Wed July 1 - Tue July 14 Watervliet, MI 49098 US



Watervliet, MI US 49098


For many years the Bednarowski 5K Cherry Run/Walk has been held on Saturday during the Watervliet 4th of July Festival weekend. The event is in memory of Gene Bednarowski, a former Watervliet mentor, teacher, and coach. Proceeds support a scholarship in his name.


But in 2020, we have gone VIRTUAL. Run or walk our course, create your own course, or run/walk indoors on a treadmill! 

We're doing things a bit different... the event is FREE, so no shirts or medals. Nothing to ship, nothing to pick up. Donations for the scholarship fund are welcome!


Sign up online

Download a race bib

Run or walk anytime between July 1 and July 14.

Share photos on social media, or email to us to post here on our website!

Submit your results online through July 18.

Be sure to opt-in to our emails so we can send you reminders on when to run and how to submit results.  

Michigan Fruit Belt Series Information

To be eligible for the Michigan Fruit Belt Series coin, participants should run or walk a Geo-Virtual 5K (3.1 mile) route as close to the event course as possible. Upon completion, participants should certify their completion by providing data or screen shot of data to include date, miles, completion time, map/course route to the Michigan Fruit Belt Series Facebook Group.
Links to course route are available below.

Race Contact Info

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Maps and Course Directions


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