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Miles 4 Smiles

Sun October 29, 2023 Kalamazoo, MI 49004 US Directions


Miles 4 Smiles

9:00AM EDT - 11:00AM EDT


2606 Mt Olivet Rd.
Kalamazoo, MI US 49004


Miles 4 Smiles is a family-friendly, professionally timed, charity 5K race open to all community members! Located in a beautiful park, our route surrounds a stunning lake with an outstanding view of the water and the peaceful nature surrounding it. This event provides a positive fitness opportunity for people of all ages and skill levels to get moving and enjoy physical activity. Proceeds from this race will help me make youth sports more accessible. 

More info
  • Participants will be given information packets via email on Friday, October 27th. These packets include route maps, arrival/ending times, volunteer information, etc. 
  • Online registration closes on Saturday, October 28th at 7 pm. For those who do not register online by this date and would still like to participate, come in person at 8:30 am to register the day of and pay $28 in cash or a check written out to "Portage Public Schools" with "ATTN: DECA" written in the memo.
  • T-shirts are for sale on this page--they contribute to this fundraiser. Order a shirt online to guarantee a shirt. Limited amounts will be sold on the day of the race for $15, paid with cash or check.
  • If you are interested in volunteering, please fill out this form! We appreciate your willingness to help. 
  • Interested in making a food, water, or decoration donation? Please contact me via the "Race Contact Info" section of this page. We sincerely appreciate all donations to help our event run smoothly!
  • Six total prizes will be awarded to the top winners (two genders and three age categories of 12 and under, 13-25, and 25 and up). Some of the prizes are three-month Bronson Athletic Center memberships, OrangeTheory classes, Aqua-Tots services, Dicks Sporting Goods gift certificates, and more.
  • The top three in each category will receive a handmade clay medal created by students from Portage Central Elementary.
  • Each participant will be given a complimentary goody bag.
  • We will be raffling off a Bronson Athletic Center membership, an OrangeTheory service, a Dick's Sporting Goods gift certificate, wearable items, and more!
  • Feel free to wear Halloween costumes or Halloween-oriented clothing :)
  • Live race results can be found at Final results will be posted on this page shortly after the race.
Who We Are

Aid For All is a youth-led nonprofit founded by local high school students Brianna Zhang, Janelle Yao, and Aanya Goel. The organization focuses on making sports, arts, and music more accessible in the primary education of children. As reported by the University of Michigan Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation, "1 in 6 middle and high school students don’t participate in extracurricular activities; students from low-income households have twice the level of nonparticipation as peers from higher-income homes." Sports, music, and arts extracurriculars are vital to the healthy development of children, contributing to their physical fitness, motor skills, cognitive and social skills, emotional well-being, leadership skills, and so much more. Unfortunately, due to their high cost, extracurricular activities are a financial strain to many families. Thousands of children have to grow up without access to these integral developmental activities, and Aid For All wants to change that. In the future, we see Aid For All expanding nationwide, hosting events, classes, and equipment drives, providing scholarships, fundraising for children's hospitals, and helping recovering athletes. 

Connect with Us

Instagram: @pc.afa

Race Contact Info

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