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Jogging for Jakey 5K

Sat June 29, 2019 Hamburg, MI 48139 US Directions


5k Run/Walk

9:30AM EDT - 11:00AM EDT

1 Mile Walk

9:30AM EDT - 11:00AM EDT


Bennett Park
10405 Merrill Road
Hamburg, MI US 48139


Welcome to the second annual Jogging for Jakey! Last year we raised enough funds to place a handicap swing at the west boat launch at Kensington Metropark. This year all race proceeds will be donated to OUCARES (the Joanne and Ted Lindsay Foundation Autism Outreach Services at Oakland University) in the memory of Jakey Smotherman. OUCARES provides programs and camps for individuals with autism spectrum disorder. Donations will go towards scholarships for individuals that can not afford the program and supplies needed for the camp. If you cant make it, please consider a donation!

Course: The race will start at Bennett Park off of Merrill road. Runners will then head west on Lakeland trails until Pettys and then loop back to Bennet Park. Be advised, this is a new location from last year. 

Awards: First overall male and female finisher will receive an award, as well as the top finishers from each age group. 

Entry Fee Will Include: A t-shirt (guaranteed to all runners who register by June 18th), post-race snacks, and a raffle drawing for all participants containing gift-cards and gift baskets from local businesses. 

Pre registration starts at 830 am to pick up your shirts and sign in!

Dogs on leashes welcome to join!

Thank you for racing for a good cause, we look forward to seeing you there! 

Confused? Questions? Email:


Thank you to our financial sponsors, without them this race would not be possible!

  • Blade Industrial Products
  • Microscope Solutions Inc 
  • Caryn Lorentz of Coldwell Banker
  • Ellis Richards Motors



Thank you to our prize sponsors, who generously donated gift cards to the winners!

  • Portage Yacht Club ($50) 
  • Milford House ($25)
  • Brewery Becker (2- $50)
  • Busch's Fresh Food Market ($25)
  • Riverside Pizza (5-Coupons for a free pizza)
  • Trading Post (Cooler with prizes)
  • Hamburg Fitness Center & Camp (2- 1 month memberships) 

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