200 N. Lakeshore Blvd.
Marquette, MI US 49855
Run and enjoy the rich natural resources, either in person with us in Marquette, or on your favorite 5K course for this hybrid in-person/virtual run! Proceeds promote efforts to protect the threatened Moose throughout Northern Michigan.
Course: In-person participants will follow begin their 5K at Ellwood A. Mattson Lower Harbor Park, follow the city's Multi-Use Pathway to Picnic Rocks, and then return.
Virtual participants can choose your own adventure! Follow your own favorite route in your hometown!
Group/Family savings - Save $2 per registrant when you sign up 3 or more people at the same time.
Referral Rewards - When 5 friends or family sign up using your unique referral code (received after registration), your registration is automatically refunded 50 percent!
T-shirt is included with the entry fee. (T-shirts are not guaranteed after 08-16-21, supplies available as quantities last)
Packet Pickup: Packet pickup will take place beginning at 8:30am (Eastern) at Ellwood A. Mattson Lower Harbor Park on Saturday, August 28th, 2021. Virtual participant packets will be mailed one week prior to the race.
*Due to COVID-19 vendors for packet materials may not be operating, or operating at full capacity. We are unable to provide an approximate date for when packet materials will be mailed, but would like to assure you that they will be mailed as soon as possible. Thank you for your patience and understanding during these difficult times.
**The Michigan Nature Association (MNA) encourages all participants to abide by the Center for Disease Control’s (CDC) recommendations for the prevention of the spread of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) and other communicable diseases, available at: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prepare/prevention.html. MNA also encourages following the "Two out of Three Rule," which places importance on three safety best practices that lower COVID-19 exposure risk:
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. ($25 discount applied during checkout. Valid until August 24th) Donate $25 and you'll receive a $10 discount off your 5k race entry fee.
Every runner receives a finisher medal!
Race for Michigan Nature Race Series
The Michigan Nature Association is hosting the Race for Michigan Nature, a statewide series of Family Fun Runs & 5Ks stretching from Belle Isle in Detroit to Marquette in the U.P. Each race spotlights one of Michigan's rarest species and helps promote the importance of protecting Michigan’s remaining natural areas. Take the challenge and run all six! Sign up using the 5 race series bundle under the Events section and save $5 per event.
This race is endorsed by The Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness and part of the 2020 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 1, 2020 until December 31st, 2020. 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.
Race Contact Info
In case of inclement weather, watch for updates on our Facebook event page about weather updates, delays, new start times, and more. We plan to hold the races rain or shine unless the conditions are unsafe. If thunder or lightning is present, we will delay for 30 minutes. We will delay the race for up to 1 hour and will determine whether the race will be canceled entirely. There is no rain date or refund for the races, but participants will still receive their race t-shirt, finisher medal, race packet including a drawstring bag, and a complimentary membership to the Michigan Nature Association.
Race Participant Survey
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