Why We Run Roads and Trails

Fri August 6 - Sun September 19, 2021 Ionia, MI 48846 US Directions
Why We Run Trails - Friday, August 6th
Why We Run Roads - Sunday, September 19th
Events

Why We Run Trails 5k

$20 08/06 6:00PM EDT - 8:00PM EDT Price increases after August 1, 2021 at 11:59pm EDT

Why We Run Trails 10k

$25 08/06 6:30PM EDT - 8:00PM EDT Price increases after August 1, 2021 at 11:59pm EDT

Why We Run 5k Trails and Roads. Entry for both races 8/6 and 9/19

$30 08/06 - 09/19 6:00PM EDT - 11:00PM EDT Registration ends July 31, 2021 at 11:59pm EDT

Why We Run 10k Trails and Roads. Entry for both races 8/6 and 9/19

$40 08/06 - 09/19 6:30PM EDT - 11:00PM EDT Registration ends July 31, 2021 at 11:59pm EDT

Why We Run Roads 5k

$20 09/19 12:00PM EDT - 1:00PM EDT Price increases after September 12, 2021 at 11:59pm EDT

Why We Run Roads 10k

$25 09/19 12:30PM EDT - 2:00PM EDT Price increases after September 12, 2021 at 11:59pm EDT
Place
2880 West David Highway
Ionia, MI US 48846
Description

WE ARE LIVE AND BACK IN PERSON!!

Why We Run Roads and Trails" is a local race series for the trail runner advocates!  The "Trails" race is held August 6th in the evening, in the woods of beautiful Ionia state park and surrounds Sessions Lake - a multi purpose lake for boaters, fishers and swimmers! There are campgrounds and picnic areas for enjoyment as well.  The second portion of our series "Roads", will run Sunday, September 19th on the Rivertrail starting at the bottom of the park and ride on Riverside Dr, half way between Saranac and Ionia.  The course is fast and flat - mostly crushed limestone and very smooth to run.  Both races go to support health and wellness available for EVERYONE at the Ionia County YMCA.  Additionally, these races help support our 3rd grade water safety program - which is BACK IN ACTION this year!!  This program provides over 1000 area 3rd graders with the opportunity to learn how to manage themselves safely around and IN the water. . . VITAL to the safety of children who live in a "water filled" state!  This year, we will be attempting to meet the needs as well, of all our 4th graders, who missed the program last year due to covid.  Please come support us!  Register early for BOTH races, and recieve a $10 discount!!

YEAR 10!!!  Hard to believe!  We will be celebrating with medals for the first 100 registrants!

$20 for the 5k and $25 for the 10K!   Price increase the week of the race.  Be sure to pre-register as there is no race day registration.

Save $10 and register for both!!  (offer good until July 31st) 

As always, all race proceeds go back to our Annual Campaign to help promote health and wellness for EVERYONE!

 

Parking info: BOTH of these events take place on State land.  State park pass is REQUIRED for entrance. If you do not have one, you can purchase one at the gate day of entry $16. If you choose not to, there is a park and ride south of the park entrance just off 96. THERE IS NOT A SHUTTLE PROVIDED!  Please share info with any race fans coming to cheer you on!  We want everyone leaving HAPPY - not surprised :)
Refer friends and get a $10 refund

Get the word out to your friends about this great race! When you refer 3 or more participants you'll get a refund of up to $10.00! Details provided at checkout.

Donate and Receive a FREE Entry!

If you would like to support our cause and get a free entry to the race donate $50. When you register for the race your entry will be free! Simply Sign Up and follow the steps to register and on the donation screen enter $50. ($20 discount for 5k, $25 discount for 10k, applied during checkout) Donate $25 and you'll receive a $10 discount off your 5k or 10k race entry fee. Applies only to individual races and not the both race option.

Note - You must register for the race and follow the steps to the donation page and select your donation amount. If you donate first your donation discount will not be applied to the registration.

This race is endorsed by The Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness and part of the Michigan Fitness Foundation Challenge. The challenge encourages Michiganders to engage with events that promote physical activity, health and wellness. You will receive a FIT point for every endorsed event you participate in or volunteer for from January 1st until December 31st. Points earn cool swag and a chance to win various prizes! To sign up and learn more click HERE. There is no cost to this challenge.

 

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