Panther Spirit Race

Sat August 21, 2021 Dewitt, MI 48820 US Directions

5K Run/Walk

$20 8:00AM EDT Price increases after August 8, 2021 at 11:59pm EDT

Kids' Mile

$0 7:45AM EDT Registration ends August 20, 2021 at 11:59pm EDT

Kids' 100m dash

$0 7:45AM EDT Registration ends August 20, 2021 at 11:59pm EDT
801 N Bridge St
Dewitt, MI US 48820

HOSTED BY THE DEWITT CHEER PROGRAM - Panther Spirit Race is the primary fundraiser for the DeWitt Cheer Program. We think it's a healthier and more fun option than selling pizzas, candy, or coupon books. There is an event for everyone in the family!  5k run/walk, Kids’ Mile, Little Kids’ 100m Dash.

Register your family/group for the 5k run/walk, 2-4 people for only $70. Valid until August 8th!

Start and Finish at St. Jude's Catholic Church.  The 5k will have an open/flexible start line for 15 minutes. Start you race anytime between 8:00 am and 8:15 am, your time will not start until you cross the start mat.                                                                                                                  

Fee includes tech shirt. Register by August 8th to be guaranteed a shirt. Shirts will be available as supplies last after that date. 

Packet Pick-Up on Friday Night August 20th from 5:00 to 7:00 PM or Race Day at St. Jude’s starting at 7:00 am.

Be sure to register early! There is no race day registration.

The race will be chip timed by the Michigan Running Foundation. Results will be available live during the race and on this website.



Kid's Race events? The kids race will be held first at 7:45 am before the 5k race. Every participant will get a prize. There will also be awards for the 1mile winning runners. 

Can I register the same day as the race? No, there is no race day registration. On-line registration will remain open until the night before the race, Friday 8/20.

Packet Pick-Up? St. Jude, 801 N. Bridge St. Friday 8/20, 5-7pm or Race day 6:45-7:55am. 

Where do the funds go? Panther Spirit Race is the primary fundraiser for the DeWitt Cheer Program. We think it's a healthier and more fun option than selling pizzas, candy, or coupon books. 

What about age groups and prizes? Age groups start at under 11, 11-14, 15-19, and so on to 65-69, and 70+. Panther Spirit medals will be awarded to the top three in each category. Awards also for overall male & female, and male & female Masters. 

Will there be any activities during the 5K for those not running the race? We hope everybody will want to run or walk the course. However, there will be music playing at the start/finish line.  

Will there be enough time to get to the Parade? The Panther Spirit Race is organized so parade participants and spectators can arrive at the parade in plenty of time. Note: DeWitt Cheerleaders themselves walk in the parade

Who can I contact for more information? Call 517-214-7287, or email, or check the Facebook page Panther spirit 5k run/walk  

Refer friends and get a $10 refund

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.

Donate and Receive a FREE Entry!

If you would like to support the Dewitt Cheer program, this is our main fundraiser, 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. ($20 discount applied during checkout. Valid until August 8th, after that a $20 discount will be applied to your entry fee) Donate $25 and you'll receive a $10 discount off your 5k race entry fee. Discount on donations apply to 5k only.

* Please note your must register for the event and select the donation amount during registration. If you donate first and then register your donation discount will not be applied.

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 a Grand Prize! To sign up and learn more click HERE. There is no cost to this challenge.

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