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The Battle Creek Air National Guard Base is excited to announce its 2nd annual Battle Creek Patriot Run! Come on out and run the roads of the Battle Creek Air National Guard Base. The event will be held on Sunday, September 10, 2023 and is open to the public. Events will include a 5k run/walk and a 10k run. This is a family friendly event and all abilities are welcome to participate. We also encourage families and groups to sign up (discounted pricing available).
Virtual Patriot Run Option: If you can't make the race and still want to participate, sign up for the virtual race and we will mail out a shirt and medal to you! We will send out packets to you the week of October 1st. Run your virtual race any time during the month of September. Cost is the same as the in-person event and includes shipping. There are no awards for the virtual event, however you can enter your results after you complete your run/walk.
Price: 5k run/walk is $30 until 07/31, then $35. 10k run is $40 until 07/31 then $45. Families and groups of 3 or more people registering at the same time will receive $5 off per person. Run for free, details below!
Swag: All participants will receive a t-shirt, while supplies last. In addition all participants will receive a finishers medal.
Packet Pickup: Gate opens at 07:00 for packet pickup.
Schedule: Both races will begin at 8:00 am
Course: See course tab at the top of the page for a detailed course description and 5k and 10k course maps.
Proceeds go to the 110th Wing Family Readiness Office to support struggling military families during the holiday season.
Results will be live during the race and posted on this website. The race will be professionally timed by the Michigan Running Foundation.
Awards: Plaques to the 5K Men’s Overall Winner, 5K Women’s Overall Winner, 10K Men’s Overall Winner, and 10K Women’s Overall Winner. Age group winner medals for both 5K and 10K for the following age groups Men and Women: 12 and Under, 13-17, 18-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+
A note about the location: Please use the smaller entrance just to the East of the Main Gate. Since this event is located on an active military installation, all vehicles are will be searched upon entry. Please remember that marijuana is still federally illegal and not allowed on military installations. Violators will be barred from entry. Use the drop down arrow under Race Info at the top of the page for specific parking information.
Donate $100 and you'll receive a FREE entry! Discounted entry fees for donations of $75 to $25!
Free entry is valid thru July 31st, then it's a $30 discount off the 5k entry fee with a $100 donation and a $40 discount off the 10k entry fee.
Steps to receive your free/discounted entry:
1. Choose Sign Up and follow the steps to register for the race
2. You will be routed to the Donation page during registration, choose the donation level
3. Your discounted/free entry will be reflected in the cart during checkout.
* Please note if you go to the donation page first and enter the donation the discount will not be applied for a free entry. You must register by choosing Sign Up first.
Thank you for your support!
If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.