile then it turns left on to the main trail. You will stay on the main trail until the turn around to head back to the finish. The 5k will turn around at the 1.55 mile mark  and the 5 miler will go one more mile to the 2.5 turn marker. Both runs are out and back format and audible turn around points from the RaceJoy application will let you know to turn and head back to the finish. There are bathrooms, water fountains, and ample parking at the start. This virtually real race will give you the opportunity to race the familiar courses you train on and you can see how you stack up to the 1000s that run these courses weekly.

*** Race must be ran with the RaceJoy smartphone application to be included in official race results and eligible for awards ***

Each participant will receive:

Inaugural THE 5 AT BIG CREEK Tri-Blend t-shirt 
1 Free Pint from Gate City Brewing Company for runners 21 and older
A $10 Off coupon to Big Peach Running Company
Official Run Results including age group awards
Great giveaways from our sponsors


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Available for Apple and Android devices.

Interactive Race Day Experience with RaceJoy

Live Phone Tracking, GPS Progress Alerts and Cheers!

We are providing you with RaceJoy as part of the official race experience for The 5 At Big Creek.

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:

GPS Progress Alerts

  • Receive continual progress updates as you complete your goal.

Live GPS Tracking

  • Remote spectators can track your progress live in a map view. You can also track others.


  • Receive supportive audio cheers from remote friends & family.

Virtual Results (virtual events only)

  • Enter your race-assigned bib number to automatically submit your finish data for real-time scored results.
To use RaceJoy, you must carry your phone and activate tracking on the day you complete your race.
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