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Welcome Race for Spartan Stores YMCA 5K (3.1 mile) Run/Walk in Byron Center. The Race and Walk will start at 8:30 a.m. on Byron Center Avenue just north of the 84th and Byron Center intersection. Also included is a Kids' Fun Run (1/2 mile) scheduled to start at 9:30 a.m., on 84th street at the 5K finish line. A large community parade will follow at 10:00 a.m. Our event is held in conjunction with the annual Byron Days Festival in July.
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Packet pick-up will be avaiable at the Chemical Bank race hub located at 2445 84th Street SW, Byron Center during the following times:
T-shirts are NOT gauranteed for registrations after July 19, 2017
Friday, July 27- 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, July 28- 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.
Trophies will be awarded for male and female overall, masters and age group winners.
Medals will be awarded for 2nd - 5th place in each age group.
Age Groups: 10 and under, 11-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70 and over (age based on participant’s age on July 28, 2018)
The 5K course remains the same, taking advantage of Byron Center’s natural rolling terrain, beautiful housing developments, and the scenic Kent Trails. The 5K (3.1 mile) course will begin on Byron Center Road, just north of 84th Street. It will go north on Byron Center Road, then north/west on Byron Station, north on Railside Drive through the beautiful Railside Housing Community, west on 76th Street, then south for 1 mile on the scenic and shaded Kent Trails Bike Path, then east on 84th Street, through the downtown Byron Center Business District, with an approximate 400 meter sprint to the finish line on 84th Street at the bank sign. There are two planned aid stations along the course, near the 1 and 2 mile markers.
The Kids' Fun Run course also remains the same, starting at approximately 9:30 a.m., will circle the downtown business district, and will start and finish at the bank sign on 84th Street.
An Awards Ceremony will take place at 10:00 a.m. and a large community parade to follow.
The Kids' Fun Run will begin at approximately 9:30 a.m., and will start and finish at the 5K finish line on 84th Street. The course is approximately ½ mile.
The kids will run east on 84th Street to the main intersection of 84th and Byron Center Road, north 1 block on Byron Center Road to Sherwood, west on Sherwood to Merton, south on Merton 1 block to 84th Street, and east on 84th Street, through the downtown Byron Center Business District to the finish line.
Participants must be 12 or under. The entry fee will be $12.00 with a cotton t-shirt or $5.00 without a t-shirt. (No discount for early registration. T-shirt subject to availability with late registration. $2.00 family/corporate discount is NOT available for the Fun Run).
A clock will display the participants time at the finish line. However, this is a non-competitive event with no official times being recorded. All participants will receive a race number to wear, a medal, and post-race refreshments.