YMCA Coast Guard Festival Run presented by North Ottawa Community Health System

Sat July 25, 2020 Grand Haven, MI 49417 US Directions


7:30AM EDT


8:30AM EDT

Tot Trot

9:15AM EDT

Thank you for your interest in the Annual Coast Guard Festival Run. Due to the cancellation of the Coast Guard Festival, we have cancelled the race. We are hosting a new race, in a virtual format. You will need to register for the new race, 2020 Coast Guard City USA Virtual Run, as your registration will not transfer. We will process refunds for the Coast Guard Festival Run. Please contact Kelly Haracourt to receive a refund. If you wish to forego a refund, your race registration fees will be processed as a donation to the Tri-Cities Family YMCA. Thank you for supporting the Y!

Here Are Your Options:

You understand that events are expensive, even when cancelled, and you want us to keep your registration fees to help cover our costs. We deeply appreciate your generosity and look forward to seeing you at an event soon.

We understand. We hope you can join us next time.

1 Y Dr
Grand Haven, MI US 49417

The Tri-Cities Family YMCA invites you to join us for the Coast Guard Festival Fun, presented by North Ottawa Community Health System! Whether you are an avid racer or an occasional walker, there is something for everyone and all ages are welcome. Our races consist of a US Track & Field certified 5K Run and 10K Run, as well as a 1 Mile Family Fun Run/Walk (be sure to bring your wagon or stroller) and a Tot Trot obstacle course for ages 3-6. Join us for this fun family event as we promote healthy lifestyles and building community in the Tri-Cities area! See you on the race course! 

Participants wishing to run both the 5k and 10k events only need to register for one event.  Our timing system will register times for both at no extra charge!

Race Contact Info

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Packet Pick Up and Late Registration

***Please note Family Registration pricing ends at midnight on Wednesday, July 22nd***

Friday, July 24 from 4:30-7:00 pm
Saturday, July 25 beginning at 6:30 am
at the Tri-Cities Family YMCA, 1 Y Drive in Grand Haven

All packets must be picked up by 9:00 am. Packets/T-shirts will not be held for those who do not show up.  

Age Groups and Awards

10K and 5K Male & Female, Masters, Age 8 and under, 9-10, 11-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80 and over. Medals will be available for pick up as results are finalized. 

1 Mile Fun Run/Walk and Tot-Trot Obstacle Course

The 1 Mile Family Fun Run/Walk is a non-competitive run/walk for the entire family (strollers and wagons welcome).  We offer both a T-shirt and No-shirt option for the 1 mile Family Fun Run/Walk.  The FREE Tot Trot obstacle course for ages 3-6 takes place at Mulligan’s Hollow. Pre-Registered participants will receive a t-shirt and goodie bag.


For all of your accommodation and dining needs, please contact the Chamber of Commerce at (616) 842-4910 or visit their website at www.grandhavenchamber.org.


Please allow time for parking. The YMCA lots will close by 6:45 am. If you have parked at the YMCA, you will not be able to exit until 10:30 am. Parking in local municipal lots and city streets is advised. It is safe to estimate a 10-15 minute walk to the YMCA.

Weather Policy

In the event of inclement weather, events will be delayed in 15 minute increments. If the 5k race has not been started by 8:30 am, all events will be cancelled.

Race Course

The race begins near the corner of Sherman Avenue and Sand Drive just east of the Tri-Cities Family YMCA.  All events conclude in front of the YMCA.  The course is challenging, with varied terrain, and offers the beautiful scenery of Lake Michigan and Grand Haven. The 5k and 10k routes are US Track & Field Certified.

Please note this is an open course. Please be mindful of possible traffic and respectful of volunteers and public safety officials directing runners-it is for your safety.

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We do not allow dogs at any of the race events.  

Jogging Strollers

We do allow jogging strollers, but please line up at the rear of the starting line.  

Family Discount

We do offer a family discount for up to 4 participants at $75 total.  Simply register the first participant, then select Multiple Person pricing and add the others.  This option expires at 11:59 pm July 22nd.  

Race Shirts

Our race shirts are a popular soft tri-blend. Shirts are not guaranteed-the sooner you register, the more likely you are to get your preferred size. The women's shirts run a bit small, therefore we recommend choosing one size up from what you might typically wear.  


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