Bee Brave 5K

Sat October 8, 2022 Caledonia, MI 49316 US Directions

Bee Brave 5K Run (timed)

$30 8:30AM EDT - 11:00AM EDT Price increases after October 6, 2022 at 11:59pm EDT

Bee Brave 5K Walk (not timed)

$30 8:30AM EDT - 11:00AM EDT Registration ends October 6, 2022 at 5:00pm EDT

Bee Brave Virtual 5K

$30 Registration ends October 6, 2022 at 5:00pm EDT
Race Website

Additional race information can be found at

7525 Alaska Ave SE
Caledonia, MI US 49316

Bee Brave is more than just a few events throughout the year to raise money for local breast cancer research. Throughout the last 15 years, it has grown to become a community of like-minded individuals who are passionate about raising breast cancer awareness, supporting fighters and honoring those whose battle has ended. Bee Brave is a haven of hope for those who need it, a home in which to share their courageous stories, as well as a place to celebrate the victories and triumphs over breast cancer.

Bee Brave is different because 100% of the money raised stays in Grand Rapids, Michigan! But that's not all:
     -100% of Bee Brave events are organized by volunteers and supported by local business sponsors who are dedicated to finding a cure.
     -100% of race registration goes directly to breast cancer research at Van Andel Institute.

Since Bee Brave began partnering with Van Andel Institute in 2016, the group has raised more than $430,000 for breast cancer research in Grand Rapids. That simply would not have been possible without the support of our local business sponsors and the volunteers who give countless hours to this cause. None of Bee Brave’s incredible volunteer organizers receive a paycheck from the organization, because they would rather see every single dollar be used for research!

Bee Brave is proud to partner with Van Andel Institute Purple Community, VAI's grassroots community awareness and fundraising program that connects individuals, schools, teams and businesses to the resources needed to join the fight against cancer and neurodegenerative diseases like Parkinson’s. Individualized tools and customized assistance are available to create events and programs that help raise funds for biomedical research at the Institute. When you fundraise through VAI Purple Community, your efforts go farther. Thanks to a generous endowment from Jay and Betty Van Andel, every dollar of every donation goes directly to the cause.

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Facebook Fundraising

Below you will see instructions for setting up a fundraising page on your Facebook account that could help us more creatively (and VERY SIMPLY)  raise money for VAI.  If you would consider doing this, it would be FANTASTIC!!  Rest assured, it is safe and so easy to do!  Facebook literally does ALL the work for you once you set it up!  They send receipts & reminders automatically.  Imagine this-if just 100 of you did this and kept the $200 amount that Facebook has set as default , that would be $20,000!!!!

Here are the instructions for setting up a fundraising page:

Desktop will be the preferred method but you can create on mobile. (it is a bit more complicated on a mobile device so we recommend using a desktop)

1. Open Facebook

2. In side Menu, find & select Fundraisers

3. Click Select Nonprofit

4. Search and select Van Andel Research Institute

5. Customize amount to raise & length of fundraiser {recommend October 11}. Mobile does not allow length to be edited.

6. Add Bee Brave behind your name in fundraiser title {ex. Chris's Bee Brave Fundraiser for Van Andel Research Institute}

7. Edit Why section with recommended verbiage and personalize team info name in text

8. Edit fundraiser photo

9. Click Create

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