Sat February 3, 2024 Jackson, MI 49203 US Directions


5k Run

10:00AM EST

5k Walk

10:05AM EST

Kids Run

9:45AM EST


2400 4th Street
Jackson, MI US 49203


Grow Jackson is excited for the 2024 Groundhog Gallop to benefit our Summer 2024 Initiatives. Grow Jackson is a nonprofit 501(c)3 entity that exists to end food insecurity in Jackson. By operating community gardens and rescuing good food from being thrown away we are making healthy food options available to our neighbors, educating the next generation on the value of a healthy diet for personal health, and are playing a part in the wellness of our whole community. This year we are fundraising for a farm vehicle and farming equipment for the expansion of our food growing operations in 2043. All proceeds will go to supporting these efforts so that we can continue to grow local organic food in urban farms for our neighbors! We cannot wait to see you on race day and thank you for supporting our great cause! Run for FREE with a donation, details below.

Pricing: $25 until January 19th (T-shirt guaranteed), $30 from 1/20 to 2/02 (no shirt guaranteed), $40 on race day February 3rd (no shirt)

Family/Group pricing: $5/discount per person when registering 3 or more people at the same time

T-shirts: Long Sleeve Race Shirts will be available to participants who sign up by 1/19/2024. Shirts not guaranteed after that date, supplies available as they last.

Packet pickup: Chamber of Commerce Friday, February 2nd from 3:00 pm to 5:30 pm (134 W Michigan Ave, Jackson, MI 49201). Morning of the race starting at 8:00 am

Awards:  Prizes will be awarded for the top three finishers in each age group for men and for women, for both the run and the walk. Prizes will be awarded to the overall Male and Female Winner in the Run and the Walk, the Master's Male and Female Winner in the run and walk. Awards after the event will be available for pick up in the cafeteria inside the Middle School at Parkside. 

The 2023 ORS Race Series awards will happen in the cafeteria at 11am or when the last person crosses the finish line, whichever comes later. 

Course Map: A link at the top of the page will bring you to the course map

Parking is available at Parkside, with overflow parking at Ella Sharp Golf Course and Ella Sharp Park

Schedule: Kids fun run at 9:45. 5k run 10:00 am. 5k walk 10:05 am.

Please note there are no dogs permitted at this event. Service dogs excluded. Please see the full policy under Race Info. This is for the safety of both our participants and your dogs. Thank you. 

The race will be professionally timed by the Michigan Running Foundation. Results will be live during the race and available on this website.

Run for FREE!

Donate $50 and you'll receive a FREE entry! Discounted entry fees for donations of $25

Free entry is valid until 1/21 then it's a $25 discount off the entry fee with a $50 donation

Steps to receive your free/discounted entry: 

1. Choose Sign Up and follow the steps to register for the race

2. You will be routed to the Donation page during registration, choose the donation level

3. Your discounted/free entry will be reflected in the cart during checkout.

* Please note if you go to the donation page first and enter the donation the discount will not be applied for a free entry. You must register by choosing Sign Up first. 

We cannot wait to see you on race day and thank you for supporting our great cause!


Long sleeve t-shirts guaranteed for those who register by 1/19/24. Previous years t-shirt shown. Image will be updated soon! 

ORS Race Series powered by MK Jetting and Televising

This race is part of the 2024 ORS Race Series

ORS is proud to be the title sponsor of the ORS Race Series with races of all distances and challenge levels throughout the year.

Orthopaedic Rehab Specialists is the leading physical therapy, athletic training and sports performance coaching company in the Jackson area.

The ORS Race Series mission is to create and support opportunities for Jackson and the surrounding communities to get out and move, and to support a healthy and fit lifestyle for all ages.

To learn more click here: ORS Race Series

Michigan Runner Race Series

New this year the Groundhog Gallop will be a race within the Michigan Runner Race Series!   In 2002 the Michigan Runner Race Series was created to establish a points based system to determine the Michigan Runner of the year. Check out more details HERE

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