45th Hillsdale Labor Day 5k Run and Walk

Sept. 6, 2021 Directions

5K handicap run

$10 9:00AM EDT - 11:00AM EDT Price increases after August 31, 2021 at 11:59pm EDT

5K walk

$10 9:15AM EDT - 11:00AM EDT Price increases after August 31, 2021 at 11:59pm EDT
CANCELLED 45th Annual Hillsdale Labor Day 5k Run and Walk

New Date: Sept. 6, 2021

After much tortured deliberation and in consultation with school administrators and the health department of Hillsdale County, I have decided to cancel the 45th Annual Hillsdale Labor Day 5k Run and Walk. This saddens all involved because the event has for many years given the community a chance to participate in a race that is both unique and beautiful. Along the shores of Baw Beese Lake, it raises money for the Hillsdale Community Schools cross country program while promoting the sport, encouraging physical fitness and affording championship opportunities to groups that are not typically winners. These are unusual times and the necessary decisions are difficult and painful, but the priority must be on the health and safety of our children, our community and our visitors. Be certain, assuming circumstance have returned to something resembling normal, we will be back next year! Consider this a one-year postponement. Mark your calendars, and keep running and walking! If there is one thing that is always open, its the roads.

- Race Director Danielle Salisbury

Here Are Your Options:

This event is a fundraiser for the Hillsdale cross country teams. If you wish to make a donation, it will go toward various expenses, including summer camp, workout equipment, team dinners, T-shirts and uniforms. We appreciate your generosity and look forward to seeing you at our event next year.

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

Sandy Beach at 300 Waterworks Dr. in Hillsdale, Michigan

The Labor Day 5K run, which weaves through the beautiful Hillsdale city park system, is unique among Michigan races. All runners, except men aged 19 to 29, are given a ​HEAD START based on age and gender. This means ANYONE, male or female, ​young or old, has a chance to win. Champions, both male and female, have ranged from 12 years old to 65. The TOP FIFTEEN finishers will receive display-worthy awards. Walkers follow the same course and the TOP FIVE receive awards.

The course for the 5K run and walk begins and ends at Sandy Beach recreational facility at 300 Waterworks Drive. It travels along Baw Beese Lake. The course, with some rolling hills, is accurately marked at each kilometer and mile. Volunteers will man aid stations just after the one- and two-mile marks. Bagels, fresh fruit, and water will be served at the end of the races.

Race-day, on-site registrations are $15 and will be accepted from 7:30 to 8:45 a.m.

All proceeds benefit the cross country programs at Hillsdale Community Schools.



Male division

12 and under, 6:30 minutes

13-15, 2 minutes

16-18​, 0:30 seconds

19-24​, 0:00​ seconds

25-29​, 0:00 seconds

30-34​, 0:30 seconds

35-39​, 1:00 minute

40-44​, 1:30 minutes

45-49​, 2:30 minutes

50-54​, 3:00 minutes

55-59​, 4:00 minutes​

60-64​, 7:00 minutes

65-69​, 9:00 minutes​

Male Clydesdales (200 pounds and over), 7:00 minutes

Female division

12 and under, 10:00 minute

13-15, 4:00 minutes

16-18, 3:30 minutes

19-24, 5:00 minutes

25-29, 5:00 minutes

30-34, 6:00 minutes

35-39, 6:00 minutes

40-44, 6:30 minutes

45-49, 8:30 minutes

50-54, 9:00 minutes

55-59, 10:00 minutes

60-64, 12 minutes

65-69, 12:30 minutes

70 and older, 13:00 minutes

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Sandy Beach at 300 Waterworks Dr. in Hillsdale, Michigan


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