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Sat July 27, 2024 Pinckney, MI 48169 US Directions


5k Run/Walk

$30 10:00AM EDT Price increases after July 17, 2024 at 11:59pm EDT

1 Mile Run/Walk

$25 10:00AM EDT Price increases after July 17, 2024 at 11:59pm EDT
Run Anywhere, Anytime!

VIRTUAL - 5k run/walk

$30 Registration ends July 27, 2024 at 10:00am EDT


2150 M-36
Pinckney, MI US 48169


We are excited for our annual 2nd annual Larry Prout Jr (The Bear) Courage Fund 5k and 1 mile run/walk fundraiser!

Proceeds from this event assist University of Michigan Mott Children's Hospital families whose loved ones are enduring complex medical issues with gas, food, utilities, clothes, emergency auto and home repairs, and many other basic necessities, that become hardships when a family is facing the medical crisis of a loved one. 

PRICING 5K: $30 until 7/17 t-shirt guaranteed. $35 from 7/18 to 7/26, t-shirt not guaranteed. $40 on race day, no t-shirts. Online registration only on race day. 

FAMILY/FRIENDS special pricing: $3/person discount when registering 3 or more people at the same time. Discount automatically applied during registration. Valid only for the 5k. Valid until 7/17. 

PRICING 1 MILE: $25 until 7/17 t-shirt guaranteed. $30 from 7/18 to 7/16, t-shirt not guaranteed. $35 on race day, no t-shirts. Online registration only on race day. 

Do you want to RUN FOR FREE? See details HERE. 

COURSE: The 1 mile and 5k course is a turnaround course that is paved and wheelchair friendly.

PACKET PICKUP: July 27th, 8:00 am to 10:00 at the Registration/Check-in Tent. Race packets include: event and sponsor information, race t-shirt, and bib

VIRTUAL RUNNERS: Register by July 17th to be guaranteed a t-shirt. Price is $30. Your packet (including t-shirt and event and sponsor information) will be mailed as the race approaches. You can post your results by going to the results tab at the top of the page and selecting virtual results. Results must be submitted by August 5th. 

RESULTS will be live during the race and posted on this website. The race will be professionally timed by the Michigan Running Foundation

The Why

Larry Prout Jr. was born on June 11, 2001 at the University of Michigan's Mott Children's Hospital. He has endured over 100 surgeries due to spina bifida, cloacal extropy, and a massive omphalocele, as well as many other complex medical diagnosis. With support from his family, friends and community, Larry has been able to live a productive and fulfilling life. Larry is involved with several non-profits by fundraising, public speaking, volunteering and as a board member. Larry has been a community volunteer working hard for many of our local nonprofits raising virtually thousands of dollars since he was 14.

Larry has received the Arc Livingston Arc Angel Award, the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame Pete Schmidt Courage Award, the State of Michigan Livingston County United Way Young Person of Distinction Award, and the United States House of Representatives Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition-- "in recognition of outstanding an invaluable service to the community" award.  He was also nominated for the C.S. Mott Children's and Von Voiglander Women's Hospital - Evan Newport Joy Award and the Mott-Von Voigtlander Hospital - Office of Patient Experience Outstanding Volunteer Recognition Award.  

Larry fights hard to keep a positive attitude.  He says the best way is to help others, and to remember that we are all better together, we must all never give up and never lose hope, and every day is a gift.  Larry and his family know the hardships of many hospital stays and recoveries at home, and the financial burden this can bring.  Because of the help and support Larry and his family have received over the years, the Prouts' wanted to give back by helping families with sick children and young adults,  and by supporting individuals with disabilities.  Together with our community and Mott Hospital partners and friends, Larry hopes to make an impact on the lives of many.

Read more about the Larry Prout Jr (the Bear) Courage Fund:


We are working on this year's t-shirt design! Stay tuned for the reveal. 

Participants must register by July 17th to be guaranteed a t-shirt, supplies available as they last after that date.


Parking is available behind Navigator/Pathfinder schools in the sports complex parking area off of M-36 and MacGregor Road.

Join in the Fun!

We had SO much fun at last years event! We hope you'll join us this year!


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