Brad Van Pelt Memorial 5K Virtual Run

Complete Your Run Anytime in May 2020
Support Brad Van Pelt Scholarship Fund

BVP 5k Trail Run Event

BVP 5k is going Virtual!

Update to all BVP Race Participants:

With the uncertainty of when we will be able to hold our event we have decided to proceed the best way we can, and we have decided to continue with the 3RD Annual Brad Van Pelt 5k race as a VIRTUAL RUN.  How does a virtual run work?  Anywhere/anytime in the month of May, you can complete a 5k (3.1 miles).  We encourage everyone to run or walk 3.1 miles on their own either outside or on a treadmill. Fortitude Outdoor Fitness has a 5K course if you are looking for a place to go. This virtual run or walk will still allow everyone to contribute to a worthy cause, all while providing motivation to be active. We are not requiring you to submit your times to us. We will not issue awards this year.  

Registered participants will still receive a t-shirt. Once the Stay at Home order is lifted we will provide further details as to how and when you can get your t-shirt. You will be notified via email with this information at a future date.  

If you are not interested in running virtually, you can transfer your registration into a donation to Brad Van Pelt Scholarship Fund. 

We are well aware of the life-changing implications for many people due to Covid-19.  If your registration/donation will create a financial hardship for your family, please feel free to contact us at

Thank you for your understanding of this difficult situation, and we wish everyone good health in the upcoming months.  We will undoubtedly be back in 2021 and hope to see you at the 4th annual Brad Van Pelt 5k!


Fortitude Outdoor Fitness

Here Are Your Options:

Virtual races happen all the time, and allow you to join the fun without the crowds. You simply run the distance on your own anywhere/anytime in the month of May and receive a cool BVP t-shirt!

You understand that events are expensive, even when cancelled, and you want us to keep your registration fees to help cover our costs. We deeply appreciate your generosity and look forward to seeing you at an event soon.

We understand. We hope you can join us next time.


Brad Van Pelt 5K is going VIRTUAL! 

With everything going on, we still want to try and raise money for the Brad Van Pelt Scholarship fund. By doin so, we are making this event virtual. You can complete a 5K (3.1 miles) anywhere/anytime throughout the month of May. Proceeds from this event will go towards the scholarship!

Fortitude has a 5K Course! The course is accurate and on well groomed trails. Click here for course map. We have arrows on the right hand of the trails directing you where to go.

There will not be any awards given for this virtual race this year.

T-Shirt for all race participants will be given out after we get through Covid-19!

FIRST 100 will receive an engraved carabiner!!!! (details below)

Brad was a prestigious athlete throughout high school, college and NFL. Through college he earned 7 varsity letters playing football, basketball and baseball. He was an American football linebacker who played 14 seasons in the NFL. A two-time All-American (1971, 1972) and the 1972 Maxwell Award winner as college football's best player, he was drafted by the New York Giants, earning five Pro Bowl selections during his ten years with the team. He rounded out his career with the Los Angeles Raiders from 1984 to 1985 and the Cleveland Browns in 1986. He was also named the player of the decade for the 1970s by the Giants

Help support this event, walk, run or spectate, everyone is welcome!

Refer friends and get a $10 refund

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.

Donate and Receive a FREE Entry!

All DONATIONS will go to the Brad Van Pelt scholarship fund!

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. ($20 discount applied during checkout. Valid until March 31st, then it's a $20 discount off a $50 donation) Donate $25 and you'll receive a $10 discount off your 5k race entry fee.

This race is endorsed by The Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness and part of the 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 until December 31st. Points earn cool swag and a chance to win a Grand Prize! To sign up and learn more click HERE. There is no cost to this challenge.


Virtual Race Contact Info

If you have any questions about this Virtual Race, click the button below.

Course Map

Here is the course layout. The total distance is 5k. We will have mile markers out on the trails so you will be able to track your pace


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