Brad Van Pelt Memorial 5K

Sat May 22, 2021 Directions
Support Brad Van Pelt Scholarship Fund

BVP 5k Trail Run Event

9:00AM EDT - 9:30AM EDT
Fortitude has a true well marked 5K course


Fortitude Farms And Events

4377 S M52, Owosso 48867

Brad Van Pelt 5K 

Participate in this event LIVE! Competitive start at 9am - Open Start from 9:05 to 9:30am

With everything going on, we still want to try and raise money for the Brad Van Pelt Scholarship fund. By doin so, we are also making this event virtual. You can complete a 5K (3.1 miles) anywhere/anytime throughout the month of May. Proceeds from this event will go towards the scholarship!

Fortitude has a 5K Course! The course is accurate and on well groomed trails. Click here for course map. We have arrows on the right hand of the trails directing you where to go

Overall Male and Female will receive an award. Top three in each 10 year age group will receive a discount for our next upcoming 5K in 2021

FIRST 100 will receive an engraved carabiner!!!! (details below)

Brad was a prestigious athlete throughout high school, college and NFL. Through college he earned 7 varsity letters playing football, basketball and baseball. He was an American football linebacker who played 14 seasons in the NFL. A two-time All-American (1971, 1972) and the 1972 Maxwell Award winner as college football's best player, he was drafted by the New York Giants, earning five Pro Bowl selections during his ten years with the team. He rounded out his career with the Los Angeles Raiders from 1984 to 1985 and the Cleveland Browns in 1986. He was also named the player of the decade for the 1970s by the Giants

Help support this event, walk, run or spectate, everyone is welcome!

Packet Pickup/Check-in area:  There will be no on-site registration. We ask for registration to be done online via Run Signup.  You can sign up the day of the event either on your computer on or your phone.  The packet pickup/check-in area will be spaced out to allow ample room for social distancing. All race volunteers will be wearing a mask and gloves. We encourage participants to wear a mask when picking up their packet.

Competitive & Open Start Line: The competitive start line will start a 9am and the open start line will be open from 9:05 am until 9:30 am. When you arrive please park, and pick up your packet (race bib, safety pins, and swag) and proceed back to your vehicle. The start line will be wide, and the space is very open to allow for proper social distancing.

Race number and chip: Your packet will contain your race number with the chip on the back, please wear your bib on the front of your shirt.  Do not tamper with the bib or remove the chip. You will need to wear the race bib in order for your run/walk to be timed.  If you do not wear the bib you will not be in the results. 


No Race Day Registration: Registration for the race ends at 11:59 pm on May 21st. There will be no race day registration available.


Finish line: Once you have finished the race you will receive a finisher medal, please grab a bottle of water.


Course: The 5k course is on well-groomed hard packed trails.  10 ft wide to allow for social distancing.  Running shoes are perfectly suitable for the terrain, trail shoes, or CC spikes are not needed.  The Course map and a overview video are both located on the Run Signup page

Results:  Results will be texted to your phone and available on-line at this web site.  Please remember results will not be final until the last person has crossed the finish line at approx. 12pm.  Final results will be uploaded by 1pm on race day.


Awards:  Overall finishers male and female will receive free entry into a future race at Fortitude. Top 3 places in each age group will be given discounted entry into the next upcoming 5K in 2021. Age groups for women and men are the following: 18 and under, 19-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-9, 60-69, 70-79, 80 and over

Parking: There is ample parking on site at Fortitude close to the start and finish line. There is plenty of room to spread out and maintain social distancing.

Participants: Participants will receive a t shirt, if registered by May 18th, and finisher medal.  We encourage participants to wear a face mask while picking up their packet and at the start of the race.

Fluid Stations: We will provide bottled water at the finish of the race. There will be no fluid stations on the course. Bring your own water for the course. 
Hand Sanitizer will be located in various areas near packet pickup

Restrooms: Restrooms will be available on site. Port-Johns will be spaced out with hand washing/sanitizing available.  

Where is Owosso: Owosso is off of M-52 approximately 30 mins from Flint & Lansing, 1 to 1.5 hours from Metro Detroit, Grand Rapids, and Ann Arbor.Note: We will remain flexible with our plans to ensure this is a safe and fun event for our participants. 

Contact info: If at any time you have questions please don’t hesitate to contact us at

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.

Course Map

Here is the course layout. The total distance is 5k. We will have mile markers out on the trails so you will be able to track your pace


 Register by May 18th to receive a t-shirt

Race Contact Info

If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.

Where is Fortitude

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 1 until December 31st. Points earn cool swag and a chance to win a Grand Prize! To sign up and learn more click HERE. There is no cost to this challenge.



Fortitude has a true well marked 5K course


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