Lory's Place 5K Run Walk Rock

Sat May 20, 2023 Saint Joseph, MI 49085 US Directions


5K Run

8:30AM EDT - 12:00PM EDT

5K Walk

8:30AM EDT - 12:00PM EDT


445 Upton Drive
Saint Joseph, MI US 49085


Your participation in this beloved event, as well as your donations to Lory’s Place, continues to assist the team in providing vital support to our hurting communities throughout Southwest Michigan and Northern Indiana. The financial support through Lory’s Place fundraisers, like Run Walk Rock, go a long way in ensuring safe spaces will be created for those who have experienced the death of someone significant. This work could not happen without you, thank you!   Don’t forget to take pictures and post them to our social media pages.

About Lory's Place:
Since the opening of Lory’s Place bereavement programs in 2004, we have been honored to support over 50,000 children and adults after the death of a significant person. Our programs reach beyond our facility doors offering over 55 peer support groups in Allegan, Berrien, Cass and Van Buren Counties.

About this Race:
This is the 19th anniversary of the Lory's Place Run, Walk and Rock to benefit Lory's Place, a Grief Healing and Education Center of Caring Circle, of Corewell Health South(formerly Spectrum Health Lakeland) affiliate.  Every year, Lory’s Place is honored and grateful for the community’s support of Run Walk Rock. All of the programs and services at Lory’s Place are available at no charge. That means that no child or adult is ever turned away because of an inability to pay. The children, adults, and families who are part of Lory’s Place join us in expressing deepest gratitude to you for supporting our mission of grief healing. 

Tri-Blend Short Sleeve T-shirt
To be guaranteed a t-shirt, participants must register before April 20 to be eligible.
Note: There is no size exchange for t-shirts. If you do not pick up your t-shirt on Packet Pick Up or Race Day you are not guaranteed your shirt.

Race Fees
Feb. 1st to March 31st (11:59 pm) @ $25.00
April 1st to April 30th (11:59 pm) @ $30.00
May 1st to May 18th (11:59 pm) @ $35.00
May 19th and May 20th (8:15 am) @ $40.00 - Bring your phone to register via a special late registration QR code

Parking is located in the Whirlpool lot, located at the corner of Upton and Momany.

Rocking Chair Raffle
If you would like to win a signature white Rocking Chair, please place the tag at the bottom of your bib in one of the boxes on the registration tables.  All ages are eligible to win a rocking chair.

Champions for Children Challenge
Students, teachers, staff, and administrators are invited to represent their school in either the 5K walk or run! The school that has the most participants will receive the “Champions for Children” traveling trophy and $500 from Boss Services. You must indicate the school and/or grade you’re representing on the registration form to count towards this participation award. 

Custom Lory's Place Run Walk Rock medals will be awarded to the first three finishers in the following age groups for male and female runners and walkers:
10 and under

Group Discount
If you are registering a group of four or more participants, you will receive a $5.00 discount per registrant. If you have a large group of people, please give us a call for additional registration options.

Friday, May 19th - Early Packet Pick Up Information:
Participants who pre-registered can pick up they're at packet at Lory’s Place, 445 Upton Drive, St. Joseph, MI:
11am - 6pm.

Saturday, May 20, 2023 - Race Day information
Register right from your phone on Race Day
Lorys Place 445 Upton Drive, St. Joseph, MI 49085
Packet Pickup - Saturday, 7:00 am to 8:15 am
Race Start Time - 8:30 a.m.

To learn more about Mac's Sports Timing click here. www.macssportstiming.com 

Make sure to follow Lory’s Place on social media for more details about the event.
Facebook - @LorysPlace
Instagram - @LorysPlace

2023 Tee Shirt


Paper Registration Form

Paper Registration Form

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Race Contact Info

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Run Walk Rock Course Map

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Rocking Chair Sponsorship

The $200 rocking chair sponsorship fee may reflect gifts of an individual or a group. Rocker sponsors are invited to design their own dedication 
signs to hang on the rockers during the race. 

Deadline for Rocking Chair Sponsors is April 28.

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