Panther Spirit Race

Sat August 17, 2019 Dewitt, MI 48820 US Directions

5K Run/Walk

8:00AM EDT

Kids' Mile

7:45AM 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, 1-4 people for only $70. Valid until August 3rd!

Start and Finish at St. Jude's Catholic Church.                                                                                                                       

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 5:00 to 7:00 PM or Race Day at St. Jude’s

The race will be chip timed by the Michigan Running Foundation. Results will be posted during the race and on the web at



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

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? Race day registration will end at 7:55AM. Pre-race registration is recommended. Shirt not guaranteed for late registrations. 

Packet Pick-Up? St. Jude, 801 N. Bridge St. Friday 8/16, 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

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 June 29th, 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.

Printable Entry Form

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This race is endorsed by The Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness and part of the 2019 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, 2019 until December 31st, 2019. 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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