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Friends of Fishtown 5K

Sat July 20, 2024 Leland, MI 49654 US Directions


2024 Fishtown 5K - IN PERSON

9:00AM EDT - 1:00PM EDT


Fishtown – 201 W. River St.
Leland, MI US 49654


Join us for our 16th Annual Fishtown 5K! 

For more information about our race, please visit our website:

Race Information

Starting and finishing in the heart of Fishtown, gradual climbs and graceful descents make our chip-timed 5K ideal for the serious runner or the whole family. Runners, walkers, strollers and leashed dogs are all welcome. Rain or shine. 

The in-person race registration includes:
  • Race day, Saturday, July 20 at 9:00 a.m.
  • RFID Chip Timing (through Newton Timing & Race Services, of Davison)
  • Included in the Traverse City Track Club’s 2024 Grand Prix Series
  • Corral starting line with fastest runners at the front
You receive:
  • Fishtown 5K logo tee  
  • Hydration stations throughout the course
  • Post-race fuel
  • Commemorative race bib
  • Fishtown 5K logo sticker
  • Chance to win race medals unique to Fishtown
  • Chance to win early-registration prizes
  • Overall Female and Male winners receive a unique award
Age categories in five-year increments, starting at:

5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, 45, 50, 55, 60, 65, 70, 75, 80+

Our medals are awarded to the top three male and female finishers in each age category. 

The official race route will be marked, but here’s a map to help you plan your race Fishtown 5K - Route Map

Important dates:

June 21: Last day to register to guarantee a race t-shirt is included in your packet**

July 18 by 11:59pm: Last moment to register online

July 20: Race day! Register by 8:30am to have your race chip timed

Packet Pick-up:
  • July 19:  for in-person registrants 2 – 6pm in the Leland Library's - Munnecke Room (203 E Cedar St. Leland, MI)
  • July 20:  in Fishtown 7:30am to 9:00am – Any packets not claimed will be available at the FPS office, Monday-Friday, after July 20th race day.

**If you want to secure a race t-shirt you must register by this date. We will be ordering a few additional t-shirts but they will be first-come first-serve.

Become a Sponsor!

Fishtown 5K Sponsorships offer businesses, organizations and families a great promotional opportunity while also helping preserve Fishtown now and forever. For more information, please view our Sponsorship Opportunities, call 231-256-8878 or email Summer Meyer at

Social Media:

Unite in support of Fishtown via social media with snapshots of your Friends of Fishtown 5K experience. Follow us and share your moment!

#Fishtown5K, #RunForFishtown, #AJoyfulRun

Costume Contest (NEW!)

We will be awarding the 3 most creative costumes and the first 3 costumed participants over the finish line.

All costume participants must be registered for the race to qualify. When you get to Fishtown, please check in at the special costume table to meet our judges and sign in. 

Our 2024 5K theme is FISH FISH HOORAY! In our designs this year we’ve taken inspiration from Dr. Suess, so if you’re looking for ideas in addition to the ever-wonderful fish and fish tugs, check out One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish. We can’t wait to see costumed kids, adults, strollers, and pets making their way through the Leland neighborhoods—and know that a costume can inspire serious runners, too. 

Race Contact Info

If you have any questions about this race, please contact the race director at

Award Sponsor

Presenting Sponsors

Buoy Sponsors

Whitefish Sponsors

Race Website

Additional race information can be found at



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