Welcome to the seventh annual Sage Lake Firecracker 5K!
Our 2020 event is different — just like everything else this year. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, we're hosting a virtual 5K to support Sage Lake's annual fireworks display, one of the biggest and best in northern Michigan.
A virtual 5K can be completed wherever, whenever you choose. You can walk, run, use a treadmill — complete the race at whatever pace and in whatever manner you'd like. (And, let's be real, whatever distance you want!) Your participation supports our annual fireworks show and this year also benefits Hale Area FISH, a nonprofit that funds projects including the food bank and helps with individual emergency needs such as prescriptions, utilities and transportation. In light of the coronavirus pandemic, we wanted to give back to the community surrounding our lake. Half of the race's proceeds will benefit Hale Area FISH.
Registered participants will be mailed a race bib, an exclusive Sage Lake sticker and brief instructions for sharing their participation on social media if they choose. If you'd like to follow last year's race route, please see the map for details.
Thank you again for supporting the Sage Lake community and Hale-area residents, many of whom need more help than ever this year. We can't wait to wave at you from an appropriate social distance this summer, and we're looking forward to gathering again in person for the 2021 race. Please feel free to share this link. The more the merrier!