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Run along the scenic City Multi-Use Pathway which hugs the shoreline of Lake Superior.
Proceeds promote efforts to protect the threatened Moose throughout Northern Michigan.
Course: Start at Ellwood A. Mattson Lower Harbor Park and follow the City Multi-Use Pathway east and north toward Picnic Rocks. Turn around at Lakeshore Blvd. and return to Mattson Park.
Group/Family savings - Save $2 per registrant when you sign up 3 or more people at the same time.
Kids 1-12 5k pricing ONLY $20 for early registration and $25 for late registration!
T-shirt is included with the entry fee. (T-shirts are not guaranteed after 08-18-20, supplies available as quantities last)
Awards: Special awards to top male and top female in 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run (Virtual Race excluded). All participants will receive a finisher medal.
Packet Pickup: Race day, starting at 8:30 a.m., Ellwood A. Mattson Lower Harbor Park. Virtual participant packets will be mailed. *Due to COVID-19 and the Governor's Stay Home Stay Safe order, vendors for packet materials may not be operating, or operating at full capacity. We are unable to provide an approximate date for when packet materials will be mailed, but would like to assure you that they will be mailed as soon as possible. Thank you for your patience and understanding during these difficult times.
Parking: Parking available adjacent to the marina.
Get the word out to your friends about this great race! When you refer 3 or more participants you'll get a refund of up to $10.00! Details provided at checkout.
If you would like to support our cause and get a free entry to the race donate $50. When you register for the race your entry will be free! Simply Sign Up and follow the steps to register and on the donation screen enter $50. ($25 discount applied during checkout. Valid until August 24th) Donate $25 and you'll receive a $10 discount off your 5k race entry fee.
The Michigan Nature Association is hosting the Race for Michigan Nature, a statewide series of Family Fun Runs & 5Ks stretching from Belle Isle in Detroit to Marquette in the U.P. Each race spotlights one of Michigan's rarest species and helps promote the importance of protecting Michigan’s remaining natural areas. Take the challenge and run all six! Sign up using the 5 race series bundle under the Events section and save $5 per event.
This race is endorsed by The Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness and part of the 2020 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, 2020 until December 31st, 2020. 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.
In case of inclement weather, watch for updates on our Facebook event page about weather updates, delays, new start times, and more. We plan to hold the races rain or shine unless the conditions are unsafe. If thunder or lightning is present, we will delay for 30 minutes. We will delay the race for up to 1 hour and will determine whether the race will be canceled entirely. There is no rain date or refund for the races, but participants will still receive their race t-shirt, finisher medal, race packet including a drawstring bag, and a complimentary membership to the Michigan Nature Association.
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