Trooper Kevin Conner Memorial Run

Whiteville, NC & VIRTUAL RACE
October 17

When & Where

Saturday, October 17, 2020
First Citizens Bank
422 S Madison St.
Whiteville, NC 28472
– or –
Race virtually October 16th – 18th!



Start Times

8:30 AM  –  5K Start
8:40 AM  –  1 Mile Start

2019 Trooper Kevin Conner Memorial Run Photos

2019 Trooper Kevin Conner Memorial Run Results



– Download the App called “IYR VIRTUAL” on your phone.  IYR has several apps, so be sure to download the one called IYR VIRTUAL. The App is not required, but makes uploading your results automatic.

– Once you open the App, you will be asked for your name and email address to find your registration record.  You will need to use the email address associated with your registration profile. If someone else’s email address was used for your registration profile, you will need to use that email.


– Run or walk the distance you registered for at any time and anywhere between October 16 and October 18.

3. SUBMIT YOUR TIME (read before you run)

Option 1: Run with the IYR Virtual App, and let it record your finish time. The App will track your run, tell you when you finish the race, and automatically upload your finish time to the race results.

1) When you’re ready to run, open the IYR Virtual App using the email address associated with your registration record.

2) Search for the name of the race.

3) Click on “Tracker” and then on “Ready for My Race”

4) You will be prompted to enable Background Location in your Settings.  Make sure this background setting is set to ALWAYS, and NOT Only When Using.  The ALWAYS setting ensures that if the phone goes to sleep, or you play music, the App will still track your run.  Following your race, simply go to Settings, find IYR Virtual, and turn off Background Location.

Option 2: Use the IYR Virtual App to Manually Upload your results from your Garmin, GPS, or Strava to the IYR Virtual App after your race.  After your race, open the App, find the race, click on Tracker, then Upload Results.


– Be sure to take pictures of your run/walk and share them with us.  We will be creating a Facebook album.  SUMBIT PICTURES HERE – Link Coming Soon!

Trooper Kevin Conner (B-551) lost his life during a traffic stop on October 17, 2018. On October 17, 2020 the community will come together on his EOW for the 2nd Annual 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk in memory of Trooper Kevin Conner’s life and his dedication to protecting the community. In 2019, over 900 participants supported this event.

About the Cause

Proceeds from this event will go into a scholarship fund in memory of Trooper Kevin Conner. The scholarship will be available to students in Columbus and Bladen County. If you cannot race, or would like to make an additional donation to the Trooper Kevin Conner Scholarship Fund, you may do so HERE.

5K Awards
• Top 3 Overall, Male & Female
• Top 3 in Age Groups, Male & Female:
9 & Under, 10-14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, & 70+

Team Awards
• Fastest Team (minimum 4 participants)

PLEASE NOTE: Awards are for In-Person Race Participants ONLY


Race Swag

Shirts will be guaranteed to participants who register by 11:59 PM on Tuesday, September 15, 2020. Participants who register after this date can choose from any remaining sizes that have not sold out. The shirts are available in Youth S-L and Adult Unisex XS-XXL cut sizes.

MEDALS: All race participants will receive one with their race packet!

The race will start and finish in front of First Citizens Bank on W Columbus St. with the course taking both 5K and 1 Mile participants through Downtown Whiteville. The 5K course is certified by USA Track & Field.

This race course is also stroller & wheelchair friendly!
However, dogs are not allowed on this course so please leave them at home or with a non-running spectator.

Schedule & Parking Info

Friday, October 16, 2020

Southeast Orthopedics (CRHS)
701 Jefferson St.
Whiteville, NC 28472

4 PM – 6 PM – Packet Pickup

If you cannot make it, packets can also be picked up at the Race when Registration Opens. Please allow enough extra time before the race starts to pickup your packet.

Virtual Participants: Race packets must be picked up at the packet pickup above, or your packet can be mailed to you for an additional fee.

Saturday, October 17, 2020

First Citizens Bank
422 S Madison St.
Whiteville, NC 28472

7:30 AM  –  Registration Opens
8:15 AM  –  Registration Closes
8:30 AM  –  5K Start
8:40 AM  –  1 Mile Start
9:30 AM  –  Awards

Race Day Parking

Parking is available for participants around downtown Whiteville.

Want to Sponsor or Volunteer?

Questions About the Event?


5K Race or 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk
Through July 31  —  $20
August 1 through September 30  —  $30
October 1 through October 17  —  $35

5K or 1 Mile Race – Virtual
Through July 31  —  $20
August 1 through September 16  —  $30

Virtual Participants: If you live out of town or would prefer to not attend the designated packet pickup,
you can have your packet mailed directly to you for an additional shipping fee of $5.
You will receive your packet by the start of the virtual event if you choose to have it mailed.


Platinum Sponsor

T-Shirt Sponsors

Bib Sponsors

Packet Pickup Sponsor

Registration Sponsor

Water Stop Sponsor

Mile Marker Sponsors

Supporting Sponsors


Waiver: The Registration Agreement & Liability Waiver is linked to the Online Registration. This must be selected and approved during registration.

Packet Pick-Up: Family or Friends may pick-up your Race Packet at Packet Pick-Up.

On-Site Registration: Registration is available starting one hour prior to race start. It closes 20 minutes prior to start.

Timing: Jaguar Bib Chip Timing will be used to time this race

Weather: This race is rain or shine. It will be postponed, rescheduled or cancelled if a severe weather warning is in effect.

Refunds: There are no refunds, registration will be accepted as a donation.

Entries are not transferable to other races Timed by Go Time as each race is organized by a different group.
We must stick to this policy as race items have been purchased based on current registrations and it is not fair to choose who receives a refund and who does not.