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Lions, Tigers, and...THE EASTER BUNNY?!?!? That's right! Join us on April 5, 2020 for the 4th annual Hippity Hop 5K at the Potter Park Zoo! The 5K run/walk will start and finish near the entrance of the zoo, and will take you along the Lansing River Trail. This is the largest fundraiser for the Child Benefit Fund, which is a nonprofit organization primarily dedicated to meeting the needs of at-risk youth and families working with the family division of the Ingham County Circuit Court. Funds are used to buy clothing, pay sports fees, camp costs, emergency needs, and holiday gifts for approximately 250-300 children per year.
5K Run/Walk: The 5K is chip-timed on a beautiful, scenic, and accurate course along the Lansing River Trail. All participants will receive a finisher's medal and t-shirt. There are also awards for the top 3 finishers in each age group. Age groups are: 12& under, 13-19, 20-29, 30-29, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, and 70 & over for both male and female participants.
Egg Hunt: Children 12 and under can hunt for eggs, get a t-shirt, and meet the Easter Bunny. There will be over 1,000 candy and toy-filled eggs in a traditional Easter Egg Hunt format. There will be two age groups and a minimum amount of eggs for each registered child. See if you can find the golden eggs for a special prize! The Egg Hunt will take place at the Tiger's Den Pavilion. Registration is required for the Egg Hunt.
As part of any registration, each participant will get FREE ENTRANCE into the Potter Park Zoo the day of the event.
Family pricing: Have other friends or family wishing to participate? Register with 3 or more people and receive a discount of $3 per registrant. Valid for the 5k run/walk and the Egg Hunt
Packet Pickup: Saturday, April 4th at Playmakers from 10:00 AM until 2:00 PM
Race Day Registration and packet pickup: Sunday, April 5th starting at 10:00 AM
Proceeds from this race go to The Child Benefit Fund, a nonprofit organization primarily dedicated to meeting the needs of at-risk youth and families working with the family division of the Ingham County Circuit Court. Funds are used to buy clothing, pay sports fees, camp costs, emergency needs, and holiday gifts for approximately 250-300 children per year.
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. Valid until March 29th, then it's a $25 discount off the entry fee) Donate $25 and you'll receive a $10 discount off your 5k race entry fee. Please note that this promotion is only valid for individual registrations and cannot be used for group pricing.
Thank you for your support!
All participants will receive medals. In addition, Top 3 in each age group male and female will receive medals and awards. Overall male and female winners will receive trophy and award. The age groups are as follows: 12 & under, 13-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, and 70+.
Below the 2019 medals are pictured
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! To sign up and learn more click HERE. There is no cost to this challenge.
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