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The live life. Nspired. 5K Run/Family Walk is a community event held in memory of Natalie Freiburger, a courageous young girl who lost her battle with ovarian cancer. It is for anyone that is excited about overcoming a serious illness or who would like to be surrounded by other inspirational people, it's a great chance to improve your health and your outlook at the same time.
The 5K Run is a flat, fast, USATF-certified course that runs through the heart of downtown Charlotte in front of thousands of spectators waiting for annual Frontier Days Parade.
Race starts at 9:15 am
Packet pickup will be available at AL!VE (800 W Lawrence Ave, Charlotte MI 48813) from 12:00p-7:00pm on Friday September, 9th and from 8:00-9:00 am the morning of the race.
Be sure to preregister for the race! There is no race day registration.
Awards - Prizes are awarded to top overall finishers for Men's, Women's and Masters as well as the top three in each age-division. Age groups 14 and under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60 and over
The Family Walk is an event for the whole family. Bring the kids, Grandma and Grandpa for a stroll through downtown Charlotte with thousands of parade spectators there to cheer you on. All ages and abilities welcome.
Register by August 27th to be guaranteed a shirt. Shirts available as supplies last after that date.
Music, snacks, and drinks will be located at the finish line and awards will be presented at the conclusion of the race.
The race will be professionally timed by the Michigan Running Foundation. Results will be live during the race and available on this site.
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.
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. ($18 discount applied during checkout. Valid until August 27th) Donate $25 and you'll receive a $5 discount off your 5k race entry fee.
*please note your must sign up and follow the steps to the donation screen to receive the discounted entry fee. If you donate first and then sign up for the event the donation discount will not be applied.
Thank you for your support!
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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