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The Frankenmuth Jaycees are proud to host their annual Independence Day races! The Volksläufe, German for "The People's Race," is held annually in celebration of family, friendship, and fitness! The race’s certified 5K, 10K, and 20K courses begin and end in beautiful Heritage Park. The scenic routes wind runners around historic Frankenmuth, over the famed Holzbrücke wooden bridge and the Cass River. For our younger race enthusiasts, there is also a family-friendly 2K Fun Run!
Please Note: All race times have CHANGED one hour! With the following start times:
10K- 0700 AM
5K Run- 0900 AM
5KWalk- 0915 AM
2K Fun Run- 1000AM
Online Registration ends July 1st! We cannot guarantee a race shirt at on-site registration - so be sure to register early to score your one-of-a-kind Volksläufe t-shirt!
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Packet pick up is Wednesday, July 3rd from 5-10pm and Thursday, July 4th from 6-10am at the Harvey Kern pavilion in Heritage Park, 601 Weiss St. in Frankenmuth, MI, 48734.
Late registration is Wednesday, July 3rd from 5-10 pm and Thursday, July 4th from 5:30 am until 30 minutes prior to each race start time. The fee varies according to the race distance.
It will be held in the Harvey Kern pavilion in Heritage Park, 601 Weiss St. in Frankenmuth, MI, 48734. Late registrants are not guaranteed a race shirt, but are welcome to check back at the end of the race to inquire on availability.
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