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~~In consideration of continuing concerns about flooding at Belle Isle Park, the Sturgeon Sprint is postponed until 2021 while we search for a suitable alternate location. We thank you for your patience, and encourage you to consider joining another of our Race for Michigan Nature events: https://michigannature.org/menus/race-for-michigan-nature.html ~~
Run along the scenic roadway of Belle Isle State Park, a 985-acre island park situated on the Detroit River between the United States and Canada. Proceeds promote efforts to protect the threatened Lake Sturgeon native to the Great Lakes. Make a day of it with your family and visit all the great attractions Belle Isle has to offer - Aquarium, Nature Center, Conservatory and more! Belle Isle Park Attractions
Group/Family savings - Save $2 per registrant when you sign up 3 or more people at the same time.
Kids 1-12 5k pricing ONLY $20 for early registration and $25 for late registration!
NEW Course: Start in the green space behind on Shelter 8 on Central Ave. Run northeast on Central Ave and continue down Oakway Trl. Loop to the left around the isle on Riverbank Rd. Turn left at Inselruhe Ave and left again back onto Central Ave to cross the finish line.
Awards: Special award to top male and top female in 5Kand 1-Mile Fun Run. All participants will receive a finisher medal.
T-shirt: included with the entry fee. (T-shirts are not guaranteed after 7/23/20 and will be available as supplies last)
Packet Pickup: Race day, starting at 7:30 a.m., Belle Isle Park at the intersection of Central Ave and Inselruhe Ave, behind Shelter 8
Parking: State Recreation passports are needed to enter the park. Visit their website: www.michigan.gov/recreationpassport Parking available east of Dossin Great Lakes Museum off of The Strand.
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. ($25 discount applied during checkout. Valid until July 31st) Donate $25 and you'll receive a $10 discount off your 5k race entry fee.
The Michigan Nature Association is hosting the Race for Michigan Nature, a statewide series of Family Fun Runs & 5Ks stretching from Belle Isle in Detroit to Marquette in the U.P. Each race spotlights one of Michigan's rarest species and helps promote the importance of protecting Michigan’s remaining natural areas. Take the challenge and run all six! Sign up using the 6 race series bundle under the Events section and save $5 per event. Participants who complete all 6 events will receive a special award!
This race is endorsed by The Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness and part of the 2020 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 1, 2020 until December 31st, 2020. 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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In case of inclement weather, watch for updates on our Facebook event page about weather updates, delays, new start times, and more. We plan to hold the races rain or shine unless the conditions are unsafe. If thunder or lightning is present, we will delay for 30 minutes. We will delay the race for up to 1 hour and will determine whether the race will be canceled entirely. There is no rain date or refund for the races, but participants will still receive their race t-shirt, finisher medal, race packet including a drawstring bag, and a complimentary membership to the Michigan Nature Association.