The Ryan Walsworth Spear-It 5K

Sat. June 12, 2021 Directions RaceJoy Ready

Catch the Spear-It, In Person or Virtually! The 5k Run and Walk held in beautiful, downtown Silver Lake at the Dune Town Mall will be back in person this year as well as giving you the option to run virtually!  For those who choose to run virtually, you can 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 anywhere that is convenient to you!  This year’s run will be a fun run with each participant receiving a commemorative t-shirt and medal.  Trophy’s will be awarded to the top male and female runners.  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 into our door prize drawings!

Race Sponsored by Shelby State Bank and Gales Agency 

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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Interactive Race Day Experience with RaceJoy

Live Phone Tracking, GPS Progress Alerts and Cheers!

We are providing you with RaceJoy as part of the official race experience for The Ryan Walsworth Spear-It 5K.

Download the RaceJoy mobile app in advance to ensure proper phone setup. Invite your friends and family to track you and send you cheers!

Some key RaceJoy features include:

GPS Progress Alerts

  • Receive continual progress updates as you complete your goal.

Live GPS Tracking

  • Remote spectators can track your progress live in a map view. You can also track others.


  • Receive supportive audio cheers from remote friends & family.

Virtual Results (virtual events only)

  • Enter your race-assigned bib number to automatically submit your finish data for real-time scored results.
To use RaceJoy, you must carry your phone and activate tracking on the day you complete your race.
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Sat June 12th, 2021

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