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Mark your calendars for the Eighth Annual Special Olympics Michigan Area 19 (Jackson County) Heart of a Lion chip timed 5K Run/Walk at the beautiful Ella Sharp Park located at 2800 Fourth St. Jackson, MI 49203.
The race will be held on Sunday, September 18th at 9 a.m. with a SOMI athlete/Kids Fun Run to follow.
T-Shirts guaranteed to those who register by September 5th, supplies available as they last after that date.
Overall Awards will be given to the top male and female finishers of Open (all ages), Masters (40+), and Grandmasters (50+) in the 5k Run, and 5k Walk.
Age Groups Awards to the top 3 places in each age group:
5k Run age groups: 0-14, 15-17, 18-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69. 70-74, 75-79, 80-84, 85+
5k Walk age groups: 0-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+
Packet pick up will be on Saturday September 17th from 3-5 p.m. at the SOMI office located at 210 East McDevitt Jackson, MI 49203. Race day packet pickup will start at 7:00 am at the race location, Ella Sharp Park. Race day registration is available until 8:45 a.m.
Proceeds from this race will benefit the Jackson Area 19 Special Olympics and will be used to provide year round sports training and athletic competition for persons with intellectual disabilities. All proceeds stay in Jackson, County.
Results will be available live during the event and posted online at this website.
The race will be professionally timed by the Michigan Running Foundation. The Heart of a Lion is now proud to be part of the ORS Race Series.
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.
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. ($25 discount applied during checkout. Free entry valid until September 12th, then it's a $25 discount off a $50 donation) Donate $25 and you'll receive a $10 discount off your 5k race entry fee. Any donation amount is appreciated. Thank you for your support!
Minor course change - the finish line has been moved into the parking lot that is furthest south in front of the museum and the start line has been adjusted accordingly.
This race is part of the 2023 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
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