Mattawan Wildcat Road and Trail 5K

Sat August 7, 2021 Directions
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5K Run/Walk

$25 7:30AM EDT - 9:30AM EDT Registration ends August 5, 2021 at 11:59pm EDT

Before we go over a little preview of the course, this 5K is a race that includes trails. Just as our title says, we run trails. Okay our disclaimer has been noted. The event starts and finishes at the Mattawan High School track. The first leg of the race is on paved road leading around to the high school. Once near the front of the high school, the run enters a wooded area for about a half mile. NOTE this is a trail section. A trail that includes grass (sometimes dewy), dirt, sand, gravel sections and possible wet grass/mud. Trails are apart of this course. After exiting the woods (trails), the run continues through the Mattawan grounds on paved surfaces, back to the road and around to the finish line on the track. Food and beverages will be available after the race. Dogs are not allowed on the course. All walkers and participants with strollers will be required to wait until all runners have crossed the start line. Did we mention that this race includes trails? Wildcat Road and Trail 5K just saying. Just so we are totally clear and transparent, this 5K involves trails. ;)

A link to the race results will be posted online here on RunSignUp. In the event of inclement weather, the race may be delayed or cancelled. No refunds will be given.

Race Day Schedule

Saturday, August 07, 2021

  • 6:00 to 7:00 AM - Late packet pickup but please arrange your packet pickup on Friday, August 6 if all possible. Thank you!
  • 7:10 to 7:20 AM - Participants report to assigned corrals
  • 7:20 AM - National Anthem
  • 7:25 AM - Announcements
  • 7:30 AM - 5K Race starts
Registration Details

Registration Fees

Individual Registration

  • $25 - Online Registration for Individual (Until August 5th, 11:59 pm)
  • $25 - Friday & Race Day Registration for Individual: $25   

Family/Team Registration 

  • $65 - Registration - Family/Team (limit 5 people) (Until July 30th, 11:59 pm)
Packet Pickup Details for August 1st Race

Packet pickup, on-site registration and race start and finish will take place at the Mattawan High School stadium/track.

We encourage everyone to pickup their packet on Friday evening.

This will help with the flow of foot traffic on race morning.

56720 Murray Street
Mattawan, MI 49071

Friday, August 6th, 2021 - 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

  • Packet pickup and late registration
Saturday, August 7th, 2021 - 6:00 to 7:00 a.m.
  • Packet pickup but please attempt to pickup your packet on Friday, August 6th

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Awards will be handed out to the top overall male/female finishers

Awards will be handed out to the top overall masters male/female (over 40)

Age group awards will be handed out three position per age group (1st, 2nd & 3rd). Age divisions are listed below.

Age Divisions

  • 11 and under / 12–14 / 15–19 / 20–24 / 25–29 / 30–34 / 35–39 / 40–44 / 45–49 / 50–54 / 55–59 / 60-64 / 65-69 / 70+ 

Team Scoring

  • To qualify to be entered into the time division you must have 3 to 5 team members
  • The total times of your team is ranked against other teams
  • Lowest time wins.
Race T-Shirts

UPDATED - All participants who register online by July 25th will receive a race t-shirt. There is no guarantee of receiving a t-shirt for participants who register after July 22nd. If you register after July 25th it is first come first serve at pack pickup for a possible t-shirt for you. In other words, sign up before the cut off. 

Race Contact Info

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Thank You from MPEF

Proceeds earned from the race will be donated to the Mattawan Public Education Foundation (MPEF) for use toward their brain strong programs for students. In the 2018-19 school year, we held a $125,000 capital campaign for the High School library, spent $20,000 on “Brain Strong” grants for teachers, spent $20,000 on staff and professional development, and spent $16,000 on scholarships to seniors for higher education. Brain strong summarizes the mission of the Mattawan Public Education Foundation: “to strengthen the community through funding unique educational opportunities.”

Check out and the MPEF Facebook page to see students engaged in these programs or for more information!



Start/Finish of the race is at the Mattawan High School Football Stadium/Track.
56720 Murray Street
Mattawan, MI 49071


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