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07/25 8:30AM - 9:30AM EDT
Events: SpartanNash YMCA 5K-Moved to Virtual Race Kids Fun Run - Canceled MTT - Canceled
Description

Thank you to all that participated in the Virtual Race in 2020.   Hope to see you in-person in 2021.

Welcome to Race for SpartanNash YMCA 5K (3.1 mile) Run/Walk in Byron Center. The Race and Walk will start at 8:30 a.m. on Byron Center Avenue just north of the 84th and Byron Center intersection. Also included is a Kids' Fun Run (1/2 mile) scheduled to start at 9:30 a.m., on 84th street at the 5K finish line. A large community parade will follow at 10:00 a.m. Our event is held in conjunction with the annual Byron Days Festival in July.

Virtual Race Bib and Results Information

Before you go out for your SpartanNash YMCA 5K Virtual Race - print a customized bib to wear!  When you have finished your race, you'll be able to submit your results directly into the system.   All that information is available below in the PDF.  

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Metro Health Summer 5K Challenge

**UPDATE - The Metro Health Summer 5K Challenge will not be presenting the awards listed below with Buck Creek Run transitioning to a Virtual Race.   You can still register for all three events and save 10%.  We are planning to bring it back in 2021!

New for 2020!  Register for the Metro Health Summer 5K Challenge which includes Visser Family YMCA Buck Creek Run, Metro Way 5K and SpartanNash YMCA 5K. .  Run all 3 events and awards will be presented to the top male and female in each age group with the best combined finish time from all three events.    Age Groups:  11 and under, 12-15, 16-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-59, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80+

Registration deadline for the Summer 5K Series is Saturday, June 27, when Buck Creek Run registration closes at 7:45am.  

Presentation of the awards will take place at the SpartanNash YMCA 5K in Byron Center on Saturday, July 25 as part of the awards ceremony following the 5K.  

Course

This course is an option (following sidewalks) for your virtual race.  

The 5K course remains the same, taking advantage of Byron Center’s natural rolling terrain, beautiful housing developments, and the scenic Kent Trails. The 5K (3.1 mile) course will begin on Byron Center Road, just north of 84th Street. It will go north on Byron Center Road, then north/west on Byron Station, north on Railside Drive through the beautiful Railside Housing Community, west on 76th Street, then south for 1 mile on the scenic and shaded Kent Trails Bike Path, then east on 84th Street, through the downtown Byron Center Business District, with an approximate 400 meter sprint to the finish line on 84th Street at the bank sign. There are two planned aid stations along the course, near the 1 and 2 mile markers.

 

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Packet Pick Up and Late Registration

Update:  There is no packet pickup for the 2020 event

Packet pick-up will be available at the Race Hub located at Chemical Bank, 2445 84th Street SW, Byron Center during the following times:
T-shirts are NOT guaranteed after July 10, 2020

Friday, July 26- 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, July 27- 7:00 a.m. – 8:15 a.m.

Awards

UPDATE:  The will be no age group awards in 2020 due to the transition to a Virtual Race

Awards are presented to top overall (male/female) and masters (male/female over 40).  Top 3 in each of the following age groups will receive Age Group Award medals.  Age Groups:  11 and Under, 12-15, 16-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-59, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80+

The Awards ceremony will take place near the Registration Tent located in the Chemical Bank parking lot when the results are finalized (approximately 10am).   If awards aren't received the day of the event an email will be sent to the recipient with details of availability for pickup at SpartanNash YMCA.

Kids Fun Run

This event is canceled for 2020.   

The Kids' Fun Run will begin at approximately 9:30 a.m., and will start and finish at the 5K finish line on 84th Street. The course is approximately ½ mile.

The kids will run east on 84th Street to the main intersection of 84th and Byron Center Road, north 1 block on Byron Center Road to Sherwood, west on Sherwood to Merton, south on Merton 1 block to 84th Street, and east on 84th Street, through the downtown Byron Center Business District to the finish line.

Participants must be 12 or under. The entry fee will be $5.00   (No discount for early registration. T-shirt subject to availability with late registration. $2.00 family/corporate discount is NOT available for the Fun Run).

A clock will display the participants time at the finish line. However, this is a non-competitive event with no official times being recorded. All participants will receive a race number to wear, a medal, and post-race refreshments.

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Place
2445 84th Street SW
Byron Center, MI US 49315
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- Participant must carry phone
- No official race timing information is provided for this race in RaceJoy
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