In Person - May 1

5K Race

05/01 8:00AM EDT This is the race you’re looking for! Celebrate the spirit of May the 4th (on May the 1st!) and kick it into hyper-drive for the 3rd Annual Star Wars-themed charity run! You'll get a custom t-shirt and swag, plus lots of fun giveaways and prizes on Race Day! NOTE: Currently, we plan to have staggered start times due to COVID. You'll choose your specific time during registration!
In Person - May 1

1 Mile Fun Run

05/01 9:15AM EDT Don't go Solo! Grab your favorite Wookie and sign up for the 1-Mile Fun Run (or Walk)! Dress in costume to bring even more fun to the run!
Anywhere - May 1-15


Celebrate the Spirit of May the 4th with the Virtual 5K! Run anywhere you want, any time you want between May 1st and May 15th! You'll get a custom t-shirt and swag, available for pick-up before May 1st, or shipped to addresses 25+ miles outside of Greensboro, NC.

May the Course Be with You – this is the race you’re looking for! Celebrate the spirit of May the 4th (on May the 1st!) and kick it into hyper-drive for the 3rd Annual Star Wars-themed charity run! This year we are offering the 5K and 1-Mile Fun Run IN-PERSON and we will also offer a VIRTUAL 5K (to be completed between May 1-15). Both In-Person races (5K and 1-Mile Fun Run) start and finish in the parking lot of Lawndale Baptist Church. The Virtual 5K is a "Run Anywhere" race using the RaceJoy app.

Worried you can't run a 5K? Remember, the Force will be with you. Always. 

All participants are welcomed (and encouraged) to dress in costume! Best Costume prizes will be awarded and winners will be chosen by peer votes. Additionally, there will be great prizes for race winners and a chance to win one of many awesome door prizes.

All proceeds from May the Course Race benefit Restoration Place Counseling (RPC), a local nonprofit offering affordable and professional Christian counseling services to girls and women in the Triad and beyond. High cost is both a nationally and locally documented reason why people do not seek mental health care. RPC exists to remove this obstacle for those in need. Professional mental health care is needed now more than ever! Thank you for your support!

Race Contact Info

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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 May The Course Be With You.

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.
View RaceJoy How-To

LIVE Race: 3505 Lawndale Drive, GSO 27408; VIRTUAL Race: In a galaxy near you


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