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IMPORTANT UPDATE!! Alive and Running VA 5K has a LIVE AND VIRTUAL for 2023
We are glad to announce that we are having a LIVE and VIRTUAL race for 2023. Participants have the option to run the LIVE event on the VA location or stay at home and run/walk your event with VIRTUAL options.
With a virtual race you can run the 5K distance anywhere, in your neighborhood, on a treadmill, at a nearby park. You will have between Saturday, September 16th and Sunday, October 1st to complete your 5K. Once you have the 5K completed you will enter your time in the Run Sign-up website.
If you participate in the virtual event you will still receive a race t-shirt! We will plan for drive through packet pickup on Friday September 15 between 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm and Saturday September 16 from 7:00 am-9:00 am at the entrance to the VA, as we have done in years past. Thank you all for your understanding as we take things one day at a time. We must take care of each other now, more than ever.
About This Event
“This event is brought to you in collaboration with our community partner Gryphon Place, who both supports and provides suicide prevention services for veterans and others across our region”.
The 11th Annual Alive and Running VA 5K Run/Walk is a 5K Fun Run/Walk for all levels of participants. This event is designed to raise awareness to the growing problem of suicide within the Military, Veteran and youth populations. The course is located on the campus of the Battle Creek VA Medical Center. The race starts in the parking lot located at the entrance of the medical center. The run goes up the main hill and around the historic campus twice before returning down the hill to the finish. The race this year will be timed. Runners will start first, with walkers to follow. Children and strollers will be allowed - note that children must be accompanied by a parent/guardian at all times. Dogs will not be allowed (please email the race administrator regarding service dogs). In the event of inclement weather, the race may be delayed or cancelled. No refunds will be given. Please join us for this event to celebrate life, and to raise awareness towards suicide. We want everyone to know they matter.
This race is an opportunity for all of us to show Veterans, their families, and the entire military community that THEY matter. Our goal for the 11th year of this event is to have our biggest turnout yet. Please come join us for the 11th Annual Alive and Running VA (Battle Creek) event, brought to you in collaboration with our community partner Gryphon Place. Together we will do our part to prevent suicide and raise awareness.
Packet Pickup and Registration
Mail In Registration - Mail in registration forms can be found here: Download Form Here - 5K Registration Form Or the PDF Link Below
Gryphon Place, 3245 S. 8th Street Kalamazoo, MI 49009
Registration fees cover the cost of the race and do not contribute to fundraising efforts or programming
(Make checks payable to Gryphon Place)
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