Sat October 2, 2021 Owosso, MI 48867 US Directions

Run Green 5k

9:00AM EDT - 10:00AM EDT

Run Blue 5k

9:00AM EDT - 10:00AM EDT
4377 South M-52
Owosso, MI US 48867

NEW COLOR SHIRTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Whether you are Team Run Blue or  Team Run Green come out and support your team by joining us for a FUN filled 5k run/walk at Fortitude.

With a competitive start starting at 9a & an open start line (905-930a) and a chipped /timed event, participants can show up anytime between then and complete the course. 

You do not have to feel rushed to get to the starting line. We have switched it up for everyone to start when they are ready and at their own pace. Timing does not start until you cross that line.

All trails are well groomed and marked off.

All participants receive a RUN BLUE or RUN GREEN shirt (if registered by 9/20/21) and a finisher medal. We do have extra shirts from previous years as well. Discounts towards our Reindeer 5K in December will be awarded for top 3 of certain age groups. Details below.

The 5k run/walk will take place at Fortitude Outdoor Fitness in Owosso.  Fortitude is an elite destination developed for outdoor fitness, running & walking. The course is accurate and on well groomed trails. Click here for course map. 


Proceeds from the event -

Child Advocacy Center of Shiawassee is a non profit organization which is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors representing health & human services, court, school and law enforcement agencies as well as members from the general public.

The Council has been dedicated to providing a series of prevention education programs since its conceptions in 1987. Infant and Child Prevention Education, Darkness 2 Light, Personal Safety Awareness Program and support groups are available to the entire community.

The Child Advocacy Center (CAC) opened in 2004 through a collaboration with the Shiawassee-Owosso Kiwanis. In 2008, the CAC became accredited and is now recognized by the National Children’s Alliance because it meets strict operational guidelines by providing a multi-disciplinary approach to forensic interviewing. The CAC offers families and children on-site crisis counseling and follow-up services.

We seek to protect children from violence, neglect, trauma and pain, so that they can grow into healthy, strong, well-adjusted adults.

"Our Mission is to eliminate child abuse and neglect through advocacy, education and collaboration in the community."

If you are Team Green sign up for the Run Green 5k and receive a Run Green shirt.

If you are a Team Blue sign up for the Run Blue 5k and receive a Run Blue shirt.

Group pricing: Grab your favorite running buddy and we'll give you $3 off per person when you sign up together! Discount automatically applied during checkout, no special code needed!

Attention all Sororities, Fraternities, Running Groups, ETC!!  Save $5 per runner by putting together a group of 5 or more people to run. Teams can be all Run Green, all Run Blue! Sign up individually by creating or joining a Group/Team during the registration process. Participants 1-4 will automatically be refunded $5 after the 5th person joins the team. Participant #5 will automatically pay $5 less. 

Packet Pickup and Race Day Registration will be held on Saturday morning starting at 8:30 am.


Packet Pickup/Check-in area:  There will be no on-site registration. We ask for registration tol 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. 


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. Age groups for women and men are the following: 18 and under, 19-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 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 September 20th 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

Run Green Shirt

Participants will receive the shirt based on which team you sign up for, Run Green or Run Blue! Shirts are a 50/50 Gildan dryblend.

Age Group Awards

Top 3 in each 5 year age group will receive a discount code for the Reindeer 5k in December

Age Groups: 1-15, 16-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79. 80 +

Run Blue Shirt
Finisher Medal

Parking: We anticipate a large turnout for this event, there is ample parking on site at Fortitude close to the start and finish line.

Where is Owosso: Owosso is off of M-52 approx a 1/2 hour from Flint, 45 minutes from Lansing, and 1 to 1.5 hours from Metro Detroit.

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 1st until December 31st.  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.



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