The Ryan Walsworth Virtual Spear-It 5K

Mon June 1 - Sun June 14 Mears, MI 49436 US Directions
8281 W. Hazel Rd
Mears, MI US 49436

Catch the Spear-It, Virtually! The 5k Run and Walk traditionally held in beautiful, downtown Silver Lake at the Dune Town Mall will be held virtually this year.  You can choose to run the traditional race course which follows the lakeshore into the wooded, winding roads of the Upper Silver Lake area, providing beautiful scenery and natural landscapes that end right back at the Dune Town Mall.  Or you can choose to run any where that is convenient to you!  This year’s run will be a fun run with each participant receiving a commemorative t-shirt and medal.  Be sure to post your results and/or a post run photo to Facebook or Instagram, tagging the National Asparagus Festival, with the hashtag #SpearGus5k to be entered in a “Experience Oceana County” Prize Package.  For our youth runners, tag your photo’s with #SpearGus5kjr to be entered for a youth inspired prize package!

This event was renamed in honor of Ryan Walsworth, who passed away in early 2017. Ryan, a local asparagus farmer, was a faithful contributor and donor to NAF as well as supporting the asparagus and agriculture community here in Oceana County and beyond. We are honored to recognize Ryan's hard work and community spirit through the 5k.

5K Run & 5K Walk - Registration fee is $20

If you have questions about the event, please contact the 5K coordinator, Michele Amstutz, at (231)218-3818 or by email at

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