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Why We Run Roads and Trails

Sat April 21, 2018
Location: Saranac, MI US 48881 Directions
Type: Run or Run/Walk
2741 W Riverside Dr
Saranac, MI US 48881

Online registration is closed but you can still register for the race starting at 7:30 am at the race site.

Why We Run Roads” is a 5k/10k on a paved path, out and back, flat, fast and timed.

$20 for the 5k and $25 for the 10K!  (until April 20th online). Sign up on race day for $5 more ($25 for the 5k and $30 for the 10K)

This race is celebrating year 7!  And we are back to home base!!  The start and finish is on the bike path off Riverside Dr. located 4.7 miles East of Bridge St. coming from Saranac and 3.2 miles West of 66 coming from Ionia.

“Why We Run Trails” will be held on the beautiful trails surrounding Session Lake within the Ionia State Park on Wednesday evening June 27th starting 7PM. This is a timed but challenging 5k/10k option with a kids mile dash.

Sign up for both races and save $5 per race and also double your chance of winning a free entry for the Grand Rapids ½ or full marathon this fall!  Entry in to 1 race gives you 5 chances, entry in both gives you 10 chances!  A $140 value! 

Awards: Overall winners for each race, male and female – will receive a certificate to Gazelle sports! Medals to top 3 in age groups.

As always, all race proceeds go back to our Annual Campaign to help promote health and wellness for EVERYONE!

The race will be chipped timed by the Michigan Running Foundation. Results will be posted during the race and on the web at Playmakers.com.

Event Time Price Details
5k Run/Walk
9:20AM EDT
10k run
9:00AM EDT
Kids 1 Mile
11:00AM EDT
Why We Run 5k Roads and Trails. Entry for both races 4/21 and 6/27
9:15AM EDT
Why We Run 10k Roads and Trails. Entry for both races 4/21 and 6/27
9:00AM EDT
Refer friends and get a $10 refund

Get the word out to your friends about this great race! When you refer 3 or more participants you'll get a refund of up to $10.00! Details provided at checkout.

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! Simply Sign Up and follow the steps to register and on the donation screen enter $50. ($20 discount for 5k, $25 discount for 10k, applied during checkout. Valid until April 18th) Donate $25 and you'll receive a $10 discount off your 5k or 10k race entry fee. Applies only to Why We Run Roads race.

Race Website

Additional race information can be found at http://www.grymca.org/whywerun.

This race is endorsed by The Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness 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.


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