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Part of the Bucks 5k Series, celebrating 26 years.
YMCA of Bucks County's Bucks County Strong 5K is going virtual for 2021!

Join us in celebrating our Bucks County community and run or walk your 5K distance, from anywhere! Complete the 5K on your own time, in your own way. In a virtual event, YOU are the only competitor that matters. Complete the virtual 5K with a select group of friends, family, or simply on your own. We thank you for joining us and for raising awareness of Operation Compassion Recovery. Together, we are Bucks County Strong!

Race Date:
May 16, 2021

Race Location:
YMCA of Bucks County
2500 Lower State Road
Doylestown, PA  18901


5K: $35 per person
Registration available <BUCKS5KSERIES>
Now Open, online-only through May 9

T-shirt, Color Changing Cup w/ raffle ticket pickup
Monday-Friday, 6AM-8PM or Saturday-Sunday, 8AM-5PM  after Monday, May 10
Welcome Center, Doylestown branch, 2500 Lower State Road, Doylestown, PA

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Bucks County Strong 5K Readiness Challenge

Need a little training and motivation? Join our 5K race readiness challenge!
Beginning April 5, each day of the challenge participants will receive a push notification via our app with an exercise action that needs to be completed that day (rest, run, cross training, etc). From May 9-17, the daily pushes will be geared towards encouragement around running and recording the 5K. Participants must have push notifications enabled to get the most out of this readiness challenge.

Need a boost to get you started? Join our 5K My Way, 30-Day Running Program launching Saturday, April 17! 

  • Use this calendar as your 30-day preparation guide 
  • Want more beyond a visual calendar tool? Join us on our virtual platform, Y Wellness 24/7, where Coach Megan will guide you through each of the running days, virtually. You set the pace and Coach Megan will set the clock. Just place your earbuds in, log onto the Y Wellness 24/7 platform, find your running day program, and press play
  • Y Wellness 24/7 is included with membership. Haven't created your login yet? Click here to do so.


After Race Zoom Party
May 18, 2021, 7-8PM
Join us for an after race Zoom party with fun video highlights, live raffle, category awards for top Facebook posts using #BucksStrong5K  (photos with a furry friend, best outdoor shot, best pic with friends/family) and race awards for top 3 male and female finishers.

How to run virtually:
Run a 3.1 mile distance between May 9-17 and track your time with the running app of our choice including Runkeeper, Map My Run, Runtastic, Strava, etc. Log your race time on the Bucks 5K Series site by clicking "submit virtual results" or clicking <HERE>

Who the race benefits:
The race benefits YMCA of Bucks County Operation Compassion Recovery program.

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