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I Move for Hal became an official non profit organization in 2015. The purpose of our 501c3 is to raise awareness about Multiple Sclerosis and raise funds for a scholarship for a local St. Johns High School Senior and National MS Society-Michigan Chapter. One move at a time in memory of a great man, Hal Rice. Hoping one day there will be a cure for this horrible disease.
Start time 8 am to 8:15 am: Open 15 minute start. No need to feel rushed getting to the start line. Start anytime between 8 and 8:15 am
Course: Come experience The Gem of Mid-Michigan, The Emerald Golf Course, on a different level. Picture yourself running thru a state of the art golf course surrounded by stately Maples and tall great Oaks. The sounds of wildlife surround you as you run along the rolling fairways. 5k run/walk, all abilities and ages welcome.
Chipped Timed - Live results text to your phone and on this site.
Pricing: $25 until August 16th - $30 until August 20th.
Be sure to preregister! There is no race day registration.
Family pricing: Register 3 or more people at the same time and receive a $3 discount per person. Select multi-person during registration and the discount will be automatically applied during checkout.
See details below on how you can run this race for FREE!
Awesome SWAG! Just enjoying the scenery and running with your friends is awesome enough, but you definitely get some sweet swag to remember this happy run. The first 50 participants registered will receive a pint glass! (image below)
Register by August 1st to be guaranteed the swag, supplies available as they last after that date.
Packet Pick Up: Swing by the The Emerald Golf Course the night before the race from 4pm-7pm to grab your packet and enjoy a bite to eat. Race Day Morning packet pickup starts at 7:00 am. There is no race day registration.
The race will be professionally timed by the Michigan Running Foundation. Results will be posted during the race on this site.
Age group award winners will receive a cooling towel, running belt, and medal. Age groups: 12 and under, 13-15, 16-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+
The first 50 participants to register will receive a pint glass!
If you would like to support our cause and get a free entry to the race donate $50. When you register for the race your entry will be free! (valid until 8/16, then it's a $25 discount off your race entry fee.) A $25 donation will receive $10 off your race entry fee.
Steps how to receive a free/discounted entry:
1. Choose Sign Up and follow the steps to register for the race
2. You will be routed to the Donation page during registration, choose the $50/$25 donation level
3. Your discount (free entry) will be reflected in the cart during checkout.
* Please note if you go to the donation page first and enter the donation the discount will not be applied for a free entry. You must register by choosing Sign Up first.
Thank you for your support in raising money for scholarships for a local St. Johns High School Senior and National MS Society-Michigan Chapter.
Get the word out to your friends about this great race! When you refer 5 people to sign up and register for the Happy Run for I Move for Hal you will receive a TOTAL REFUND of your ENTIRE ENTRY FEE! Please check your email when you sign up to register for details. You must share a specific link to receive your refund. The process is automated based on a specific link you share that you will receive through email.
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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