Visser Family YMCA Buck Creek Run

Mon May 11 - Sat June 27 Grandville, MI US 49418 Directions RaceJoy Ready

Closed Events

06/27 8:00AM - 9:15AM EDT

The Visser Family YMCA Buck Creek Run is part of the City of Grandville 4th of July celebrations.    Buck Creek Run began in 1974 as a way to add a healthy event to the 4th of July events and get people active. The course winds around the neighborhoods of Grandville and ends at the Grandville Middle School.    The Buck Creek Run proceeds provide scholarships for the Visser Family YMCA Impact Achievers Program - an afterschool program for Grandville, Jenison and Hudsonville middle-school students

Virtual Race Bib and Results Information

Before you go out for your Buck Creek Run Virtual Race - print a customized bib to wear!  When you have finished your race, you'll be able to submit your results directly into the system.   All that information is available below in the PDF.  

Click the icon below to download the attached PDF.

Metro Health Summer 5K Challenge

**UPDATE - The Metro Health Summer 5K Challenge will not be presenting the awards listed below with Buck Creek Run transitioning to a Virtual Race.   You can still register for all three events and save 10%.  We are planning to bring it back in 2021!

Register for the Metro Health Summer 5K Challenge which includes Visser Family YMCA Buck Creek Run, Metro Way 5K and SpartanNash YMCA 5K. .  Run all 3 events and awards will be presented to the top male and female in each age group with the best combined finish time from all three events.    Age Groups:  11 and under, 12-15, 16-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-59, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80+

Registration deadline for the Summer 5K Challenge ends when Buck Creek Run registration closes.  

Canceled - Presentation of the awards will take place at the SpartanNash YMCA 5K in Byron Center on Saturday, July 25 as part of the awards ceremony following the 5K.  

Course Map

The Buck Creek Run Start is located on Wilson in front of the Grandville Middle School.   The course runs south on Wilson turning into the neighborhoods and returns to Grandville Middle School stadium thru Wedgewood Park and the Buck Creek Trail bridge.     This is the virtual race map.

Click the icon below to download the attached PDF.

Late Registration and Packet Pickup

Update:  There is no packet pickup for the 2020 event

June 26 2020 - Late Registration and Packet Pickup at Visser Family YMCA, 3540 Fairlanes SW, Grandville, MI from 5pm to 7pm

June 27 2020 - 5K Late Registration and Packet Pickup at Grandville Middle School, 3535 S. Wilson, Grandville, MI  7am - 7:45am: Kid's Run until 8:45am

Age Group and Awards

UPDATE:  The will be no age group awards in 2020 due to the transition to a Virtual Race

Awards will be presented along with prize package to the top overall and masters men and wormen in the 5K Run and medals will be awarded three deep in age categories when all participants have completed the event.   Age categories:  11 and under, 12-15, 16-19, 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+

Race Website

Additional race information can be found at

Race Contact Info

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3535 S. Wilson Avenue
Grandville, MI US 49418

Free Live Tracking and Progress Alerts on Race Day!
(Race organizers are providing this as an included service.)

Make sure you download the RaceJoy mobile app for live phone tracking at the Visser Family YMCA Buck Creek Run.

Carry your phone and use RaceJoy to add to your race experience with these key features:

GPS Progress Alerts

  • Receive GPS-based progress alerts at mile points on the course for current pace and estimated finish time.
  • Post to your Facebook and Twitter walls.
  • Have friends and family track your performance.

Live GPS Tracking

  • Supporting spectators can track your blue dot moving along the course from home or at the race site.
  • NearMe proximity alerts notify spectators when you are drawing near.
  • Find each other using RaceJoy’s MeetUp tool.


  • Receive fun, motivational audio cheers from your supporting fans.
  • Start sending cheers to others doing the race at any time.

The Visser Family YMCA Buck Creek Run is sponsoring RaceJoy to provide participants and spectators these features for free (normally a 99 cents upgrade fee for both the participant and spectator).

- Participant must carry phone
- No official race timing information is provided for this race in RaceJoy

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