Happy Run for I Move for Hal

Sat August 22, 2020 Saint Johns, MI 48879 US Directions
Open Start Line from 8:00 am to 9:00 am

5k Run/Walk

8:00AM EDT
The Emerald Golf Course
2300 W. Maple Rapids Rd
Saint Johns, MI US 48879

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.

Stay Safe Race Procedures in place: We've put full procedures in place to ensure this is a SAFE event for you the participant, and all of our volunteers.  The biggest change this year is our flexible start time from 8:00 to 9:00 am. No more than 5 participants will start at a time with spacing in between each group. This will allow ample social distancing at the start of the race, along the course, and at the finish line. The race is chipped timed with results and awards. 

We have a FULL stay safe race plan in place, see below for all the details.  

If you are unable to join us in person, or prefer to run on your own while still supporting our cause, please see our virtual option. Details listed above on the Virtual Race Info tab.

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. 

Pricing: $25

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 100 participants registered will receive a cooling towel (image below) and finishers medal. 

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 and registration starts at 7:00 am.

The race will be professionally timed by the Michigan Running Foundation. Results will be posted during the race and online at Playmakers.com.

Donate and Receive a FREE Entry!

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!  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.

Refer your friends and run for FREE!

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. 

Race SWAG!

2020 swag is a custom cooling towel, race belt, and finishers medal! (For the first 100 participants registered)

Stay Safe Race Procedures 2020

Flexible start time: Start the race any time between 8:00 am and 9:00 am.  There will be no crowded mass start. Keep an eye on the start line and begin your race when it is free of other participants. No more than 5 people will start at a time.  The start line will be wide, and the space is very open to allow for proper social distancing. 

Packet Pickup/Check-in area:  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.

Results: Your accurate chip time and current overall and age group place will be texted to your phone and live on this site.  Please remember your overall and age group place will not be final until the last person has crossed the finish line. 

Awards: Distribution TBD

Staff and Volunteers: All staff and volunteers will wear face masks and gloves.

Participants: 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

Further questions/Contact us: Please use the contact option below to send us an email and we'll be happy to get back to you.

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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