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Join the fight against cancer and participate in the 2019 Wheatlake Festival of Races on Saturday, May 18, 2019! This scenic, family-friendly event will be held on the Big Rapids Riverwalk and the White Pine Trail. The event headquarters will be located at the Bandshell behind Big Rapids Middle School, 500 N. Warren Ave., Big Rapids.
Race proceeds will benefit the Wheatlake Cancer and Wellness Fund, helping patients at the Susan P. Wheatlake Regional Cancer Center.
The Susan P. Wheatlake Regional Cancer Center is a comprehensive regional treatment facility bringing together the full range of services for patients and families on their cancer journey. The cancer center features a Wellness Center, which includes a library, boutique, gift shop and an integrative therapy room. Patients can borrow educational materials from the center and also receive free massages and integrative therapy services. The center hosts support groups and educational sessions to assist patients on the road to recovery. All wellness services are provided FREE OF CHARGE thanks to generous donations to the Wellness Fund.
Friday, May 17 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
At the Holiday Inn Conference Center lobby, 1005 Perry St., Big Rapids.
New this year: Encouragement and Memorial Stakes!
• Purchase an encouragement stake to show your support for a cancer survivor in your life.
• Purchase a memorial stake to honor a loved one who you have lost.
• Stakes are only $10 per piece and will display your loved one’s name.
• Stakes will be in the grassy area near the Bandshell during the race.
Purchase during registration or through the online store.
Registration 6 a.m. Race Start: 8 a.m.
Complimentary bussing to start locations from Big Rapids Middle School departing at 6:45 a.m. and 7 a.m.
Half Marathon course starts at the Reed City Depot.
Races ends at the Bandshell behind Big Rapids Middle School. The course closes at 11 a.m.
Children age 10 years or younger.
Registration 10 a.m. Dash 10:30 a.m.
Course: Big Rapids Middle School soccer field
Participants receive a special prize.
8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Susan P. Wheatlake Regional Cancer Center staff will provide free screenings at the Bandshell.
Additional race information can be found at http://spectrumhealth.org/wheatlake-races.