E-Race Stigma 5K

Sun May 24, 2020 Adrian, MI 49221 US Directions
Virtual event (t-shirt & medal included)

5k Run/Walk

Virtual event (t-shirt & medal included)

Kids Dash

E-race the Stigma 5k going Virtual

E- Race the Stigma 5K Run, Walk & Kids Dash Participants:

Due to the current circumstances surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, and the Governors’ Stay at Home Order, we have decided to continue with the E-Race 5k as a VIRTUAL RUN/WALK. 

How does a virtual event work?  Sometime between May 16th – 24th, instead of meeting downtown Adrian and running together, we encourage everyone to run or walk 3.1 miles on their own either outside or on a treadmill (adhering to the 6’ apart rule at all times). This virtual run or walk will still allow everyone to benefit from physical exercise, because at this time people’s mental health is of paramount importance. Anxiety and stress are at peak levels – physical activity boosts the immune system; improves mood and ultimately is beneficial for positive mental health. All we ask is that you post a picture of you on your walk or run on the E-Race Facebook page and tag yourselves, or just post a picture with the hashtag #eracestigma. We are not requiring you to submit your times to us.  

Registration is still open, race price is only $15 for the 5K, $5 for the Kids Dash, and includes a t-shirt and a medal. Once the Stay at Home order is lifted we will provide further details as to how and when you can get your t-shirt and medal. You will be notified via email and/or social media with this information at a future date. 

If you are not interested in running virtually, you can:

  • Transfer your registration into a donation to the cause of reducing stigma of mental illness and substance use disorders, Last year our 5k raised over $20,000! This money was in turn donated back to the community for health and wellness initiatives.
  • Obtain a refund

Thank you for your understanding of this difficult situation, and we wish everyone good health in the upcoming months.  We will be back, bigger and better in 2021!

Greg Adams, Race Organizer

Here Are Your Options:

No further action is needed when you select this option to participant virtually. Run/Walk on your own and post a picture using #eracestigma on our Facebook page. We'll notify you once we have a plan in place to distribute t-shirts and medals.

Thank you for your support! Last year our 5k raised over $20,000! This money was in turn donated back to the community for health and wellness initiatives. We deeply appreciate your generosity and look forward to seeing you at an event soon.

We understand. We hope you can join us next year. We will issue you a refund, the funds will be credited to the credit card you used for registration.

Toledo Street
Adrian, MI US 49221

The 6th Annual E-race the Stigma 5k will be held on Sunday, May 17th, 2020 in downtown Adrian, MI. Our goal is to increase the awareness of mental health issues with a focus on overall health and wellness; mind, body, and spirit. The run/walk will begin at the Adrian Farmers Market on Toledo St. and wind through beautiful Adrian, MI. We encourage people of all abilities to register and will hold a shortened kids dash for younger participants. All kids dash participants will receive a medal. Awards will be given to the top 3 5k finishers in each age group, male and female.

For more up to date information please visit our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Eracethestigma5k/

Pricing: $15.00 Pre-registered 5k participants,  $5.00 kids dash,  Race day $30.00 5k participants

T-shirts not guaranteed after April 17th. T-shirts available after that date as supplies last.

Race day registration and packet pick up starting at 8:00 am race day morning.

The race will be chip timed by the Michigan Running Foundation. Results will be posted during the race and on the web at Playmakers.com.

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!

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. (Discount applied during checkout. Valid until May 14th) Donate $25 and you'll receive a $5 discount off your 5k race entry fee.

Click above to see the video highlights from the 2019 race!

As you prepare for the #eracestigma 5k, PLEASE consider sending us a fun video of you, your significant other, your kiddo, your dog, your cat, your bird....whoever or whatever will be running with you!

We would love to see you (and them) getting ready, hitting the trails or running the 5k.

We will put together a video compilation of submissions to highlight what a GREAT community we live and serve in.


Please exercise caution while recording video and only record when it is safe to do so.

Please keep videos to 5-seconds long.

By uploading your video, you are granting the right to use the product in promotional material. If there is a minor in your video, please indicate in the “Add a note” section while uploading the video that you are the guardian and approve their appearance to be used in promotional material.

See attached for video upload instructions.

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Race Photos

Past race photos 

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 1st until December 31st. 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.

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