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Sat March 17, 2018 Pinckney, MI US 48169 Directions

5k Run/Walk

10:00AM EDT

Kids Run

11:00AM EDT
131 S. Howell St
Pinckney, MI US 48169

The 2018 Run for the GOLD 5K and Kids Run is presented by HomeSure Lending.

The race start is in the Village of Pinckney at the Putnam Township Square. The 5k course will run 3.1 miles through the historic Village of Pinckney, roll along beautiful country roads, and swiftly finish down Main Street. The kids will Run for the Gold around the historic Town Square which is exactly 1/4 mile. All proceeds go to Light of the World Academy and Light of the World Montessori Preschool.

Participants will be treated to a post-race party on the patio at LaVita Bistro featuring food from LaVita Bistro and Go Taco!

Following the race -- St. Patrick's Day festivities begin at 11:30 am and the Pinckney St. Patrick's Day Parade begins at Noon.

***T-SHIRT DEADLINE EXTENDED! ***All registered by Wednesday, February 28th will be guaranteed a race t-shirt. A limited number of shirts will be available on a first come basis for those registering February 29th through race day.

Packet Pick-Up and Late Registration

Friday, March 16th from 3:00—7:00 pm @ Shalom Lutheran Church, 1740 E. M-36, Pinckney, MI  48169

ATTENTION RUNNERS! Pick up your packet and carb-load at the Spaghetti Dinner from 5-7:30 at Shalom, Friday March 16th! Free will donation benefits Ugandan village (Mama Sarah), organized by Light of the World Academy's 5th/6th grade class.

RACE DAY packet pickup and late registration:  Saturday, March 17th—8:00 am @ Pinckney Town Square

We're excited to have HomeSure Lending as our presenting sponsor for the third year! Please visit www.homesurelending.com to learn more about them.

Additional Sponsors

Al Dente Pasta, Anytime Fitness, Auto Zone, B-Line Bar & Grill, Boomer's Party Store, Brighton Bowl, Busch's, Buzztop Studios, Cooper & Binkley Jewelers, Costco, CVS, Dairy Queen, Econo Print, El Patron Mexican Restaurant, Family Chiropractic, Granger Disposal, Jet's Pizza, Keider Painting, Kroger, Lakeland Ace Hardware, Lakeland Chiropractic, Lavey Insurance, Little Caesars, Marco's, Main Street Nutrition, MJR Brighton Towne Square Digital Cinema 20, Pet Supplies Plus, Pinckney Diner, Riverside Pizza, Running Lab, Skyzone, Todd's Services, Way of Life Martial Arts, Wild Sanitation, Zukey Lake Tavern 


Please see attached information to become a sponsor!

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Race Contact Info

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Course Map
Race Day Parking

Please view the attached map to see recommended parking locations for Race Day. We encourage racers to park north of M-36.

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This race is endorsed by and part of the 2018 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, 2018 until December 31st, 2018. Points earn cool swag and a chance to win a trip to the Grand Hotel at Mackinac!  To sign up and learn more click HERE. There is no cost to this challenge.

Free Photos by Greg Sadler Photography provided by HomeSure Lending