Jacob Pettitt Memorial 5K and Cardinal Strut Run/Walk

Pinnacle, NC

Jacob Pettitt Memorial 5K &
Cardinal Strut Run/Walk
Jacob Pettitt and CardinalYou are invited to the 7th Annual Jacob Pettitt Memorial 5K Walk/Run to benefit the Jacob Daniel Pettitt
Scholarship fund on November 7, 2020.  We will provide an in-person quality event to accommodate the serious competitor, as well as participants of all levels while following all necessary social-distancing and safety precautions
This year, we are adding the Cardinal Strut Virtual Run/Walk for those who want to run or walk the race on their own time and course, or even on the treadmill, to show their support for this event.  All proceeds from both events will benefit the Jacob Daniel Pettitt Scholarship Fund!

**Online registration for the in-person 5K is now closed**
VIRTUAL 5K registration is open online through November 6th. 

Early Packet Pickup:
Fairview UMC, 3692 Quaker Church Road, Pinnacle NC
Friday Nov. 6 from 4:00-8:00 PM

Jacob Pettitt Memorial 5K IN-PERSON
Race Day Registration and Packet Pick Up:

Fairview UMC, 3692 Quaker Church Road, Pinnacle NC
Saturday, Nov. 7 from 7:00-8:15 AM

Due to COVID-19, the race will be done in a safe, socially-distanced manner.
  • The 5K will have a gun start in group waves of 20 people or less every 5 minutes. Go to the Participants menu to verify your wave assignment:
    • WAVE1 8:30 AM
    • WAVE2 8:35 AM
    • WAVE3 8:40 AM
    • WAVE4 8:45 AM
    • WAVE5 8:50 AM
    • WAVE6 8:55 AM
  • Race day registration and packet pickup will close at 8:15 AM. Race day registrants will start in the 8:55 AM wave.
  • At packet pickup and registration, you will answer COVID-19 screening questions, have your temperature checked, sign a race waiver, and receive your race bib. Please allow adequate time for check-in.
  • Please wear a face mask from the time you arrive until you are in position at the starting area when social distancing is not possible. After you have crossed the finish line, please put your mask back on, social distance or wear a mask for prepackaged snacks, coffee, juice and water, then and stick around for the awards which will be presented outdoors after the race.
Registration Fees:
  • Youth under 18 - $25 thru race day
  • Adult Early bird thru Oct. 31 - $30
  • Standard registration Nov. 1-Nov. 7 - $35
Online registration ends Tuesday, 11/3 at 6:00 PM.

Cardinal Strut Virtual 5K Option --
Can't be there in person, but want to support the event?... Sign up for the Virtual 5K and run or walk 3.1 miles anytime between now and race day on any course, or even on a treadmill. Get your event t-shirt with registration by 10/31!

Shirts are guaranteed to the first 300 participants who register by 10/31/20! Limited quantities of extra shirts will be available on race day, but are not guaranteed.

All fees are non-refundable. Our race runs rain or shine. The Jacob Pettitt Memorial 5K race will be chip-timed by Go! Sports Timing.

Jacob Pettitt Memorial 5K Race Awards:

Top 3 Overall Male and Female
Age Group Awards for Top 3 Male and Female - 14 and Under, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70 +

*Because we cannot verify race distances, courses, and times for the Cardinal Strut Virtual Run/Walk, awards will not be available for this event.

Click the button below for full instructions on running or walking the Cardinal Strut Virtual Run/Walk and automatically uploading your finish time using the IYR Virtual app or manually entering your finish time.

Virtual Race Button

IYR Virtual


When & Where

Nov 7, 2020


8:30 AM

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Pinnacle, NC

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Jacob left us far too early on September 22, 2013.  His passing brought about a revival in the Shoals community as well as in Surry County. Jacob had high standards and always strived to be the best at all he did. Through this event we aim to honor those standards by coming together to raise money for an annual scholarship to be awarded to someone who shares those standards. The first scholarship was awarded to a member of Jacob’s high school graduating class of 2016. 

"One day I want to look God in the  eyes and tell Him that I've used every single ounce of talent He gave me."

Jacob Daniel Pettitt