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Location: Grand Haven, MI US 49417 Directions
Type: Run or Run/Walk
Event Time Price Details
8:30AM EDT - 9:30AM EDT
Price increases after May 23, 2018 at 11:59pm EDT
1 Mile Family Fun Run
9:15AM EDT - 9:45AM EDT
Price increases after May 23, 2018 at 11:59pm EDT
Tot Trot
9:30AM EDT - 10:00AM EDT
Registration ends May 26, 2018 at 11:00am EDT
1 Y Drive
Grand Haven, MI US 49417

The Tri-Cities Family YMCA invites you to kick off your summer at our 39th Annual Kick Off to Summer Run! There is something for everyone from the avid racer to the occasional walker, with our certified 5K Run, the 1 Mile Family Fun Run/Walk (be sure to bring your wagon or stroller!) and the Tot Trot obstacle course for ages 3-6. All ages are welcome to participate, so bring your mom, dad, grandma and grandpa. Join us for this fun family event as we promote healthy lifestyles in the Tri-Cities area.

Race Contact Info

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Packet Pick Up and Late Registration

Friday, May 25th 4:30pm to 6:30pm and Saturday, May 26th, from 7:00am to 8:30am at the Tri-Cities Family YMCA. Please note you will need to manage your own time to get to the starting line.  

Awards & Age Divisions

5k Male & Female Open and Masters, Age 10 and under, 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 and over. Awards go to the top three finishers in each age group at the Awards Ceremony following the events. No awards will be presented in the One Mile Fun Run.


The race begins on Harbor Drive just north of the Tri-Cities Family YMCA on the Grand River. The course is challenging, with varied terrain, and offers the beautiful scenery of Lake Michigan and Grand Haven. The 5k route is US Track & Field Certified.  Please note this is an open course.  Please be respectful of volunteers and public safety officials directing runners-it is for your safety.  

One Mile Family Fun Run/Walk and Tot Trot

The 1 Mile Family Fun Run/Walk is a non-competitive run/walk for the entire family (strollers and wagons welcome). Race includes a race bib, ribbon and refreshments at the finish line. Family members who ran the 5k do not need to register separately for the one mile fun run. 

The Tot Trot obstacle course takes place at Mulligan’s Hollow and is free for ages 3-6. 

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 930am, all events will be cancelled.  


Pleases allow time for parking.  The YMCA lots will close by 730am.  If you have parked at the YMCA, you will not be able to exit until 10am.  Parking in local municipal lots and city streets is advised.  It is safe to estimate a 10-15 minute walk to the YMCA.  

Please note dogs are not allowed on the race course.
Jogging strollers are permitted-please line up near the back at the starting line.

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