Yellow Jacket Challenge

Sun April 19, 2020 Greenville, MI US 48838 Directions
Events

5k Run/Walk

2:00PM EDT

1 Mile Walk

2:00PM EDT
2020 Yellow Jacket Challenge Cancelled due to COVID-19

To Our Dedicated Yellow Jacket Challenge Runner and Walkers:

Thank you so much for continuing to choose the Yellow Jacket Challenge as one of your favorite events.  Whether you were planning to run the 5K or walk the one mile, I am extremely grateful for your dedication and loyalty to our event.  As you know, we had to cancel our race in accordance with Governor Whitmer’s Stay Home and Stay Safe Executive Orders.

We have two options for you to choose regarding the registration fee which you have already submitted.  Given that we had such an advanced notice to cancel, we had not incurred a large number of the race expenses we would have.  This is great news for our participants as it puts us in a position to allow refunds to those who would like to have their registration fee returned.  There is also an option for you to donate your registration fee to the Education Foundation of Greenville.  The EFG benefits from this race and uses these funds to provide grants for wellness, nutrition, and physical fitness activities or equipment to Greenville Public Schools for grades K-12.  The process for selecting your options is explained below. 

While we are very sad to have to miss our race this year, we know that we must continue to follow the mandates put before us to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.  The health and safety of our runners, walkers, volunteers, sponsors, and spectators is much more important than the YJC.  There will be many other races for us to enjoy when we are able to return to the life we once knew.  Thank you for your patience, understanding, and love for the YJC.  I hope you join us next year so we can knock it out of the park!

From your race director and your running friend,

Penny Dora

 

Here Are Your Options:

The Education Foundation of Greenville benefits from this race and uses these funds to provide grants for wellness, nutrition, and physical fitness activities or equipment to Greenville Public Schools for grades K-12.  The EFG is a non-profit organization.  If you choose to allow the EFG to keep your registration fee as a donation and would like the EIN, please contact Wendy Baty at batyw@gpsmi.us.  Thank you.

We understand and we thank you for signing up to participate in our race this year.  We hope you can join us next year. 

Place
111 North Hillcrest
Greenville, MI US 48838
Race Website

Additional race information can be found at http://www.yellowjacketchallenge.com/.

Description

Family-friendly Sunday afternoon activity! USATF certified 5K course. Free Goody Bags, Colorfully awesome short-sleeved t-shirts for runners and walkers. 1 water station & portable toilets on 5K route. Post race refreshments feature healthy snacks. Live entertainment! Corporate Challenge!

Race day registration
12:30 until 1:45 p.m.

The race will be chipped timed by the Michigan Running Foundation. Results will be posted during the race and on the web at Playmakers.com.

THE 5K COURSE IS USATF CERTIFIED. IT IS MOSTLY FLAT AND CONSISTENTLY RECEIVES RAVE REVIEWS. STARTING OUTSIDE THE STADIUM, YOU WILL RUN ALONG THE SCENIC FRED MEIJER FLAT RIVER TRAIL AND RESIDENTIAL NEIGHBORHOODS. FINISH ON LEGACY FIELD, INSIDE THE STADIUM, IN FRONT OF YOUR CHEERING FAMILY AND FRIENDS.

THE 1 MILE WALK BEGINS BEHIND THE 5K RUNNERS. YOU WILL STROLL ALONG THE FRED MEIJER FLAT RIVER TRAIL AND RESIDENTIAL NEIGHBORHOODS. FINISH IN THE GREENVILLE HIGH SCHOOL PARKING LOT.

This race is endorsed by and part of the Michigan Fitness Foundation Challenge. The challenge encourages Michiganders to engage with events that promote physical activity, health and wellness. You will receive a FIT point for every endorsed event you participate in or volunteer for from January 1 until December 31st. Points earn cool swag and a chance to win various prizes! To sign up and learn more click HERE. There is no cost to this challenge.

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