Sat November 9, 2019 Benton Harbor, MI US 49022 Directions
Events

5K Run

10:30AM EST

5K Walk

10:30AM EST

SHIRT ONLY

10:00AM EST
Place
North Pier Brewing Company
670 North Shore Drive
Benton Harbor, MI US 49022
RACE DAY DIRECTIONS AND PARKING

Friday, November 8
5:30-6:30 pm Packet Pickup
Saturday, November 9
9:30 - 10:15 am Packet Pickup/Registration
10:30 am Race Start
11:15 am Awards

We are so grateful for our venue host, North Pier Brewing Company! Similar to last year we are expecting chilly temperatures. But this year, participants can warm up indoors before or after the race, or outside on the patio with propane heaters and fireplace. North Pier is dog-friendly too. With a later race start, finish off your run or walk with a beer and lunch at North Pier, or head across the street for one of the best burgers around at North Shore Inn!

EARLY PACKET PICKUP
WHEN: Friday, November 8 from 5:30-6:30 pm
WHERE: North Pier Brewing Company
670 North Shore Drive
Benton Harbor MI 49022
Park in the large lot across the street.

SAME DAY PACKET PICKUP AND REGISTRATION
WHEN: Saturday, November 9 from 9:30-10:15 am
WHERE: North Pier Brewing Company
670 North Shore Drive
Benton Harbor MI 49022
Park in the large lot across the street. Consider carpooling if possible. Next available parking is at Whirlpool Paw Paw River Tech Center, 400 N 8th Street, approximately 3/4 mile from North Pier.

IMPORTANT
THIS EVENT IS CHIP TIMED WITH TIMING MATS. COLD TEMPERATURES ARE FORECASTED. PLEASE ENSURE YOUR BIB IS ON THE OUTERMOST LAYER OF YOUR CLOTHING TO ENSURE THE CHIP IS READ AS YOU START AND FINISH THE RACE.

Josh K Photos will be on hand to capture candid shots before, during and after the race!

 

AWARDS - 11:15 am
Overall Male and Female Finishers in the 5K Run and Walk will receive a $25 Gift Certificate to The Mason Jar Cafe. Top two Male and Female Finishers in age groups receive Gold and Silver medals.

WALKERS: Participants registered for the 5K Walk must maintain contact with the ground at all times with the leading leg straightened as the foot makes contact with the ground. Walkers observed not following this rule, or observed jogging or running at any time will be disqualified from receiving an age group award.

NEW COURSE: With a change in venue, the Rescue Run has a new course. The majority of the route is on paved paths in the Harbor Shores area, with a few short sections on gravel paths. The start and finish of the route are on North Shore Drive. Participants may run or walk in the bike lane or on the sidewalk. View route online

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Description

6th Annual RACERS Rescue Run 5K

Saturday, November 9, 2019 @ 10:30 am

North Pier Brewing Company

670 North Shore Drive, Benton Harbor, MI 49022

SWMI RACERS presents the 6th Annual RACERS Rescue Run 5K to honor Veteran's Day. Run or walk this chip-timed 5K, with or without a dog. Proceeds benefit Blue Star Service Dogs as they Rescue One to Heal Another. 

NEW IN 2019... Indoor registration and restrooms at North Pier Brewing Company!  They are dog-friendly, too!

FEES
15 & Over: $20 through October 18, $25 October 19 through November 6, $25 Race Day
14 & Under: $15 through Race Day
SWMI RACERS members 15 & Over receive an automatic discount when registering
* No charge for adults & children pushed or pulled in strollers and wheelchairs of any kind, or wagons
In 2014, SWMI RACERS partnered with the Whirlpool Veterans Association to create a 5K that would not only honor Veterans Day but would also benefit a veterans’ organization. RACERS members discovered Stiggy’s Dogs, a 501(c)3 organization based in Howell Michigan, and the RACERS Rescue Run 5K was born! In 2019, Stiggy's Dogs transitioned to Blue Star Service Dogs.
The RACERS Rescue Run is a dog-friendly event! All dogs must wear ID tags, be on a leash (no flex leashes permitted), socialize well with other dogs, be current on rabies vaccinations, be at least six months of age, and not be in heat. Please clean up after your pet, throughout the event. Please include your dog when you register.
THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS

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CUSTOM RACE BIB

Participants who registered by October 18 will receive a PERSONALIZED Custom Race Bib.

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Race Contact Info
If you have any questions about this race, please contact the race director at
FINISHER MEDALS!

Last year's shirt with this year's finisher medals! Register early to be guaranteed one! 

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